I still find myself so lonely without a sewing machine.
So I’ve had to indulge myself with some old school hand stitching.
It’s a very good use of my time.
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Everyone is doing this redwork and I ADORE it! How do you do it!?! How do you get that transfer onto the material? What material do you use? Questions! So many questions!
I have plenty of answers. Drawn on with water soluble pen. A soft white Hoffman prepared for dyeing homespun.
It looks cathartic. Very relaxing. Very lovely, too!
busy hands are happy hands…
indeed it is.
You’re a better person than me. I think I’d rather pull every hair out of my head one at a time than hand sew.
well… that’s extreme. I hope your machine never makes a loud noise and has to go off for repair.
Old skool is still kool…oh dear am I showing my age!
makes me happy!
You look mighty skilled at that hand-stiching…wanna come sew on a gazillion Cash’s name tapes onto uniforms for me??
No, didn’t think so.
That’s not hand-stitching. That’s work.
Oooh, I love giraffes – what are you making?
I don’t know yet. I’ll make a few more, then decide what it will be.
Hope your machine comes home soon if you are feeling lonely but your hand stitched giraffe is ace, and I found hand-stitching quite meditative and relaxing when I tried it last month.
I let my mnid wander around as I do it. That’s what makes it so enjoyable.
Although that does look very nice, I can sense a desperation about your post.
Time for me to send that basket of ironing to you I think.
You will thank me for it, I am sure.
Should I EVER get that desperate I’ll do my own ironing.
My machine has gone away too. It’s lonely without it 😦
I empathise with you…
Nice, and I’m sure more relaxing than the machine. But then again, sewing machines hate me, so it might be that talking.
This is true. I do enjoy embroidering by machine though…
I am feeling your loneliness! But Mr(s) Giraffe looks like good compamy. xx
There are now a herd of giraffes.
I love hand stitching!
Well… it’s in your name, so you should!
I know I have said it a million times before – but you are just too clever, you know that?
you are too kind!
Hope your machine returns home soon! Glad you have found a substiture while it is gone.
Couldn’t stay still for too long.
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