Q: Are you swooning?
Why yes I am.
I changed my mind about colors/fabrics, but finally chose these.
I could hardly wait to start my block so I could use my beautiful new smart iron.
Perhaps it was my haste, or perhaps it was the still poor lighting in my work-in-progress sewing studio, but I made an unusual (for me) cutting error.
I cut out background squares in Kona White (on the right) instead of Snow (on the left) and had to start all over. On the bright side, I now have white background squares for the red and white Christmas quilt I keep thinking about.
Sammy didn't lose a wink of sleep over my problem.
Q: How is the progress on your sewing studio?
I can't stress enough that this will be an all year project.
Recent activity includes folding fabrics to reorganize.
But Sammy kept walking through the piles.
Most of my fabrics are now temporarily stuffed into drawers since my neck and back got tired from all the folding.
Q: How is your recovery from surgery going?
Today was my first day neck brace free. It's about a week early, but this morning I just couldn't face putting it on any more. The cervical fusions will still be growing/fusing till November 2012 and my spinal cord may not be completely "back to normal" until May 2013.
So basically I still have pain and other symptoms in my neck and left arm and leg; however, less than before surgery, AND
I am getting better every day.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!! They are much appreciated!!
In other news, I'm taking a wonderful class with a special friend,
and -- oh yeah -- I finished that first Swoon block (24" square).
Of course, some people have already finished their entire quilt tops.
I may not be fast,
but I'm slow :D.
With wishes, true and kind -- Joan