Thursday, January 14, 2010
The countdown to a three day weekend
I have Monday off for MLK day and I am planning a ton of sewing. I have my block exchange to do, we are planning to exchange in March. I want to quilt my X quilt and do more CWDQ blocks. I think it is doable!!
Here is an easy block but WOW did I have trouble with it. Pieces backwards, fussy points.... But it is finished and will pass for the quilt. It is called Metting General Lee and the diary entry is interesting from a woman who was a spy during the war. I read yesterday that 150 years since the war is in 2011. I have photos of my relatives during that time. It is a strange thought to look at them and know it was so long ago.
I have been trying to really rehabilitate myself this past month. I had surgery 9 months ago and had a tumor removed along with my entire thyroid. I had radioactive iodine treatments in May. I am finally at normal thyroid levels with meds. I do not feel as physically strong as I was before the surgery. I am making an effort to exercise more-increased intensity, duration. I am dieting. I am still having some soreness in my neck and it does limit what I do. I guess it is time to just ignore it and push on. I need to type for work-soreness. I play vioin-soreness. Knitting or crocheting for causes tenderness. I guess the muscles just need to work more. I have been told I can do whatever I want. So, I think I will. :)