I managed to do this in a pretty creative way when we were getting DD ready for bed. She was a little overtired and started climbing all over my bed and standing up and then falling down. I pulled the muscle by grabbing her as she was about to fall off the far side. So, a worthwhile injury, but still frustrating because the triceps muscle really affects the entire arm.
Everything hurt that night. I had an ice pack on my arm the rest of the night on and off and it was marginally better in the morning. I had to work that Saturday morning and ended up writing with my left hand occasionally because it was less painful. As the day progressed it became less painful and I could do minimal movement and even pick up DD when she asked! So that was a considerable improvement. Sunday was better still and although I had to work again, I could write with my right hand again thankfully.
Today it's still a little painful, likely I'm over-using it trying to catch up from Saturday, but the best news was I was able to stitch last night!!
And you may be saying, "Why? Why risk worsening your injury?". And you would be right. But I really wanted to stitch. I had almost finished all the outline of Owl #3 Friday afternoon and had plans to finish it that night. Which went out the window when I hurt my arm. So the frustration of plans not completed is why I stitched last night. But I took my time, and I was careful. It's nice to see this one half-dressed at least.
You may notice that both eyes are pointing in the same direction, whereas most other Owl #3 have one eye going up and out and the other down and out. I couldn't take it. Looking at it made my brain and eyes hurt, so I made them the same. I'm using Jodyri Parisian Chic for the filling in. I think I might finish tonight if I'm up to stitching. We'll see how I am after working all day. I may be crazy, but I'm not going to push it.
And for happier news, more finishes!!
Schroeder! Although it didn't have that charted, I'll ask the recipient if she'd like it written in.
Celebrate finished into an ornament and sent to my Grandma through my parents. I kept forgetting to post about it. I think it came out pretty well and I hope she likes it.
So that's my weekend, and I'll link up to the Stitchery Link-up Party, how about yours?