At the risk of being boring.......I worked on Boys Story..... again!!
Got the Alien stitched down but didn't quite manage to finish the stitched words above his head. Didn't get to finish the comic strip either. I intended to burn the old midnight oil again but I started nodding off on the job around 11pm and had to give up and head on up to bed.
Had a great evening though and made some progress. One step nearer the end!
I've stitched and appliqued so much this week my little fingers are getting a bit sore. I'm not good at stitching wearing a thimble... I'd have better luck with boxing gloves on. However I do have a great way of protecting my digits when I feel the need....
First.... take a roll of equine bandage!
cut off a nice square
fold it in half
place your finger on it and trim like this
fold the sides over your finger and press
then fold the top down and 'mould' into a comfortable pad
And there you have the most wonderful comfortable finger protection you could ever wish for!!
I promise you that you'll forget you are wearing it in a matter of minutes. I wish I could claim it was my idea but I'm not that bright. It's a tip passed on by Nikki Tinkler at a workshop Chris and I went to a few years ago. It's the only protection I use while stitching although sometimes I think I could do with a stab vest too!
OK.... my Mum is waiting (not so patiently) for me to get off this computer so she can Google 'Balaclava Patterns'!! Guess her charity knitting is taking a whole new turn..... I daren't ask!!
Hope you all had a fabulously fruitful FNSI.....
See ya soon...