A few days ago, I posted about the Mother’s Day gift I was planning for my mom. Yesterday, I took a break from hooking and made great inroads into this project. I completed the punching and then gathered together some of the materials I would be using to build the make do.
I attach the wool backing using my trusty sewing machine. This has to be the simplest sewing machine of the modern age. It sews forward and backward and that’s about it, which is perfect for my needs. Anything more complex and I wouldn’t be able to use it!
Now comes the part that requires infinite patience and the taking of many breaks: turning….At this point, I usually wonder if it was such a good idea to start this project in the first place, but eventually everything is right-side-out. After a good pressing I stuff it tightly with wool stuffing and snips.
….a braided tail, some antique buttons for eyes and the all important door knob and we’re getting close to the finish. A few more details, like some reins and a tag, and I think my Mother’s Day gift will be ready for Mom.Hoping you find some simple quiet today….