Weekly Progress Update #190

To-Do for the week of March 28th-April 3rd:

  1. Share my April 2023 OMG post. √Done
  2. Cut more on-point squares for my camping quilt. √Done
  3. Share my #2023QuiltingQ1CheckIn post. √Done

To-Do #1

I have 16 five-inch charm squares on my design board. See my one monthly goal post here to see my plans for these squares.

Charm Squares for baby quilt

To-Do #2

I’m taking my time fussy cutting squares for my camping quilt that I’ll make later this summer. I now have 25 cut of the 49 on-point squares needed. Here are the three I cut on Saturday which are duplicates of some of our favorites.

Three more camping squares 4-1-23

To-Do #3

Below is the inspiration for the Mid Century Modern quilt I will be making for my friend, James, to celebrate his 50th birthday in August. See my #2023QuiltingQ1CheckIn post here to see 12 of the blocks I’ve drafted in EQ8 that I may possibly use in his quilt (scroll all the way to the bottom of the post).

MCM bathroom tile

Taking a Break for Now

I came to a decision Sunday night when I couldn’t sleep due to pain and numbness in my right hand, wrist, and arm that I’m fairly certain is carpal tunnel syndrome. I purchased a brace, and it definitely cut down on the numbness last night, but I know I need to drastically reduce my sewing and typing activities. For now, I’m going to take a break from blogging and have emailed Sarah with Confessions of a Fabric Addict that I plan to make the boy’s baby quilt for Little Lambs Foundation of Utah later this year when I feel better. She was supportive of my decision and encouraged me to take care of myself and make/send the quilt when I’m not feeling so much discomfort. I think I can still make James’ quilt if I minimize my other sewing efforts. I hope to continue to connect with the quilting community by reading quilting blogs and make short comments when I can.

Linking up to Quilt Schmilt: To-Do Tuesday.

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6 Responses to Weekly Progress Update #190

  1. The fussy cutting for your camp quilt looks like fun, picking out things that remind you of good memories. Good for you for taking a break! I hope your hand feels better soon.


  2. I hope giving your hand/wrist some rest will settle things down. Frustrating for you to have that happen. Will be fun to see those 5″ blocks take shape in a quilt, and I’m looking forward to seeing the MCM quilt, too. Take care!


  3. Sorry to hear you’re experiencing pain in your hand & arm. I hope you recover quickly ❤


  4. I think it’s smart to address that pain and numbness sooner rather than later. Hopefully you can find a balance of activities that will keep you from continual pain. Take care of yourself!!


  5. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! I am so sorry to hear that you are having pain issues. Definitely take care of yourself. Maybe a good rest will allow you to avoid surgery. If there’s anything that I can help you with, I’ll be glad to do it. Just say the word, my friend. {{Hugs}} a bunch! ~smile~ Roseanne (I’ll miss you!)


  6. Oh NO!!! I’m so sorry to hear that carpal tunnel syndrome is slowing you down! I wonder whether voice-to-text could help you stay connected without aggravating your carpal tunnel? If you’re reading blog posts on your phone, you can just dictate your comments instead of having to type them? Not sure what your personal array of devices is but I think it’s possible to verbally dictate a blog post, too. There’s a Just Press Record app for iPhone that will record a conversation, monologue, meeting or whatever and then you can have it automatically convert everything to text, then copy and paste the text into a Word document or into a blog post. Just brainstorming ideas for getting around the typing. I wish there was a “Just Press SEW” app that would help you with your creative work, too. I hope that rest and self care lead to a full recovery for you — sending you a great big virtual hug!


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