Monday, March 14, 2016

Finishes and an Injury!

Thank you for all your comments on my list of WIPs to finish this year. I know you can motivate me to stick to my list. I didn't plan on not posting again until today, in fact I had plans for a "Finish on a Friday" post, but those plans went awry when I pulled my tricep muscle in my right arm. 

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?

Happy Stitching,



  1. So sorry about your injury, but I agree...defo worth it!

  2. Lovely ornament. Little owl is cute, not sure I could have had him with wonky eyes.

  3. Sorry to hear you hurt your arm, hope you are back to normal really soon. Love your finished and stitching, all fantastic. Take care.

  4. Ouch but you're right at least you injured it doing some right and not just falling down the stairs like I did haha. Hope it continues to get better. The third owl look great. Love the thread color. Hope you can work on it again tonight. Love your two finishes. The celebrate piece is just beautiful!!

  5. Great stitching! I hope you arm heals quickly.

  6. Owwwww!! My triceps hurt just thinking about it. I hope it heals quickly.

  7. I am so glad your arm is feeling better! I hurt my shoulder a couple of weeks ago, but still stitched. It's just too relaxing to give up, isn't it?! Your owl is cute. Schroeder turned out wonderful! And your ornament is gorgeous. Beautiful work.

  8. Glad to hear you are recovering - and being reasonably careful. Love the colours on the new owl - what a well dressed lot they will be! Congrats on the finishes.

  9. Lovely finishes. Hope you get well soon.

  10. Hope your arm is better now. Lovely stitching and finishes!! 'Celebrate' is my favourite :)

  11. Lovely finishes Tiff. I hope your arm is well on the way to recovery but as everybody else has said, at least you were doing something worthwhile! :)

  12. Your two finishes are great! This "Celebrate Joy" is beautiful. Bravo!

  13. Oh I hope your arm gets better soon!!
    Beautiful sweet finishes and cute progress on the owl too :)


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