I woke up in the night feeling sick. If I turned my head too quickly, it span. When I got up to go to the loo I was staggering to the right. (This latter bit started a couple of days ago). When I dragged myself out of bed at 6 a.m., feeling even sicker, I decided that was it for the night and came downstairs to catch the news - Hurricane Irma is flattening everything in her path. Poor souls who are in her way.
I had planned to do some lace making but my brain was not co-operating with my hands. I decided to carry on with making the body of the hexis shopping bag. That showed me I was DEFINITELY not in a state to do anything requiring more than minimal concentration. I kept having to replace reels of white cotton which appeared to offer a lot (but were remnants) and I ended up having to refill the bobbin completely after it turned out to have shortish pieces wound onto it and all the spare bobbins were different colours. Filling the one I was using completely then accounted for the last of another spool of thread and I was beginning to think I was going to run out of white!
Using white cotton material (and scissors!) I cut out the pocket to go on the bag. I will start the applique and embroidery tonight. I'm looking forward to that.
Pinned and all the paper formers removed (which then required fresh tacking stitches to keep the edges neat . . .
Then nearly invisibly slip-stitched into place. Damn - just noticed a wrong angle on a hexi on the bottom row. Must amend that. Below - thick hefty handles - made all the thicker and heavier as in turning the 2nd handle (which I gave a stripey lining to stop the linen fraying) frayed completely for several inches when I was turning it inside out, so I decided to use that as a central core and use the last of the stripey material for an outer covering. These hexis are 2" ones. NO WAY would I have made it using the 200 1/2" hexis - that would have driven me quite mad.
So, progress and my brain is feeling a bit better now so I am hoping to get some lace making done after my bath tonight.
One good thing, our son phoned from Lithuania tonight (he's on holiday with a friend from his Oz days). One bad thing - I forced myself to bake a chocolate apple cake to take tomorrow, went downstairs to check on it and found that my darling husband had turned the oven off half an hour or go. It has SUNK in the middle and I am hoping will be edible after I have cooked it a bit more . . .