Last week my left leg got messed up. It’s nothing serious, lymphedema, but about the best way for my leg to be is horizontal.
This seriously has cut in to my ability to do just about anything since I have to keep my leg up.
So most of the time I sit/lay on the couch, sometimes with a cat “helper” and stitch.
This is not entirely getting me caught up on all the stitching, but it’s helping.
Upcoming this week you’ll find some good things. Tomorrow will be the LAS mini-sock for August, there will be a short weekly series abut converting Japanese patterns to needlework and on Wednesday I’ll be a guest on FaveCrafts web radio show.
In the meantime, I’m resting my leg and stitching.
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Ellie Ames says
Enjoy your short recuperation and stitching time.
K.B. Hallman says
Nothing serious? Surely you jest. Lymphedema dictates my husband’s and my mother-in-law’s lives. My husband nearly lost his life because he got an infection in one of his legs. You take really good care of yourself.
I am sorry that you have developed lymphedemia in your leg. As long as you have a series of UFOs you can work on, time will pass while you are recovering.
Was thinking, though… if you are getting close to running out of UFOs to work on, I’d be very happy to drive over with a bag…err..box…err…carload of mine… A lot of us would be happy to do that to help you out. lol
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Get well soon.
Janet Perry says
That’ll be the day. The big problem is the piece I have to work on is very unwieldy when I have my feet up on the couch. But I can work on it in the recliner, but then the problem is having enough light.
I have a Dazor 8MC-300 model needlework floor lamp next to my stitching chair. The lamp has rollers at its base so it can be easily moved from one location to another. The lamp has a small magnifying area in the center but I find that I rarely use the lens. I just like the light slightly overhead. The lens is surrounded by a cool circular light. It also has an arm that can be adjusted in all directions, very much like a drafting light. It is perfect when I am working on a hand project, a floor frame or just on the sofa with my feet propped up. Although I generally prefer working in natural light, it comes in handy on an overcast day or in the late afternoon-evening hours.
Bought the floor lamp decades ago so do not recall how much it cost. I have never regretted its purchase although it does take up considerable space in my needlework area. To a non-needleworker, the lamp might look more utilitarian than decorative, but to me, it has been my side kick on many of a stitching adventure.