Waiting In The Wings

Monday, August 22, 2022

Just another manic Monday

 The post heading is tongue in cheek as there is presently nothing manic on Monday nor any other day at my place - I will fill you in shortly.

Remember I was busy making blocks for the Slashed Squares quilt for eldest grandson, last week I reached the required 25 blocks, I was also busily tidying and sorting fabric and I carried that through to a re-arranged layout all ready to really gets busy again.  Photos of the blocks below, this was the best I could achieve right now due to this,

so here we have top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right

I do have a reasonable photo of the beach at low tide

and thanks to another fall Wednesday in the house my right lower arm is encased as in the first photo.
Maneouvering around a chair I lost balance, went down and landed heavily smack on the backside!!
One leg tucked underneath (luckily no damage there) and my right arm - you guessed - outstretched breaking my fall.
Result badly bruised coccyx and sacrum, not fractured as initially thought, right wrist - fractured scaphoid bone, right shoulder n o broken bones but ultrasound Wednesday to see if further damage to the already torn tendon. End result a lot of pain in the affected areas, can  use fingers a little at one time with the r hand but my left now has to come into play - you will remember this was badly broken in January and is plated with only 70% use. Not a happy quilter right now and passing on thinking about the way forward.

It has taken numerous spells at the keyboard to write this in small blocks of time. Hopefully will be back again soon with a real  post. Will be reading your posts but may not be able to comment regularly.

Happy quilting


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Not a very exciting post!!!

 Almost four weeks since my last post and I'm afraid my quilting has been pretty much non-existent.
It's been a difficult few weeks, in fact a difficult and stressful year so far and I could even say two years, but things can only improve if a positive approach is taken, at least I do hope so.

My achievements since my last post have been: dealing with scraps

this box is 16" square and I have two of them, after removing larger pieces that I didn't want to dispose of
I ended with five bags each holding approximately 4lbs of scraps!!!

It gave me a real feeling of relief to see those empty and really good to iron these pieces to be kept and discover treasures long forgotten - a small helping below.

I have six drawers more of scraps still to be dealt to, these are each around 16" x 14" and are pretty well packed.

New stacking system was bought with fabrics still in the process of being colour sorted, these are holding 1/2 yards in one set and 1/4 yards in the other.

I'm trying to finish up writing this before heading for a visit to the dentist - my worst nightmare!!!
Two root canal fillings this morning and at 11.00am I shall be swallowing a cocktail of drugs.
Amoxicillin 2grams are needed because of my faulty aortic valve to protect my heart, and a Lorazepam (Ativan) tablet because I have a real fear of dental treatment, I only need to sit in the chair before I'm all ready to leap out again! A lot of this is really because of the fact that I have PTSD resulting from major surgery many years ago during which I came around during the operation, details of the experience I will not repeat here, suffice to say it was horrific. Any procedure at all has memories resurfacing.

I suspect when I return home I shall be just ready to reach this little beauty down and have a cup of tea

and be feeling like the withed orchid below

I shall enjoy a cuddle with this little beauty below

and if the roses were still blooming I would be enjoying the perfume of this glorious one
I think this one is Sharif Asma one bred by David Austin.

So, there we have it, hopefully in a few days I will have something to show you, although I am going to be hampered somewhat with the amount of time spent quilting as I now have only70% use in my left hand due to the damage from the broken wrist bones and my right shoulder is limited in movement, particular so if I try to rise my arm out to the side - not possible really and nothing more to be done as the torn tendon/muscle is not attached to the bone, I shall manage with limitations as do many people. Short spells of time with my sewing.

I'll finish up now as my tranquiliser is working rather quicker than I had thought and John would't want to come in my sewing room in 30 mins and find me totally out of it slumped over my keyboard!!

Keep well all of you and stay safe and I really do hope to be back in a few days.