These are, as the title suggests, sunflowers of a non-quilted variety - unlike the ones on 'The Brute'. They were all seeded from dropped sunflower seeds (unsurprisingly) from the bird feeders and so are actually freebies, a real delight as I've never grown sunflowers before and it's lovely to watch them moving their heads round to follow the sun each day. I will certainly be growing some intentionally next year.
I didn't do a fat lot more on the quilted variety last night as I went to get on with some after the committee meeting and the machine was playing up - chewing up the thread underneath.
So I decided to have a good sort out, clean the machine, change the needle etc but stupidly didn't switch everything off - result.......... one stitched forefinger on my left hand - OUCH!!!!! - the needle entered at the point where your forefinger and thumb touch if you pick up a sewing needle and of course as an immediate reaction I pulled my hand away so it has ripped a one centimetre strip of skin open. It's not too deep thankfully and pretty clean but is very sore indeed. Mercifully I didn't get any blood on my work - much to DH's amusement as that was what I was most concerned about when he was trying to sort me out. Fortunately I haven't had to do too much proper typing at work today as that is very painful too.
So I guess the next task will be to give the machine the proper clean I was embarking on when the incident happened and then crack on with those sunflowers again as and when the painful finger allows.
Industrial injuries eh?!?!? Dangerous business this stitching.