This brings me to last weekend when I did some machine sewing and got bit by the sewing bug all over again. I've been doing more Reiki day to day recently and also learning about crystal healing so I put it to the test by doing Reiki on my injured hand every morning and evening and using a magnesite crystal on my hand every night too. I've been blown over by the result; my hand's gone from stiff and painful to nearly back to how it used to be, just a little soreness if I do a whole evening of hand sewing. I'm delighted and my patchwork is back on track. Here's how it's looking at the moment (but less blurred in real life):
I've used a sleeve from ten different second hand men's shirts so far and have three more to chop up. There's so much fabric in a men's shirt! As you can see I've got loads of each fabric left for future projects. The hexagons between the 'flowers' are made of two old sheets which cost £3 altogether and I havn't spent more than £1.50 each on the shirts. Several of then came from Mr Crafty Blueberry's side of the wardrobe when he lost a few stone and happily gave them to me to chop up.
It's good to be stitching again!