I stayed home today; not feeling 100% and so had the opportunity to already finish the hand stitching on my holster.
The finished product. It has two pockets on the ends and a pin/needle book.
It's worn around the neck and everything is right where it's handy (and difficult to take a photo of :-)
The pin book includes a flap with a magnet; handy for when you're pulling pins out of machine work (maybe I won't put them in my mouth any more); and a felt pad for storing them more long term.
I think this will be very handy when I'm hand stitching in the lounge room. I usually use a little basket to keep things handy; but this will work even better.