Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ALYOF to Match The Awesome Weather

Yes! In a super-busy month, I finished my May Goal. Yes!



I made it a simple goal because I knew I'd be hoofin' it to get everything accomplished this month.  I'm glad I did. This month's goal was to complete the binding on my Charm Pack Cherry quilt with a black background. I do like the turquoise binding - kinda sets it off.  The print fabric is Moda's Barcelona, and the entire lap quilt takes 2 charm packs of the print and 2 charm packs of the solid.



 It was an interesting process to make the quilt in two different background colors. I like each one.




On a side note, the arthritis in my hands has been acting up.  Not fun. But then last night, I had an unusual thing happen. The ring finger on my right hand (of course, I'm right handed)  decided to voluntary, and without any prior approval from me, snap into a semi-permanent position with the fingertip down against my palm. And it refused to snap back into place.

Owie! So after I stopped panicking, calmed down and took some Ibuprofen, and soaked my hand in hot water and then in one of my flax seed hot packs (gotta love those hot packs!), I was relaxed and the tendon gave way and it went back to normal.  Which is a good thing. Except after a visit with a surgeon today who specializes in hands, she gave me a cortisone shot to reduce the inflammation. Owie again!  At my age, I just don't do 'owie' well, lol.  Hopefully, though, it will give that hand some relief. After all, I have a big To Do List and all of it, every bit of it, involves my hands. Wish me luck so I don't need surgery!

Looking forward to seeing everyone's finishes for May.  And remember: quilt with a smile!

Barb

Linking up with Linky Tuesday, ALYOF, Thread & Needle Thursday, and Quilt Story.




19 comments:

  1. Love the binding and the black is probably my favourite of the two . Both fab though . Sorry to hear about your hands. I gave exactly the same thing and it drives me mad!

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  2. What fun, pretty quilts. You did a great job.

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  3. These charm pack quilts turn out so pretty! I saw your black white and red quilt in Quilter's Newsletter, I think. Not sure about the mag! Nice.

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  4. What fun quilts - The black background reminds me of those licorice candies! Mmmm. Oh, no fun about your finger, so sorry! Hope you're feeling better.

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  5. Hurray for the finish! I'm hoping to finish my Cherry Charm quilt today. I loved yours so much I decided to make one. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. The second quilt is beautiful. Be careful with your hand, we need your long arm talents !

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  7. Both the quilts are great! And congratulations on getting them done. I wish you the best on your finger. Did your doctor say that this is a common thing to happen? Never heard of it before!

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  8. LOVE both quilts! And at our age you can yell "OWIE" all you want. That sounds so painful! Crazy!

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  9. it's gorgeous, well done on the finish! I love the black background to this quilt and the binding finishes it off so well. Sorry to hear about the arthritis. My mum has suffered terribly with it since her 30s. I'm dreading being hit with it myself.

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  10. The quilt turned out great! Ouch.....that doesn't sound good! You have to be ok......you have to much sewing to do! Keep using the hot pack! :)

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  11. Congratulations on the gorgeous finish! I've had that happen to my hands before and it is so scary!

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  12. Turned out fabulous. How different they look with the different backgrounds.

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  13. the quilts are nice, I really like the white background. Wow that is scary about your finger, I didn't know they could or would do that!

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  14. Oooh I especially like your turquoise colors! But that is seriously scary about your finger...ough!

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  15. Pretty and happy colors. I sympathize about your finger. I have finger problems at times too. Ouch.

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  16. Ah yes, licorice Allsorts! A very pretty quilt, and the binding is a perfect finish.
    When I feel pain in my hands and wrists, and struggle to focus on hand-stitching, I get into a bit of a panic thinking of all the things I need to complete. It is scary. I have always been resistant, but I recently forced myself to learn how to do a nice machine binding as I think it may become more necessary in my future. Follow Dr.'s orders and don't overdue any one action in any one day is my motto!

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  17. lovely quilt and I love the simple pattern. I am partial to it with the white background, probably because that is my personal trend at the moment. Good luck with the finger. I get alot of pain in my left hand at times, I suspect arthritis, and know how painful it is when it sets in.

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  18. This pattern is stunning with the black. Congratulations on the finish and hope your hand feels better.

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