I was working on the January Table Topper at the cabin when I realized I did not have a way to feed the silver metallic thread thru my sewing machine. It was too large for the spool holder and I didn't have an additional spool holder. I explained my problem to Bob. He thought for just about a minute and then took my brand new ice fishing pole, put it in the ice fishing bucket pole holder and propped it up next to my sewing machine. We fed the thread thru the fishing line guides and I was ready to sew! I think the photo explains it all. Good thing I bought that new pole- I liked the color!