I love getting post, like, really love getting post! I even prefer doing my shopping online, mainly so that I know I’ll be getting some goodies in the next few days!
So it’s been an absolute age since I last blogged, mainly due to illness, time and not thinking of anything in particular to blog about! I mentioned before about my memory (in a previous blog about lists) and how bad it has been. Well today I went for further memory tests and checks etc (I’ve been seeing a Clinical Psychologist to see if we can get to the bottom of why it has become quite so bad), and I’ve found it quite interesting from the results that have been found.
So if you are a liker on my Facebook page, you’ll have seen me mention recently about issues that I’m having with my thumb. As I’ve waffled on lots of times before, I have EDS which means that my joints very easily sublux and dislocate. Up to now, I’ve mainly only had problems with my back and legs, although there have been other issues with my neck and shoulders, they haven’t caused as many problems as my legs have. Until now.
I love lists. There isn’t much more I can say on that, but it is a relatively recent love.
I’d never heard of weighted blankets, or weighted anything for that matter, until the lovely Mandy from Handmade by Mandy on Facebook messaged me a few months ago. She mentioned that she’d bought a weighted blanket a while ago but had really struggled with finding one that looked as good as it (hopefully) worked. She suggested that I look into them and see if I could incorporate the weight into some of my quilts. It sounded like a fab idea, but I definitely needed to look into it further so that I knew I would be able to make them properly.
I’ve finally finished making a zebra quilt that I have been working on for the last 100 years! This was partly because I wanted to make sure that the pattern I had designed was exactly as I’d had it in my head, but also I have developed a new thumb dislocation which makes hand-sewing somewhat harder than usual!
A few people have asked about what made me start quilting. As there are two parts to this, I thought it would be better to explain it all in one place.