Certainly not in clothing size, but in stitching size. I've made enough errors in the border while continuing Ann to realize I need to calmly set her aside for a bit. Sally Fiske was back at home plate and while working on her once again, I started wondering what I could do to help with the arthritic hands. That's a huge piece of fabric to be rolling and holding. I've seen a few videos and comments on blogs about using a hoop while still utilizing the sewing method of stitching. My desire to stab and jab only surfaces for rotten people. I have two frames...wait...did I give the big one away? I have a very heavy wooden hoop....wait...did I give it away? I have a very large oval hoop on a floor stand for quilting, in the attic, unless I gave it away. Am I the only one losing her mind? Do you doubt yourself more and more? Can you still get up from a chair without looking for something to push off of or grab on to? Why is everything on my body getting bigger and looser except my esophagus which is shrinking? I'm sorry. Got off course.
On Patricia's Stitching Samplers blog, her July 9 post featured a video of a stitcher using the sewing method while hooping it. Methinks it's possible! There's hoop for me yet. So now I will tear the house apart looking for the fricking frames and hoops that may be long gone. I do believe the quilt stand hoop is still in the attic because I surely would have remembered the fall when trying to bring it down. Since Sally is such a large piece of linen, it may fit in that monster. If I could still do my stitching method, what a blessing this would be to not have hand cramps. And with both hands free, I could help direct the needle to the right spot from beneath. Does blood wash out of linen? If this doesn't work, I need a small. Quick. I don't even know if I have any that weren't previously stitched OR that I gave away. I'm going up to the attic now. Hope to be back soon and not on the injured list.
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