Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Aches and Pains

Oh it really sucks to be getting older. I moved the wrong way or sat the wrong way a week ago and have been unable to stitch much. I hurt the muscles in my neck and upper shoulders and have been struggling. I am going to a chiropractor and applying ice to my back and shoulders. Things are improving but slowly.
Here is my sad progress on my UFO RR - a big red blob.




My BFF Beatrice took a quilting class and learned to make a "Spicy Spiral Table Topper". She showed me how to make it and here's what I came up with. It will be a gift for a friend. The sewing was difficult with my sore shoulders so I did 15 minutes at a time.


And I thought I would show you my latest scissors - Canada  by Dinky Dyes!


Since I have so little stitching to show you perhaps you would like to see the few pair of scissors I own. It started with a pretty pair of Ginghers and just grew from there. Many of them have been gifts.


When I looked at this photo, I felt so guilty I polished my silver frog.

Hopefully, next time, I will have some stitching photos. I wouldn't want my poor frog to be empty this month.
He would be awfully hungry.

37 comments:

Vonna said...

OH KATHY...that runner is GORGEOUS!!!!
And look at those frogs :) and all their happy ihabitants!

Feel better soon...stretch as much as you can. I did something similar 5 years ago, ended up in Physical Therapy for over 6 months... :(

Hazel said...

Wow your scissors look lovely and look at that table runner - awesome. Really nice. Well done. Hope your neck and shoulder gets batter soon. I keep pulling mine and it really hurts. nxx

ariadne said...

I hope you feel better soon! I know how it is for shoulders to ache as I have Frozen Shoulder Syndrome, so take it easy!AriadnefromGreece!

nima said...

wow...the runner looks gorgeous Kathy...'m worried you might have strained too much to make that beautiful runner...i usually get similar pain when i strain too much with cutting an sewing.

Lynn said...

Oh Kathy, I'm sorry to hear you're aching once more. I mean you just got that elbow fixed up and now this! Hope you get some relief soon.
I LOVE that table runner! It's amazing and the colours are perfect for the season.
Your frogs look very spiffy. I just received my Canada scissors too.
Hope to see you at Rebecca's after the holiday.

Carolyn said...

Kathy,
It sounds like what happened to me last week. Not as bad but I was considering going to the Chiropractor. It worked itself out.

What an adorable table topper. Congrats on your finish.

I love your scissor collection!

I hope your neck and shoulder heal quickly so you can get back to stitching more.

Hugs,
Carolyn

Vicki said...

The table runner is fantastic! I also enjoyed seeing your scissors collection. I'm starting to have quite a few pair myself and have asked for a frog for Christmas... hope one of my girls comes through! Take care of your neck and shoulder, I know how aggravating it is to have a sore shoulder. Seems like it slows down everything!

Michele said...

Sorry you've hurting :( Hope you start feeling better soon.

I love your red blob :)

LOVE LOVE LOVE the table runner!!! You should sell them :)

as always, I adore your scissor collection .. someday I'll have to share mine :)

Silverlotus said...

What a lovely table runner.

I hope you are feeling better very soon.

Jennifer said...

Ugh - hope you're feeling better soon. I had some pain between my shoulder blades for a while and it made stitching really painful. Luckily it went away fairly quickly, but still. I'd suggest talking to your doctor about a physical therapist visit. My husband had some pretty severe back pain and was in therapy for a few weeks. What a DIFFERENCE it made for him, and he's able to do most of the exercises at home. Definitely something worth thinking about.

Ranae said...

I hope you get feeling better real soon. I fell asleep the wrong way and I hurt like that. I had a hard time turning my head, like driving was very hard to do.
The table runner is gorgeous and look at all them scissors
Take care my friend

sandra said...

I'm sorry that you are not feeling 100%!I hope you get better soon...
Your table runner is gorgeous and your scissor's colection is great!
Hugs!

valerie said...

Hope you feel better soon! Love the red blob. Mira?! And the runner is gorgeous. The giftee will be very happy. Love those frogs and scissors too!

Myra said...

Ouch! I hope you feel better soon. Loving that runner - so different and creative.

Karen said...

Take it easy Kathy! Hopefully the chiropractor will be able to work the kinks out and you'll feel beeter soon.

Your spiral table topper is gorgeous!!! I've never seen anything quite like it before. I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled. :)

Margaret said...

Sure hope you are feeling better soon Kathy.

Your spiral topper turned out great. You are sure creative.

Looking forward to seeing what the blob turns into.

Blu said...

Love that runner! It's so gorgeous and very different.

Sorry to hear that you're feeling poorly. Hope you feel better soon.

Rowyn said...

Wow, that table topper is beautiful. Love the colours.

Hope you are on the mend and can get back to stitching soon!

Clare said...

Sorry to hear about your injury. Hope it recovers soon. The scissors look good, a girl can't have too many - and anyway, we need one per project don't we?

Best wishes

Clare

Sally said...

I hope you feel better real soon Kathy.

Your stitching looks lovely and I love your table runner. It's gorgeous.

Nice new scissors! I would like a pair of the Union Jack ones but my daughter says I have enough and shouldn't buy any more!

Carol said...

Gorgeous table runner, Kathy--I've never see anything like that! Well worth the extra effort spent with your sore shoulders. I hope you find some relief soon... Getting older is a pain--literally--isn't it?! But, as my husband says, it's better than the alternative :)

Love your Canada scissors and your red "blob," too!!

Ginny said...

So sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I hope the visit to the chiropractor does the trick. Your quilted table runner is just gorgeous!! I've never seen anything like it. Looks like a lot of work.

Kathy Ellen said...

What a gorgeous table topper! You did a wonderful job, even with your poor sore shoulders. A stitcher always perseveres, even through "pain", to achieve something of beauty!
Love your new Dinky Dyes' scissors, and what fun, seeing the beautiful display of your scissors stash too!

Marcy said...

What a wonderful scissor collection! And your table runner is absolutely gorgeous -- your friend will LOVE it!

I'm sorry you hurt yourself and hope you feel better soon.

Catherine said...

I do hope you are feeling better.
Your runner is absolutely beautiful, as are your frogs! Great collection of scissors!

Bette said...

Kathy, I hope you're feeling better soon. It's no fun not to be able to stitch. The runner is gorgeous!

Berit said...

Quilting is so diverse; what a dynamic, modern piece!

Hope you are feeling more chipper soon. :)

Daffycat said...

Oh, I hear you...I recently strained a muscle in my lower back and spend about six weeks getting it healed, well time AND steroids and muscle relaxants and a cortizone shot. Feel better soon, hun!

I love your frogs and your new scissors are really sweet!

Sherry said...

Beautiful table runner! Your frogs and scissors are great too! I know what you mean about those aches and pains that happen when you get older. I get quite a few of them!

Siobhan said...

I'm sorry to hear that you're so sore! I hope things are better now. Your table topper is SO COOL!!! Love the scissors, too. You have just a small collection there, huh?! ;)

dragonxser said...

ouch! Hope you feel better soon - that does not sound like fun.

CindyMae said...

The runner is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it and your done such beautiful work!! Sorry you have been hurting and hope that it continues to get better. wonderful stitching progress!!

Meari said...

Sorry to hear about your aches and pains. Hope you feel better soon.

Nice scissor collection. Most of the ones I have were the result of gifts, too.

Carolyn NC said...

Love, love the table runner and I like your red blob! Lovely scissors and frogs (where did you find a silver one?! Hope you're feeling better soon. :)

Carolyn said...

Kathy,
Your Valentine Fairy is beautiful! I am so glad to see her completed. You did a great job. Do you know how your going to finish her? I didn't make to many mistakes did I?

I am so glad to know she found a loving home.

Hugs,
Carolyn

Lucy said...

Love the runner!!! And I'm jealous of your scissor collection!!!
Hope you start feeling better.

Judy S. said...

That's a really interesting table runner! Was it as hard as it looks? Those little scissors are fun, aren't they? Handy, too. Hope your neck/shoulder feel better soon. Maybe some AZ sunshine is just what you need! So how many nutcrackers do you have? Don't think I've ever seen that many all at once! Fun!