I've been on an hiatus with my sewing as I had to give my hands...my fingers actually....a rest. For some reason the tips of my fingers started drying out, then peeling and then cracking.
It was very painful and it made it hard to do anything. So I gave it a rest and applied some heavy duty hand cream from Vaseline and it seems to have done the trick.
Something I was handling obviously didn't agree with my hands. I'll have to watch and see what it is when I started to sew again.
Before all this I had done some beading on the flukes of my mermaid...actually the beading was the last straw for my poor fingers:(
I had some beads that blended in with the fabric I was using and I did a decorative edging just to give it a finished look. I'm not sure what I think about it yet. It may blend in too well and disappear but in person it's quite nice.
With the beading.....
A bit closer....
I want to put another colour with this....a contrast...but I can't decide what so I'm a bit stuck.
I may not have been sewing but I haven't been idle. I've been doing some genealogical research......a major addiction of mine. I did make some real breakthroughs so it was a very productive time.
I was also contacted by a lady doing research who is related to my second cousin through marriage. It turns out she emigrated from Scotland to Canada in the 70's, lived very close to me at one point and now lives in northern British Columbia. Small world.
I connected the two of them and now they are happily exchanging information. Some really old family photographs were exchanged and in them were two of my great aunts. So it turned out pretty good for me too:)
So I'm back to sewing again...very carefully:)
I'm linking up with The Needle & Thread Network today.......go over and see what some very talented people are doing............