Take 1: I'm experiencing some pain in my right forearm again, so I've necessarily had to cut back dramatically the time I spend on the computer. It is not carpal tunnel, but it is a repetitive motion injury and is a direct result of spending too many hours on the computer. I first experienced it a few years ago; and to combat it, I bought a Wacom pad to use at home and taught myself to mouse left-handed at work, which alleviated the problem. Being retired means having more time to spend on the computer, and now I'm paying for it! Just have to ease up, do some stretching exercises, and rest my right arm.
Take 2: I'm still waiting for this crazy cactus plant to produce a flower. In the last two weeks the stem has grown from about 4 inches to 12 inches, and the bud at the end of the stem has elongated, but there's still nothing that looks like the beginning of a flower so far.
Take 3: The snowman quilt is now a top, hooray! No telling when I might get it quilted, but I'd like to get to it next week. I want to get two more strippies quilted and bound first.
Take 4: One of my quilt groups is working on this patriotic tablerunner, and we got the fabric and cutting requirements at our last meeting. These little blocks measure 4 inches square, so the tablerunner is just 24 inches long. I might have finished the top by now except that I took it over to Helen's to work on and apparently left some of my flying geese units over there. Our next group meeting is Wednesday, so I'll finish up the last little log cabin and the two star blocks and hopefully have a completed top by the end of the morning. I like this little tablerunner so much that I think I'll make a scrappy one too.
Take 5: I haven't worked on my pink and brown quilt since I last posted about it, and I'm fine with that. It's on the design wall waiting its turn, which will come soon enough.
Credit where credit is due: "Under the Stars" (snowman quilt) quilt design by The Rabbit Factory
I am trying to hunt down the credits for the tablerunner, sorry!