Becky my youngest daughter left to go home to Nashville today. She won't be back home now until summer. I really wish she would not have moved but she has a great job she loves, friends and a new apartment. She is very happy and love city life.
I was off work all week, but I sewed very little, because I wanted to spend as much time with Becky before she left. So today instead of sitting around feeling sorry for myself I went to my little she cave and sewed. I made tow pincushion thread catchers that I found instruction on the internet at DIY Gift Ideas. The pattern was from MerrimentDesigns.com. I followed the instructions closely, but did not use the doorhinges suggested for weight because I didn't want to go to the store. Instead I had some small scented beads you put in crafts and I used this to weight it done. It isn't the best, but it worked. If I would make them again, I would rethink this weight issue. I didn't have any plastic cloth line with webbing, so my husband had some small covered wire that did the job. This pattern is so easy, and I am hoping to not have so much threads on the floor. Now I just have to train myself to use them. I also need to be more careful with my top stitching as I used white thread and it shows, but they are only for my use so no biggie. I think they would make cute gifts for anyone that sews and they are very easy.
After sewing a couple up, I decided I now need to organize my she cave and get it cleaned up so I can start a new project. Here are a couple of pictures of my she cave that I love to get lost in. Not real big but does the job.
Now I am going back upstairs to my she cave and figuring out what to start next. I have that dress on my dress form that need hemmed, sleeves hemmed and then it will be ready to wear. Not real sure I like it yet. Until tomorrow.