Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Calendar Year is Done

I have completed one year's worth of monthly stitches. Wow!!  I can't believe that all 12 months from Stoney Creek are done! I seem to have gotten into the swing of one-handed stitching, or this was just a fun little stitch for me to complete. 

Thank you to those of you who have left encouraging messages for me. I never realized how "spoiled" I was for being able to stitch with both hands, but I promise that I won't take it for granted when I'm able to do it again.

Now that my Pattern for the Months series is over, I will get back to the baby sampler.  I just realized that it has been on my scroll rods since *gasp* August!!  That is entirely too long to leave something undone. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ready for April Showers

It took me quite a bit longer to finish this little project because I was stuck using on the one hand, but I managed to complete April Showers by Stoney Creek. Yay!!
Up until this injury, I had no idea how much I used my left hand despite only writing with my right.  Whew!! I think the larger projects are going to be much more difficult until I am "back to normal" which I hope will be soon.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

March IHSW

Oh where is the month going?? I can't believe that it's already the third weekend of the month. Not to mention, this one-handed world that I live in is making things rather interesting - such as when I signed up my link on the IHSW site, and reversed two letters. Geez! Talk about looking stupid to the world.  Ha! Oh well.
So, I started the April Showers by Stoney Creek a week ago, and here's where I left off:
And here's where I left off by the end of the weekend:
Working with only one hand is far more difficult for me than I thought it would be. I never realized exactly how much I do with my left hand including when stitching!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Stitcher's Worst Nightmare

I haven't been able to stitch lately, and working had become very difficult for me.  My hands have been cramping, and I had to visit  the ER due to severe seizing.  Yesterday, I heard the news: nerve strain.  If they can't control it with the braces and physical therapy, then they will reclassify as carpel tunnel.  Dear God, NO!  I'm stuck typing with one hand. Thankfully, it is my dominant hand that is the better hand, but there is still concern.  Apparently, typing for a living is not good for you.

Hopefully, I can return to stitching soon.  I think I'll make more use of my stand.