Wednesday, 25 July 2007

new toy has arrived!

I have been a bit stressed and a bit MS-y over the last few weeks. Stressed because the delivery of the longarm machine didn't go as smoothly as hoped, which was totally out of the control of the company and the dealer who was just wonderful. All is well with it now, and it works beautifully. I love it! Just need to get used to the movement which is totally different to quilting on the domestic machine. Lots of PPP (practice, patience and perseverance).

Here's a photo of my new baby and some of my practice quilting. It feels strange to be a quilting beginner again. My first efforts are pretty woeful - it can only get better from here, right? The photos didn't come out very well. Hmm, that could be a good thing.

On the MS front, the muscle spasms in my arms seem to be finished, thank God. Unfortunately they are moving to my face. Only on the right hand side, though. Can you imagine what muscle spasms in your nose and lips feel like? Of course, they probably feel much worse than they are (doesn't everything?). It's not very pronounced and I can usually cover it up. Hopefully no one notices. It feels like I'm doing an impersonation of Billy Idol's sneer. If you can remember what that looks like, you obviously were into music in the 80's, ha ha. I've watched in the mirror and it does look a bit weird. With MS there's never a dull moment.....

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