Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I'm an idiot

My doll quilt is well under way, but to say I might have overdone it is probably putting things mildly.

For about a month now my arm has been a little 'hurty' - actually, it started in my elbow. About two weeks ago it started to get really bad - spreading up into my shoulder and neck and down into my hand. Arrgghh. I thought I had RSI. I couldn't sleep because of the pain. Off I went to the doctor. Diagnosis, tennis elbow. I don't even play freakin' tennis!! Apparently very common in mums of young children. All that lifting. Scrubbing. Nappy changing. All those wretched car seat wrangles. Treatment, anti-inflammatories - tick. Physio - pah, who has time to go and organise that while school holidays are in full swing??

Anyway, it *was* feeling about a million times better. So I thought I'd give it a blast with a spot of swirly free motion quilting. Quite possibly the worst thing you could do when your elbow is feeling a little worse for wear. So, now I'm paying for it, and I won't be touching this for at least a week or two.

Who says we don't suffer for our art?

I hope you are all well and unemcumbered by quilting injuries!


  1. Oh no! Sorry to hear about your injury :(
    And BTW - you are not an idiot. Feel better soon. LOVE your doll quilt!

  2. The doll quilt is adorable. I suffered from tennis elbow several years ago. (If you are an idiot, I am right there with you!) Take my advice and give yourself plenty of time for it to heal up or it will come right back :( . I know how much it hurts and hope you will be on the mend soon.


  3. Ach, you poor thing - I have something similar going on in my had at the moment so I can't hand sew - having said that, thank you for the advice on the quilt and I think that's the route I will be taking - may have to wait a week or so before I can use my hand again though! Your quilt and the swirly quilting are looking fab - someone is going to be very lucky. Did I notice Julia playing around with some little elefants today?!

  4. Oh, I've noticed this post only today. I hope you elbow is better again.


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