Saturday, March 1, 2008


Only 10 days left until I get my cast off! I might get a different cast, depending on how my arm's healing, but I will definitely be getting rid of this one! Hallelujah! Change is good!

In anticipation of this great event, I've been working on reorganizing my sewing room... a monumental task, especially one-armed! I've unearthed some fabulous treasures (it's been a while since I've dusted my sewing room, so unearthed is an appropriate term).

I tend to be a goal-oriented person, so I've set some goals for my return to normality. One of those goals is to try some crazy quilting. I've been inspired by Melissa's work, and I think crazy quilting will be a great way to complete several tasks at one time. The fabric is from a jacket that my mom loved, but it didn't fit her any more. When I admired it, she pulled out her scissors and cut it into panels that fit into my bulging suitcase. I found my box of DMC floss, which I've never used (daughter Alison used a little bit for a sewing project). The basket holds my Danish Flower Thread, which I bought for some cross stitch projects about 20 years ago. I only finished one of the projects... I hope the thread isn't rotten! I also found two books. I've obviously thought about crazy quilting before!

How does tatting fit in? I love the way Melissa has incorporated tatted lace in her CQ blocks. I think it's a fabulous way to showcase tatting, and I have quite a few ideas for CQ blocks. I have several of Dad's ties that I can use to make blocks with a patriotic theme or a nautical theme. Will these ideas bust my stash? Not a chance! I think it's time to open up my sewing room to the public!


  1. What a terrific idea! Thinking about your sewing room makes me happy....I bet it is overflowing with treasures.

  2. Thanks for the insight into your world. I bet the sewing room is a magical place! Sounds like you better keep Sherry and I out of there. I think you are doing a great job of coping with your current situation by preparing for the next steps. Have fun!

  3. Oooooo Purple and aqua! And you have 2 books to boot! LOL Hey girl could you send me your address, I'd love to send you a little something.

  4. In the spring of 2000 I was struck with what the doctors diagnosed as multiple sclerosis. I lost most of the feeling from my neck to my knees and went through 6 weeks on not being able to hold onto a fork much less a tatting shuttle. Through the grace and healing power of God I'm fine today, but it was the struggle to keep up with email and get tatting again that got me back my mobility. Tatting is a good thing for that. If you are right handed, try tatting left handed and if you are left handed try tatting right handed. It will help. It took me over an hour to tat one sloppy ring. But each ring was a little faster until I was fully back to speed. Tatting works all of the fingers and it's great therapy.


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