To having a finish! And here's the proof:
Since both Marty and my camera were at hand, I had Marty snap a shot of me working on the quilt I'm finishing up for my friend Lois. My fingers are so out of shape and are a bit sore. I use these in lieu of a thimble:
I really like them as they do help keep my middle fingertip from getting tender from the eye end of the needle as I push it through the fabric. Mostly sore is my thumb and index finger from gripping the needle to pull it through.
I'm guessing I have about an hour's worth of hand-stitching and I can call it finished, which means, I WILL have something to report as 'stash out' in tomorrow's stash report. I haven't yet added a label, and will have to think of what I want to write on it for my friend, something like 'better late than never....' maybe?