My sewing room has a wooden floor, and I'm a lousy housekeeper. Put the two together, and it spells trouble. It doesn't help that my main sewing machine and serger are about five feet apart, so I am constantly rolling the chair between the two.
The other day I happened to look down (big mistake!) and noticed that there seemed to be some threads lodged in the housing of the chair caster. So I turned the chair onto its back and took a closer look.
It looked like my cat had deposited a hairball into the caster. When I looked closer, I noticed that ALL FIVE casters were similarly embellished.
It took ten minutes, a seam ripper and some tweezers to get most of the shmutz from around the caster wheels.
It really is amazing how much stuff can get embedded in certain places. I recognized fibers from fabrics I used three years ago.
Like I said, I'm a lousy housekeeper.