While I was taking it's picture, I thought you might like to see what has become of my "sewing basket". Yep, it turns out that the dowels that were intended for thread spools work great for holding the clips I use when making baskets, and I'll have to make another sewing basket when I get a chance. Of course, this first picture shows all the things that live in the basket:
And here you have a better view of the basket itself:
This past weekend, while waiting for loads and loads of laundry to wash and dry (and while taking a break from garden chores (weeding - yuk!), I started this Goodness Gracious basket (it's a free online pattern, but also available as a kit), which is intended to carry casseroles or other food items to pot-luck dinners, etc. You know, it may end up being a temporary sewing basket too:-)
Again, I made it all the way to the rim, and need to get back and finish it. I did make sure to set aside the directions and remaining supplies in the basket itself, so they can't go missing.