It’s not just that I own these items. It’s the fact that I spent money on them that really hurts.
Let’s start with the loop turner in its red packet. Yeah, it doesn’t get out of that packet much. I’m amazed this wasn’t hurled into the bin months ago. The price tag is still on there. I paid £4.50 for this abomination! It’s entirely and utterly useless. A safety pin is more useful for turning loops.
Then, starting far left, there is the chalk pencil. What a joke. I paid for this item and then paid for P&P on top! For something that couldn’t make a mark if its name was Mark and it lived in Mark Street. Pathetic. I’ve found chalk to vary widely in quality and ability to perform. My favourites now are the Clover Chaco Liners and the chalk pencil set.
Moving along, the bias binding maker. Opinion is torn on these things. Some people love them. Then there are the sane members of the population. I’m not going to get too far into this debate, for fear of setting off a worldwide riot.
Beside those, two zip feet. At some point in my sewing career, I became very frustrated by my inability to insert a decent zip. So I bought these two items, neither of which made a jot of difference. Finally, I invested in a Bernina invisible zip foot and it was some of the best money I’ve ever spent.
Next to that … now I’m sure this item isn’t useless. It’s just that I don’t know what it’s for. It came with my machine. It’s a number 5 Bernina foot and of the most unusual construction. If you recognise it, let me know what I’m meant to do with it. Please!
And finally, on the far right, another item that came with my Bernina sewing machine. Um… A spatula? Again, I have no idea. Clues, please!
What about you? Have you wasted money on stuff that is just waiting to be land fill? To quote William Morris:
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
Um, William? Am I allowed to own stuff that I think is ugly and useless? Because I do!