Saturday, October 22, 2011

Lots of hand sewing

I've been doing lots of hand sewing today. It's something I enjoy doing, but I'm afraid to admit I've needed to use the magnifying glass on my Ott light. I've been putting off getting my eyes checked, but it's obvious I need a new eyeglass prescription. It's rough getting old.

Now I'm getting ready to make the belt, also from the brown fabric. I bought some little buckles on eBay a few months ago. Several styles, in both gold and silver colored metal.

Since this post, I've received a couple comments about threading needles and diminishing eyesight. I recently bought a needle threader, and just used it for the first time. It's better than sliced bread!

I learned about this product through an online quilting class (that's right, I don't have nearly enough on my plate). The class is offered through, and I'm really impressed with the quality of the information being taught (not affiliated, just happy customer). I bought two needle threaders on eBay (one for me, one for my mom). The teacher of the quilting class is Jenny Doan from the Missouri Star Quilting Co.


Unknown said...

Oh I hope this is not a second comment! Sorry if it is. What a sweet little dress! That us very nicely done, Deanna!

Rhissanna said...

Yup, the fading eyesight is pretty awful. I love sewing but I hate, hate threading needles *sigh*

The colours on that sweet little dress are lovely. Autumnal brown against the blue, very pretty. I can't wait to see it with the belt.

Mary Ann Tate said...

Very cute...I like the blue and brown together:) I have to wear glasses now for sewing and reading.....such a bother.

Mary Ann Tate said...

I just noticed that you added a video...that needle threader is awesome:)