Friday, April 28, 2017

Did a stupid thing *ugh*

I don't usually say any thing about me if I am sick or what ever, But have to say   I really did a dumb thing,
 I use hemostats to stuff with,

 I have been so honored to have a couple of requests for Raggedys ,The dolls are 26 inches .I Love dolls that are large and have nice fat legs and arms, Also a nice size head ,
so I can sew their hair on. Well silly me instead of using my 8 inch Hemostats, I was in a hurry so I grabbed my 
24 inch hemostats, The hole slide all the way up and over my right thumb, in the cradle of my hand.
I also was going to surprise my husband by making two 5 foot dolls, They are sewn and ready to be stuffed, Again I would have used the 24 inch hemostat.  He wants them to sit on our front porch and dress them for the different holidays and so on.
Well I started stuffing the two 26 in raggedy s and noticed my right thumb hurting, as always I ignored it, 
I would not stop until they both were finished stuffing, 
Well I woke up in the morning to find I could not bend my right thumb and you talk about pain,
Then when I got to where I could move it ,
If  I bend it down I almost screamed
in pain then have to take my left hand to bend 
my thumb back up. 
So I stopped stuffing and just put the two 5 foot dolls to the side,
Thinking this will go away if I just do not stuff, 
After a month of this, I broke down went to the doctor,
 Long story short, He said I had severe inflammation in the joints , Called it Tendonitis, Now I have a mesh cast on my right arm down through to my hand. 
 Doctor said it takes time for it to heal and said he suggests I do not do any stuffing for a while, 
I can't just sit, I always have to be doing some thing creative,
My heart is broken right now as I look at my dolls just sitting,
 I was able to get my two order's finished and mailed off.

Then I thought well now what. This is the time of the year I start my Fall items, 
I have a tote full of stuffed doll bodies , So I am going to try to sew and get them dressed, 
But it is my right hand that is injured will have to see how face painting will go, What to do about the hair ?

I also thought about Quilting, I have a couple on line classes I paid for on "Craftsy" I like to applique,So the quilt classes that are for beginners like me, are just that blocks with applique.

It will feel  so good to be playing with my fabric and using my sewing machine once again.
I also have a counted cross stitch I am making for my sweet Husband, So I have a lot of  creativeness that I can do!!!
Just as long as I can do this with having to bend my thumb.

I laugh now when I look at my 5 foot dolls that need to be stuffed, Might be a while, But as long as I can create
 I am Thankful and Happy!
For the first time I actually must behave and not push and cause more damage, Funny thing this thing called
 "Getting Older"


Mary Ann said...

Oh no:) I did the exact same thing stuffing dolls. I had to wear this huge wrist support thing that was so annoying. It eventually went away but you have to be careful not to push it to far once you're better.

Megan Wallace said...

You have to really let it rest. The two things that agravate tendonitis in fingers is the grip on hemostats and scissors, and pinching a needle between your fingers.
Get some spring loaded scissors if you don't have them already.
And use a stuffing stick instead of a hemostat when you do things that require force. I only use my hemostats for shaping now.
Get better soon!

SympleTymes Cloth Art By Sherrie Nordgren said...

Hi Mary Ann and Megan, Thank You for your caring thoughts, You are so right Mary Ann This thumb and wrist thingy is so annoying, I do take it off at bed time, It just so uncomfortable trying to sleep with it, and My hubby is afraid I may wack him with it :)

Thank You Megan also, I am going to go buy some spring loaded scissors today.I did try to do some counted cross stitch and you are so right just grabbing the needle seemed to aggravate my hand even more. Silly some thing as easy as just pulling a needle up and through a counted cross stitch hole, you would think it was no biggie.
But I have learned and will try a stuffing fork, I can't see how that will work as far as stuffing a body or head of a doll, but sure would be very happy if it does !!! Thank You both once again means a lot to me !!

Jan Conwell said...

Hang in there and take good care of yourself!

SympleTymes Cloth Art By Sherrie Nordgren said...

Thank You Jan, I am hanging :) Have to say this will pass also !!! Hope all is Great with you and all your family!!