How can I have patience for hand piecing and relax and when I take out the machine I seem to get very little done?  Well ok, I have gotten some done but I don’t feel like it is going quickly and I tend to make more mistakes than when I do work by hand.

I have managed to get two smaller blocks done and attached together – that is it and I’m ready to call it quits and go back to my book!  This much done – one for the front of a pillow and one partial for the back Smile

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So messy when I work.  Two boxes of strings.  I’m trying out my flower thread stand even though I don’t have a large cone of thread – I just wanted to try it out.  I intend to mainly use this stand when I use my Janome as my thread tends to get caught on one little piece of the spool – it has a little knick on it.

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I would rather be quilting but I promised myself to take at least a couple days off to get these fingertips feeling better – they are not real bad, just kind of rough – they actually heal pretty fast as long as I take a break from handwork.

It is finally above freezing today! still have snow on the ground out here in the shade – I’m sure a couple days of above freezing temps and it will melt – I think we are supposed to get rain on Monday that should take care of it as long as it isn’t sleet and snow!

I am going to have two messy boxes to clean up and put back in order when I get done with these pillows!

4 Responses to “Strings”

  1. Machine work seems to take me longer too. And I have many more resews on machine then I do on hand. I was hoping to do some prep work this afternoon but had lunch with my middle daughter and now my stomach is upset. ugh.
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  2. Happy New Year Karen!
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  3. Your flower thread stand looks great sitting there. Sewing is messy work and it seems to take so long to clean up but it is a necessary job. Best wishes for the New Year!

  4. I agree with Penny; your flower stand looks great there! I have a big shoe box full of 1.5 inch strings, the smallest length 2.5 inch… I wonder when I will start working on them…. It has to be planned a little bit and I think I’ll have to sort the strings on colors and size… SIGH – that will be a longterm project! :)
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