Sunday, February 23, 2014

Stitching up a Storm!

My cross-stitching has benefited from the fact that my carpel tunnel has acted up along with a tendon problem in my left hand (also known as trigger finger). Anti-inflammatory medicine and occupational therapy is in my future. Knitting and crocheting will have to be on hold for a while.

I have managed to stitch quite a lot of "Through the Woods" by Little House Needleworks. I will probably need to visit my local cross-stitch store to pick up another skein of the white color ... bamboo. I don't believe I have enough to finish.

I have also been working on "October Morn". Right now it is just boring black and brown. I really have to move on to another color.

I have been quilting the Peanuts' Christmas quilt  while watching the Olympics at night.

I just have one more side of the Christmas Lights pattern to quilt over the 2nd and 3rd borders. Next I have to remark the outer border and the quilt it. I am so annoyed that all the marking that I carefully measured has rubbed off despite the claim by the marking product that only washing would remove it. There is not a trace of the marking left. I am really not looking forward to doing that since the quilt is already sandwiched and marking will not be easy.

Joining Chrissie for Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what others are stitching up.

Thanks for stopping by!


Chrissie said...

You've been busy this week! I have a feeling I'll be doing more stitching soon too, I'm having those elbow niggles again with crocheting...loving the cross stitch, and hang in there with the quilt, nothing dampens the spirits more than having to redo something! Chrissie x

Ellie Foster said...

Dear Cathie
You've been busy and your projects are coming along really well. I look forward to following your progress.
Happy stitching!
Best wishes

Joy said...

So sorry to hear of your hand trouble Anne and trust that things will soon improve for you. In the meantime a bit of stitching is wonderful and your cross stitch is coming along so nicely. I understand that those problems with your quilt are a bit upsetting and annoying but keep smiling m'dear, you'll rise above it and your quilt will be gorgeous! Hugs, Joy x

Joy said...

PS My apologies Cathie, I don't understand why I keep thinking of you as Anne - I'm sure I've done this before! x

Astri Bowlin said...

Thank goodness for more than one crafting love. Hope you heal quickly Cathie!

Donna said...

I have a couple of friends with trigger finger issues that are going to see a doctor. I have had pains in my hands but no triggers yet. It's so frustrating to want to craft and you simply can't. I don't know if I like this getting older thing so much... Very pretty stitches by the way!

Wendy said...

how annoying about the marking rubbing off - was it some kind of chalk pen? The little house cross stitch is looking sweet

CathieJ said...

No problem Joy, you've got it right now.

CathieJ said...

Unfortunately, I hade my first surgery for trigger finger at 21. Now I have aggravated it badly.

CathieJ said...

I used a chalk pounce pad that didn't work as easily as it advertised and has now rubbed off. Ugh!