I can't believe I have not posted since October - it cannot have been that long!
Since then, I have started hand quilting my GFG quilt - but I notice two of my fingers had gone numb on my left hand. Mentioned this to may doctor who sent me to a neurologist, who diagnosed nerve damage in my hand originating from a pinched nerve in my left elbow. This will require surgery to fix, but really???? I have no pain, just two numb fingers. The neurologist and my doctor have both told me to either have surgery, or risk losing the use of my left hand as it will have permanent nerve damage that will continue to get worse. The neurologist also told me to stop doing any handwork - which is like telling me to stop breathing. My new year's resolution is to take care of this problem.
Needless to say, I continue to hand quilt, embroider and work on other projects. There is just so much time I can spend reading and I am still concerned about going out among crowds because of the Covid, and now flu. Most of shopping is on-line, except visits to the grocery store and quilt shop to get essentials. I do my grocery shopping early in the morning (like 7:00 when Food Lion opens) to avoid crowds and sanitize that cart handle when I go in. Sigh.....I am probably over-doing it, but I do what I feel is the least I can do.
I am enjoying quilting on my GFG. This is the first time I designed my own appliqued border. I am using different colors of thread for the quilting. To get the colors I needed I ordered some 40wt aurifil fabric and am not happy with it as it breaks too easily. I use Coats & Clark hand quilting thread when I could find the right color and am trying some Gutermann hand quilting thread that I am very satisfied with. Below are some pictures of my quilting and borders.