Sep 7, 2013

Eliza's posture

Hello all.  It's Saturday and sunny.  But unmistakably an early fall.  My flowers have not been doing well so into the woods they went, and all the pots for recycling.  We finally have a place to take items up through 7 that is close!  But driving around this township, you can see that no one is bothering.  Well it bothers me.  All the water, soda, and milk plastics, glass, papers, cans, everything that could be recylced is sitting at the curb with the garbage. 
Much to my dismay, my numbness is progressing.  I can't feel the needle well enough to stitch, so I thought I would work on a few new labels for boxes.  I will be offering several soon that were made a while back and never paid for. 
One of the samplers I've been working on is Eliza.  She has so many nice sections to manipulate for boxes, and her yellow house has worked out well for the small rounds and the rectangular flats. 
While I was working on her, I realized that in a short time her top is already stretched and drooping.  I really don't mind since I've seen photos (thank you Pinterest) of antiques that are hanging like her.  My husband still thinks she should be framed and I disagree, but in case I ever do, I felt the top should be stabilized.  Usually I use heavy fusible interfacing or a strip of Mylar, but decided to try Buckram this time.  I dampened the linen, adjusted it back to a straight edge, and pressed.
 Just one row of machine stitching behind the fold.  I won't have to do anything but remove a basting stitch if mounted for framing and if not, it's probably a good idea anyway because of her length and weight.
I've never used this before but because it's so stiff, I'm thinking it may be better than the fusible.  Eliza's posture is good now! If I waited until it was stretched even more, I wonder if the linen could have rebounded to its original position.
 My worker has not showed up to complete the drywall for two weeks now, so I put the final coat on myself and hopefully he can come this week to sand it so we can move along with painting.
My car will be coming home this week too. 
Enjoy your weekend and stay safe.
Thanks for visiting.
 
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15 comments:

backporchcarver said...

Oh my, I am sending positive thoughts to you regarding the numbness, I sure do hope it gets better soon, you are such an amazing stitcher,I hope you will be able to continue for a long long time.

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Marly, me too sending good vibes to you....Hope all is ok, you are a talented stitcher for sure....Take Care, Francine.

Susan said...

I sure hope your numbness goes away. I was sorry to read about your car accident; I was involved in a 3-vehicle accident back in July. I am seeing a chiropractor and he is really helping my neck and upper back. I hope you get relief as well. Your stitching is so beautiful! xxx

Jacqueline said...

Is there something you can take for the numbness? I am wishing you a speedy recovery.

Vickie said...

I am praying for you Marly. So glad about the Escape. ;)

Penny said...

Hoping and praying, too, for the numbness in your fingers/hands to get better... Hope your drywall guy comes soon to finish up the job... I HATE having to wait for workers.... Glad you'll have your car home again soon!!
Hope your Sunday is bright and sunny!
Penny

Barb said...

Hope you get better soon. How frustrating !! I do love your boxes and can't wait to see the new ones.

Patrizia Valle said...

fantastic your sampler !!
Pat

Three Sheep Studio said...

I am really sad to hear of your numbness in your hands...really hope this passes quickly.
Really liking the boxes !
Rose

Robin said...

Sending good thoughts your way regarding your numbness! What a super way to keep Eliza from sagging! Thanks for sharing your tip.

Robin in Virginia

Kellie from Indiana said...

Our town has two cans for each resident, one for garbage and one for recyclables (sp?). You cannot make it easier than that to get people to recycle. It used to be bins set out at the curb but for some reason on pick up day and the next, Id end up with bottles, paper etc in my yard so I had to recycle everyones recyclables.

cucki said...

I am praying for you dear
Hugs x

Penny said...

Bad news about the numbness! Hoping there is some solution for it. Love your boxes - I'll have to keep an eye out for them. :) Glad you found a solution to droopy Eliza. I always learn something when I visit. :) Good news on the car!

Shirlee said...

I'm adding my prayers to everyone else's that the numbness will leave & you'll be stitching up a storm again.

Chris said...

I feel the same way about the recycling and find myself picking up after people frequently :( I hope that the numbness goes away soon.
Hugs :)

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