Thursday, October 29, 2020

Stitch Club Break

 After stitching the Stitch Club for 14 workshops, I have decided to give it and my SM's a break for the next fortnight. Despite being left handed, my right hand fingers have started producing pins and needles again. This hand had a carpal tunnel op 2 years ago. The warning signs have started flashing before me.
It is my right hand that holds everything as I stitch and I use my right hand for the computer mouse, which after this 15 minutes of blogging has me shaking it for the feeling to return.

The up and coming workshop is making a book, which I want to be able to do.

This past week I have only spent one day, using my pieces from the Sabine Kaner workshop. I decided to cut my No 1 piece into circles as I had done with the third piece.
My "Minimal" stitch I used for the cover of a book, coptic stitch bound.

To occupy myself...start my new jigsaw puzzle and read 2 ebooks.

Our Stage 4 lockdown had been lifted as from 11.59 pm on Tuesday night. It has been reported that the crowds yesterday had returned in droves to the stores, cafes etc.
 I am very hesitant to venture to the shopping centres, I don't need to buy anything so for the next 2 weeks I will sit, read in the sunshine and go for walks.


  1. You are so organised getting your stitch samples made into charming books. Love the coptic binding. Now you need to take up furniture making to create a wonderful cupboard or chest for these creations.
    Funny how we are all different. I have reacted the same way to the new freedoms, still happy to stay at home. On the other hand I read real books and do digital jigsaws.

  2. I am sorry to hurry about your hand. For someone so creative that must be very hard to deal with. I hope you can find some stretching exercises that you can do to keep the tingling at bay...

  3. Does your hand go numb when the pins and needles happen? I have that problem with my legs, usually the right one but sometimes left or both, then they go numb and I have to be very careful walking until the feeling comes back.

  4. That's a great jigsaw of a Melbourne landmark!

    Enjoy your reading and jigsawing. I hope giving your hand a rest will do the trick. Your book turned out beautifully.