Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I Can Finally Sew Again

It's been a little over a week since I had Carpal Tunnel surgery.  Yesterday I had the stitches removed.  I still have some soreness in my hand but I am so happy to say I can now sew again.

I sewed 3 rows of my Cross Terrain together.  The rows are randomly sewn together.  After I'm done I will put them in the order that looks the most appealing to me.

I had a hard time pinning the blocks because I still have some pain.  But each row I sew the less pain I have.

Today I finished sewing the binding down on my Modern Gwennie.  I only had  to finish one side and managed to get it done this morning.

It looks pretty wonky here because it is up on my design wall.  I'm going to sending this quilt to Lori at Humble Quilts so it can be part of show in May.

I am itching to get some applique done.  I only have about 3 weeks and then I am going to have my left hand done.  I didn't realize how bad it was until I couldn't use my right hand.  I will be so glad with I am done with this.

I wouldn't have believed I would have Carpal Tunnel surgery and a week later I would back to normal...with just a little stiffness and soreness.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are enjoying some sunshine.  It is glorious here although a little bit on the cool side.

Hugs, Cathy


Janet O. said...

Glad you are able to get back to your stitching. My MIL had one hand done years ago and then had the other done just last year. There was a world of difference in her recovery. CT surgery has come a long way!

Cherie in St Louis said...

That's pretty amazing to be back at it a week later!!

Karen said...

I have not had to have the surgery in my left hand. Best for you just to get it over with. Then you can go to town on hand work.
I like the Cross Terrain design. Are those Fig Tree fabrics or just a variety from your stash?

Kyle said...

Great news about your recovery. I hope all goes equally as well with the other hand!

Churn Dash said...

How wonderful to be able to sew so soon after surgery.

I've made Cross Terrain a couple of times. I love how yours looks.


Barb said...

So glad to hear you're doing well.

Lori said...

I'm happy to hear your recovery is on track! You can mail your quilt any time if you want to get it out of the way before your 2nd surgery.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

So happy to hear you are on the mend so quickly. Can't wait to see photos of all the Gwennie quilts hanging together. Woohoo!

Ruth said...

It's great that your surgery went well. It interests me because I am having some problem with my hand. I'm able to do some hand work, but my fingers get numb after about 10-15 minutes of stitching. Good luck with your left hand. BTW, I love your medallion quilt. What fun that it will be in the shop in May!

Connie the Cootiebug said...

Sounds like you are getting along nicely. Enjoy your sewing!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Happy to hear that things are moving right along AND in the right direction!