Sewing Handicapped

I have at least 12 projects listed on my current Master Plan for summer sewing, and many more floating around in my head. But with the injury, I’m trying to keep it simple. I’ve had limited success:

towel hoodie

towel embroidery

Conclusion: machine embroidery is a good project for me now: just let the machine do the stitching and watch.

pillow from kit

I found this “kit” at Joann’s that consisted of a Spiderman fleece panel with lines along the blue border to show you where to cut for fringe. BTW, cutting with scissors isn’t that easy when you have a big fat finger. “Kit” came with a plain black fleece backing and no instructions. So I put it together as best i could and then stuffed a plain pillow form inside, through an envelope closure in back. Now I needed a 2nd pillow (because the recipient has a brother) so I rigged one up with a remnant, as you see here:

This is the back view

A quickie project, but I have to start back slowly.

cut finger IS healing, slowly

Good news: skin on the fingertip is regenerating! Bad news: the bandage is bigger and more ungainly than I’m used to, so I keep banging it and bumping it and shutting it in the door accidentally. Yeeeouch! Conclusion: I need to be more careful.

Project that I can't handle right now

One project I’d love to get into is for these baby shoes. The pattern calls for 1/4 yard of fabric for each pair, plus lining and flannel soles. Wonder where are all the shoemaker’s elves are hanging out these days?


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