Waiting In The Wings

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday again

Well, I finished the 10 churn dash blocks today - not good!!
I have a photo and it's taken on a ridiculous angle, but that's all I
could manage today, reason why after the photo
with wavy blocks!

 I wouldn't want to size this to Xtra Large.
 I've had back/neck problems for ages
and at my review Monday of my CT scan and appt with the Spinal 
specialist they confirmed that basically my whole spine is in a
very bad way.
I won't bore you with the effect this is having on me, but it's enough to make
life very, very difficult in a number of ways and extremely painful.
Decreased sensation in my fingers is having an effect on
my patchwork piecing and that bugs me!!! Small pieces
are now a no go for me, as you can tell by looking
at the Churn Dash blocks above.

Whilst I'm mulling over some issues relating to the above I
had a wander around the garden,
the camellia below is superb, around 6" across

and look what's just opened in time
for the official start of Spring tomorrow here in
New Zealand - my special little violet "Freckles".

Time to head over to see what's happening
Sew Stitch Snap SHARE
Linda at Koka Quilts
Julie at JulieLou

see you there!


Nancy J said...

tomorrow, the beginning of springtime,. officially... I have early cheer, daffs, grape hyacinth, and more. My/our station wagon knows the drive to the hospital by heart. Today another fracture clinic visit. Healing going OK but very slowly.How are you adapting/adjusting to your news? XXXXX

Julie said...

So sorry to hear about your back, I think your churn dash blocks looks great. I used to have "speckles" in my garden, I think I only had one flower in its lifetime.
Thanks for linking to Sew Stitch Snap Share

Julierose said...

OOh backs can be so debilitating...sorry to hear about your problem...
Your churn Dash blocks look just fine to me...I love the colors you put together for them...your usual great sense of color...hope you feel better soon...hugs, Julierose

Debbie said...

I so hate to hear of your suffering and pain. And to lose the sensation in the fingers.....we just don't want to go there. From experience I can encourage you to push on, do what you can, find ways to continue what you do. There is no medicine that cures the pain, so I will send hugs and encouragement whenever you need it.
For the quilt you are working on....luscious colors filled with vibrancy and shouting here I am. fabulous prints and the fabrics speak for them selves.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Freckles is gorgeous and so are your quilt blocks in the photo (such gorgeous colors). Take it easy and scale back to allow that spine to heal as much as possible. Your fabrics will wait for you (although you may not be so happy about the enforced delays). Sending all manner of good thoughts!!

gayle said...

Oh, dear! Sending hugs and good thoughts, and hoping for the best for you.
I love your gorgeous colors in those happy blocks. (And they look just fine from here!)

Louise said...

Oh, Maureen, I'm so sorry that you're suffering. I'm holding you in my thoughts for healing! I hope the flowers of spring bring you some beauty and comfort, too.

em's scrapbag said...

Sorry to hear of your spine problems. Hope you can figure out a workable solution. I think your churn dashes look great!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

This is looking great Maureen, wonderful rich colour combo! Thinking of you, hope things ease up & pain manageable.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Oh dear, not good news on the health front. Getting older is not for whimps! Your churn dash blocks look super - no signs of small piece problems there! No, sign of spring here yet except for the camellias.

Leeanne said...

I bet you are feeling a bit down in the dumps, thankfully the beauty of your garden is bringing you some joy. Take care xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Maureen oh dear thats not good news for you,hope things will improve for you.First day of spring for us,nothing happening in my garden yet xx

O'Quilts said...

Quilt and churn dash is lovely...I never heard of speckles...lovely though.
Now as for the pain..OMG I do understand..From vowing that I will never ever use pre-cuts..to being grateful that they make them..at least I can still sew. My heart does go out to you, my fellow traveler...pain is a mood killer...sending love from Charlotte, North Carolina

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Sorry to hear you are faced with so much pain! Your quilt top is simply gorgeous. Very inspiring!

Linda Swanekamp said...

I think my last comment didn't make it, so, Hoping your medical professionals can come up with a plan to give your relief and mobility. You are so good at what you do- your photos of your work always inspire me. Chronic pain is a very bad companion to the mind and heart.

Janie said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well, I hope you get better.
I think your blocks look fine. Your camellia is gorgeous and the little
violet is amazing, I've never seen one like that.

Clare M said...

My goodness, that is a beautiful camelia. The violet is so wonderful - I miss having them in this garden. I love your blocks and your churn dash looks awesome. My sympathies for your back issues. I will pray for your healing. Hugs, Clare

Summer said...

Hi Maureen :) Love your blocks, but I am so sorry to about your pain. Looking forward to browsing through your posts and catching up :)

Monica said...

I am sorry to hear about your back! I don't think there is anything more painful. I hope you will be able to find some work arounds so you can keep doing what you love!

Ann said...

I'm so sorry your spine is giving you so much trouble. Issues with aging - although the alternative is worse IMO. I hope PT is helping.

Sally Trude said...

I'm sorry to hear about your spine. Time to revisit Jane Bolton and Gwen Marston to appreciate magnificent work without precision.

Kate said...

Hopefully the doctors have some treatment options that will alleviate the pain and let you get back to doing what you love. Beautiful colors in your quilt and in your garden.

Kaja said...

I'm so sorry to read about your back. My mum had similar problems for years so I know a bit of what you must be going through. I really hope the doctors can come up with a good solution for you. Your quilt is looking magnificent, despite your problems.