This is never good

and look how much of that thread I needed

just enough to finish the puppy's face.

But, I had an extra bobbin---which if I had not wound, the spool would not have been empty...

so I figured I could MacGyver something.  Do you remember that show from the 80's?  It's currently one of my kids favourite shows.   

Some tape, and the upside down stem from the spool stand I use with my regular sewing machine...
 it just clears the take-up roller...
 and voila, the puppy is finished!