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.
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 !!