This year guess what my friend got for her birthday? Bet you guessed a cover for her thread rack! LOL
The flimsy for the cover was finished long long ago, I don't even know how long ago. Why did I put it away and not finish the project? Your guess is as good as mine. The flimsy was tucked in a project box and forgotten.
I finally pulled it out and spent a day getting it layered and quilted and making the ties for it.
My friend and I worked together to decide on the size of the cover and the location of the ties. The binding was added and I spent a couple evenings getting the binding hand sewn.
Here it is tacked up on the design wall. The ovals are from a Robert Kaufman Metro Living line. The dots for the geese as well as the backing are all out of my stash.
Here it is thrown over my sewing machine. My beloved sewing machine is quite large, so it doesn't seem so big here, but this cover is much larger than a normal machine cover coming in at 19 x 44.
My friend mentioned how much she loved the button boat I'd sent at Christmas and she sent me a photo of it in use.
I laughed and said I liked mine, too and was thinking I needed another one. FRIEND commented she wouldn't mind another one, either.
So here we go, two more button boats!
And here's the photo FRIEND sent me of her Thread Rack Cover in action, keeping her thread collection nice and warm this winter ('cause cozy thread is important, right? ) and best of all free of dust.
There we go--A Fabulous Finish for a Friend!