I recently completed this thread catcher for a dear friend. She too does machine embroidery. The thread catcher is perfect for all those little threads that you clip during machine embroidery. The top is a pin cushion. I have one and keep it by my machine at all times. It's like my personal "trash bin"!
The embroidery design is from Anita Goodesigns (my fav machine embroidery company). The pack is called "Sew Fun" and contains many wonderful sewing related embroidery designs.