I actually wrote this post a couple of weeks ago and never got it posted because I was interupted. Anyway-- I actually DID get this little bit of sewing accomplished while my hand was healing. My handis almost (but not quite!) back to normal. I still have a little pain when I try to do or lift too (which I'm sure will go away eventually) but overall it feel SO MUCH BETTER than prior to the surgery. I'm glad I had it done.
I couldn't stand not having my hands on fabric for any longer! I had this runner that I'd machine quilted quite a while ago but had never bound. I managed to get the binding sewn on before I had my surgery in hopes that I'd at least be able to do some binding. It wasn't working for quite a while. I'd try a couple of stitches each night...... and each night I'd be able to do a few more than the day before so I just kept at it. A couple of days ago I was finally able to do the last 18" of binding. HURRAY!!!!! I now consider myself ALMOST back to normal! It's nice to get something finished!