So my idea worked...or will in the future when my thumb is back 100%.
I did have lots of fun today but have decided to take a rest since I am suddenly breaking threads and worse my thumb/hand is too sore to continue! I AM looking forward to getting to know my machine more and to understand how to use it properly.....I know it will open lots of possibilities in my future! ;-)
Notice my free hand leaves.
So now to go soak my hand, then heat,massage and ice so hopefully I get to do some more sewing tonight!