Back in the dim and distant I used to be, among a host of other things, a DSE Assessor/Trainer (DSE stands for Display Screen Equipment, doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as easily as DSE) Anyway, I was the office nanny going about metaphorically slapping young men on the head telling them to stop slouching and sit up, get your feet off the desk, tidy your mess etc etc, they used to hide when they saw me coming, you get the picture?…
Work Related Upper Limb Disorder is a growing problem in the work place, so imagine my annoyance when my words danced up behind me at home this week and bit me squarely on the butt.
Why? I hear you cry….
Remember that wrestling match I talked about in my masking tape post?
Yeah well, I managed to put my shoulder out fighting with it in the machine.
While it’s a fair sized quilt, I have quilted larger, the batting was pretty lofty and boinged about under my size 90 green marked quilting needle….
so I can’t blame the needle 😉
I was determined not to have puckers, pleats or any other mess ups and forgot to follow the cardinal rules I preach to my students:
1. Thou shalt baste like mad
(nothing must slip about under your needle)
2. Thou shalt not quilt when thou art tired
(go to bed and sleep, it’ll still be there in the morning)
3. Thou shalt not get cross when quilting
(your quilt is supposed to be made and infused with love)
4. Thou shalt quilt 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off
(take breaks, an upper body limb injury at ZERO miles an hour is not cool)
5. Thou shalt get up and shake your booty (quilting should be FUN!) 🙂
So dear reader, the finished result below, one puffy boingy quilt for my big kid brother 🙂