I found both a rusty bolt and a sewing machine bobbin (with thread) when I was weeding in the Buddha garden the other day. I'd been wanting some rusty items to put in dye bundles and lo and behold, two appeared. I can't imagine how the bobbin made its way out there, it looks like it's from my machine. And, oh dear, I just this second realized that the bolt might be from the kitchen table. But what's done is done.
Silk shantung with eucalyptus leaves, marigold petals, and rusty items. I'm thinking a solar dye-jar.
As I was sitting on the ground assembling the bundle, one of the girls was about 5" from my face having her lunch.