Hooray! After much experimentation (and a fair amount of time & money spent on a variety of test products) I finally figured out how to make thread holders just the way I wanted them… fun, sturdy, and with perfectly smooth holes. They are made of a translucent plastic, and each one has to be drawn individually so I don’t know how many of these I’ll realistically be able to make… I don’t see these as being suitable for mass-production. I have listed these in my Etsy shop, and there are better pictures over there if you’d like to have a look.
I finished them late last night, so I had to wait until this morning for taking my photos. Katie wanted to see what I was up to and sat in the window, watching me. I love the way her fur shines in the sunlight:
Today’s weather was sure really weird! This morning it was warm… the sun was shining, the neighbors were out playing, and I even saw a bee. This afternoon, we were under a tornado watch and it got suddenly cold. It started to snow gently, but (of course) by the time I got up to the grocery store it was a full-blown blizzard. The garage door wouldn’t even close because big snowflakes kept blocking the safety sensor, but this evening has settled down into a nice soft snowfall… the kind that’s perfect for coffee and stitching :)
Today’s simple pleasure: a bit of spring on a winter morning