I took a vacation day this week to take advantage of the summer-like weather. It since turned colder and wetter, but I got in a good chunk of time at the storage unit while it was warm and sunny.
When we moved mom closer, we scrambled to pack what she needed in two days. It was really hard to decide what to take and how much would fit in the new apartment. We probably moved too much, but it seemed like the right thing to do at the time.
I think I’m the one that packed the sewing kit. I wasn’t sure what mom might need, so I grabbed it all. Realistically, I live five minutes from her and could have provided anything she needed. Did I actually think she would sew on her own buttons? Have I ever seen her sew anything in my life?
When I came across it in the storage unit, I decided to bring the whole thing home. I sew, and I’ve used up several spools of thread in the past year. Might as well use this instead of buying more.
Not sure how old the threads on the wooden spools might be. Some might be older than I am, which is scary. Does thread deteriorate over time?
Not counting the thread on wooden spools, I’m thinking this thread will last the rest of my life and then some.
No idea why mom had so much thread. In 30 years my son will probably be asking the same thing about me.