Needless to say, I don't get much sewing done, but fun is always guaranteed at our get-togethers. We're very much a New Orleans guild...laid back - and there to spend time with one another more than to do the work at hand, haha! I kid. We all work our hearts out on our sewing during the weekdays...it's just that we enjoy being around eachother so much that we can't help but get distracted...and I love that so much about our group! I'd rather have fun than be productive :) I have a feeling our odd humor, inside jokes, and my general loudness might end up frightening people when we're at the Sewing Summit together...because we're all night owls and will probably be making a ruckus in the sewing rooms until 3 am, haha ;)
I brought three projects to work on Saturday, and ended up barely finishing one. But I'm glad I focused on the one I did, because it's a mail organizer to hang beside our door. We really needed one because our mail always ends up scattered around the house in "crap piles" (what I like to call stacks of miscellaneous paperwork that gradually appear on all our tables). Plus it was a UFO that had been nagging in the back of my mind for months. I've had the fabric cut and ready to sew for almost 8 months, and it wasn't a hard project, so I have no idea why I kept putting it off.
I got the pattern from One Yard Wonders, and while I really like the design of the organizer, I suggest you read through the directions a few times before starting, because they can be a little confusing and there's one major error that I found. At the beginning of the directions it tells you to cut 4 lines every 6 inches starting from the bottom of the main panel, but when you get to the end of the directions, you realize they meant you to draw 4 lines every 6 inches. If I hadn't read through the entire pattern before I started, I would have been royally screwed...so now you can avoid that mistake should you decide to make an organizer for yourself :) Hopefully I just have a weird copy and it's been corrected in later printings.
There are four pockets: in, out, bills, and misc.
And here's a picture of the back so you can view the Echino cheater print in all it's glory. This is from one of their first lines and I've been hoarding it since 2008. I still have about a yard left I think I'm gonna use for a sofa pillow in my living room :)