That makes 43 to my total now. I also tried to do some stitchery, however that is much harder while lying down so that was not as successful.
Once I started sitting up, it was nice to have a change and managed to complete a couple of blocks for my Tis The Season wall hanging. I decided to omit the mittens block from the quilt and use the wreath for another little project.
|They are side ways as they are hanging on my design wall...........|
|Auditioning the buttons, need to choose the borders.|
I started a bag and mobile case for my bestie before my back went , and have just managed to finish them for her birthday. She wanted a simple bag for when they went away, and loved a Janelle Wind design that I had. It was nice to get back to my machine.
|Pattern for Janelle Winds "Pieces of Me" book ( just have to add self covered button)|
|Mobile and camera cases form Janelles book.........|
Some of the sewing for these are very fiddly and I am sure my fingers get fatter when I try to sew fiddlies........
I stumbled across a little cheap trick awhile ago and it is now well used in my sewing room. I was reading about stillettos and their use and thought yay, I will get one however they were over $20 and nothing special. I continued using a crochet hook. One day when tidying my sewing room I came across a pack of cuticle sticks - if you saw my nails you would wonder why I had them. I put them in the little bin next to my sewing machine thinking that I would never use them.
The next day fiddlies came up........ My crochet hook was nowhere insight and out of the bin came the cuticle sticks. As the are wood when your needle hits them it doesn't do a lot of damage, it is still best to change your needle but it doesn't ten to break it.
They are also good when ironing small bits, you can hold the item with the stick rather than burning your fingers and being wood they don't heat up.
I am looking forward to a trip to Melbourne later this month and a visit to a craft show............A short trip but a goodie heheheh