After a long, hard battle I finally finished Alyssa Thomas' Crocheted Thoughts block for The Splendid Sampler.
If you are asking "Why was this block a battle?" I have answers for you. After I started stitching this block, my body fell apart.
- After 25+ years with lined bifocals, I am adjusting to progressive lenses in my eyeglasses. My neck is getting sore from bobbing my head around trying to look through the right part of the lens. If you've ever fought this battle, you feel my pain. I had a lot of trouble threading the needle and it's difficult to embroider without a threaded needle.
- The drastic weather changes in the last weeks have caused my arthritis to act up. My hands have not been working well enough to hold a needle.
- I apparently can't encounter a cold or virus that I don't adopt and take home with me. I got hit with a double-whammy of illness last week. I am now strong enough to sit up in a chair and am enjoying not coughing or sneezing for nearly 10 minutes at a time.
Finishing this block was a huge victory for me. I'm celebrating spring and dead germs and new eyeglasses and working fingers. I'm also celebrating a really cute block! Thanks Alyssa!
If you want to see how amazing everyone's Crocheted Thoughts blocks look, click HERE and scroll down to see all the wonderful blocks!
Did you read my "Why I Quilt?" introduction to The Splendid Sampler machine quilting tutorials?
I'm hurrying off now to catch up on the rest of my blocks. Are you current on The Splendid Sampler?