Friday 17 April 2015

'Threading The Needle' by Caroline Kelly

"Precision is key to a perfect finish."

Justine heard her grandmothers voice every time she finished a piece of work but she still worried that the stitching was too tight, or too loose, or uneven.

She stepped back to examine her work and check for imperfections. Word of mouth brought her most of her business so she couldn't afford any mistakes - or at least any that others could see.


She turned towards Hannah's voice.

"It's perfect - as always. Mrs Bell will look at least 10 years younger when the bandages come off."

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