When I’m working on a cross stitch piece, since I mostly use one strand of floss, when I’m working on something with a lot of colors, I spend a lot of time messing with floss. Since most flosses have 6 strands, I strip out one, then if it’s DMC on a bobbin, I wrap the remaining 5 strands back on the bobbin. If it’s fancy floss, I pull one out, then feed the remaining 5 through the hole where the remaining floss is.
I bought one of Lori Holt’s Bitty Boards from Fat Quarter Shop and that saved so much time. As I was cross stitching this morning, I thought . . I need more of these because if I have several projects going, and you know I do, then I’m going to need more than one little board. I knew I could make them so I went downstairs and played around with an idea.
I wanted to add a little flap for needles. When there’s still thread left on a needle, I stick the needle over on my magnetic strip but it would be nice to be able to keep the needle with the thread.
I made this one like a little pillowcase and stuck a piece of foamcore inside. I think adding colored fabric around the edges will keep the white flannel from getting as dirty so when I make more, I’ll try adding fabric edges.
The back could have been finished a little neater. I’ll do better on the next one.
There it is in use! I think I’ll get some of those little white plastic rings (like for curtains I think) and sew one on it and I can then hang it on the door beside my chair.
It felt good to sit at the sewing machine for a while today.