Guess what nifty thing I found thanks to the advice of others? I found an app that will allow me to talk and it will translate my words into text. This way I can chat with you hands free. I think this will speed up the healing process since using the keyboard is just not a good thing to do right now. If you are interested in what I’m using it’s called Dragon its here.
During the past couple of weeks I have had lots of time to review things are around here. Projects for instance. I am going to take this one apart. At least somewhat.
I’ve decided I’m going to take the setting triangles away and choose another color. This red is not doing it for me. It needs something with more life!
I started this craft project. It is a Christmas Tree made from book pages. The more detailed directions are located here. You might find this enjoyable. I found this project on Pinterest. It was (psychologically) difficult to cut into a book. It was even more difficult to select a book for the scaffold. (I will just mention this was not the best project for my wrist. I did not think through how to tear apart the book pages.) I just used my hands and started tearing. I should have used a tool to cut the pages out. Ouch. I re-strained my wrist.
I have of course been reading and filing papers and doing all sorts of other things to occupy my time. I actually have come to enjoy my mornings where I find myself writing in my journal regularly.
I made a couple of cards just doodling and little notes sent out to my friends. I also made a great card for my mom but neglected to take a photo of it. It was her birthday and she loved it!
These are some of the patterns I have been looking at for enjoyment.
This one is out of Better Homes and Gardens, quilt-lovers favorites from American Patchwork and Quilting, Volume 10. I thought this is an excellent use of toile.
This one in particular caught my eye because of the use of Kansas Troubles fabric. I have thought I had fallen in love and out of love with this fabric. When Inklingo came out with the Rose Dream block I immediately fell back in love with my Kansas troubles fabric. Now, seeing the fabric in this setting, I realize I probably never fell out of love with that fabric. It is very much Karen.
There are others of course, other patterns and other things to share. I hope to do so again soon. I am so glad I was able to take my head out and visit with you with relative ease. I hope this method of conversing does not read on the page as too strange. I am doing everything I can to heal rest my wrist and allow it to heal while simultaneously coping with the fact that I cannot sew. I miss the thread but I am glad to get other things attended to. There is life beyond the sewing room?! I guess.
Thank you so much for your visit and for hanging in with me. Happy fall y’all!!!
Ps: replies are at a minimum here but I will do my best as I am able.