I've been doing some more of the free-motion quilting on the tiger quilt and much as I hate to admit it, really struggling physically. Barely slept last night with the muscular pain even after taking mega doses of magnesium... whinge ...whinge... whine...grizzle
Then the penny dropped ... I mentioned yesterday that this is the only quilt this size that I've machine quilted myself in quite a while. All the japanese ones I've hand quilted and most of the others of recent years have been about queen sized and commercially quilted. So do you know what else that means?
This is the only quilt bigger than about half a metre that I've machine quilted since I was diagnosed with FMS about 5 years ago... d'oh ... no wonder I'm struggling.
It's not that I forget I have it ... how can you forget pain and chronic fatigue ... but I don't need to remind everyone around me all the time. I've read a couple of blogs that focus on FMS and honestly the moaning and constant self-pity must be SO draining to live with. If I get like that, somebody just hit me upside the head please. Just occasionally something reminds me that I do need to make allowances.
SO now I'm back on track. Small sessions at the machine ... no more than ten or fifteen minutes at a time.
Like I said... sometimes it takes me a while to wake up to the bloody obvious.