Because I simply am unable--or perhaps unwilling-- to throw away ANYTHING.
Perhaps I exaggerate...but not by much.
Case in point: My new Sewing machine cover.
I don't suppose you can tell where I got it. I can say it was NOT a store. Heck no. I made it...but out of what you may ask. There's the trick. It was an old ski jacket which was torn to pieces so that it was totally useless....that is until I worked my depression era house wife magic and...
Well, It worked out great. The thick quilting made a nice cover to protect my sewing machine from all the dust it collects when I forget how much I like to sew and it sits there unused.
Now my sewing machine might last for another twenty years. Seriously, That's how old it is. I just told you I DON'T throw anything away. Didn't you believe me???