The end of last week went by in a total blur ... I came down with some kind of intestinal virus on Thursday night. :P I spent Friday and Saturday in bed. :P By Sunday I was up and coming back to the store ... a little wobbly but ok.
It always amazes me how the passage of even so few hours 'on a different plane of being' so to speak affects my outlook. When I get back to my desk at work, I feel like I've landed from another galaxy. LOL (ruefully)
Last Wednesday (my day off) before I got sick, I managed to make a little prototype spool 'pinkeeper' (pictured above). I ordered a set of ten wooden spools from an Etsy seller (name/shop card is at home as I write this) - I empty spools of thread at a fairly regular rate, but they are all plastic nowadays. I want to use the wooden ones to make pin/needle keepers.
I sewed a strip of hand dyed wool around for 'thread' and added wool 'caps' on each end of the spool. You can stick your needle or a few pins through the caps or the 'thread'. The one shown above was the smallest spool I got - it is really a bit too small to be a useful pin keep! I might end up using it as a fob for scissors or my rotary cutter. :)
Onward and upward (and hopefully, please Providence, not bedward again any time soon!).