Thursday 14 July 2016

Ta-da !!

I have actually sewn myself a dress.. it seemed easy when I thought about it.
Just 2 pieces, front and back, no sleeves.
The neck and arm holes are faced with bias tape and then 2 rows of top stitching.
I had problems cutting out the material as I can't move my arm forward, but I just kept moving the material till it was near me. Then placing the foot of the machine onto the seam to stitch with my right hand proved difficult because I needed my left hand to put the foot down.
But I managed and I am very pleased with the result. A loose dress, with half ties to give it some shape. Three buttons on the front add a little to off set the plainness of the style.
(Back showing the ties)
Not quite straight on the hanger, the hem is level when it's on. 
Actually I am very pleased I have been able to sew,  although my arm was aching last night, it was worth it. I kept thinking I have done some sewing... yeh!!!

Saturday 9 July 2016

I haven't been idle!

Another pair of socks for #2GS.. These have a plain colour for the welt, heel and toe.
I like knitting them in that colour combination.
And he likes them too.
I always get a kick when I phone and he says, ' Grandma I am wearing your socks!'
And a second sock on my needles for my cousin, who walks in the countryside, so these are for her wellies!
And block 1 of that BOM I wrote about weeks ago.
There is still a little embroidery to finish on this one.
And plenty of fabric left to complete this small display quilt.  I think I will be a while finishing this! As it was a block a month, perhaps I could discipline myself to stitch one each month. There isn't much sewing needed, it's the embroidery that takes the time. 
Yesterday I made a cake, first one for over a year... I should write a book on what you can do when you're forced to become a one handed  'lefty'!!LOL
You can find the cake here,  on my new blog.
I am feeing a lot more positive about my arm
Thank you to all my on line friends for your good wishes and prayers.