Following the onset of the hand soreness that started a few weeks back, I've given my hand stitching a good break.
Well, in particular the hexy stitching... I think the hand soreness stems from the fact that I was stitching hexy's 6 nights a week, sometimes 7... & perhaps my hand posture wasn't helping either.
I wasn't getting the soreness with any other handwork, but decided to give it all a rest & do some actual domestic stuff... something useful to more people than just me!
This 10 days or so has seen me going through the filing cabinet & tossing out LOTS of dross (mrHS is a paperwork hoarder)... Also organising my recipes that I tear from magazines or print from online... re-arranging some bookshelves... my Domestic Goddess tiara is just a wee bit more sparkly now, don't you think?!
Happily, my hand feels so much better... so I think a gentle resumption of hexy stitching is in order now... 3 or 4 nights a week instead of 6!
Wednesday, I decided to hit the sewing room for some Pfaff-ing around, lest I completely forget how to use my machine... sewed my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks for February... the colours of that month being purples & lavenders.
I also stitched up a few more blocks for my second RSC project... still in the experimental category, given my struggle with full-scrappy... hopefully I will like it enough to blog it once a I have few more colours made in the coming months.
The RSC colour for March is the lighter greens... including the yellow greens & lime-y greens... darker greens will be used another time. Well I have plenty of those lighter greens so I'll be set for my block sewing for the month!
It was so interesting to read the various Comments on my last blog post, in regards to thimbles.
For anyone who is interested to check out a great thimble, this is the one I featured.
It's a CLOVER brand, style called COIN THIMBLE... product #6014.
And as my luck turned out, I already had a spare in my sewing basket!
I mentioned in a few of my Comment replies, that I love this style because leather thimbles fit over my acrylic nails more comfortably than metal ones, & the little metal 'coin' on it is perfect for helping to push the needle through the fabric, without wearing a hole in the leather.
My DD-Y was down from her new town over the weekend!
She came for the Ed Sheeran concert on Saturday, but stayed with her friend who lives much closer to the airport & the concert stadium.
She did come 'home' on Sunday to see us for the day & as she needed some shopping, I was more than happy to have her all to myself & take her! Like me, she really doesn't like shopping... so it all got done quickly & without any dithering... it was just good to get those things she really needed to see/try before she bought.
I still miss her every day, however it's heartening to see her (mostly) settling in well to her new life & new town... she's making new friends... continuing with fitness & taking up softball... having some amazing day trips on the weekends to world-renowned national parks less than 90 minutes away... And of course settling into her school psychologist job. So proud of her!
Looking forward to going to my patchwork group on Friday... we're making a Secret Project for one of our members!