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I have caught myself walking around with things around my neck, scissors, thread holder with a spool of thread hanging on it.  Even crochet hook behind my ear..........lol

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Sukochi replied on Thu, Aug 18 2011 11:45 AM

Shirley, are you like me when that happens?. i spend 15 minutes searching for the items around me neck. lol

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I used to use lint rollers but I found I like to use packing tape more. I use it where I iron , piece and especially  on floor. Its great for dog hair too, and less expensive. I also keep  batting near machine [warm and naturals my favorite, I bought a whole box when on sale].

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yes, yes, and yes.............lol

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I have carpet in my room, and don't like not being able to find dropped pins or needles, stapes, etc.  but if mine was darker it would help. Maybe I need to put a dark throw rug over the carpet???

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Kate replied on Sun, Jun 3 2012 5:00 PM

Tried your  idea and love it. As a side note, my husband has learned to check my lips before sneaking a kiss. Getting stuck by pins was no fun for him.

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I use the clear round container from the deli beside my sewing machine and long arm.  I use binder clips to hold the container to my long arm.  I put painters tape, stick side out inside the one beside my sewing machine, because it gets moved around and knocked over from time to time.

I also use the lint roller, even on the floor so the threads don't get rolled up in the wheels of my chair.

 

Love all the ideas and help from this group.  Thanks

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MizPat replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 11:25 AM

shirleysonshine@embarqmail.com:

I have carpet in my room, and don't like not being able to find dropped pins or needles, stapes, etc.  but if mine was darker it would help. Maybe I need to put a dark throw rug over the carpet???

Hi Shirley,

For dropped pins and scissors and seam rippers, go to the auto parts store and get a magnetic parts grabber.  It has an extension wand so you don't even have to bend over (important when you don't bend anymore!) and is strong enough to pick up a pair of dressmaking shears.  I know you can get a similar product from the quilt supply places or even your LQS, but I don't know how strong they are.  I keep mine stuck to the hinge on the closet door that's behind me when I'm at the machine.

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