Going slowly insane…

First up thanks to everyone for the kind thoughts and comments. I was really touched.

I am doing good but was not warned how boring it is to recover from surgery.  The first 4 to 5 days you are so tired and sore and doped up that you do not care.  It is the days that follow that are really annoying me. Obviously patience is not my strong suit.

I am on day 9 of re-corporation and I am driving myself and my husband crazy.  I am well enough that I am alert and functioning but not well enough to be able to bend down or sit at a sewing machine or do anything for more than an hour without dozing off.  My life has become a cycle of watching old episodes of Deadliest Catch, making hexies and sleeping.    Yipee!

I have been mainly sewing my hexagon flowers together.  My placement is rather random – my husband keeps wanting to add a pattern to the placement but I like to just go with the flow.  Here is what I have so far….

hexagon flower modern quilt

It may not look like much but I also had to do some running repairs.  Some of my earlier stitches were not as small as they needed to be.  I had to go back into about 4 flowers and re-stitch.

hexagon detail

The back side of this quilt shows just how much work goes into these suckers.    Lots of tiny hand stitches…

back of hexagons

I am a little burnt out on hexagons, but they are really the only quilting I can handle at the moment.  My hope is that by Sunday I will be back behind the sewing machine.  Come hell or high water there will be a Paper Piecing Monday.  Promise.

11 thoughts on “Going slowly insane…

  1. I am late to the well-wishing party! I wish you rest and good TV. Ooh and milkshakes. Milkshakes always help.
    It’s so good that you have hand sewing to keep you busy. The hexies look great.

  2. Those hexie flowers are so cheerful. I love them! Especially the little bits of fussy cutting here and there. Don’t push yourself too hard. We’ll be here when you get back. 🙂

  3. Love love love seeing you back in my reader and glad to know you are recovering well. I know is be antsy too but those hexies are amazing cath!!!

  4. You are making great progress! Sorry you’re still not feeling well. But your flowers are the most beautiful hexi’s I’ve seen and I just love the randomness. Keep pluggin’ away… It’s worth it!

  5. Random is good. And the hexis are beautiful! Rest well, it won’t be long before you’re back at the sewing machine, and the washing machine, and the dishwasher… In other words, enjoy this down time while you have it!

  6. I’m so glad you found those repair needs before the quilt was put together! Sometimes I think I stitch too close together – it almost looks like a satin stitch. But maybe not!
    I hope you are well recovered since the june surgery! Thanks for linking up to the party. Happy sewing, whatever kind you do. 🙂

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