Oddly enough, I think I have more followers now than before. I suspect, though, it's because I have only been posting sporadically and there must be a couple people who are tired of checking but want to be alerted if I have anything to say. Well, I have A LOT to say, but I've been trying to behave myself and follow doctor's orders, so I've kept quiet. In a virtual sort of way.
Well I've missed you! I really miss the exchanges between me and those of you who "talk" to me in the comments you leave.
As far as my carpal tunnel (or some type of nerve impingement) goes, I've finished the first round of physical therapy and I'm told I haven't made the progress the doctor and therapist hoped for. So next up are nerve conduction studies. If it's carpal tunnel, there's a fairly simple, quick surgery that can be done; if it's the radial nerve, as the doctor thinks it may be, there's no simple, quick surgery to repair the damage. I'd keep my fingers crossed for carpal tunnel, but I suspect crossing my fingers for an extended period of time is something I probably shouldn't do. A friend of mine had the same thing I have with the same fingers (and thumb) and hers turned out to be carpal tunnel. She had the surgery and lived happily ever after. So I'm hopeful I can be just like her.
At this point, a little keyboarding is okay--I just can't type as much as I'd need to in my job. And Hubby will help type too. So I'm hoping to blog a little more frequently than I have been for the past six weeks.
Bet you wonder what I've been doing, right? I've been doing a lot--and not much at all. I'll probably talk a bit about that in the next few days. In the meantime, I thought today I'd show you what I've been doing as far as quilting goes.
I finished this month's Year of Schnibbles quilt--the Roundabout pattern. Right about the time the pattern for this month was announced, Gran and I had gone on a little shop hop (more later) and I'd picked up a couple charm packs of Fig Tree's new Whimsy fabric line. The yardage wasn't out yet, so I used some brown fabric from my stash as a background fabric.
These colors are quite different for me, but I love the vintage look of this line--it reminds me of American Jane in toned down, softer colors. And I found some rick rack at Bearpaws & Hollyhocks that comes pretty darn close to the blue in the fabric--blues are always SO hard to match too! I'm happy with the result.
You've already seen the Rooibos Schnibbles I pieced before, but I'd forgotten to get a photo of it once it was quilted, so when I visited Bearpaws & Hollyhocks, I managed to get a photo:
Probably nearly two years ago, I won the pieced table runner you see below as a door prize at Thimbleberries Club. I'd set it aside to add some applique to it and quilt it, and I finally pulled it off the "to be finished" rack and finished it up last week:
Most of the fabric is Thimbleberries--a couple of older prints. I added wool applique and sewed the applique down by machine as I quilted it. This will make a nice, new tablerunner come fall! I have two more quilt tops that I've pinned for quilting. It seems to me the process of quilting is okay for my hands since my arms, wrists, hands, and fingers are held pretty darn flat while I'm quilting. So you may well see more finished projects before long.
Well, that's more than enough typing for today. If you're here in the US, don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour tonight. See you again soon.