Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stacking things up

   The days are long and I have time on my hands---well, one hand at least.   Reading sounds like the way to  use my time, but as I am having double vision in my right eye----from the broken nose and concussion----so I am limited there.  It just takes twice as long to do anything.  Try folding laundry or a fat quarter with one hand.....ugh!
    I resorted to putting things away and straightening up in the sewing room.....a little while each day for the last few days.  The outcome is a stack of small projects that I found half done,  and things I was in the process of finishing up.   A couple of mug rugs to quilt, a wall hanging to quilt, fused art quilts for journal covers to stitch, a card wallet to complete, 2 quilt labels to here they sit waiting for 2 hands.
  I added a couple of things to the stack:  more squares to stitch together to add to the watercolor I was working on.  Wanda at exuberantcolor  made the suggestion to add another row around the entire wall hanging to add depth to the center.  She was right;  that is exactly what it needs.    I also pulled fabrics for a table runner for a gift I need to make.....add it to the stack.  And finally, a bin of strips and fat quarters for a lap quilt for Deana----turquoise and pink.
  I attempted some one hand stitching and need to report it is only good for non-accurate stitching!  Why did I think otherwise?  Threading the machine is a trial  but I can sew stings together and create some wonky stuff.  I  do need the therapy!
     A second stack up-----doll quilts!   They took a while to layer into a stack.  There are 69 precious little jewels here.  Thanks to all the wonderful, fabulous, generous  Mrs. Claus quilters around the world for  making this happen.  Hugs and blessings to you all.
   Happy stitching.    


  1. So sorry to hear about the double vision stuff... take care of yourself and try to relax. All that stuff will be there when you're ready!

    69 doll quilts already? Wow... sure a lot of very generous Mrs. Clauses out there...


  2. It's just going to take time, but you will get back to normal. Take care!

  3. hang in there the time will pass praying you get well soon

  4. It looks like you have a lot of nice projects waiting for you when you feel up to sewing again. I hope the vision clears up soon & doesn't cause any vertigo. I tried doing a few things with one hand to see what it is like & I can tell you that I don't like it. It's very hard & not something I would want to do for very long. You have my total sympathy. Get well soon!

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