Sunday, February 21, 2010
This week's CCP word, See is quite appropriate for me this week. You see, even though I have worn glasses for more than 50 years (not a typo) I rarely wear them at home because I am nearsighted, I haven't really found the need, but this week working on those tiny applique stitches I discovered that I can actually "see" what I am doing if I put on my specs.
Here is a close up look at my stitching, since this is my first real attempt at an applique project I am quite pleased with my efforts and I have to say I am completely hooked on applique, I absolutely LOVE it!
I did have a couple of problems to start out though. First, I always have had trouble keeping a thimble on my finger but I found these flexible ones which work great.
My second problem seems a bit strange or does it?
I broke 5 needles.........yes 5 of them right in half while hand stitching by the time I was roughly half way through the Bunny block (see earlier post).
I can only guess that perhaps I was a bit tense as I haven't broken any more since. Has this happened to you? It just feels so odd to have your needle snap in half.