I tend to move from room to room with my hand sewing, so I was looking for something that would serve as transport and then as a worktable.
I thought of a handled basket, but the handle would be hard to work around once I was seated. What to do....
Right after Christmas the grocery store had trays on sale for under $1. Cheap enough to give this idea a try.
The rim in deep enough to keep everything in place, but low enough to allow me to work directly from it.
I have a fabric dish with/for Wonder Clips, thread, pincushion and pins, needles, scissors and my project. I now have a portable workstation that can go upstairs, downstairs, even outside (but not tonight; too cold to sit on the porch.). Mine is about the size of a dinner plate.
I have finished two table runners which I will share over the next couple days. Busy, busy fingers!
P.S. I am listening to The Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry. I had forgotten one of the reasons I so like his books--he combines history and fiction, but at the end of the book/CD he explains which parts were real and which were not.