Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Little Mending on the Side

Sorry that it has been so long since I blogged about anything. Since November, most of my sewing has been on hold while my left hand healed. In January, I had surgery for a popped tendon in my left thumb (the one that was almost severed back in 2008). I had to wear a cast for 6 weeks & a brace since then. It kind of gets in the way my sewing especially when one's hand is immobilized. Having completed physical therapy last week,I now only have to wear the brace occasionally. Progress is good. During this time, I've done some mending projects for church members which was hemming pants (5 pair) plus lengthening bra straps. I do wish the local Hancock Fabrics & Jo-Ann Fabrics carried plush elastic as I think replacing the straps would have been easier. However, they do not. I ended buying some embroidered ribbon in a cream color (closest match) & adding 4 inches to each bra that needed to be repaired. The fix didn't take more than 10 minutes each. Deciding the best way to do it took the longest time. I've also started making new cushion covers for my DH's favorite rocking chair. The first set of muslins were scrapped because there wasn't enough fabric for the sides. Now, it's back to square one. Will get new muslins cut this weekend & hopefully the upholstery fabric. I'll post photos when done.
Happy Sewing!!!