Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I want to quilt so desperately! It is a physical need. However strong the urge may be, I just can't do it yet.

I spent almost a week unable to walk at all. I watched the Easter proceedings from my bed. Having energy but not being able to move is terrible! My recovery time is slow, but mostly steady. I live at my chiropractor's office.

And sitting is absolutely, unequivocally from the devil. It hurts to sit sooo much. Therefore, I cannot quilt: And I am sad about that. Plus, the non-walking thing leaves out shopping trips to the fabric store.

What's a quilter to do? Can you feel my pain? Plus, the USB cord for my camera moved out and neglected to provide a forwarding address.

I feel like jumping head-first into my design book and calling my new block design "hurting unit." LOL.

On the very worst day of all, my Pixie pulled down the basket that held precut and counted stacks of delicious green for my Green Quilt. Stacks went in every direction. I actually cried. My Pixie spent some time in her room.

And then a few days ago, when the urge to quilt was almost overwhelming, I put the basket and pattern into bed with me and recounted hundreds of squares and made new stacks. Playing with fabric was like therapy. It raised my spirit for the rest of the day.

I got someone else to put the basket up higher than the Pixie can reach.


  1. sorry to hear you are not so good at the moment... a needle and thread in the hand works just as well as in the machine you know xx

  2. Sorry to hear about your back. I hope you'll be pain free and more mobile soon. Sending virtual hugs :)


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