Arm is a lot better now. Not completely healed, they say that will take another three months or so, but I can type again and I was anxious to get back to sewing.
I tried sewing a bit while my arm was still in the sling. Quilting withdrawal had me with the shakes. :) But my attempt quickly ended badly when the machine ate a bunch of the fabric on the patch I was attempting to sew. It was difficult to get it back out. I have occasionally had issues with corners being eaten a bit but nothing like this.
I thought perhaps it was just a fluke but wrestling with it while my arm was still in a sling was too much hassle. So I stepped back and decided to wait for my arm to heal more before sewing. When my arm healed enough to try sewing I kept having issues with the thread breaking and more patch corners being eaten. I decided my machine needed to be serviced. So... sewing has to wait a bit longer.
In the meantime I'm really looking forward to some hand work. Applique has always been a favorite of mine and after watching the latest The Quilt Show I'm really excited about doing some applique again.