10 March 2011
This week, just as my creative mojo got back into gear I've been forced to put on the brakes.
My right hand was struck with tendonitis a couple of weeks after A was born (apparently this form is sometimes called "Mother's Thumb"), and so far treatment has achieved not much. If anything, it's gotten steadily worse.
The day after I pieced together the top for A's cot/play quilt (above), in a very satisfying (if perhaps too late) night of cutting and sewing, I was told that I really should try to stop using my right thumb. Not super easy, especially if you're a right hander, but I am trying to rest it as much as possible.
So whilst the sewing machine and knitting basket sit there, inviting me to play, I am reserving my thumb usage for more essential activities (like pulling up my pants) and retraining myself to be a two finger typist.
Other (more) creative spaces here.