Searching for my Quilting Mojo…
I guess I have the quilters equivalent to writers block…
Hopefully it’s just a matter of my having had little to no exposure to fabric over the past 7 months.
Yes – I am now 7 months post surgery! Last week I went to see a different Orthopedic Dr. to get a fresh opinion of where I am and where I can expect to go with my knee. He said that he thought I was doing well. He said that these injuries take a good year of healing before you know just what limitations you will have long term or before you would consider any surgery to remedy anything. I have been seeing a Chiropractor who uses the ART (Active Release Technique) Therapy (Ortho Dr. thought this was great!). This type of therapy has been a great help in getting my knee working again. It’s not just the knee joint and the tendons there that need work… it’s also the muscles (especially the quad) in my thigh that need attention to get back to working correctly. I’m not an athlete but I want to be able to stand without my leg hurting and walk (faster and further) and hopefully without a limp. I’m very optimistic that I can get there.
The quilting… well as I said I’m in a big slump. I did go into the quilt shop Thursday to pick out fabric for the November Calendar Quilts and I also worked the Finish It Friday class and I went back on Saturday to pick out for the December quilt. I was tired but it felt good.
The quilt shop here is closed this next week for the Town Fair… the streets around the shop are blocked off so it’s a vacation week for the owner. After that I’ll go back to working twice a week (4 hour days) and see how that is on my knee. There is a local Shop Hop that runs for the first 2 weeks of October and the Shop Hop up in MA is the weekend of the 15th. I am really happy to say I will again be coming up to MA to work at Southampton Quilts that weekend!
I am hoping that this increased exposure to fabric and all the lovely quilty folks will reawaken my desire to make quilts!