Thursday, December 7

Busy, busy, busy!









I received such fun stuff in the mail yesterday! It's killing me that I can't yet sit and play with it. I just need to be patient...the time will come soon enough.

I received the squares from the winter quilt square swap as well as a kit on Cro-tatting.

I'm still knee-deep in holiday orders. But I do see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I'm just so antsy to put up a tree, decorate, bake cookies, and do holiday crafties with the children.

I'm determined that I will work on creating stock for my site all through the year next year. I tend to slack off and work on personal projects during the slower times. I definitely think it's time I not do that anymore.

On a good (wonderful!) note my hands have been behaving themselves! I have had problems for years with swelling, numbness, and pain in my hands. They don't usually tolerate over-use all that well. But for some reason they're doing just fine!

I have found that it helps if I use my hands in a different way when they begin feeling sore or numb. What seems to work is making a few pairs of earrings. Working with pliers and such is such a different action from holding a needle. With all the sewing I've been doing, I've also accumulated a good sized pile of finished earrings. I just finished adding them to my Etsy shop.

2 comments:

Tara said...

I'm so glad to hear that about your hands!!! Been thinking about you with that and especially with the crazy weather we had last week. I know the weather drop and the hectic time of year can be hard on them. So happy that you've found a way to keep going and keep your hands happier.

Renee said...

I've never heard of Cro-tat!
All the earrings look lovely.