Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I'm getting used to it

It's been a long time, but I have had a yen to do some handwork.  It's not on my February goals list, but I got out my hexie flowers anyway, and have started to stitch them together.  I have never been able to tolerate a thimble for stitching - - just awkward!  As an alternative, I would put a couple of layers of electrical tape on my middle finger, and that worked pretty well.  But I'm giving a 'new' thimble another try - - I found an old thimble when I was sorting out my sewing notions last month.  It's a good fit - not too tight, not wobbling around or falling off.  I think I'm getting used to it!  My poor finger thanks me.

I've been using little binder clips to help me hold the flowers together as I stitch - - it's flat, holds firmly, and doesn't get in the way.  Of course the cat likes to bat them off my table and chase them around, but that's my cross to bear.

1 comment:

  1. I'm still trying to get used to a thimble with handwork too! My Nanna used one all the time, hemming, buttons, everything! But she was a professional - she made curtains and soft furnishings for a living!