I finished this the other night and am loving it. I can't think of a short and snappy name for it so I call it the mat-with-pockets-for-storage-and-to-catch-all-those-pesky-threads. There are two pockets across the bottom. One holds my tiny scissors for clipping threads, seam ripper, and seam gauge. The other is the perfect size to shove all those pesky threads into. I sewed with it the other night and I love it! I am also working on a coordinating cover.
This is my other finished project as of late. My apron! I love love love it! (I also love polka dots if you can't tell.) This is a great pattern for anyone, even beginning sewers. It is very comfortable and way cute! Sorry for the bad picture, but it is Saturday and I am not feeling up to a self portrait.