No, I'm not wasting time going to the doctor for it, at this point, as I likely would just get told to "keep it elevated, take ibuprofen, and it will heal on its own in six weeks."
(ask Karene how we know this!) So, that's that. I'll save the co-pay and give that plan a chance.
I managed to get done with my work in time to practice some more on the HandiQuilter frame with my Janome 1600PBX. I give you Exibit A (improvement on the overall meandering stitch, though still not close to perfect):
(double click on picture, it will enlarge and show black stitches)
I also finished the last three rows of a charm quilt (my third, by this pattern I made up) for a really special girl I work with daily (at the office of one of my transcription accounts), who is going through radiation for her second bout with breast cancer. She likes cats and the color blue. This is what I came up with. Karene helped me pick some coordinating borders. All the squares are different cat prints, offset by white-on-white squares, sashed with blue pawprint material.
Tomorrow I am going to bite the bullet and load this quilt and start to meander/stipple it.......Hopefully I can finish it and get it bound with the bright blue paw print material and it will be ready to be wrapped up and given!