Swollen feet and improvising

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I’ve had one heck of a case of swollen feet and ankles for the past two weeks. My normal habit of coming home from work and sewing has been replaced by coming home and elevating my feet on the couch.

That means I’ve been getting a lot of knitting done, but my sewing projects have pretty much come to a halt. By Saturday night I couldn’t take it anymore. I needed to sew, no matter how ridiculous my feet looked. But I had a stack of half square triangles that needed to be pressed and trimmed, a task I normally complete standing up.

So I started improvising. I set up my work station with a portable pressing mat, iron, small square ruler and rotary cutter. That way I would be able to press and trim 160 half square triangles for the two colorways of the April Block of the Month while sitting so I could keep my swelling under control.

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I managed to get all the half square triangles prepped for both colorways of the April Block of the Month. Plus I got a good start on the double pinwheels for the May Block of the Month. That’s far more than I would have been able to accomplish if I had been standing, with my feet getting larger with each triangle.

I think this is going to be the new normal for me until the baby gets here and my body goes back to normal. But at least I have a way to get some sewing done.

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  1. Sorry to hear about the swollen feet. I think you are wise to elevate them as much as possible. One way to work the swelling out of the feet is to have some one massage the foot and ankle while they are elevated. It does help.

    I love the colors in the block you are working on in this post. Just gorgeous.

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