Friday, February 20, 2015

Collapsible thread catchers

Several of the ladies in the Bionic Gear Bag sewing group are making these adorable thread catchers to go into their gear bags.. they are easy enough for all of our beginners.. there is a video on youtube and also this link from RedHenFabrics.
You will find the pdf Here with step by step instructions.
  HERE is the link for the youtube video.

These little catchers work up fast and easy. Some of the ladies stated that they even hand stitch the long length so they don't have to do it on the sewing machine. 
There are many types of containers you can use to make up these little catchers. You just have to make sure that the ring is sturdy at the top. I myself ......was thinking about using one of my round plastic handi wipe containers. I will have to measure my ring and then deduct two inches from that length to get the height. This would be the height I would use for my catcher.. At least that is the way I have it figured out from the video.
We will see.... I will have to make it as soon as my wipes bottle is empty. I'll let you know how it works out.

I have also found an additional cute and easy bowl/thread catcher.. 
This idea was also shared in the BGB group. 

Here is a link for making these little bowls.
Or you can use this link for another tutorial, at Ellison Lane.
There is a YouTube video...
 But silly ole me lost the link!!
 If you know the link please post it in comments. Thanks...
Well sweet friends. Have fun making my two very easy project ideas.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Baby its cold outside!

It's 28 degrees outside!!!
 I had some homemade Chicken Veggie Soup and Grilled Cheese on Sour Dough bread.  With two kinds of cheese.... for dinner.... Yummy for a cold night!
I had a few left over rice noodles so I throw those in there too...
Ingredients for soup... in a large stew pot.

1 large whole chicken cooked and taken off bone... save the stalk for soup.
2 stalks of Celery sliced
2 lbs of fresh Green Beans 
6-8 Carrots sliced depending on the size
2 lbs Mushrooms sliced
2 nice heads of Broccoli
1 large onion sliced
6 Chicken Bullion Cubes
2 Bay Leaves
Ginger Root... small amount chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste

When ready to eat add just a few drops of Sesame oil I use the brand name Sun Luck
This freezes nicely in QT canning jars. Then just put in fridge to thaw over night or put in Mico on defrost setting. 
Makes about 10 Qt jars with enough for the first meal.