Monday, February 24, 2020

apple cores and snowflakes

fluffy snowflakes are blanketing the view from my studio window. bodhi is dreaming of squirrels and the next door cat, so is unaware of his favorite playtoy romping about outside.

inside, where it is warm, there are tiny little 2" apple cores sitting on my table. ordinarily i would hand stitch these little fragments collected from past projects, but my wrists are sore so i am opting to try out stitching them with my hand crank Singer Red Eye. judge this first group going together not too harshly. machine stitching apple cores is best with two free hands to manipulate the curves.

this adventure of stitching apple cores with a hand crank machine requires that i do all my manipulation with my left hand. not my dominant hand. without any assistance.

i think i'm beginning to get the hang of it...



  1. I had to go read more about this pattern after seeing it. It's an interesting pattern and I especially like the fabrics that are being used. And little pieces!


    1. it is a very traditional pattern! i think perhaps it might be best done by hand. at least, in this size in any case...

  2. Not a simple task these curves ... good luck !
    (hand or machine)

    1. no, they are not. i’m failing miserably so far...