Saturday, July 21, 2012

star blocks. etc.

I had the surgery on my broken finger last week and checked in with my doctor the other day and everything is looking good. Well, as long as it is covered up by a bandage.... He said it should be fully healed in 6 months and the only questionable thing is what the new fingernail will look like when it grows in. I have some pins in there holding the bone in place and they will be removed in 4 weeks. In the meantime I'll be getting a permanent, yet removable splint next week and find out what kinds of physical therapy I will need to do.

I have been able to do a little bit of sewing, which is good. I don't think I'll be able to machine quilt for a few weeks but I can rotary cut and piece just fine so I will focus on that for now. I finished up a few quilt blocks this week:

square block 2 square block 1 
These two blocks (above) are for the Believe circle of the do good stitches bee. I didn't think I'd be able to sew at all right after my accident so I'm happy these are done.
granny 11 
And I sewed up block #11 for my own personal granny square quilt. I think I will add some blacks in next time I'm ready to cut more squares for this project.

I started something new, too. I couldn't help it. There were a few nights when I couldn't sleep this last week, and I pulled these fabric pairs out one night.
I have 3 blocks done so far. I've cut out two blocks worth of pieces for each fabric pair and am not sure if I should just do the opposite block (compared to the ones already sewn) or mix it up. What do you think?
3 star blocks 
I really love the crab one.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Sewing break

Well... I'm taking an unplanned break from sewing for a little while due to the infamous "freak 4th of July church pancake breakfast gate accident" in which I smashed and broke the tip of my finger. (And my husband and I both missed out on the pancakes.)

Went to the ER and got stitches and drugs but the hand surgeon needs to see me to get me properly fixed  up--that's scheduled for this Wednesday, so say a little prayer for me if you're so inclined.

The good news is the broken finger it's on my right hand and I'm left handed, I can't imagine how frustrating it would be to lose function in your dominant hand.

My church friends have been really kind and helpful and my husband and kids are helping with things like dishes, cooking, laundry, and washing my hair. I might try to do a little hand sewing, well see how that goes.