Monday, November 23, 2009

Funny Story!

I have a funny husband story to tell but first I need to show you my latest finish. This is a sewing organizer that I made from a tutorial by FlossieBlossoms.

Sewing organizer outside

I won the fat quarter of retro NYC fabric at the Brownstone Guild Quilt Show a few weeks ago. It was donated by City Quilter in NYC who has a whole line of NYC themed fabrics. While they are very pretty they are not practical for a lot of things because this is a large print so its not a fabric to cut into small pieces - much better for a bag - or a sewing organizer! Here are some pics of the inside - it has a little needlecase that snaps closed, a holder for scissors both while traveling and while using the organizer on the couch, thread holders, pocket, trash baggie and tool holder.

Sewing caddy in use

Sewing Caddy - inside

On her blog, FlossieBlossoms tells how she created this organizer to keep pins and needles and other unsafe sewing items from the paws and mouth of her cat - whose name is NoseyParker. She advises that it would be good for keeping these items out of the hands of young children as well. Enter the funny story....

So I am showing DH the finished organizer last night - after he very generously installed the snaps for me when I was having some issues - a fact I add only to point out what a terrible wife I am for what I am about to share with the world - but it was just too funny not to....

so DH is looking at the finished product, opens it up, looks at the needlecase part and sticks his finder INTO the closed needlecase asking "what's this for?" as I am at the same time starting to say "be careful, there's a needle in there" - before I could even get the words out, he lets out a loud "OUCH" and I fall to the floor laughing hysterically as any terrible wife would! As soon as I could pick myself up and compose myself I told him "that is definitely going on the blog!" So my advice is if you have nosey cats or nosey toddlers they are probably safe but if you have a nosey husband you might want to add an additional layer of security to your sewing organizer!

Have a pieceful day!

12 comments:

Sandy Shirley said...

That is a delicious story! Thanks for sharing and giving me a good laugh! Take care.

Chookyblue...... said...

this looks great..........dh will be more careful next time..........lol.

Needled Mom said...

Very funny! Poor guy! I love the organizer and I love the fabrics that you chose. I tried the link for the tutorial, but it didn't work for me. I would love to make one.

Kathie said...

just made me laugh!
great sewing organizer, cute fabric!
Lucky you winning that fabric.
Kathie

Sandra said...

Very cute sewing organizer...and the story you shared about your husband sounds like someone who lives in my house...lol!

Anonymous said...

OMG -- I can absolutely picture that whole scene!!! Hysterical! And your organizer is very cute! Florence

teresa said...

Ha ha that's great.. thanks for sharing (giggle)... Great organiser Caryn and love the fabric.

Susan said...

OMG, that's hysterical, Caryn! Men. They just go thru life at a 100 mph and never stop to let you finish a sentence. It's amazing they actually grow up from boys to men!

I didn't check to see if your link was working now, but here it is for anyone who couldn't do it before.

http://flossieblossoms.blogspot.com/2009/09/my-first-tutorial-sewing-organizer-part.html

I'm so glad you found the tute useful and as I've said before, you did a GREAT job and used such cute fabrics!

Oh, and I wouldn't ever trust MY "bull in the china shop" to install a snap in the right place, your man must be more clever! lol

Great story- made me LOL!

sewkalico said...

Oh you are naughty!! It looks beautiful!!

Kim said...

Hubbies provide some of the best blog fodder! Your keeper/organizer turned out great!

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha! Poor Guy -- can he laugh about it now? Your organizer is adorable - I especially love the polkie binding to complement the fabric!

Talin's Corner said...

Loved the organizer and the story. Enjoy it!