The rust piece is finally finished! I learned while finishing it that apparently I would prefer to thread my machine left handed, but the cast wouldn't let me get close enough. As I tried it just went 'clunk' against the machine, so I was forced to use my right hand. LOL Thankfully the actual machine sewing process isn't hampered too much by the cast! In spite of the challenges I encountered working with the rust dyed fabric (you can read about it here, and more about how the piece began here), I think I'll work with it again because I'm really pleased with the finished piece.