02 October, 2008

Good Idea Gone Wrong

I was feeling marginally better this morning and really quite sick of doing nothing, so I decided to baste my Inspired Improvisation. The floors were already clean thanks to some company this morning so I left the dogs to whine outside while I spread things out on the kitchen floor.

Now, basting on the kitchen floor is never recommended. No matter how young you are it is torture on the knees and back. What's a girl to do? I usually baste my bigger quilts on the boardroom table at work, but I'm not at work these days. The kitchen floor it was.

It wasn't too bad, actually. I had enough room to maneuver around the quilt and between the cabinets/fridge. And a cup of tea forced me to get up every few blocks or so for a good sip. Just as I was getting the last of the pins in the quilt the baby, or Little Miss Sunshine as she is now known (better than The Barfinator, her former nickname) woke up. After I nursed her she joined me in the kitchen while I closed all the pins and tidied up.

Unfortunately, as I was closing all the pins my neck started killing me. By the end I could barely lean over, I was crying from the pain, and nausea was about to overtake me. A simple lunch with a chaser of Ibuprofen and a half hour with an ice pack eased the spasm, but OW!!! My girlfriend was on her way over and felt bad for staying while I was in obvious pain. It was a welcome break - it always is with her - and plus, she brought me dinner!

So much for our planned picnic in the park to enjoy the gorgeous day. Instead, I will enjoy the meatballs my girlfriend shared and hopefully get some backyard time in while I count the hours to my massage tomorrow.


amandajean said...

oh, no! I hope the pain goes away soon. your babe and the quilt are both beautiful. and what a fabulous friend to bring you dinner!!!

Holli said...

Ouch! So sorry the floor and your neck got the better of you. Hope you are feeling better soon. The quilt is gorgeous -- can't wait to see the finished piece.

Jessica said...

I hope you feel better soon-there's nothing yuckier than a craft induced pain!

brown robin said...

ouch! i use the queen size bed in our bedroom sometimes. still a killer, though. i haven't decided if i like the floor better or the bed! friends are the best, aren't they?

jacquie said...

this is how i baste all of my quilts. it's tough physically...in fact, i'm avoiding it right now. hope you are all back to normal soon.