Let me lead up to this in a round about fashion...
Years ago, I remember seeing commercials for a 'hand held blender' -- a whizzer thingie that you held in your hand and dunked up and down in the large container of whatever food item being pureed.
I thought it was the silliest kitchen gadget I'd ever seen.
But about a year ago, I had a gift card for Bed, Bath and Beyond, and a coupon and, well, I went in looking for something to use the two items on and came out with a hand-held blender. I wasn't really sure why, other than there really wasn't anything in the store that day that looked like an urgent need, and the coupon was about to expire.
It is one of the most used appliances in my kitchen. I LOVE that thing.
Now, when Simplicity came out with the little bobbin winder gadget, I thought, 'That is the silliest sewing gizmo I've ever seen.' Since the spool of thread had to go on the winder, I could not see how it could possibly be that much of an improvement over the machine's own bobbin winder.
You guessed it...I got one (actually, the Dritz version) for Christmas.
And I do see a picture on the side of the box showing it operating with thread still on the sewing machine, so I am withholding judgment and trying to keep an open mind. Perhaps it will be the sewing room equivalent of the hand-held blender.
Um, yeah. Maybe.
So...here's a question...do any of my blog buddies have a bobbin winder? Do you use it? Any opinions to share?
I'm listening... ;)