you might not want to read the next few paragraphs.
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This afternoon I did something I have never done before. I sewed through my finger. I did have a foot on the machine but I still managed to get the finger under the needle. Fortunately I missed the nail - I just have two puncture marks, about half a centimetre apart, on either side of the fleshy part of my left index finger.
Equally fortunately, although the needle broke, I seem to have located all the bits. The machine, of course, is fine. And I'm right handed – the only problems I have encountered are inserting the bobbin into the machine, which I do left handed, and typing.
So far, it isn’t even very painful – like the time I dropped my rotary cutter on my foot and only realised I’d cut myself when I looked down and thought ‘I don’t remember spilling red paint on the carpet’.
When the unfortunate incident occurred I was free-motioning these. [You are allowed to say ‘What the heck?’]
This is the next stage of Carole and Linda’s class – couching down fibres to add texture. [This is not on the pieces I made yesterday.]
As we are going to add colour later, it didn’t matter what colour fibres I used. A good opportunity to use up some of my left over knobbly knitting wool.
Of course Carole and Linda recommend not worrying about a design source, but when did I ever do as I was told? I also omitted the suggested Vilene as I have a Vilene shortage at the moment and I couldn’t wait. That’s why they are a bit curly.
These are going to have hand stitch and Xpandaprint added, and possibly some beads.
It’s a great course, by the way – lots and lots of ideas, enough to keep me quiet for weeks. Can’t wait for their book.
Today’s photo is G for gold work grapes. I did this before C&G so would possibly do it more elaborately now.
Mmm – better make a start on L-Z soon!