Sunday, June 14, 2009

Short Takes

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!

7 comments:

Feedsack Fantasy said...

Oh, please take care & be well. TTFN ~Marydon

jovaliquilts said...

Bummer about your forearm -- hope you can give it some rest. It's hard to stay away from the computer!
Your snowman top is so cute!!

Margo in Maine said...

Sorry about your arm....love your 'under cover' quilt and also the patriotic runner is looking good..mine is still sitting in baggies waiting to be worked on...
loaded another quilt instead...busy life...

Stephanie D. said...

Sorry about your arm--hope it eases up soon.

I love that little table runner--what tiny pieces those log cabins must have!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Hope your arm is better soon. Your projects are wonderful. Love the colors in the snowman quilt, and that table runner is too cute! I love log cabin blocks.

Judy S. said...

Love that snowman quilt and the table runner! Take care of that arm, and hello from Chicago.

MJinMichigan said...

Sorry about your arm. I hope it gets better soon. It must be so frustrating to have your quilting limited by it!
I like your snowman quilt so well I've come back to look at it several times. Is there a pattern for it? If so who is the designer? I'd love to make that quilt.