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.


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.