It's a glorious Spring day outside, even though we officially have one and a half weeks of winter left. It does this every year and, while I'm sad to see the end of my favourite season, the soft yellow sunshine and the birds and flowers make me happy too. Spring is lovely, even if we only get 2 or 3 weeks of it.
I've been having a lot of trouble with my hands lately, I've had to ration the amount of time I spend doing anything. They hurt all the time, but I simply can't sit around and do nothing, so I spin for a little while, sew for half an hour, so the dishes, work on the computer in small increments. I'm trying to knit slowly, type slowly, not lift anything too heavy; in short, I'm trying to be mindful of how I use my hands, what seems to damage them the most, how I can modify movements to prevent more pain. I'd like to say I'm enjoying being mindful, but I'm not; I want to race off and achieve things, like I always have done. Which probably is why I have the problem in the first place.
In the last couple of weeks I worked on a Trip Around The World quilt, from 2"strips.
However, I wasn't happy with the centre of the quilt, from that single line of pinky-orange. I built the quarter on the right first, to get the colours I wanted, and it was fine except for the bottom left bit.
Hmm, I do like all those saturated colours on the background of blue;
blue background UFO and get it finished, before I start another project?