I have been quilting about 15 years and enjoy all kinds of quilting, but my favorite is hand applique. I have recently acquired an embroidery machine and am learning to use it's features.
I belong to 2 local quilt guilds and actively participate in both guilds, as well as in a couple of quilt grapevine groups.
My left hand is almost back to normal, still a little discomfort when I lift something heavy or do hand sewing for while, such as sitting and hand stitching binding. I haven't tried embroidery yet. Trying to catch up on binding that didn't get done the last few months. I had bronchitis in December and the steroids I was on for that seemed to get rid of the pain in my hand.
I finally had my post op check up in January, finally, only 3 months after the surgery. I asked him if I had to do the right hand now and he said no. If the numbness and tingling continue to get worse and I start dropping things, he suggested I call him and we will do it. So...I decided I'm not doing it right now.
Hope you are doing well and had a nice Christmas. We stayed home by ourselves....may not have Christmas gift exchange until May when we go to Missouri for our grandson's high school graduation.
Thinking of you and wondering how you are doing. I hope better than I am.
All of a sudden I started having pain in my wrist and cramping in my fingers when I move the right way. I have no idea what if anything I might have done to cause this. I will see the specialist next Wednesday and hoping it is nothing serious. Now I am rethinking having the right one done. Will see what he says will happen if I don't do it. The cyst seems to be getting smaller. Some have said sometimes they go away on their own, so hope that is what is happening.
Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Thought of you as we breezed by Topeka!
Hi Glenda.....hope you are doing OK....which hand did you have done? I did the left one first as I am right handed and wanted to see how things went with it first. I also have a cyst in my right hand which he will remove when he does that one. The first week was the hardest as I had like a soft cast and the only thing sticking out was the tip of my fingers and thumb. Once it was off and I could somewhat use my hand it was easier. Once the stitches came out things got better again, then when the scab came off I was able to use my hand again. Today is 3 weeks and I feel I'm back to normal in use of the hand, but still a little sore. I've been doing some machine work as far as sewing for about a week, but hand and wrist get tired after about 2 or 3 hours. Haven't tried hand work yet. I haven't had any tingling or numbness so hoping the surgery was successful.
I wish you the best in your recovery! Will you have to have the other one done too? I will wait until January to do the second one.
Thanks, Glenda. I do have similar antique sewing machine pattern, it's a cover for a Featherweight machine. I just uploaded my 5 new quilts that got completed this year. They all won blue ribbons at our fair this week! One is a Crabapple Hill design - Berry Picking Party, my first embroidery quilt.
I also miss the birthday list, but I had made a few notes on my calendar of some of the friend's birthdays so I would remember. Did you enjoy the presentation by Eleanor's sister? She is to be in Colby Saturday and I am debating whether to stay after $5 quilt to attend. Of course it will depend on whether my husband goes to Colby with me...he won't want to wait around for me to go to it.