If you're a handquilter you now have my utmost respect! I love to do a variety of handwork i.e. hand applique, stitchery/embroidery, handsewing bindings, etc. I've had a very strong desire to learn how to handquilt so a friend said that she'd very happy to teach me one-on-one; be my mentor. We arranged to meet this morning at 10:00am at a local quilt store and off I went.
I'm not sure that handquilting and I will ever get along! First of all you must use a thimble - I hate thimbles - I don't use one, don't like to use one and own only one cheapie. Did I mention that I hate thimbles!
We started out talking about needles, thread and then the dreaded thimble. She brought one I was able to borrow from her to work on this thing called HANDQUILTING. What was I thinking???? Someone should have stopped me! OK, so I don't use a thimble, therefore I'm not comfortable wearing a thimble and now I must learn how to do at least one stitch.
:-( Wasn't happening!
I couldn't get comfortable, I couldn't hold the hoop and do all the finger aerobics I was suppose to do, I was very stressed and frustrated! And, quite frankly near tears! (I've been very weepy lately - sigh!)
No, I'm not going to give up! In fact, she gave me some 'homework' to do and we plan to meet again next Monday!
So, if you're a handquilter, I mean it when I say you have my utmost respect!
I appreciate your visit!