I seem to be picking up a tad of a gloom and doom attitude as of late! Have you ever watched the series Ancient Aliens?
As hand applique entertainment, I tend to watch Netflix instant view. It's great if you're like me and do not watch TV; all of the older programs are new! lol I think I will revert to scientific and historical documentaries for learning entertainment! ;o)
As a quilter, I am always looking for tools that make my quilting experience more enjoyable. One of the issues I had with hand applique was the soreness of my under finger as the needle picked through the layers. A while back I had written about the UnderThimble as a possible tool for hand applique (you may read about here)! Why not, it worked great for hand embroidery. Unfortunately, it just didn't cut it for hand applique.
Thimble-It works wonderfully!
What I do is cut the ovals in half, round off the corners and place it on my index finger. Voila! My finger is protected.
I can go on for hours and days hand appliqueing with no pain!
The problem with the UnderThimble was my inability to grasp my work tightly. Thimble-It is more flexible, allowing me to get a firm grip of my work.
If you are like me and unable to hand applique for long periods of time, you might want to give Thimble-it a try.
Thank you for stopping by! Keep well and if you meet aliens who quilt, do let me know. I'd love to see their work!