Keeping Busy

I've had a little set back lately.  I fell and broke my shoulder about three weeks ago, so sewing on the sewing machine is out of the question and typing is a single handed affair.  I discovered, however, that I can do some limited hand sewing with my arm in a sling. I tend to be a bit manic if I'm not working on something, so the hand sewing has keep me from going completely beserk.

I will be posting a new tutorial soon, but I thought I share some of the projects I've been working on.

 "Catnip" by Lynda Hall 

"Catnip" by Lynda Hall 

I assembled and appliqued this sweet little quilt from "A Little Porch Time" by Lynda Hall about 6 months ago, but I put it aside to be hand quilted at a later time. It was a perfect project to soothe my creative soul.

 "Fruitful Basket"  designed by Joan Grenke from Bits and Pieces by Joan 

"Fruitful Basket"  designed by Joan Grenke from Bits and Pieces by Joan 

I bought this yummy fall kit at my local guild's quilt show. The talented designer is Joan Grenke from Bits and Pieces by Joan .  I stitched it up in a couple of hours (even with my arm in a sling), and added a simple border of plus and minus signs with black perle cotton, size 12.

Happy stitching!