Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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!!!