She Works with her Hands in Delight*
So I have sought other things to occupy those hands. Counted cross-stitch was excellent many years ago. No longer. Sometimes I buy stamped baby bibs on Ebay and embroider them to give to the Baby Bureau, an organization my Circle supports. In November I had an even dozen to contribute. There are eight ready for the March ingathering. But I've tired a bit of baby bibs. And buying them on Ebay is a kind of a crap shoot -- sometimes the stamped xes are tiny. Or faint. Or both.
I know that in a few weeks I'll have the appliqué blocks for The Aunts' Quilt to work on. But I'm itchy for something else, and those hexies just don't do it for me (though I'm filled with admiration for the ones Marsha and Bobbi and some of the others have made).
So I took the plunge, bought the pattern and the templates, and today cut out the ingredients for my first Steam Punk. Wish me luck!