save sewing threads for the birds
The other day I was watching a finch picking apart a ribbon I had hanging outside. I realized she was trying to get the individual threads to line her nest. With all the masks I've been making, I clip a lot of sewing threads. I've just been throwing them in the trash can.
Today I took a piece of one-wrap Velcro, fastened it around a small tree branch with the hook side facing out, and put a handful of clipped threads onto the Velcro. I'll start saving those clipped threads for the birds instead of throwing them away. Some birdie's nest is going to have a mostly purple lining!