The silence…

Not long after I wrote my last blog post a funny thing happened… I bumped my head.  At the time it smarted and I felt a little weird but I continued on with my day.  By that evening I knew that something was not right.

I managed to hit my head in a strange place and a little harder than I thought and as a consequence I gave myself a severe concussion.  Now this was not my first head injury… many years ago I managed to knock my head about quite badly in a car accident.  My recent concussion, as a second injury, has been more severe and lasted longer.

So for the last couple of weeks I have been struggling. For 10 days I did not watch or listen to anything…. that was hard slog and very very boring.  I am still being treated under what is termed “concussion protocol”. It has taken me a couple of weeks to get my words back… it is easier for my to type than to speak, but both hurt.  It really does seem as if the universe is conspiring against my efforts to blog… just saying….

Sick of being bored and feeling decidedly better, this week I dusted off the sewing machine and I started slowly trying to get back into it.  I can not sew for too long and can not do anything to complex (my butterflies are currently on hold).  Instead I grabbed my huge pile of mini charm squares (2 1/2 inch squares) and started playing.

concussion-block

I found the pattern for this block on the Fat Quarter Shop site.  They have a free pattern that you can print out called Sisters Choice… and you can find it here.  Their quilt is monochromatic and uses solids but it works just as well with prints and scraps I think.

So my design wall currently looks like this…

design-wall

…messy and chaotic, a little like my brain…but slowly it will get better… less chaotic… more succinct… but it will always be full of colour.

81 thoughts on “The silence…

  1. hope you feel better soon, Cath! Concussions are no fun. My middle guy fell head first on some rocks at the beach this summer and was in the same boat. You don’t realize how many electronic devices are a part of everyday life until you are not allowed to look at them! Hope your recovery from here on out is swift and comfortable! xo

  2. I’m just sitting here in the quiet on the Sunday morning after thanksgiving catching up on emails and I ran across your post. I wish you a speedy recovery. Head injuries are serious and I am glad you are starting to feel better.

  3. I can empathize with you. In March I bent over to zip up my suitcase and fell, got a concussion. It took me until June to be able to make a disappearing 9-patch with charm squares. Take time to heal. I too enjoy paper piecing.

  4. I hope you are feeling better soon. I love watching what you are making on your blog and hope you take care and are soon back to making beautiful things. Your way with colour is takes my breath away and your work for donation is inspirational.

  5. Happy you are getting better. I can understand your boredom. I had foot surgery 12/19 and having my left foot down for any extended period has put a damper on my quilting. I even rigged a way to keep it up so i can sew with my right foot, but even that is uncomfortable after awhile. Be well.

  6. I hope you are getting over that awful concussion! I can sympathize, I had a six month migraine last year and could only sew or use the computer briefly. I really hope 2017 is a great year for you 😁

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