So, the bruises are fading, my wrist and arm is less tender, Im feeling good as new and I've been stitching abit.... christmas bits.... in july.... naturally lol
Wierd what you fancy stitching at any one time isn't it!
To be fair I just picked up the container with scrappy bits of xmas fabrics in it and thought I'd hand stitch some odds and end shapes together and see where it led me.
Well they sort of emerged into small banner-y bits so I went with that idea and backed them with a leafy green cotton.
I guess they'd sit okay above a doorway or hang on a mantle piece but they were just easy stitching after the op, so fit the bill!
Just before the op I was looking online at the various Clover gadgets you can buy to make yo yo shapes.
And they do look great but are afew pounds for each one and as I sat with a cupper I picked up the lid from a large yoghurt container and started faffing about a bit...and it worked!
So this 'make do' method is more a guide to stitch in the round really, useful for a simpleton like me lol
I quite liked this effect though they look more like flowers than yo yo's
and it worked with lace too.
I stitched from beneath it, up, so I used the holes Id made as a guide of where to stitch and then, of course the round shape itself, helped me cut out a proper circle.
I think the mistakes I've made have been cutting the circles out first freehand and then stitching round them..............so no surprise my yo yo's have always been yo yewed!
But don't hold your breath for me making the other yo yo shapes like Clover make - I know my limitations!
I'm putting together another Topic Box at work, so am making up a 14" tall model something to go in it....here's the basis of whats to come...
any ideas anyone?
I have to say also, I am still in awe of that stunning Olympic cauldren that was lit for the start of the Olympics.
Its such a beautiful design and how lovely too that each country will be given one of the individual bowls to keep.
An Australian design but made up by a Yorkshire firm.......yeahhhh
I can forsee some amazing textile works emerging, representing that cauldren of fire............er....no...not from me lol.....like I said I know my limitations!