Saturday, 24 October 2009

Laid up






I'm currently trying to type this while laid out flat on my back, so forgive any typos. I tweaked my back whilst lifting the shopping out of the car yesterday, and it's now really giving me gyp. I know from past experience that the only thing to do is to lay down and let the inflammation go down and then I'll go and visit the chiropractor to get it re-aligned. So frustrating. We had planned to get out and garden today, though we've woken to rain so perhaps I might have had time to sew instead. Hey ho, patience is called for, not something I have in abundance when it comes to myself.

Meanwhile, here are my first finishes for Christmas this year. I turned Gail Pan's Christmas Wishes BOM into a table runner, and it looks stunning. I stuck to very simple, straight line quilting for this one. And I've made some little stitcheries for presents. I realise now, looking at the photographs, that I should have found a lighter background to display them. But it was lighter outdoors than indoors, and everywhere was pretty damp, so there wasn't a lot of choice.

So, think of me as I endure what could be a rather boring day, listening to the radio or trying to find something worth watching on the television. I don't think much sewing's going to get done today.

14 comments:

Marie said...

Just rest Amanda, and take care of yourself!! I love the tablerunner,what a neat idea. YOur in thought my friend. Hugs, Marie

Linda said...

I agree they are awesome and "stunning"! I hope you feel better soon!

Amelia said...

Oh sweet Amanda, too bad about the twisting of your back...and now you are on the couch in pain. Let's hope it goes away very soon. Let your husband wait on you to speed the healing process.

Your handwork is so pretty...you have the talent and patience in this dept. for sure.

Simone de Klerk said...

Poor you! Hope you feel a bit better already. Your stitcheries are very pretty and I love the 'simpleness' of the quilting for the Christmas Wish. I prefer that most, so the design of the fabric print does not get lost.
Hope you can find something fun to do after all ;O)

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

As always Amanda---your stitcheries are amazing :0)

Rest
Relax
Throw a classic movie in the player

Hope you will be up on your feet again soon!

Kay said...

I love all your creations, Amanda. I am so sorry you're going through this. I'm well aware of what the frustration is like. I've hurt my back also.

I've never been to a chiropractor before. I'm wishing you lots of rest and good luck for a speedy recovery.

Lynn said...

Poor you - that sounds painful - plus it is dull when you can't get out and do what you wish. It could be worse though - it could be a beautiful sunny day. I'm always thankful for rainy days to recuperate to. I love the table runner your blocks are so pretty and I really like the sashing fabrics you've used. Your stitcheries are wonderful -s o happy and Christmassy. I really like the first one and the snowman one. You really accomplish so much.

Karen said...

Boy, do I know about back pain. Wishing you get it back in shape really fast.
That is a good idea of what to do with your stitcheries!

jindiscottage said...

Hope your back feels better soon Amanda. Your Christmas stitcheries are so cute and I like the idea of using the Gail Pan BOM stitcheries as a table runner.

Mistea said...

Lots of nice work there. Love the Table Runner. Hope you are back on your feet again soon.

Tracey said...

Hope your back is better soon Amanda, Take some time to rest,

Love the xmas stitching,

Take care

Marie said...

Hey Amanda, hope your doing much better today, thinking of you!Hugs,Marie

Candace said...

Everything is awesome as usual. I especially love the table runner. I hope that you are feeling better again, and that your back doesn't keep you down for too long.

DeAnna S. said...

Hope that your back in better and you've made it to the doc by now for your re-alignment. Great work on the quilt. Beautiful job on the embroidery.