This is the best I could do for the backing, it just did not want to photo very well, but if you look closer, by clicking and getting a larger photo, you can see the slanting stitches and my better ones..boy do I have a long way to go..lol it is relaxing once you stop biting you lip or holding your breath..lol
This is my laptop table that I bought and lay my hoop on it for support..it has saved my a lot more pain in my hands..I can still have my left hand under to feel the needle and my main hand on top. It has wheels so I can go from my sitting chair to recliner and it works wonderfully. I bought is at Walgreen's for $24.99...worth every penny of it...dh uses a laptop so when I bought it he reminded me what it was and told him I did not care because I knew it was going to be great for hand applique and quilting and if it did not work, he would have a Laptop table..lol
It measures, 28 tall, 16 inches deep and 24 inches wide..and it rolls, oh sorry, I told you that already, this to me makes the table...lol It fits under my chair and recliner so I can bring it in closer too.
Another tool that sissy, Mary Adkins, made me it is a finger pin cushion and boy it sure comes in handy when I am hand appliqueing to put the needles that are no longer needed when finishing appliqueing an area...it is made from a bottle cap..it has to be a certain size one, I believe from a water bottle..I hope she makes me a couple more..thank you sis..love it..Have a great day all, today I will finished up Ruth's lesson and put that in this evening or tomorrow morning..I have decided that I can hand quilt every other day..or I won't be able to use my hands for a bit..hugs, Lorraine