Sunday, September 18, 2016

A Blog Win and a Hand injury

Okay, so what I haven't mentioned in recent posts is that another one of the reasons my crafting has slowed is that I have had pain in my right hand. I am basically ambidextrous, although I write left-handed, but really and truly when you cross-stitch, crochet or knit you use both hands. I had 2 surgeries on my left hand many years ago and aggravated one of them a couple of years ago as some of you may remember. I was quite surprised this August when my right hand started really aching and I found a small ball in my palm. Now that I have slowed my crafting due to that discomfort and working full-time, my hand has been feeling somewhat better, but I still made a visit to the hand specialist. He told me I have "trigger finger" in my right pinky finger. I have always known this. I have it in other fingers also. It runs in my family. It was the reason for one of the surgeries in my left hand. So I got a steroid shot in my palm.....not fun at all....and a follow-up in a month if it is no better. Surprisingly, doctor said not to stop crafting unless I am in pain. Whew! That is a relief. 

Now to the better news. I won a blog giveaway! Zenia Rene over at A Quilted Passion was celebrating her 3 year blogiversary and sponsored a wonderful giveaway.  I won on what would have been my dad's 91st birthday. 
Look at this absolutely fabulous gift. Wow! Two jelly rolls and border fabric to make a Reflections Quilt whose pattern was included. You can see a picture of this modern quilt here.
 Isn't that fabric absolutely fantastic! And look at the gorgeous variegated thread.
I am in heaven. Zena also included a cute charm and That Purple Thang which I believe will really come in handy. Please pop over to her site and see the gorgeous work that she does.

I have managed to do some stitching this week on Autumn Angel. The gold has been added to her dress and part of her halo has been completed.
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching today. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I think I will work be working on Autumn Angel as I would like to finish her at the beginning of that season so that I can put her on display.

I thought I would leave you today with a cute photo of two bunny visitors to our yard. They usually only come one at a time so this was a treat.

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Sorry to hear about your hand! At least you can keep stitching... What a great give-away that you won! You will have fun making the quilt. The angel will soon be done. Hoping for pain free stitching today.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Ah those bunnies are adorable ; sorry to hear you've had that pain and I hope the shot and just doing a bit less with it will solve the problem! :)

mamasmercantile said...

Sorry to hear about your hand, hope the steroid helps and eases the pain. What a great giveaway, well done.

Quilter Kathy said...

Hope the shot eliminates all pain so you can stitch to your hearts content!

Sarah said...

Hope the steroid shot helps! Looking forward to see your wonderful prize made up.

Judy Dietrich said...

Glad you can still stitch. I would go nuts if I couldn't stitch each day!!! Congrats on the bundle of fabric for a colorful quilt!! That would be fun to work on, with all those intense colors!! Keep stitching

karen said...

I hope that the shot works! It did for my hubby this summer and that was nice that he didn't need surgery.

maggie fellow said...

oh that would be scary to think you can't craft anymore. congrats on prizes

Tiffstitch said...

Wow! Congrats on the awesome giveaway and so glad the doctor told you it's okay to craft. I hope the steroid shot helps.

Aunt 'Reen said...

I hope that steroid shot will find you some relief!
Sorry to hear about your hand.
Your Autumn Angel is coming along beautifully.
Such sweet little bunnies in your yard, adorable picture of them.
Congratulations also on your fabulous win, a terrific prize indeed!

diamondc said...

Congratulations on the fabulous win wow what a treasure.
I am so sad you are having trouble with your hand, I do hope it gets better soon.
Your Angel is adorable, love the bunny photos.

Blessings
Catherine

Renee said...

Your angel is looking great! I am sorry to hear about your hand. I do hope the shot helps and am glad to hear crafting was OK'd by the doctor!

Congratulations on the giveaway! Wow. I tend to prefer applique quilts; however, this Reflections quilt is absolutely gorgeous! How sweet that you won on your dad's birthday. (((Hugs)))

The bunnies are just too cute!

Deb said...

Sorry to hear about your hand I hope you are on the mend. Autumn Angel is coming along nicely your stitching is so pretty. Congrats on the give away win.