Friday, May 19, 2017

When it Rains, It Pours

Did my taxes, and it says i owe. Now that's on top of Bucks vet bill that i'm paying off among other bills.

Bucks doing fine now, just a little overweight.

And the rabbits from the last post- i gifted to my friends twin granddaughters for their birthday.They loved them.

So anyway, that's the latest.....Must crochet faster

Monday, April 24, 2017

Bunny in PJ's

Well my thumb appears to be slowly healing and I've been crocheting more. I have strayed away from projects that caused me to put a lot of pressure on my thumb which may have been the cause of the tendonitis in the first place.

So Ive been doing mostly small projects, with the exception of a couple of stuffed bunnys, but i took my time with them. Not sure when i will be making more because i don't want to press my luck with my thumb.

 I have to keep crocheting to pay my health insurance as it is, but then i had to take my cat Buck to the vet this morning (worms-Yuck) That's $$$$ on the credit card :( Must crochet faster. So any sales appreciated.

Bunny Rabbit in PJ's

Bunny Rabbit in PJ's

Buck says Thank You

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ouch My Aching Thumb!

I wanted to share this since a lot of other crocheters look at my blog.
About six weeks ago, i woke up with a sore thumb. As time went on it progressively got worse. It started out in the morning when i woke i had to move my thumb with my other hand just to get it to bend. Then when i could, it was like it was locking/clicking like a rusty hinge.

I had been crocheting a lot of door snakes which puts a lot of pressure on my hands. I still didn't connect the link since I'm right handed, and this was my left thumb. I didn't injure it by a fall etc., I just woke up with it not being right.

I waited a good 2 weeks before going to the doctor, figuring it would resolve itself, it didn't. At times it felt like someone was bending my thumb backwards when i turned it a certain way.
So the Dr tells me it's tendonitis. I need to get a thumb splint and to give the tendon some rest for it to heal.

Well the splint (i got from Amazon $9) does help. I've been wearing it 90% of the time for the past two weeks. I still take it off to bend my thumb a bit as i don't want it to atrophy.
So today, i took it off as i needed to wash a pie dish i wanted to use. I don't know what i did, but the pain just about made me cry. It was the worst pain ever. It felt like my thumb broke. It took me rubbing it and putting it back in the splint before i got any relief.
So anyway, it's ok if i leave the splint on. I just hope this heals up soon.  It's ironic, i crochet to make money that pays for my health insurance so i can go to the dr when i hurt myself crocheting!  I still am crocheting, but not anything that requires a lot of tension. So just make sure to give your hands / fingers a break from crocheting as much as possible.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

What's New? Hats

Here's what's new. I found this pattern and love the way it looks. I did a few to test the waters before i make any more. Do you have three colors you would like to see go together?

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy New Year & Snakes in My Shop

Wow time flies. I didn't realize it's been this long since my last post. Time got away from me with the holidays etc.

I've been busy crocheting door snakes, they're selling pretty quickly. I've gotten some great feedback from my customers about how well they work at keeping the drafts out. You can see the feedback in my shop.

Here's the latest one i listed, they're all different. If you would like a custom size or colors, feel free to send me a message through my shop.

Door Snake