Wednesday 10 June 2020

June - Fully Finished

The Fully Finished Gallery is hosted by Rachel at Ten Hour Stitcher and encourages us to finish our projects.  My stitching items are ones I know will be used or gifted to others but I am a bit slow at actually getting them fully finished so Rachel's FFG is perfect.

This month I have one fully finished item, I'm finding it very hard to stitch, motivation wise as well as actual stitching.

It was my Mum's birthday at the end of May and because I'm not going anywhere other than the hospital due to being shielded I decided to make one of the cover kits into her card.

I had already started Popcorn before I fell and broke my arm/shoulder joint. I managed to hold the fabric between my fingers, as you can see it was slow progress stitching left handed.

That was all I could manage at a time

Hubby helped me make up the card, using double sided tape one handed was impossible, very funny as I got my hand completely stuck together. I did manage to add the stickers myself. 

Because of the restrictions it was impossible to buy and give gifts so we sent Mum a bouquet of flowers from us all. However on her birthday Hubby  drove me round to hers. I stayed in the car but Hubby and DS laid out the table with her cake (joint effort by me and Hubby) and cards. Not the usual birthday but one to remember. 

I'm not sure I'll have anything either stitched or finished for next month ..... tine will tell !


Rachel said...

I'm so far behind with reading your blog that I wasn't aware you'd broken your arm. I'm so sorry and hope it's on the mend now.
Considering your current inconvenience I'm hugely impressed with your achievement; I'm not sure I could stitch left-handed, so well done for persevering.
I'm glad you were able to see your mum for her birthday, even if it was from the car, and deliver the card. Popcorn is such a cute character, and this card is extra sweet. Thanks for showing him off in this month's FFG SAL. :)

Mary said...

You persisted and created a lovely card for your Mother's BD. The card is adorable and I can imagine your Mother was touched by your labors. I'm glad you got to see her, even it was just from the car.

Christine said...

The card is lovely, I'm sure your Mum appreciated it

Clare-Aimetu said...

Suzanne H left this message - oops I pressed the wrong button but have managed to copy it.

I can't believe you could stitch and finish with a broken arm! I'm so glad you could celebrate your Mother's birthday!

Julie said...

A lovely joint effort card from you and hubby. I bet it made mums day to see you all and enjoy her lovely cake.

Clare-Aimetu said...

butterfly left this message - oops again I pressed the wrong button but have managed to copy it - left hand issues

You have done so well stitching . Your mother would have loved her card .
We all do what we can in these times .
Take care and big HUGS

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A lovely card for your mum. Even though it wasn't a typical birthday for her, at least you were able to 'drive-by' and see her.

Astrids dragon said...

A very sweet finish, a lovely joint effort! I'm glad you were at least able to see your Mum on her birthday, definitely one to remember.

diamondc said...

That bear is adorable and the card is lovely.
At least you can see but not touch family members, its a shame that this is happening, so many people are dying in nursing homes and family members cannot go see them.
I hope you have a lovely weekend.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I am sure your Mum appreciated the HUGE amount of effort that went into her card and celebrations. I do admire your perseverance in getting the card finished.

Faith... said...

I am sure she appreciated all your hard work and dedication you put into her birthday this year.

Mary's Thread said...

What a cute teddy bear! It is sure we will all remember this year and how things were changed, but we still tried (and harder than usual!) to make special occasions special for each other!