Sunday, March 20, 2011

Back again

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.