It felt so good to load up a quilt on the 'new' frame!
I still had a lot of going from the front and back but I had lots of room to move around and the quilting moved along beautifully!
I used a simple meander for this donation quilt
which was a good introduction for my right hand.
Prior to the quilting frame work, I did some 'surgery' on my brace. With the bandaging off, the brace didn't fit wel anymorel. I made it shorter on my forearm and used the heat gun to warm up the material so I could cut and shape it as needed!
It went very well and now my thumb is protected and held straight so that tendon will have a chance to heal! And at the same time, the fit on the rest of my hand/arm is comfortable, too!
(FYI, the knitting and crocheting will have to wait until I have a functioning thumb....it was worth the try.)