I finished the radiotherapy last week, which is good. I am now burnt, flaking, itchy, raw and tired, which is bad. I can't do anything that requires stretching or extending my left arm, which is bad. I can't hang out washing, load and unload the dishwasher or lift pots and pans, which is good. But I can't pin quilts or sew any seam of more than about a metre, which is bad.
So I'm sewing small things and waiting until I heal to pin up and do the big stuff. I've put my scrap 16-patches together and made 96 flying geese for the border, but can't do any more for the moment. I'm going to do the flying geese border in a quilt as you go variant - where you pre-quilt the middle then sew the borders (unquilted) directly to the middle then quilt. I think it makes perfect sense :). I made four different sorts of flying geese, one for each side.
I've turned the leftover two-inch strips from the pineapple blossom into some nine-patches. I don't know what they'll be for but it was fun to do.
And I've watched a lot of footy of various codes. A brilliant AFL Grand Final, an excellent NRL Grand Final, an OK showing by the Wallabies although they are NOT looking like tournament winners I have to say. I think they'll get knocked off by South Africa next week and not even make the semis (oh the horror! the national shame!). Then I can cheer for Ireland because they have the cutest accents.