First, I will get my complaining and whining out of the way. I had great intentions to get so much accomplished this weekend. Then wham! Wake up Saturday morning, early, with a headache. Get up, take Imitrex, back to bed, next time I wake up it is after 9! And I still feel cruddy. Head is better, but I feel cruddy, sluggish, achy all over. So needless to say, my Saturday wasn’t what I hoped it to be. I did manage to get the cute piggie quilt finished and ready to be delivered this week. Today, I felt better, but my shoulder & rib pain has really been ramped up the last few days, as well as my allergies. Some of you know the latest on my issues with my shoulder blade & ribs, but for those that don’t, I am now seeing a physical therapist, at the urging of my chiropractor. I had my evaluation with her Wednesday, and she agrees that it is not normal, the way my shoulder blade is moving. No one can really figure out WHY I am having the issues I am having, which is frustrating.
I go back next Wednesday, and she is going to show me how to tape my shoulder blade, to try to stabilize it, and will have some exercises for me then, also. She has had one other patient in her eleven years that had similar symptoms. She said my shoulder blade is the only one she has felt doing what mine is doing. Apparently, it is moving around way more than it should, and going where it shouldn’t. And, my chiro has to keep putting my stupid ribs back in place. My entire right side rib cage is lower than the left, and there are three that keep “popping out of place”. He can get them back, and within days, they are out again. My shoulder blade sounds like it is grinding against bone. It sounds, and feels, terrible. Pain ranges from moderate to excruciating, and is near constant. I also think it causes some of my migraines. The PT said she hopes that we can get some improvement, but that it will probably never be all the way better. But some better is better than none better. Sorry to bore you with all that, but you never know when someone else might be having the same problems, and either you help them with sharing your information, or they might help you with some advice or answers you haven’t found yet.
So now, back to stash reporting. After today, my stash amount busted is now back in the positive for the year. A whopping 4.25 yards! I busted another 4 yds. this week, backing the comfort quilt for our friend with breast cancer. I got the quilting finished on it today.
I love the pink thread over the cream strips.
I also managed to get zippers attached to my leaders on my longarm. I hope I like using them. I did NOT enjoy the process of attaching them! But they are on, and I am looking forward to giving them a try.
I’m looking forward to getting started on my next customer quilt, but I still have some finalizing of the quilting plan to finish. Joanna, I hope to be sending you some more ideas over the next day or two, if all goes as planned. I will try very hard to be able to get started on it this coming weekend.
Speaking of weekend, I am sad that it is almost over already, especially since I wasted most of Saturday, just trying to feel better. Oh well. Have a blessed & wonderful week y’all!