Someone recently asked me if I did any hand quilting. I told her no. I can not remember if I every posted this but this is why I can not do hand work.
Several years ago my husband and along with good friends took an adventure vacation. We did a bare boat rental and rented a 36ft sail boat and spent about 2 weeks sailing in the British Virgin Islands. It was a trip of a lifetime for me. We sailed and snorkled everyday. On day 11 I slipped and fell and hit my right elbow. The hospital in Tortola was an adventure in itself. When we returned home I had surgery to fix the elbow.
This is the result of the surgery....3 plates and 17 screws hold the arm together.
It's a challenge but I love to sew so I push forward and ignore the pain. Often I get so involved in a sewing project that I actually forget I am in pain. Sewing is great therapy.
I used to hand quilt all my quilts. I loved the quiet time it gave me to think and pray. I miss it but I am thankful I can use the machine to do my quilting now.