Sunday, August 23, 2009

A new sting

It's official: I've been stung by the quilting bee. I have never really quilted before, though I have been buying books on quilting for years. (Just goes to show: all these years I've been saying if you can read you can learn to do anything, so reading all those books finally paid off). Friday night, when I couldn't sleep, I started on one of the three quilt kits I recently bought online. Since Sarah is going back to school soon, I started with her lap quilt. Now, I know there are a lot of places where points don't match up or sewing lines are skewed, but boy was it fun! I did a variation of the flying geese block pattern, and working with triangles that size was a good introduction. I changed around the colors from the picture because I wanted more contrast in the top. Then to bring in her other favorite colors, I found a cute frog on lilypad print in greens and blues for the backing. All I have left is the binding and making a label to sew on. I will post a picture when I finish the binding. It was definitely a cool project.

I am starting to have some feeling in my breasts, so the nerve regeneration must be moving along. I really didn't expect this for another three months. It's weird to have these body parts that you can see but not feel; and like "the wet spot", nobody tells you about it. I didn't see anything in any of the literature I read. The only comment close was that the body can take up to a year to "settle" into its new shape. I'm hoping mine doesn't change too much, I knid of like what I have now......

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