Aiyaiyai - or however you spell that. I have been quilting for 5 hours, and I stopped and had a look at my hands. My right thumb is now twice the size of my left one. A small matter of the old osteo-arthritis which I have had for ages suddenly flaring up. I got it in the first place from a combination of all the hand quilting I have done over the years, and being naturally double jointed, and it is not a pretty sight. The trouble is that I have a ridiculously high pain threshold, and so I carry on sewing through what should be first pain then heat, only I just get the heat. The pain comes when I stop. Like now. Snarl. I have 3 quilts and 7 cushion covers to quilt. That is A LOT. And I LIKE quilting by hand. Not that I would not drool over a Bernina machine with the stitch regulator for quilting, of course. One can but dream.
I have just spent 10 USELESS minutes trying to take a photo of my hands. Without using said hands. It is impossible. You might guess by now that I am A LITTLE IRRITATED. I am raising my voice. Just a bit.
This is all because the weekend is almost over, and I have to go back to work tomorrow. The mood is back in the doldrums, because I really just want to stay home and make things. We do, however need to eat. And be warm. And have the internet. And a phone. Oh, and water and stuff is always handy too. So I will be back at work.
But on to more pleasant things.
Yesterday our church service was just amazing. Wonderful. What a celebration! Thankfully, the snow had melted enough to make the travel across the valley relatively easy. And then we went to lunch with friends, which was also lovely. We ate so much I could hardly waddle. Lots of laughter and fun. And then on to a birthday tea, and when we were offered cake, there was a chorus of groans from everyone there. It seems we had all over-indulged at lunch. I rounded off the evening by chatting to friends on the phone while lying prostrate on my bed, to avoid my waistband garrotting my stomach. The diet started today. After I had visited a friend and eaten 3 digestive biscuits with my coffee this morning.
I am doomed.