The thread cupcake above represents over five years of sewing, with snippets of thread from various projects added bit by bit. As you finish a line of stitching there is always thread left on the needle. Instead of going into the garbage, my thread goes into my thread cupcake. In effect, it is a textile time machine. No matter how much thread I add the cupcake seems to absorb it all. Based on what I am sewing, the dominant colors of the cupcake shift over time.
If you sew, I strongly recommend you start a thread cupcake of your own. If, for some reason, you cannot appreciate the wonder and meaning of a thread cupcake I don't really think we can be friends.