Friday, December 30, 2011

"Isn't he just the cutest thing!!!" - Sally Brown


Kevin is taking this 'rest your arm' thing seriously and bless his heart, he is helping me press and organize my strip drawers.

As you can see, we are quite the assembly line; he presses, I sort. The drawer was full!!! All of the strips are organized into beautiful color piles and the one "I have no idea where to put these" pile right in the middle.

The 'after' is fantabulous - and while this is time consuming, it feels so good in the end to know exactly what I have to work with. Thanks for the inspiration Bonnie!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Taking a page from Miss Bonnie's book......

I'm trying to use my left arm, I really am. And in teasing, I asked my husband "How do you work with your left arm all the time??? It's frustrating! (He's left-handed).

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, Bonnie Hunter posted that she was going through her strip drawers, pressing and organizing them by color. So I figured since I really can't cut anything I'd try to start on that project. My drawers have exploded so this is going to take some time.

As you can see I haven't even made a dent in the 2-inch drawer. Someone make sure I've come up for air later will you please???


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Superior bummer.......

This tendonitis thing totally sucks. I got four shots in my arm last Friday and was told 'no repetitive movement, no lifting over five pounds'. Do you know how much 'repetitive movement' you do without even thinking about it?

All my sewing plans went down the tubes for my week of vacation. I will admit I was bad on Christmas Eve and bound a quilt for my mother-in-law... it was her giftie and needed to be done. And yes, I keep doing things even though I am not supposed to. I caught myself coming close to tears today because of this. I wanted to get two quilts bound this week and some other pieces cut for another quilt.

I really don't want to go back and get shot again... they hurt like the dickens!!!

Thanks for listening and letting me whine. I appreciate it. Now back to watching Abby, Beth, and Kevin decorate more cookies.


Monday, December 26, 2011

For Sale - left handed Gingher shears

I bought Kevin a pair of left-handed shears for Christmas, only to discover he cuts right-handed.

So, if any of you cut left handed and would like to purchases the brand new, Gingher shears let me know. I'm asking what I paid... $25.. plus shipping.

Let me know!


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas everyone!

The presents are opened, breakfast is eaten, phone calls made to family members, and the turkey is in the oven.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful day with your loved ones.

Happy Christmas!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Quilting can prove harmful to your health......

Kevin is always saying "Practice safe quilting."... well, who knew he was right?

Over Thanksgiving I cut out ALL of the pieces for a Bonnie Hunter Pineapple Blossom. Our challenge this year is Red and White and I thought, why not?

Well my arm said "No Way!". I have tendonitis. Four shots in my right arm later.... I have to baby it for the next two weeks, no lifting anything heavier than 5 pounds and no repeptitive motion over a long period of time UGH!!!!. Those shots HURT!!!! but hopefully I won't have to undergo weeks of PT.

So my kids and Kevin will be helping with Christmas dinner tomorrow.... I'm not even going to attempt to lift an 18 pound bird.

So Happy Christmas to all.... enjoy your family, friends, food, and fun!