My hands have continued to be a problem, I'm just overworking them with the day job, the computer work, sewing and quilting and spinning. The writing is on the wall, I need to change how I do things or risk permanent damage. I've slowed down an awful lot, changed the way I do things (not ever going to open a jar with my left hand again), and tried to be more mindful of how I can make things easier for myself. So when I discovered an online shop where I could lay-by the Go! Big electric cutter I thought, 'Why wait till next year? Get it now and save your hands'.
This next bit is for Aussies only; I bought mine from Cutting Art, and they were wonderful to deal with. It was the cheapest price I found, and I had 8 weeks to pay for it. Once you buy a cutter from them they give you a discount on the dies as well. And there's free shipping over $120. I was really pleased with their service. And they have a Christmas special on too, so Aussies can grab a bargain for Christmas.
I bought a Kite die, and a 3" Triangle In Square die, and the 6" Flying Geese came with the Go Big. I have plenty of ideas on what I want to do with these various shapes, but not much time at the moment. It will wait until Christmas.
The Triangle In Square die will make lots of star blocks easier, and the border of Celtic Solstice will be a snap now.
Mereth and I have already cut a heap of blocks, and she has sewn up a fair few; I'm still waiting for the time to sit at the machine and send the pieces through. Soon....