Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hexagon quilt

Yesterday I was at the hospital again for a check on my shoulder. I feel I'm doing so much better now and was ready to start working a little again. But no, the doc did not allow me to do that. Working at the office by the computer is not good for the slow progress I'm having now. He tells me to use my shoulder careful so it won't get frozen again. This is nothing I can exercise away, just let the time fix it. My physiolady did some more acupuncture on me today, and I feel that it is helping. She also tells me to be patient. And she allows me to sew a little as long as it gives me no pain. I'm very very careful now because I want to go back to work.

My present for XXXXXXXX in the SSCS is ready to be posted. I have not added "explosive smarties" because I do not want this one to be delayed in the mail. I hope this package will travel safe and fast to XXXXX.

Yesterday I visited my friend Irene and we continued working on our hexagon quilts. We have been a great team on these quilts. Since I can't rotarycut because of my shoulder my friend did the cutting. And I did the sewing on my quilt and she on hers. We started working on them at her cabin last week, and yesterday we added the outer border and basted it.

And now it's in my sewingmachine being quilted.
I want to do a simple quilting on this because I have no strenght in my arm to do any fancy quilting. So I only quilt in the ditch between the hexagons. Quilt for ten minutes and then rest a long time. Perhaps I manage do finish the quilting for tomorrows quilt meeting and bring it for show and tell (without the binding LOL, that have to wait) I promise to bring my camera and I hope the other girls have something to show.
Saying for today:
A kind word is never wasted

32 comments:

Nadine said...

... and a wise doctor is never wrong, because he knows what he's talking about ! So, please my friend, take care and follow his advise. Knowing about your love of quotes, I found this one very appropriate :
" A shoulder heals one day at a time"...
(unfortunately, the author is anonymous).

LOVE your hexagons quilt, and it must be soooo comfy in flannels !

Hugs & smiles to you !
NADINE

Marilyn R said...

Your hexagon quilt is wonderful! I love the colors you chose for it.

nicky said...

Your quilt is lovely- i have always planned to make a hexagon quilt but have not yet got around to it. Is yours machine pieced?
Nicky

Chookyblue said...

take care of the elbow and love the hexagon quilt.......

anne said...

wow, that is awesome and with a sore should and all, well done. A tutorial would be great as I would like to make one and have only seen handpiecing. Thanks

Chookyblue said...

opps I mean Shoulder.......well it is attached.........

Vickie E said...

You know your limitations, but machine quilting that quilt is awesome! and even after shoulder surgery...you go girl!!!

Susan said...

Love your quilt! Doesn't quilting that way hurt your shoulder at all? I know you said ten minutes at a time! If you listen to the docs, it will take patience, but in the long run, it will take less time.

Elaine Adair said...

How maddening not to be able to just dig in and sew a LOT!

That gift quilt is so pretty and of course, kitty thinks so too.

Take care ...

Dawn said...

Wow look at that hexagon quilt! It is wonderful!

Linda said...

Pleased to see you're being good and taking things slowly. Love your quilt, so pretty.

Tracey in CT said...

Plse go easy on your shoulder, you don't want to do any permanent damage :-)

Your quilt looks lovely...such a nice color combination! I'm happy to hear that your friend was helpful with the cutting part!

randi---i have to say said...

The quilt is coming along beautifully! Be careful on the arm while you are quilting!

Elizabeth Joy said...

Beautiful! I want to make one. I wonder where to get a pattern?

Hanne said...

Lovely quilt May Britt !

Take good care of yourself and follow doctor's orders. I know you are careful!

Mary said...

Sorry to hear about your shoulder. My Mom was just treated for that too. She's had to be careful how long she works at her machine and I've been putting her bindings on for her to stitch down on the last few quilts I've done for her.

I love the colors on the hexagon quilt, very pretty.

aliena said...

Hi Aby,
Never before I say anything, now I think is the moment.
Try to feel better 'cause I like your comments and your pictures and I visit your page once a week.
I lovely your world so I continued traveling inside it.
Love your hexagons quilt.
Perhaps you can visit my world, so I tell U my adress.
http://alienasland.blogspot.com

I see U in a few days.

Anne Ida said...

Hi! Oh, your quilts looks great! - be sure to tell Irene from me as well! It sounds like you had a great time! The fabrics you girls have chosen are so yummy :o) Do they both have the same red border now?

Happy you feel up to quilting! HAve lots of fun! But do be careful with that shoulder! Hugs...

Leanne said...

Take care off that shoulder and listen to the doctor. The hexagon quilt looks good, it's amazing how effective team work is. Good idea about the smarties that story made my friends at work laugh.

The Calico Cat said...

Love the hexagon quilt!

What is an "Explosive Smartie?"

Take it easy on that shoulder!

Emily said...

Do listen to the wise doctor, you might get better sooner! I love acupuncture! but I tend to leak afterwards! LOL! Take care, May!

Gudveig HN said...

Yes, you should listen to the doctor and follow his avice. Take care!
I love that hexagon quilt!

Little Mysteries said...

The quilt looks gorgeous, great fabric combinations. I hope your shoulder continues to heal well.

Libby said...

That is a marvelous quilt - how fun that you were able to share in the making of it . . . you must keep following all the resting rules *s* so that your shoulder may completely heal. Be good *s*

Thimbleanna said...

Do what the Dr. says! Love your hexagon quilt!!!

Guðrún said...

The colors in the hexagon quilt are great. Please take care of your shoulder.

Violette Severin said...

Hi May, I had no idea you had a frozen shoulder. I had that in my right shoulder for 12 years before having it surgically corrected. The dr shaved my collar bone and acromion (tip of the shoulder joint) 10 years ago so I would have more room for inflammation. The recovery was horrible but I have never had anymore problems. Good luck with your therapy.

Suze said...

Take care of yourself so that you may stitch many more lovely thing.

I always enjoy the pictures of your quilt meetings. They are so inspiring.

I hope you do a tutorial on the Hexagon Quilt.

Elin said...

Wonderful result! I look forward to your hexagon quilt tutorial at your blog....

Patti said...

The hexagon tops are so lovely! It must be so frustrating to feel good enough to go back to work and have the doctor say "No". At least he is letting you sew - even if it's just a little bit at a time.

Carole said...

You need to take care of that shoulder May Britt! I'd hate to see a decline. Slow and easy, that's the way to go. Lovely quilt! Gosh, those fabrics are sweet! Take good care of yourself!

Camille said...

Your hexagon quilt is absolutely stunning!! Way to go!

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