While sewing on Tuesday evening I ran out of black thread. Hey. It happens. I took out a new spool and threaded my machine. As I have done every time I end a spool of thread for the past year I tossed the empty spool into a bucket. Then I paused.
Last January I started a thread bucket. I wanted to see just how many spools of thread I use over the course of a year. This last empty spool was the first empty spool of 2015. How many spools did I use up.
Twenty one. Twenty one spools of thread from 200m to 5000m. Black, white and every color in-between (although admittedly mostly white).
I started saving spools hoping that this would help me plan ahead and know how much thread to purchase the next time I am out. Now I know.. I need a lot of thread.