Anyhow, Sunni over at LoveAffairWithMyBrother hatched a rescue mission for these neglected old ladies and has just finished running the brilliant Farmer's Wife In Your Life series.
Unfortunately I had to decline doing a tutorial as it all came about in mid-terrible February and I wasn't really up to committing; however this week, whilst the kids were happy being ill in front of the TV, I grabbed my least dreary old dear and gave her freedom!
I decided right away that I wanted to use as few additions as possible, making nothing bigger than the original 6" block. Not a lot of scope there really, but a challenge none the less.
Now, in the winter, I favour flannel pyjamas as evening attire. We have leather sofas, so when I am hand stitching a binding or trimming threads, I tend to use my knee as a thread catcher, needle-saver etc. All well and good, works a treat!
But now it is getting warmer, my winter 'jamas are almost ready to be put away for 6 months and I need a simple replacement. So here, may I present my Calico Puzzle Threadcatcher.
I used a square of lightweight wadding, and some flannel for it's awesome sticky powers and added a little felt for the needles. A hairband and button to hold it all together, and now I have a wife with a purpose!
I kind of like it, and know I will use it, but it is giving me a little too much FUNC flashback to be confident about it!
So have you got any rogue Wives in need of a makeover? Check out the wonderful tutorials and if you make something, link up with Sunni and you could win prizes!