Monday, August 25, 2014

Why I hate the Dentist!


I had hoped to get so much sewing/quilting done today. I ended up having to go to the dentist after my crown fell out. Looks like I'll be needing an implant instead.  He removed the remaining root that just happened to crack in half. So instead of sewing, I've been sitting on the couch holding ice to my jaw. I have been knitting so decided I would share the picture. It's a scarf called Maedwe from the book, Free-Spirit Shawls by Lisa Shroyer. I love the little ruffle running down the left side. I'm just using some sock yarn I had in my stash. It's a fun knit and easy to do while your mouth throbs!
 

I had to take this picture with lighting running against the quilt to show you the quilting. I had done some McTavishing when Amy of Amy's Free Motion Quilting Adventures featured tutorials on this technique. I decided to use it for the background of my Dresden Plate. I've only done one block so far but I love it! It's not perfect but since the thread matches so well, it's fine! It's a great way to practice and get my quilt done! I was hoping to complete another block today but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. Darn tooth!

 I'm also hoping to make more progress on my Tone It Down quilt. I'm working on the sashing. I plan to have pictures soon. Hopefully, my mouth will be better tomorrow. 

12 comments:

  1. Oh my friend, I totally feel your pain! I had to go the dental implant root myself just a couple of weeks ago. I'm just now able to start gingerly eating on that side of my mouth.
    On a much brighter note, I love your McTavishing. It's amazing!

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    1. Thanks so much! It's better this morning. Don't look too closely at the McTavishing!

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  2. Darn about the tooth, hope you're up and running again soon! The scarf looks like it will be a beauty and I love your McTavishing. I like to practise on a finished quilt too, makes me feel a lot more productive.

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    1. It's so nice to practice and have something to show for it! The tooth is better today. Thanks for the encouragement!

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  3. Rosemary, Your McTavishing looks wonderful and I like that scarf pattern. Hope your dental trials will be over soon. Keep that ice pack handy.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Feeling better. Hope to actually sew today!

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  4. Oh I go to the dentist today--sorry about your crown..ouchey for sure!! Keeping your hands busy does help...good luck hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! Hope you have a better appointment than I did!

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  5. Well, if there's anything good that came out of it, is that you learned that you could still do something while having a sore tooth. Anyway, have you got the crown installed by now? Hopefully, once that's put in place, you could go back to your normal activities. Good luck!

    Coralie Tauber @ Houston Smile Docs

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    1. Unfortunately, I have to let the area heal for a month. After that, I have to decide if I want to go ahead with an implant. It's way in the back so it's up to me. I think I'm going to go with the implant. I hate not having a tooth there! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  6. I admire your passion for quilting, Rosemary! You never allowed the pain in your mouth to keep you from finishing fabulous pieces. It’s good to know that you consulted the dentist as soon as you felt the toothache. I hope you’ll be able to keep in touch with your dentist, so your teeth can stay healthier and stronger. Take care!

    Elfrieda Sevigny @ Simmonds Dental Center

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    1. Thank you! I hate dental pain and always get it checked out. I get headaches quite often so I try and avoid any dental pain. Thanks for checking out my blog!

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