I woke up last week with a sore wrist – my right wrist, and I’m right-handed.  I could not lift a pan, start my car, turn a doorknob, fold clothes, flip a pancake, or the absolute worst part:  I could not cut fabric!


I have no idea what I did to it, I just woke up one morning and I was in pain.  Has this happened to anyone else?  It really made me feel dumb.  And old!

So, I read and re-read my newest quilt magazines, watched a lot of NCIS reruns, played dumb computer games one-handed, and took a lot of pain pills.


It feels better now, enough so I can take the splint off occasionally, and I decided I could work on a project I started last August.  It’s called Economy Block, although I think I’ll name my quilt something else.


I used my Accuquilt Go! Baby to cut more triangles.


Using my Go made short work of all the cutting.  I was making dinner and cut most of these while waiting for stuff to cook.  I can turn the crank on the Go while wearing my brace, so I don’t re-injure my wrist.

Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be able to sew some triangles together!


3 thoughts on “Sidelined!

  1. Love that block! But sad to hear about your sore wrist–and glad that rest, meds and perhaps some downtime helped it heal to where you could get back to cranking out quilt blocks.

  2. A few years back I went to a hand specialist, because of terrible pain in my thumbs. The doctor noted that he has a lot of patients that are quilters. I got a shot of cortisone in each thumb, with the instructs to come back any time. I have since learned to not sit for hours doing the same thing. When sewing I try to have a variety of different projects going, so I’m not using my hands the same way for any length of time. It is hard getting old! 🙂

  3. I love love love your blocks, colors and quilt-to-be. My mother and love this look, much like a Joen Wolfrom book I read last summer, I think it was “Visual Coloring”. Funny, how we can work through the pain when it’s quilting that we desire to do so much 😉
    I too had a weird experience the day after Thanksgiving, woke up and couldn’t move my left arm…at all. I didn’t do any heavy lifting on Thanksgiving either; just our small group of 5 for dinner. It’s been 5 months and through physical therapy, I can now move the forearm, but not the shoulder much. Hope an MRI will find the cause soon. I know exactly how you feel about being old all of a sudden. I’m in my mid 50’s & never had anything slow me down before, certainly not more than a few days. I had wrist problem 10 years ago and the cortisone shot took away the problem, never returned…yet. I’m hoping not to get the cortisone shot in the shoulder, not sure if all these C-shots can be good for you.
    I’ll be watching to see more of this beautiful quilt progress, & hope you will continue to share it. I wish you the best on recovering your wrist function & comfort.

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