Today, I am beginning to pack for a weekend quilting retreat to the Missouri Star Quilt Co. Retreat Center with my friends in the KC Modern Quilt Guild.Besides my trusty Singer Featherweight, I'll be bringing along this adorable and handy thread catcher/pin cushion made and gifted to me by my Australian friend, Susan Snooks.
She even included this cute ribbon label inside...
To save on postage, Suz mailed the pin cushion stuffingless (is that a word?). I wanted to fill it with crushed walnut shells but finally settled for sawdust from the my husbands workbench. It works pretty well, but I wish the pincushion were a bit heavier. (Any ideas on how to fix that?)Being a big fan of Bonnie and Camille fabric designs, this little gem has quickly become a favorite of mine!
Now, I just need to get all of my quilting projects prepared and packed. Hopefully, I'll have some finishes to show you next week!