Tuesday, February 10, 2015

THREAD CATCHER...


This is the tote and toiletry bag that I use as my travel quilting set.  I recently pulled out some purple stash fabrics to make a "thread catcher" to match, since I had arrived at a recent sew-in with NO THREAD CATCHER!  Horrors, lol.  In my own defense, it was my first ever UFO sew-in and the thought of a thread catcher never entered my mind.  I was lucky I remembered the HSTs I needed to sew together, lol.



Today I finished the last of the sewing on the thread catcher.  I am getting more and more "hooked" on purple...not a color I have ever been drawn to in the past, lol.  At least changing my mind every so often keeps life from getting boring, lol. 


I unfolded my thread catcher and popped it into the toiletry bag...ready and waiting for the next sew-in.  The pin cushion was purchased on deep discount at JoAnn's and resides here permanently so I know I always have pins and "snipping" scissors with me.  Oh...and a supply of band-aids!  Probably the most important thing in my case, lol.  This thread catcher was a "3 stick" project!  I hold the band-aids together with a clothespin.  Why a clothespin?  On this recent sewing expedition I needed something to hold my block pattern upright for easy viewing.  I clipped the pattern to the front of the toiletry bag and placed it to the right of my machine.  It was always in view and my supplies were within arm's reach.  Sweet!  Hope this gives you a few ideas to make "travel" sewing more organized!

NOTE:  I JUST GOT AN EMAIL FROM "WOMAN WITHIN" (women's clothing) AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE OFFERING THE SAME TRAVEL SET IN GREEN, FREE WITH A $50 PURCHASE AND PROMO CODE WW18823.  THE OFFER EXPIRES TOMORROW, SO IF YOU NEED WOMEN'S CLOTHING....NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!!!

Toodles...

8 comments:

  1. You are always so well prepared. Glad you got your thread catcher finished. Looking good in the case.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks, Jackie! I love these little containers. But, I have STILL not completed all of the containers for my button cubbies! I still have SIX more button containers to make and I CANNOT get myself motivated to make them! This thread catcher went together so quickly I don't know why I am putting them off. Maybe I will try to complete one a week...maybe, lol.

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  2. Oooh, love the colours you have chosen

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    1. Thank you, Melody! I don't know why I am suddenly being drawn to very bright, happy colors, with a special fondness for purple!?! Things have been a bit rough here in the cottage recently and maybe my mind is craving bright and happy so I am drawn to those colors? Whatever the reason, Purple is FUN!

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  3. Hello, I would love to purchase the PDF pattern for the thread catcher. Unfortunately, I live in Europe and the VAT rules have changed. I don't know whether your Craftsy store reflects that and I don't want to put you in a difficult situation. What would you suggest? Beatrice (from France).

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  4. Unfortunately, I only accept PayPal and have set my PayPal to not allow purchases from outside of the US, specifically because of the VAT rules. I feel so bad when wonderful people like you WANT my pattern, but cannot get it because of the VAT situation. So far Craftsy is not doing anything to handle the tax collection/submission for us. And, until they do...I will have to limit sales to the US. Do you have a friend in the US who could buy it and then send it on to you as a "gift"?

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    1. Hello, thank you very much for your reply. I do have a friend who has relatives in the USA. Am off to try and see if they can help! Beatrice.

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