Monday, May 06, 2019

A little quilting ...

These past couple of weeks I've been able to get some things checked off my stitching list - even though they were things I love to do, they were weighing on me because the wedding had taken first priority.

First up were some secret squirrel blocks that I can't share, but will be able to do so in time, and second I got all the star blocks made up for the exchange with my lovely USA friends - I have shared photos of the blocks before I'm pretty sure, and I'll share again when I have all the blocks in my hot little hands. Lastly, I quilted a really sweet cot quilt for one of my Thursday girls, and of course I forgot a photo of that too. I really need to lift my game!

But all those finishes meant that I could try and get back to hand quilting - I haven't been able to do much since my injury. I've moved the hoop twice now, and while I'm still nowhere near healed, I'm not in quite so much pain.

In this picture you can just see the small clamshell design I used in the grassy area:

The sheep look a little naked though, so I may come back and quilt them a little more too.

And this is where I'm working at the moment:

There is still some marking that needs to be done, and I'm going to finish that as soon as I'm done on the computer, then I can get busy with a little more stitching.

I have an appointment at a spinal specialist this week who will hopefully be able to get this nerve pain in my arm sorted out. I'm so missing all my tennis and being able to stitch for longer. Don't tell anyone, but I've been getting a few cheeky coaching sessions in here and there, so that means it's not as bad as it was ... it's all up from here! Chatter soon :-)


Wendy Caton Reed said...

I am so sorry to hear that your pain is still with you. I do hope you can resolve it soon. Your quilting is gorgeous. I love the fabric in your sheep. It looks just like wool!

Chris said...

I started seeing a new chiropractor last year for my back pain. what I was not expecting was the incredible improvement to my shoulders, neck and hands.
I was seeing him 3 x a week then 2 x and I do traction on my neck for 20 minutes each day on a foam wedge. The tractioning has been great. The arthritic pain in my hands is pretty much gone and I am anticipating hand quilting again in the near future. And Xrays show that my neck has straightened and so has my upper spine.
Your stitching is beautiful.

Phyllis said...

Lovely work, best of luck with your arm. A nuisance if you cannot quilt as much or as long as you want.

Kyle said...

It's a bit depressing when we can't enjoy doing the things we love. Hopefully you can get things resolved

Janet said...

Hope your arm gets better. I love the different designs you are quilting. Take care of yourself and DON'T over do.


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