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Monday, May 25, 2009

Almost done...

...with Floral Rondel, that is. I love the way this is coming along. I really only have a couple of hours of work left on this, but it won't be done today. I'm waiting for another spool of the light pink silk to arrive in the mail (thank you, Judy Souliotis!) so I can finish the top petal of the middle flower. Other than that, I've got to couch the outline for two remaining petals of that flower, and couch some stamens in the center. That's it!
Unfortunately, my occasional battle against carpal tunnel and a pinched nerve in my neck is flaring up again. I think it's from the way I support Erin while nursing her, but I can't figure out how to accomplish this without triggering the nerves. The problem in my neck (which leaves my fingers numb) flares up whenever I drop my chin and raise my right shoulder. Working the couching stitches seems to aggravate it more! I'm trying to do them a little bit at a time.

Since I'm not likely to finish too many pieces this year, I've decided to join a fun SAL (Stitch-ALong) that doesn't require any new projects! That's right, it's the Totally Useless SAL, and it consists of simply keeping a jar for your stitching orts, then posting a picture at the new moon. The new moon was yesterday, but I'm close enough. I started this collection of orts about this time last month.
Funny, I actually like this picture of Floral Rondel better!

I may pull out a simple WIP to keep me occupied this week -- something where I can simply keep my right hand below the frame in my lap stand so my fingers don't start tingling!

15 comments:

Front Range Stitcher said...

Your Floral Rondel is so beautiful. I just love the colors and stitches. Nice job all around.

Kathy A. said...

I really enjoy when you show your latest piece of work! You always have such lovely unique designs and the colors are so lovely. I hope your pinched nerves settle quickly and you can work again at Floral Rondel.

NCPat said...

Very nice work! This is a gorgeous piece! Do take care of your hand!

Cyn said...

Hi Jeanne,

Love your beautiful Floral Rondel!

I'm also participating in the Totally Useless SAL. I didn't realize that yesterday was the full moon so I need to get a post up of my orts!

As far as nursing and shoulder pain, are you propping Erin up on a pillow (or two) while she nurses? This way your arms and shoulders aren't doing all the work to hold her as they are just balancing her. I did this with my two and I was even able to read while nursing. Hope this helps. :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Racaire said...

*gosch* lovely and awesome!!!

Donna said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Brava!

Tracy said...

beautiful...

Jean said...

Your Floral Rondel is stunning! I hope your pain gets resolved soon so you can continue your beautiful work.
I emailed you about Erin, as one you was born with a similar afflication that the Navy corrected. I think of you and her often..

Joan said...

Your Floral Rondel is stunning! Great job.

Hope your Carpel tunnel disappears overnight!!!! I hurt just thinking about it.

Joanie R.

Doris said...

gorgeous embroidery.Take care your hand.

stacybinnj said...

Your Floral Rondel is stunning! Absolutely stunning!
Stacy

Mary Corbet said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the needlework... and hey, the jar of orts is pretty nice, too!

Seriously, the project is gorgeous! What are you planning for your finished form?

I hope the hand / arm problem clears up soon!

Yoyo said...

Another beautiful piece!

You might have the same pinched nerve I do, mine is in my elbow and causes my little finger and the finger next to it to be numb...I get it all the time from leaning my elbows on my desk when I'm at the computer, sigh. A couple of visits to the chiropractor and it goes away though.

Elfie said...

I enjoyed your blog, and just adore that floral rondel - so pretty. Hope your pinched nerve settles soon.

Tammy said...

Love, love, love youur Floral Rondel. It's breath taking :o)