I have this bad habit of storing needles by sticking them into spools of thread, instead of a needlebook.
As with a lot of my bad habits, I started it because I was lazy. Unlike a lot of my bad habits, I continued it...
...because it means I get to pretend I'm unsheathing a sword (alternatively: pulling a sword from a stone) like, every time I go to hand sew something.
Of course, a sewing needle's a little small for me to wield as a pseudo-sword, not to mention that it rests in a spool of thread on the table instead of a sheath by my hip. It occurred to me, while drawing the above needle-unsheathing-scene, that there are far better—ahem—candidates, for wielding a needle-sword.
That is my only excuse for the following bit of ridiculousness.
Not a very polite swords-spool, but I think that's all right.