Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Elephant Tea Cosies

Before my series of surgeries last year I had injured my back. I am cancer free (so far, fingers crossed) but the back issue remains. It has made sewing a challenge. I have some bulging discs that are affected by sitting, especially sitting and leaning forward.
I am trying to teach myself to sew while standing, but my control is not great yet. In order to practise I have been doing a lot of free motion while standing. Mistakes are less apparent in a sketchy style. However, I am accustomed to the heavy satin stitching of the dance costumes I have made for so many years.
These tea cosies have been great practise for re-learning to sew. These ones feature some of the satin stitching while the peacocks have far more free motion.


kbenco said...

How lovely to see you back blogging. Your tea cosies are very cute. Best wishes for your health and recovery.

SewRuthie said...

Hiya Patricia. I am also very pleased to see you posting again. The Elephant Tea Cosies are adorable, and I hope you can find a none hurting way to sew. Hugs from Ruthie