Monday, 22 October 2012

All systems go????!!!!

I have been given the all clear as my blood results came back negative  so  I can start quilting again - as long as I take it easy !   Not sure what the problem was but it is settling down and I' m in less pain than I was but had hoped that I would know by now what is causing the discomfort- calling it fibromyalgia is just a common term for muscle pain but does not give me any clues as to why it flared up.  At least I managed most of the exercises at my Pilates class last week.

I have been frustrated at not being able to use my machine but did manage to do some hand sewing  - and watercolour painting.  I had some pictures in an exhibition this weekend  but only sold one and some cards.

I have also delivered the commission quilt and Irene is completely bowled over by it so I am really pleased.

This is the largest quitl I have made and is shown with the two pillow shams as well. The candlewick blocks from KennyKreations stitched out beautifully  and I am tempted to make another one to the same pattern.

So after my  visit to the Knittng & Stitching Show I debated with myself whether to buy a new machine and in the end after some helpful advice from Keith Lord at Lord's Sewing Machines ( and a good part exchange deal) I splashed out and went for the top of the range Brother NIve!!!  It is a beautiful machine and came with a great package of upgrades and free software which I am just getting to grips with but it has some exciting possibilities.

I think I now might need a larger sewing table but that will have to wait!!!!!

So I think it's time to get on with some machine embroidery for Xmas on the new machine !!



  1. Lovely quilt - I haven't done candlewicking in a long time - such a pretty finish. Congrats on the new machine and have fun.

  2. Beautiful quilt , it looks so lovely on the bed .I did candlewicking many years ago and really enjoyed it . Wow that is quite the machine , hope you enjoy many hours playing with it . Glad your tests came back negative and now you can resume quilting but do take it easy .I have fibro and know that it really does not take a lot to flare it up. hugs Sheila