My ankles and knees have decided that they will only work for a short period of time, then they say "that's it we are on strike!" As a result I am doing a lot of sitting, again. This has given me some time to ponder the problems of getting up and down into a chair. They Physio says that I am doing damage to my other shoulder getting up and down and I couldn't stand to lose the other shoulder as well.
Then I came up with a nifty solution. A bolster cushion. I sent my husband out to buy me a 10cm thick piece of high density foam and it works a treat. I can stand up and sit down without using my arms. I made an under cover while I was thinking about how I would cover it.
I have so much fabric here I will never use it all so I have pulled out a charm pack and patched it. It now sits on one of my design boards ready to be made up.
I have sent my husband out again to buy two more cushions. The second is a bit smaller in diameter and this one I intend to add handles to so that I can take it with my. I don't care if it looks strange as long as I can stand unaided. (The doctor has given my a disability sticker for the car so I won't have that long walk from the car-park to the ferry.)
So I am on the machine and beginning to quilt again.