Yesterday I DID manage to do some needle turn applique! yay :-)
It helped to have Sonja in the new maya wrap!
(it's hard to take pictures so close when I hold her, but I thought this was a funny picture)
I think I was able to sew on 10 or so pieces.
Tonya asked me if I also glued down the edges. I've mentioned before I love using ricky tims stable stuff for needle turn applique, I glue the ricky tims to the back of the fabrics (after tracing the pattern of course) then I cut approx 1/4" or less around the edges with scissors, here I had traced the basic outlines onto the backing fabric so I knew the placement. then I pin the pieces in place in number order and when I start to applique I turn under the edges as I go- it's a bit tricky to get the placement right, but you get used to it. :-)
Now here's a bit of my random thoughts that made my tear up this morning.
I was snuggling with Sonja on the bed and watching TV- I've been having bad pain near the c section scar, but about 2" above them, it seems to be muscle related, but I'm in as much pain as the 2nd day in the hospital and I ran out of the pain meds they prescribed, hoping they might refill it, but then again I'm against taking pills usually and these are strong so I don't want to be "hooked" on them either, not that they made me loopy or anything, they just dealt with the pain!
anyways, that's not my thoughts, I was watching the DOCTORs show on TV- I've only watched this a few times before - one clip was about a woman having two teenager and then a newborn and wanting her tubes tied. It reminded me of myself just a few years ago, I was happily content with having two kids, I was ready to do it too or about 90%, I thought more seriously about an IUD but decided against it for other reasons, so as I was watching this I looked at Sonja and just started crying! If I had done that a few years ago, I would have her her right now, a beautiful gift from God! I'm so in Love with her, she's so precious, I can't believe I thought of stopping God from blessing us with another child.
anyways, maybe it's just new mommy hormones talking here :-)