It has now been 5 weeks since my shoulder surgery. I’m still not moving my arm very much and am in discomfort/pain most of the time. The doctor says this is normal after a major surgery and once physical therapy starts next week, I can expect more pain. Typing on the computer is allowed, but is very tiring.
Most of my ‘quilting’ has been looking at magazines & surfing the Internet. We’ve moved my sewing machine to a folding table which places it lower than normal. With it in this position I can sew for short periods of time. Ironing small pieces of fabrics or blocks isn’t much of a problem. The biggest stumbling block to me resuming quilting is using the rotary cutter/rulers to cut fabric. This requires pressure and forward movement of my left arm, which is not possible at this time.
I do have some wonderful quilty friends who have offered their services as my cutting surrogates. With the help of these friends, I have been able to complete two more of the blocks I’m testing for the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vol. 8 which will be released in the fall. I’ve got another one that I will be working on this weekend.