Having spent many months healing the bursa in my left shoulder I went on a fitness campaign. A ten minute walk round the garden twice a day to lower my sugars, I have Diabetes Type 2. Day two of the walking, tripped on the hose and landed on the shoulder that had just healed. Six months without sewing ordered by the doctor. Physio said a little sewing maybe. I miss my local quilt group as I simply cannot sit and hand stitch as I cannot hold things in my left hand for long or the aching goes on for days. I managed to go only three times last year due to shoulder issues.
What to do? I own a large Janome 11000 embroidery machine that is far too heavy to carry. I hit on the idea of purchasing a smaller embroidery machine so at least I could go to quilt group and embroider, if not with own hands at least I could thread a machine up and talk while it did the work for me. I found this little baby, a older Brother, in a town a couple of hundreds klms north of where I live and purchased her over the web from a sewing machine shop. She pulls down into a much smaller machine for portability, weighs only 15 lbs, a huge plus and will arrive here on Wednesday. She can create motifs to add into wall quilts along with photos on fabric to form pieces with an old fashioned look I developed some time ago.
Yes, I am no longer treadling however I am creating and we have to adapt as things happen to us and as we grow older. I am looking forward to my new little friend's arrival and just being able to get out of the house once a week. We are currently helping to bring up our grandchildren, single Dad and so life has become incredibly busy. A day with other women in the beautiful church surrounds is going to be a real treat.