Friday, March 4, 2011

Ruby Star Thread Catcher

Here's item #2 for my secret partner in the Urban Home Good swap on Flickr. I hope she likes the retro Ruby Star Rising by Melody Miller (printed in Japan by Kokka).

RSR Thread Catcher

I'm beefing up my thread catchers with non-skid slipper fabric under the pin cushion to avoid having the whole works fall off the table when the sewing machine is really cranked! I also hemmed the thread bag with the measuring tape twill I bought in Vegas at Quiltique back in November. The bag is lined with orange bracelets from Red Letter Day by Lizzy House. Since I always make 2 thread catchers at a time, I gave Krista the same one to welcome her to my house last weekend (not that would have minded if she'd thrown her threads on my floor).

RSR Thread Catcher

Okay, hands up, who loved their ViewMaster? How awesome was it to aim your eyeballs towards the sunny window and click through another world through your bakelite red ViewMaster?

As you read this, supposedly I'm on retreat. However, as I write this scheduled post on Tuesday, I am coming down with the flu. Figures. I hope I can depart Thursday a.m. as planned....sad face.

26 comments:

Amy said...

Oh no. I hope you were feeling well enough to go. We are completing week 3 of sickness here and it has been unbearable.
I love your thread catcher and the non skid addition is great!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hope you are happily and healthily retreating! Love the tread catcher pin cushion fabrics! I may just make mine with the same!

Anne said...

Definitely enjoyed my ViewMaster! Love the thread catcher/pincushion. Not only is it most useful, it's cheery thanks to the retro prints you used.

I am so sorry that you're not feeling well. I hope you recover quickly! I had the flu a few weeks ago, and it took me a while to regain my stamina. Take care!

Emma Kate said...

It is gorgeous :)

Live a Colorful Life said...

I hope you are at the retreat and feeling better. The thread catcher is awesome! What did you stuff the pincushion with?

nicolette said...

I hope you feel better and was able to leave for the retreat!
What a pretty threadcatcher, I’m sure threads will happily find their way into it!

Holly said...

Ooo. Hope that you managed to fight off the flu and are enjoying your retreat.

Tell me more about this non-skid fabric, would you? I am intrigued.

Yes, I LOVE the Viewmaster fabric. I wonder if they still make them...

Terri said...

Ok I will send you my address so we can get this in the mail..... LOL LOVE IT

felicity said...

*raises hand* Loved my viewmaster!!

Hope you're retreating and not flu-ing.

p.s I had to click "post comment" about 4x before I could post this comment. :p

carol said...

Get better honey so you can continue to show us neat stuff.

lolablueocean said...

Hope you are all better and retreating!! I made blueberry muffins to remind me of you!! So tasty. I LOVE my thread catcher!!

Canadian Kristin said...

Quick, start pumping the vitamins and stave off that flu! You have to go to the retreat... I'm living vicariously through you, lady! :-) Seriously, hope you can fight the germs and be well enough to get your weekend away!!!

LOVE the ViewMaster fabric, I think it's my fave of all because of the happy ViewMaster memories I have!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Hey Krista I hope you managed to get away for your retreat - it's such a bummer when you're all ready for a retreat and then something happens and you can't go - or you mother in law steps in a say what she thinks - oh, sorry, I forgot myself for a moment there and I am of course talking about my MIL and not yours!

Michele Pacey said...

Beauteous thread catcher! Non-slip. Of course. Makes perfect sense. I need one of these things for every room in my house. Prolly should get making one, eh?

badlandsquilts said...

So cute! Hope you are feeling better and off sewing! My fav were the national park cartridges, so much that I won't let me kids play with them!

Mette said...

I love the fabric, Krista.

Krista said...

Ack! I hope you're not sick!!! Hopefully you're off enjoying your retreat.

That thread catcher is amazing. Amazing!

Debbie said...

The thread catcher is great! Where did you find the pattern, or is it yours?

Heather said...

Hope you're feeling better Krista.

Your thread catcher is a great idea, and so cute! With our shortage of fabric stores on the North Shore, you always leave me drooling with the fabrics that you use in your photos. I realize that there is that whole world of internet shopping out there, but I still like to 'fondle' before I make my purchase. Did you find it hard to 'cross over'?

dutch sisters said...

What a great idea! It is a beauty!

Kristen said...

I am feeling better and now you are not!
:( Boo!
I hope everything works out.

Mrs Moen said...

Hope you're feeling better by now, Krista! You have such fun fabrics.-)

girlforallseasons said...

This is so gorgeous! I really hope I'm your UHG partner...

girlforallseasons said...

Maybe if I'm not your UHG partner we could do a side swap...needle book and pin cushion for a thread catcher? That might not be a fair trade for you though.

Alecia said...

Love, love, love RSR AND your fabric combo. This kind of makes me want a pin cushion/thread catcher combo. :) Beautiful work. And I DID love the viewfinders at my grandparent's house growing up. Maybe that's why I love this fabric so, so, so much!

Abbybeth said...

I just discovered your blog thanks to Heather at alamode!

Love your thread catcher - is there a pattern you use or a pattern you created? I really like the proportions and finished look of yours :)