Friday, December 9, 2016

So Happy To Be Back And Stitching.

After a couple of months of physical therapy I was finally allowed to stitch again, but only for 1/2 to 1 hour a day, about twice a week.

I'm told I have carpal tunnel on both sides, tennis elbow on both sides and tendonitis that just won't heal up on the right wrist. I'm also told it will never go away so long as I am working my present job. Not exactly what I wanted to hear but I was told about 6 months ago and have come to terms with it. I am better than I was, and am having less pain after months of physical therapy and several doses of steroids.

I have re-vamped the blog to a lighter feel that I quite like. I've waited a bit to post simply because my lap top died and I really don't enjoy working on this old desktop nearly as much,

Anywho, you won't be seeing as much progress as before obviously but I have been stitching for about two months, following the medical guidelines I was given. I even have a finish to show you!

To get things off to a new start I present to you Christmas Silhouette from Charting Creations.



 This was worked on a piece of 25 count DMC Magic Guide, 2 over one, half cross. The half cross saves a lot of stitches obviously and made it work up quite quickly and easily. It was a fun stitch. The chart is available here if you've a mind to stitch one up for yourself.

I finished this 2 or 3 weeks ago and have gone back to working on Celtic Noel. I'll post some updated pictures of that one soon. Possibly tomorrow when I have a bit more time.

I'd like to send out a heartfelt thank you to a few people who have been wonderfully supportive. First, my good friend Jessie, always such an amazing friend. Thank you to Laura, Rhonda and Denise, for all of the lovely updates and for checking in with me just to see how I'm getting on. It means a lot to have such a lovely bunch of friends.

I hope you all have time for stitching in this crazy busy Holiday Season.

Happy stitching everyone.

Karen


5 comments:

Lynda said...

Welcome back!

Pull the other thread said...

Great to see you back in blogland and that you are able to stitch again. Love your finish, it looks amazing.

Renee said...

Karen, what a great finish! I love Charting Creations. :)

Karen said...

Thanks Linda, it feels great to be back.

Julie said...

Lovely to see a post here, your santa with his reindeer does look lovely, perfect finish for the festive season and proof that you can do a little bit now and then to feed your hobby.