Monday, February 8, 2010


Pain--has an element of blank--
It cannot recollect
When it begun--or if there were
A time when it was not--

It has no future--but itself--
Its infinite contain
Its Past--enlightened to perceive
New Periods--of Pain.

Emily Dickinson was right on, as she usually is.  I have just completed several days of pain, thanks to an unenlightened orthodontist from my youth who left me with reasonably straight teeth and a jaw vulnerable to all sorts of problems as the years went by.  I am hoping it's under control at this point, but I now know why the dentist said,  "You don't want that muscle to start spasming."  Indeed I don't.

Needless to say, I have not spent much time at my sewing machine.  Tensing any muscles was not a good idea and so, I am now several more days behind schedule on my goal of completing fourteen small quilts by the end of February.  But I did do a little pearl-cotton quilting by hand and today I finished the machine quilting on a larger piece, decided it needed a binding, not facing, and finished the machine part of the binding.  So I am getting back up to speed, if things keep progressing in the right direction, and may soon have a picture of an actual quilt to add to my blog.   I am, however, officially postponing my quilting marathon until I have a possibility of success.

And I am turning my thoughts to other things:

Don't you think this picture would look better with some snow in it?  I am ready to play with snow dyeing again, but the snow keeps missing us.


Susan said...

Looks like you may get your wish for snow on Wednesday! I'll be looking forward to seeing more of your snow dyed fabric!

Anya said...

Susan's right...I just wish it would wait until Thursday! Hope you're feeling better..

Madalene Axford Murphy said...

The weather wizards have promised snow before and we have just gotten flurries. So we'll see.