I think my sneaking suspicions were right, the new medication I got was the culprit for all the muscles spasms. I knew I had too much handwork allotted, but I was going slow and doing fine when wham! the arm was just instantly shot. Now that the med is wearing off, it's better again. Still a bit touchy but going slow, I've managed to get my block done. I must stop to say though that I feel all warm and fuzzy over all the well wishes and "mothering" to stop working and rest up. You guys really are the best friends a girl could ever wish for!
Before the arm went I had plans to get the Month 2 sampler block done in the ABC Quilt. Since I figured there was a lot of piecing it was all good. Whew...this was like making a mini quilt! There's more going on in this block than some of the recent Cheri quilts! I approached this block a little different than normal since I wanted to conserve hand movements, so I got out my starch and freezer paper and did that method of turning under the pieces that could be done ahead of the time. I did all the letters, the duck, heart, and flower circles. I even pre-pressed the edges on the background pieces behind the letters! Slowly but surely I got it finished last night. ***Remember that I also post a more complete "how-to...what I did" post on the page for this quilt, for those who might be doing this quilt too. The link is right on the top of the right sidebar titled ABC Quilt Sampler Blocks***
All the decorations are down and the house is back to normal, although I miss things each year once they are gone. Not yelling at the cats for eating the tree...but I do miss that glowing light on the counter from the church. I really need a lighted house for that spot. All my new goodies are packed away, and I just have one item left to assemble. I'll keep it a tiny surprise and let you know in a few days...I will say that with the help of a wonderful blogging friend, I got exactly what I wanted!
Today, it's cutting some strips for a new february quilt, and making the economy blocks for the sides of the Sweet Land of Liberty quilt. I'll be ready to get that top finished and off the design wall.