I never would have believed it Wednesday, but the shoulder is doing much better. I was actually able to go to work on Thursday, although I had it in a sling for a lot of the day. But I can move it most directions without pain, and can now get through a day with only a couple of painkillers, instead of every three hours. We'll see what the orthopedist says tomorrow morning.
I now have some more equipment for batik and other fabric surface design. I ran into DI yesterday, and found this skillet/fondue setup, that actually has a thermostat. And look at the cool design on that potato masher! I've already moved my wax into the new pot.
I have been wanting to find a way to steam fabric, either to set dyes or to discharge with thiox. I tried discharge paste once with a steam iron, and could not stand the stench. And, I swear it ruined my iron. Then one day I remembered a campstove setup and turkey fryer we bought a few years ago, and used exactly once. I asked DJ to dig it out of storage- it is perfect!! I have a huge pot, with a strainer I can turn upsidedown to set the fabric on. It can use the propane tank with our grill, and will set nicely on the patio in back where I can comfortably keep an eye on it. I am ecstatic!!
I have another picture I want to try with batik, and I am thinking through my color sequencing. I'll be waxing it after work this week, as long as the shoulder continues to improve.