Saturday, August 20, 2011

The woman can now walk upright!

This, boys and girls, is a major improvement. Yep, the back is still in spasm mode, but now I can actually stand up straight, so I'm on the mend.

I did a little bit of sewing today. It hurt to sit at the machine, and to get up, but the walk down to the basement to press was good. I know, I should have an ironing board near me, but this way, I get an aerobic moment out of my sewing.

So here's what I did: 2 blocks from the Farmer's Wife Quilt-a-long. So far, I've sewn doll garments, and 2 quilt tops with my fabric cut with a rotary cutter. This is the first time I'm working from templates and I'm not sure I like it. It's different, and yet it seems to work fine. The advantage of being a novice quilty person is that I don't know anything, so everything is new to me, and I get to see how I like doing things. I know that there are pieced patterns for this QAL, and I'm going to try that next.

I love picking out the fabrics. I'm using some charm squares, fresh fabric, and some odds and ends. It's grand fun, especially since you know how much I love to play with color. This is totally different from yarn dyeing, and it's a neat challenge.

The book shows the blocks on point, and I like that, so that's why the patches are placed that way. I don't know what I'll use for the sashing, binding and backing, but I have years to go before I worry about that.

Knitting is happy: I'm winging a cardigan for the dolls out of my fingering wt yarn left over from some long-gone project. I'll show pics when I get something done. I'm totally fooling around with this. Not pattern, just holding it ho to a doll to see the fit. That's the beauty of garter stitch.

Look at this fabric I bought to make the girls Halloween cloaks. I may or may not do that, but I have to figure out how to use this witchy fabric; it's so adorable.

OK, going off to sit and knit. Sitting is not great for the back, but I'm tired of walking around and standing. Happiness is a back on the mend! Those lucky folks who have never had a back spasm, have no idea what they are missing!


Scrabblequeen said...

Yay for feeling a bit better. You might just want to postpone any other sewing for a few days...I'm just sayin'!

Henya said...

Glad to her you are moving around again! Your new quilting is amazing!

scrapperjen said...

Glad you're feeling better!!! I love your quilt squares - so colorful and fun.


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