Waiting In The Wings

Friday, August 25, 2017

A Brief Encounter .....

This will be brief due to a silly way of rushing to grab a hold
of the car door - thankfully no fingers trapped but I tore
one of my nails almost halfway down the nail bed!!
OUCH

This was on Monday and luckily we were almost right next to our
doctor's surgery so I hopped in there and the
ever so kind nurse trimmed of what she could, the saying
"hanging by a thread" now has a whole new
meaning for me!
Very difficult to sew/type, below is all I could manage
this week.









So here are four 6" Churn Dash blocks, these
will be in the next row of my Memory Quilt 1,
see the labels on the right for a past photo.

I foolishly thought I could try a little hand quilting (sore
finger left hand), the quilt - Paintbox - was already in the hoop
with three blocks quilted - but it was a no go!!


All my above efforts were closely watched over by my
faithful helper


who is obviously letting me know that she's not moving!
I'll be back in a few days, have a good weekend.

21 comments:

Robby H. said...

Ouch! I had a somewhat similar experience with a toe. You have my sympathies. Wishing you quick healing.

Leeanne said...

OUCH alright! We under estimate how much we use our fingers and hands. pretty churn dash blocks.

Julie said...

Ouch, hope that means you can't do housework or cooking either. Loving those colours in paintbox!

Nancy J said...

SOOO Painful. Keep it elevated, maybe sew at eye level. Love those fabrics and colours.

Debbie said...

Small and critically painful....heal soon. We need out hands to work:)

Julierose said...

Ooh nooo! how painful for you--so sorry to hear about your mishap...Your CD blocks are beautiful--rest that finger now...hugs, Julierose

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful kitty photo -- take care and let that serious "ouch-ie" heal.

Linda Swanekamp said...

The colors of the 6" blocks are so wonderfully rich and saturated. Get better quick and be careful.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Oh, I know how that feels to tear a nail or to bend one back. I can feel your pain. I love your churn dash blocks!

O'Quilts said...

I love the blocks. Hopefully the sad nail story..nail etc..will still allow you to order fabric online...xoxo

JoZart Quilts said...

Poor you! I'm really feeling it for you, both the pain and the inconvenience. I was luckier than you as just I caught the stitched edge of my shoe on old wooden stairs whilst rushing back for trims I had forgotten. What a flying fall as I smacked my hands in an effort to save myself, but managed to scrape my knees through jeans and hit my specs into my face. I am amazingly unscathed except for a couple of grazes, sore hands and nose. I am so lucky, so grateful and more so as I read of your trauma.
Loving the churn dash. You colour choices are always fabulous.
Jo x

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Great 'churn dash' blocks! Hoping it's quick healing for that nail too.

Ann said...

That sounds so painful. I've torn my nails but never so far back. Does that mean you win the prize? I do hope you get better soon.
Your blocks looks gorgeous, especially that fourth churn dash. Love the way you made a second round of petals.

Kate said...

Ouch! That hurts! Hopefully you'll heal quickly and can get back to stitching as normal.

Ali Honey said...

I bet that's sore. Good wishes for a quick heal...guessing it might take a while. Hope you've got a good book to read instead of stitching.

Sally Trude said...

Ouch! Good thing you have cat claw help...a nail and a needle in one. In any case, the churn dashes are adorable!

Louise said...

Ow, ow, ow!! I'm so sorry you tore your fingernail. That sounds incredibly painful. And even worse, it's affecting your quilting :( I hope you heal soon!

Janie said...

Nice blocks.
I'm sorry, I hope you heal fast, so inconvenient!
Beautiful cat. My daughter's cat just had five kittens, fun x five.

gayle said...

Oh, oh, ow! Wishing you the fastest possible healing!
I love all your bright beautiful blocks - you have such fun with colors!

Raewyn said...

OUCH hope you're healing now - suddenly we realise how much we use/bump/knock those parts of the body that we've damaged! Your blocks look good though...hope you get back to some moer sewing and quilting soon :-)

Mystic Quilter said...

Thank you Robby - hope you see this, you are showing as a noreply-comment blogger so I can't reply with an email, sorry.