Sunday, September 11, 2016

Keeping plugging

     The past couple of weeks have been very tough for me due to chronic migraines. I was doing well until the last half of August. I was in a trough going from every other day to every day and last week ended up in the infusion lab twice to try and break the headaches. The migraines broke on Wednesday night, but now I am on steriods and I can't sleep or mentally settle down. 
     If I could not sew and continue in some fashion to make quilts, I would be in a really hard place. So I work on various projects a bit at a time. I have been making 20 blocks for the Treadle On Block Exchange of Batik Stars. I have to trade 12, so I am making 20 so I can do a 4 x 5 quilt as the blocks will finish at 12". Yesterday, on National Sewing Machine Day, I sewed all the flying geese units (on my treadle) and have all the pieces to assemble now. I use the Easy Angle and Companion Angle rulers, and I have no trimming.

     I was also able to web the whole square value quilt except for the bigger blocks that go all around the edge. I have to iron the seams before I sew the rows and it is a bit much right now to handle.
     Our guild quilt show is on Sept. 30th to Oct. 1st and I have one more pass on the long arm to complete a One Block Wonder quilt it. Then it will be trimmed and bound and washed.
      I also continue to big stitch quilt my colorwash so maybe it can make it in the show also. Just one corner left and then to do a facing on it.
     I bought enough red solid and washed it to do a modern broken dishes swap due at the beginning of October. I will cut the 2 1/2" triangles on the Studio Cutter. I made some samples, and it worked fine. 
     I am thankful for other bloggers who keep inspiring me to try and do more and up my game. Thanks.
     I am looking forward this week to going to the Quilting by the Bayfront in Erie, PA on Thursday and Friday to see Jenny Doan and lots of quilts. Hopefully, I will recover more by then.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. I have almost outgrown my migraines. I hope yours will lessen with age too.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Sending all good wishes for those migraines to decrease so you can stitch (and breathe) more easily.

Vicki W said...

I am really sorry to hear about your migraines. I'm all too familiar with them too. Luckily I found out that certain foods caused mine.....and it was complete luck. But I've been migraine free for a few years now. I hope you get relief soon.

Mystic Quilter said...

Sorry to read how bad your migraines have been, and then to haste to take steroids - been there, done that - so I do know what the deal is, hope things settle down for you soon, perhaps if your dosage is going to be tapered you will be in a better place again.