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Broken Arm Means a Change in Projects
Submitted by Pam on Fri, 04/15/2016 - 04:48
A change in crafty plans - no knitting or embroidery for awhile! Broken arm - but isn’t that neon pink cast totally cool?
So after a week of being quite cross about what I can’t do - which is most everything - I took my wise mother’s advice and tried to think of what I CAN do.
My half finished Matryoshka doll is finally getting the attention she deserves. Needle felting is pretty much a one hand operation anyway and the surface of that resin cast works great as a surface for forming and shaping the roving. I may ask for it back!
Sorting through great piles of paper that have accumulated over the last couple years turned up an idea for pin weaving that I can definitely manage.
And the old, abused quilt we found in my great grandmother’s trunk - now I have no excuse for not completing the task of removing the Dresden Plates that are still intact.
Using the tiny embroidery scissors that belonged to my great grand. I used these when I was 6 years old!
Funny thing, the plates look pretty good until they are removed from the quilt. Once removed, they look grungy. A product called Biz used to remove organic stains from mineral specimens works beautifully to remove the grunge and restore the colors.
So! I think I should be able to keep busy until I have the use of both hands again. And I will be able to complete some long standing works in progress! It is a win win!