April ~ finally! Did March not seem like the longest month ever? Today is starting out a bit gloomy, but I feel like we've turned the corner. I have, anyhow. Enjoying spring inside if we can't enjoy it outside yet. After this horrible winter, there shall be no complaining allowed about soon-to-arrive spring allergies!!
Thanks for all the hand love. It's feeling much better, though I'm not pushing it. Its simple improvement makes me think that I'll eventually have a full recovery ~ hopefully not wishful thinking. I've mentioned before that I usually wear one of these Handeze gloves while handquilting and I've found that it has provided some relief for my current problem, wearing it while doing daily tasks.
Recommended by a quilting friend years ago, I've since always kept one in my sewing basket. Though far from stylish, it does feel great, made from an elasticized fabric (sturdier around the wrist) that provides compression and support. It's just fabric, no inserts, so the support is light but definitely noticable.
I've often found these available in quilt shops ~ I noticed them hanging on the notions wall yesterday at a shop in Amish country. However, they're also available on Amazon, and at quite a discount. (One glove to a box, usable on either hand.) The problem with ordering them, however, is that they come in several sizes. If you're interested, here are the measurements which correspond to the sizing chart on the back of the box.
- Line to S = 3 1/8"
- Line to M = 3 5/8"
- Line to L = 4 1/8"
I'm afraid that clicking a mouse also irritates my hand so I'm making this short today. I'm heading off to sew up some curtains that have been a nagging item on my list for too long. The simplest of designs ~ valances! ~ yet due to unnoticed design direction and off-grain printing, they have become a big pain, one of those *start, stop, fold-it-up-and-put-it-on-the-shelf, repeat* projects. Moving this off my list would be a big deal...