Last Sunday night I was making dinner, happily slicing up some collard greens (yeah collards) with my newly sharpened knife. It happened quickly and mostly painlessly, but now my left thumb has a nice bandage on it. Luckily, I had gotten most of the sewing room put back together Friday and Saturday. Here’s my new view of the rainy weather and the poor soggy daffodils.
Due to my accident, not much sewing went on this week, and no knitting. I got my Mrs. Millers blocks for March done today. I used the technique in the booklet to make the Cats Cradle blocks with the easy angle. It’s an OK technique, it seems like there is a bit less bias to deal with but next time I’ll use scant 1/4″ seams. Most of my points are showing 😉 These blocks are 6 ½” much smaller and more fiddly than the Christmas fig ones, those are 12 ½ . That BOM comes next week, I think I’m on the tenth month with that quilt, be done by next Christmas.
I’m kinda bummed I can’t knit, I just started the Sea Shell socks, got the ribbing done and I was about to start the ‘fun’ part, the patterning of the leg. I’m hoping that the bandaid with be off soon. I’m doing these two at a time, I separate them to turn the heels and then finish them together. The color reminds me of the beach sand where I grew up.
My goals for this week are to get the Plus quilt on the frame and figure out how I’m going to quilt it. I also have another baby quilt (mothers/cousins/sons/baby) to do, but hoping I can use one of the tops I already have made. I got some Minky on sale at Amazon/fabric.com last week, so that’ll be a quick turn around.
Now if it would only stop raining.
3 thoughts on “All thumbs”
Oh my, I feel your pain! I am banned from rotary cutting while my finger heals from surgery. I have a nice screw in my long finger on my right hand that has to “set” before I am allowed any fun. It is keeping me from even hanging out in the sewing room. i hope yours heals quickly….5 weeks to go for me. Patience…….
Sorry to hear about your finger, any chance it prevents you from doing dishes? When I broke my wrist (about 8 years ago) I figured out a way to use the cast to help push the cutter in those last weeks of recovery. Hope your finger heals quickly 🙂
LOL…don’t I wish about those dishes. Thank goodness for a dishwasher. No handwashing for me as I must not get it wet or really put that hand to much work. Only the things I can do one handed get done. I leave the rest for the hubby.
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