I know I have some wonderfully experienced crafty followers and readers
and am hoping one or some of you can help me out.
trying making a mini quilt for my 1 Xmas Item
and have gotten fully stuck.
There are a couple of things I want to do on it
that I haven't done before.
Now you all know I have health issues,
one aspect is my brain going wonky on occasion
(yep a real technical term :) )
my thinking goes a bit skewed, I can't think logically,
and if I try, my mind gets all overwhelmed and freezes up-
kinda works like that hourglass thing on a PC
(or that twirling spinning coloured ball on Apple)
when the computer is saying "it's all too much, I'm not doing anything!".
Anywho in this state I can't work my way through figuring out anything new.
I may still follow simple step by step instructions, if I go slowly,
especially if they have pictures.
I can also still do some things I have done heaps of times
so they come almost automatically for me,
like brushing my teeth ;)
I just have to try not to "think" as much as I can,
until the chemical imbalance (as I put it) shifts back.
The point is I still really want to work on this mini
and there's no knowing when my thinking will right itself.
I am hoping my fab readers maybe know of a tute (or something else)
or if you are really game, perhaps willing to try and explain yourself.
I've drawn a wonky (appropriate don't you think?) sort of diagram
Firstly, at number 1, I want an itty border between the stitchery
and the proper border. I'm not sure what that's called,
"peeper" keeps bouncing around in my head,
though that may be just some random word ;)
It's not another fully sewn border, one edge sort of flaps loosely,
I guess it's folded?
I can't get my head around how that gets sewn in
nor how it stays down rather than poking out straight, if you know what I mean.
So that's my first how do I do?
Then at number 2,
I want to add those hangy strips that have a button sewn on them.
I'm lost as to how those are sewn together,
how you hide all those raw edges,
how it gets attached at the back- if it does...
I'm sure you get the drift ;)
I know under ordinary circumstances these are really, really simple techniques
it's just now whenever I let my brain anywhere near them
my thoughts go wonky,
all these freaking out questions show up and
as I said my brain gets overwhelmed, confused and
puts up a "Gone
fishing to bed" sign
and retreats under the covers ;)
So if you know of any easy instructions for these sewing things,
clear diagrams, a simple tute you know of, a link you can add,
whatever it may be that means my head doesn't have to think,
yet I can still sew this,
please share if you have a moment :)
Thank you so very much!
I really appreciate your time :)
Sending you all love and warm blessings,
and a brain that thinks straight :)