A bit of quality time this afternoon sewing with a friend. I got a couple quilt blocks done that I need to send off in the mail and then turned to my Loopy Ewe Monthly Mixer Fabric projects. I’ve fallen behind and need to do a bit of catching up.
The Mixer project for the month of July was to make something using wool or flannel. I found a thread catcher pattern (free one if I remember right) on Craftsy for a cute little triangular container. Super quick and easy to make – especially since I made a few changes to how I put mine together that differed from the pattern.
While the pattern calls them thread catchers – I’m far more haphazard with my threads I’m cutting off while sewing. I need a big target (wastebasket) to drop them in and this little thing would definitely not work for me as a thread catcher. However, I’ve got one of them in the bathroom where I’m apt to take off a necklace or earrings and set them on the counter — now they won’t be rolling around or getting knocked off. I also have one at the end of the breakfast bar for my rings that I take off if doing messy things in the kitchen.
The solid colors are the wool and the other fabric is a batik. I’ve got enough left from the squares of wool I got to make a couple more. I definitely need one for my knitting needle stitch markers that I’m constantly knocking off the end table where I knit. A very useful little catch-all container.
I also finally got the binding machine stitched to one side of my January Mixer (yes all the way back to January). I may just get it hand stitched down while watching tv tonight.