Sometimes It's All About the Accessories...
I'm a girl - well, a woman. That statement should tell you all you need to know about fashion accessories and me. They go hand in hand like black and white, Lucy and Ricky and a 1960s VW Volkswagon Beetles with a painted peace sign..... I like to accessories no matter what I'm wearing. This, as a quilter, includes my sewing kit.
When I'm traveling with my hand piecing I need certain tools of the trade to travel with me; scissors, needles, pins, pin cushion, thread and something to hold it all in. Most times I have a lovely looking case that from the outside looks like a book. It holds everything, including the project I happen to be working on, nicely. But sometimes I whittle the kit down to it's bare essentials. But even when I'm bringing nothing extraneous except what I need, I still like it to look good. It's part of my nature. So here's a look at what the bare essentials are to my sewing kit:
|I made this little bag to hold this and that. I found it's perfect to hold all that items that follow below|
|My thread spool holder. This is handy as it holds my thread spool as I use it so I don't have to chase the spool all over the floor as it unravels. My husband made a few of these for me and I love them.|
|A finger pincushion. I usually like using a finger pincushion because its convenient. Its right there on my left hand so I hardly have to move much with my right hand to extract a pin from my project and put it into the holder.|
|A pin/needle holder. I keep extra needles and pins in this soft case. A friend made it for me one year for Christmas and I use it all the time.|
|And finally my scissors accessorized with my personal name beads (so I don't forget who I am). These lovely scissors are Australian made and are called wallaby scissors. Storks are so northern hemisphere.|