Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Whine, Whine, Whine

I was bopping along on Agnes Scott last night and trying very hard to ignore the pain in my hand. But eventually it became too much to stitch. Overuse injury, anyone? Crap.

Will see how it goes today. I'm okay as of right now. But I may have issues later. Guess I'll start with some ibuprofen before I even pick up my needle.

I am stitching on this piece two-handed. My non-dominant left hand is on top of the piece and my dominant right hand is underneath. I've been stitching this way on large pieces on scroll frames for 10 years and can sail along pretty quickly. This could be tendinitis or carpal tunnel or even arthritis. Or maybe I was just sitting funny and as a result was moving slightly differently. I don't know. But I'll definitely be paying attention today. I'm making such great progress that I abhor the idea of slowing down or worse, stopping.


Sweet Pea said...

Hope you're feeling better soon! It's no fun with achy joints and sore hands.

Do you use a stand for the scroll frames or do you have a different method of supporting them? I work on scroll frames, but haven't tried to work two handed on them.

jo said...

Well. Seems I had a kitty that loved to use my stand as a scratching post, I developed an alternate way of holding/propping my scroll frame while sitting down. As it a 24" wide frame, I sorta sit crosslegged and use my leg and arm to prop to the scroll frame. Just call me an overweight contortionist!

Sweet Pea said...

Hmmmm..... I might have to see if I can give that a try. I was thinking about getting one of those lap stand things I could use