Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Scrapping Along

If you are looking for my 'Sew Retro' Paper Piecing Pattern Give Away you can find it here. If you visit Jeanette at Gone Aussie Quilting's blog, not only does she have a fabulous version of this pattern already quilted, but I think her Heather Ross Spoonflower prints are the best give away in the whole blog hop.

Too Busy for Scrapping

I have not had much time to work on the back of the Tall Boy Runner this past week. My closest friend is moving away this weekend and I have been busy helping her with childminding, packing and a spot of weeding.

I have a few ideas on the go - a log cabin (yes but not really enough long strips left over)

                                         - a more traditional block using squares

                                         - a sort of improvisational piece (my favourite kind of piecing)

I am happy to pursue all of these options until I can make up my mind which is most suitable.

This Week's  Sewing  Stats

Completed projects  -  Dresser Runner (back) 

Currently in progress -  Tall Boy Runner (back)
Yet to start  -  'Spooling Around' paper pieced block
                          'Sliced Scrappy' block for QCA Bee #1
                          'Sew Mid Century' paper pieced block for Wombat Stew
                          Lorax Quilt

Linking up with WiP Wednesday.

Medical Update

Duncan's Myositis has cleared up and he has been back at school since last Friday.

Last Thursday I went and saw a Hand and Upper Arm Specialist about my swollen index finger. He seems to think that the palm spike tip (about 1mm) is not the cause of the inflammation anymore. He seems to think that my finger has developed what is called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

I won't bore you with the details but it is not very nice. I really do hope that it is not too late for my finger. Indeed I think some of the swelling has eased, some of the functionality has returned but I am a long way from straightening it.

Thankfully the pain is not excruciating and so I declined to go back to Brisbane again this week to see a Pain and Rehabilitation Specialist for treatment. I saw my GP today and obtained a referral to a Hand Clinic that visits locally on Wednesdays. So tomorrow I am off to see a Hand Physiotherapist. I have developed some dermatitis on it but I suspect that my poor finger is under a loss of stress from the CRPS.

Luckily it is not too painful to sew by hand or on the machine.


  1. I fell and broke my right wrist back in December. After having extensive surgery I have been going to a Certified Hand Therapist. She has really helped me a lot. I also have some fingers that are still swollen after all this time, and she told me that sometimes the brain forgets how to turn off the inflammation. She's given me exercises to try to reduce the swelling and restore proper circulation. I hope you are able to get some help. I'm not at 100% yet, but hope to be back to quilting soon. BTW, my daughter visited Brisbane back in January. She had a wonderful trip and loved your country.

  2. I have CRPS II of the right arm due to a blood draw gone wrong. I pray that your condition gets better. The sooner treatment is received, the better. I have had it for going on 7 years and am disabled now. I pray that you heal completely. Reduce stress and take care of yourself. :) Angela

  3. I am so glad to hear that your son was able to return to school but sorry to hear about your hand troubles. Next to your eyes the 2nd most I portent thing to a quilter would be hands! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope you can continue doing the things you love!


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