Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Back to the sewing room!


It has been six weeks since my shoulder surgery.  About a week into the surgery, I started being restless.
As much as I would like to call myself ambidextrous, pressing and cutting the fabrics is not fun when I use my left hand. So I had to wait and be the good girl, listen to the therapists and follow the plan!

Those of you who have had to stay away from creative process know how difficult this waiting game can be!


Scraps from Zigzag 40" X 45"


Leftover scraps from the quilt, "Gridlock"  40" X 48"

At four weeks' mark, I decided to start sewing. I came up with enough scraps (already cut squares) to make three baby quilts. I am not sure when I will be able to quilt them but whenever they get done, they are going to keep some babies warm .

It feels good that I have used up most of those leftover squares. Now I can make more! Hopefully, of different colors!  Having finished some of the quilts just before the surgery, now I have enough confidence to machine quilt and find them good homes.

As far as the shoulder goes, you can see that it is recovering surprisingly well!
Thank you all for your emails and notes, comments and well wishes on my previous post. It is good to be back. I have missed being here and staying connected!







20 comments:

  1. Hello Sujata, it's so lovely to hear your well and back sewing beautiful quilts again!!

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  2. Look at you go girl. It is great to see you back at it, and back at it so beautifully.

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  3. It's so nice to see your new work! You are back with renewed inspiration. I love how you have used simple shapes to great effect with color and pattern.

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  4. It's good to see you back! :)
    It's so hard trying to keep your mind busy and content when you are supposed to be resting and recouperating!
    Your little quilts are so cheerful. They're sure to make some child very happy.

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  5. Real live scraps and they go together so well. Good luck with your shoulder. Ditto the above advice. Take it easy so you rehabilitate well.

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  6. Welcome back... Many people you know will fake having a baby to receive one of these beauties!!!

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  7. Such great quilts from simple shapes. It must feel good to be back sewing, but take it easy until you are fully healed.

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  8. Happy to hear you are on the mend. Maybe hand-work will be less taxing on the shoulder? I love your big-stitch projects!!!

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  9. I've missed you! So glad you are doing better!!

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  10. I hiope you continue to improve and it sounds like you've had to learn to be patient. The tops are a great use of leftovers, the babies will be covered in lovely quilts.

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  11. I'm so glad I clicked on your "my other blog" button to transport here!
    The quilts are just lovely, I especially like the results of your Zigzag scraps.

    Carolyn

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  12. It must have been impossible these last few weeks. Being nearly better is bad because you just want to do a bit more and it hurts.
    Looks like you are getting there though. I've missed your posts.

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  13. Very glad you are back in blog land!

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  14. Welcome back to Blogland. We have missed you. Love the baby quilts. Take care of yourself.
    Hugs!

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  15. Yay Sujata! Happy to see some new creations.

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  16. Hooray a post! How lovely to have a little stash of baby quilts - they are great. Especially love the fussy cut Kaffes - great.
    So glad to hear you are doing well
    xox

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  17. Using up scraps is such a good feeling, especially when the results are so pretty!

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  18. Glad to see you're back and things are working well. These are going to be truly cheerful baby quilts eventually. Yeehaw!

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  19. Hello, Sujata.
    It is nice to see you again and welcome back!! Your quilts are very beautiful. They are very colorful and elegant!
    Thank you for your kind comment. I have come back daily routines!
    Please take care of your self. Sujata.

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