I forgot how long it takes to develop a callous on my index finger when I haven't quilted for a month. This was a few days ago.
Today it looks like this. It's coming along but it's still tender. It will be a few days before I can quilt longer than half an hour at a time. I can wear a thimble on my middle finger but not on my index finger.
My goal is to finish hand quilting a 72" x 90" High Five by the end of March. I have some serious quilting to do!