A scissors keeper is actually useful. I can attest to this because I’m always losing my bird scissors when curled up on the couch doing needlework. They slip so easily between the cushions. Then I have to get up to get them which defeats the purpose of being curled up on the couch.
This project by Drawn Threads, “Boo!” seemed to be my answer to this problem, and I finally finished it. The hold up was getting the right thread for the trim. Of course that required a trip across town.
And I wasn’t true to the pattern anyhow. I exchanged the beads for plain thread because I knew the beads would eventually pull the 32-count linen apart by catching on things. I’ve been down that road before. Looks beautiful on paper, but those little accoutrements fall off eventually, or worse, rip the fabric by catching on things.
I also liked the photo and that checked fabric, so I backed mine with a black and white check cotton; embroidered my initials, the date, and an orange heart; then sewed it to the backing before I sewed the two pieces together. Making and attaching the twisted trim was a new experience for me, and I found it easier to do than to read about.
I’m pleased with the results. Maybe someday I’ll do the scissors purse to go with it. I have enough thread left for several more of these.