Welcome to this week's Sew & Tell party!
Aside from the "day camp" activities last week, I only have two small projects to share... and one short story.
First up is the mini-quilt, #25/52... graced with a free-motion "twisted ribbon" peace sign and the words "It is well with my soul" and peace. It was mailed off to my friend Linda who has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer since last October. About a month ago the test revealed that the treatment was not as effective as they had hoped and have changed their plans. If you feel so led, please remember her in your prayers. 💗
Second project... a second small needle case. Yes, a second was needed and given to our oldest granddaughter, Emma. You see... she brought a pillow that had a tear in it and asked me to help her fix it. I happily did so. I chose a small fabric square that made a nice contrast and pinned it in place and showed her how to take small stitches to hold it in place.
We had the discussion about safety and keeping track of pins and needles when we started. When she was done with the running stitches, I pulled out the bright blue thread to do the buttonhole stitch as an extra, fancy stitch. That evening she tells me that there is something pokey in her pillow. Dave takes hold of it and started squishing it up... not really believing that there was anything in there. Suddenly, he yells "OW!"... pulls his hand away and has a long needle sticking out of it.
As we are looking at her wanting some sort of explanation of where the needle came from she admitted that she had tried to fix it herself before coming to our house... and tucked the needle in there so that she would have one to fix it while here. 🙈 Oh, Emma... shaking my head...
That needle needed to be returned safely and I emphasized, once again, the importance of keeping track of pins and needles.
Have you ever stepped on or sat on a needle that was lost or forgotten?
I, personally, have not... but I know others that have, and one even required surgery to extract a broken off needle piece from her foot. YIKES!
This week's feature is from DonnaLeeQ... she shared two small projects from leftovers of a charity quilt. I love the soft colors of the butterflies and flowers. They remind me of vintage photos from an illustrated nature book.
That's all for this week... Be sure to join the party below. Invite your friends to join the party too! Isn't that what happens when the
parent host is away??? LOL! Party it up!