Not that I’ve invented anything . . . however I have had to adapt these past few days. Woke up one morning and couldn’t move my left arm because of tremendous pain in my left shoulder. I sleep on that shoulder which explains a lot. Anyway, without going into details, I have been somewhat out of action. Rest (and pain killers) are the first remedy, so I’ve been getting lots of those.
Also been moping around . . . unable to get on with any of my machine sewing projects, and needing some kind of activity to distract me (one-armed vacuuming and dusting isn’t the kind of distraction I seek!) . . . and decided to see if I could manage some preparation work for a hand-sewn patchwork project. While shoulder is out of action, I can use my lower arm and hand as long as I’m careful.
And this is what I managed to cut out. The print fabrics are “Let it Bee” by Henry Glass. The pink felt hexie is my template for fabric. I managed to use my rotary cutter, only through 3 layers of fabric at a time, without it requiring too much strength
I made myself a paper template, which I photocopied numerous times
Realised afterwards I could have saved myself the trouble because there are free templates available on the internet, but never mind ^^
I had a stash pack of the “Let it Bee” fabrics, and managed to cut 9 hexies out of each of the ten prints. The idea being, to make little hexie flowers, that will look something like these
I have also chosen two of my other fabrics: a solid “biscuit” and a pinkish print (bought from a seamstress flea market over the summer).
And the yellow in the centre is “Maize” and will be for my flower centres. I haven’t quite decided on layout. I will simply start assembling my flowers and take it from there. The reason I chose hexies is, of course, because of the “bee” theme ^^ I’m hoping to have something of a honeycomb effect.
So lots of preparation still to do at a leisurely pace. I need to finish cutting out some more paper hexies, and then tack fabric onto those. This will be a nice little portable project. Something I can pick up and sew in the evenings, when I don’t want to cross stitch. No deadlines to meet, no secretiveness (although I do plan on making it for my husband, but he won’t know).