Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Not Lazy

I've sewn the binding of The Quick Brown Fox across the top, down one side, and now I am halfway across the bottom. I always (always!) start handsewing the binding down about a foot away from a corner. That way, when I turn the fourth corner, I get the pleasure of "sewing down the home stretch."I'm not -supposed- to sew more than, say 24-30" at any time because of the arthritis in my hand, but I always do. I start sewing the binding, and I am so eager to get the quilt finished, that I always do more than I should. So, after I massage my thumb with ice (NO! It is NOT fun. It does NOT feel good. It hurts and I stop when I am on the verge of tears), I go to bed and give the hand a rest.

I am -SO- in love with this quilt!

4 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Have you tried using BioFreeze on your thumb? It sure helps mine . . .

Still wishing I'd seen Fox before it left Tennesse ~ I know it just HAS to be a stunner in person.

Millie said...

Julie, the ice works fine. I don't have PAIN, just stiffness. I wish you had seen it too. You'll just have to come to NH!

Quilting4U said...

I look forward to see it with the binding, I LOVE the color of the binding! What a great finishing touch!

Sharon said...

Now you KNOW you're supposed to pace yourself! But I sure do understand! LOL (I have thumb problems and arthritis too, and it ain't no fun.)

You know, I do that same thing with where I start the binding, for the same reason! *grin*

I too am anxious to see the quilt all completed!