So anyway this week I've been mostly having sore hands and elbows, why you ask? Well after only a year (insert sarcastic tone of voice) I have almost finished my first quilt. I have been extremely distracted by other projects but also have been kind of avoiding the whole quilting part of making a quilt. So last week I decided it was time to face the quilting and maybe even bind the ruddy thing. I was quite pleased with the binding but it is killing my hands. I've only got about a third left to do and I'm not sure whether to just keep on trucking or take a break and come back to it.
It's taught me a few things though, like;
- I love having a handmade quilt (even an unfinished one),
- I love Quilter's Dream wadding soooooooooo soft,
- I'm not sure if I love my choice of fabric (but it was cheap £10 for a Moda jelly roll)
- but most of all I really hope that my stupid hands/elbows don't stop me from making another one.
So do you suffer for your sewing? Do you put up with aches and pains and tennis elbow just so you can keep sewing? I know I do and I know I should wear my splints more and take more breaks and I know not to knit or spin or draw but I'll go mad if I can't sew aaaaargh!
I'd better hurry up now or eldest isn't going to get any tea before his trombone lesson, bad mummy!
On a less moaning-faced-git note I did make a nice quick project at the beginning of the week from some of the AMH voile I had in my stash and it's brightened up the downstairs cludgie (loo) a treat.
Also Jamie and I rustled up a cake for visitors today that came out really well. It's a lemon tray bake from Beautiful Baking by Jane Asher. This book is fast turning out to be our go-to baking book, everything we've made from it comes out brilliantly!
Bye for now