"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes" is a line from Shakespeare's Macbeth, also the title of an Agatha Christie novel. And—although I haven't seen this myself—the title of an Outlander episode on TV.
But for me, it's the perfect title for today's stint in the studio. My thumbs are sore and bleeding from seasonal winter dry skin and from endless handstitching on the velcro'd top hems of the Double Twill Project. To protect my hands and to keep from getting blood on the fabric, I wrap cloth bandaids around my thumbs while I am stitching.
Well, the inevitable happened. I stitched the bandaid to the panel. Clever me. But easily corrected. Then after stitching the final panel, I turned it to the right side to inspect it, and to my disgust saw that I had trapped a pin inside the hem. So I ripped out part of the hem, retrieved the pin, and restitched it.
Here's a view of the little numbers woven into the bottom hems to indicate the order in which the panels are to be hung.