Arm and mosaic update
Great news! My arm is getting better. It's taking it's sweet time doing that but at least we are heading in the right direction. I still can't do any sewing or quilting or kayaking, for that matter. I think I'll probably be able to paddle before I can sew or quilt. It's the forward motion that's limited. But it's better thanks to magic healing treatments of time and ice.
I spent yesterday carefully preparing a lot of fabric for dyeing and plan to do some dyeing today. I find that I'm OK if I just take frequent ice breaks so today's word of the day will be "discipline". I'm going to try to be very disciplined about those breaks. I tend to get in a deep groove when I'm dyeing and then next thing I know it's 5 hours later.
Marcy will be here to quilt so maybe she can police me. Marcy has been a huge help this week. She's working diligently on the giant backlog of veterans quilts. She's enjoying the practice and is getting better with every quilt. Her points are pointy and her curves are smooth and after loading and quilting 2 sets she doesn't really need help with anything. It's true for quilting as with everything else: there's no substitute for practice! Thanks to her I'll actually have some content for upcoming blog posts because, for sure, I'm not creating any.
Except mosaic! I can do mosaic left handed so I'm been working on the wall a bit at a time and expect to hit this pretty hard Friday and Saturday since I can't sew.
Here's the whole wall. I'll add a couple more beads and then fill in the white background for this section before moving on.
I'll probably not post tomorrow but will be back Friday with progress on something!
Beth-near Louisville KY
6/7/2018 07:09:11 am
Love watching the beads come to life! I love beads and have a huge assortment... maybe too many.
6/7/2018 07:25:12 am
I am glad to hear your arm is better. Time and rest is what I have been doing a bit too to get rid of the soreness from the mower pulling. I feel a lot better today just in time to try and get the mower started again! Hopefully it is easier this time or my arm is stronger from the previous workout! LOL!!!
6/7/2018 09:28:20 am
I'm glad you are doing better. Thanks for reminding me about the ice thing, I've got some packs cooling right now!
6/7/2018 10:01:11 am
The bead wall is looking fantastic. I am glad you are "being a good girl" and not abusing that arm. :)
6/7/2018 10:17:42 am
So glad you are feeling better, Vicki! Your beads look great! So glad there is something creative you can do while you are healing.
6/7/2018 02:39:47 pm
So glad you are feeling some progress. Even in your compromised state you are still an inspiration in the variety of your talents and the options you afford yourself. Not just ambi-dexterous, but also multi-visionary. I'll bet you were a cool friend to have as a child, showing everyone other ways to look at the world.
6/7/2018 07:16:55 pm
Hi Vicki.....so glad you are on the mend and so glad you are being patient and allowing your body to heal itself, that can be hard to do. Your mosaic wall is so FUN, I do adore your updates. Keep behaving yourself and you will be back to quilting before you know it.
6/8/2018 10:21:23 am
So hard to sit still and do nothing, even when injured. On the up side, the wall will get attention.
6/8/2018 06:00:12 pm
Glad your arm is healing - even though I'm sure you wish it would hurry up! At least you're able to work on your wall so there is that.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.