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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Take Care of Yourself

Stitching is like eating popcorn; you cannot quit with one stitch.

Because of this, here are some helpful tips.

  • Get up and move around after 15 or 20 minutes of steady stitching.
  • Rest your hands because they can cramp up from holding the needle tightly.
  • If you have carpal tunnel syndrome keep your wrist wrapped up to limit the movements, and again, rest often.
  • Wear your reading glasses with good lighting when working on a pattern. An OTT lamp works best to provide daylight without glare.
  • Be careful when using a magnifying glass to see; it can actually make things worse if you use it too much.

Stitching is a lot of fun, and it can be an extremely rewarding past time for a relaxing evening, but it isn’t any fun if you have hurt yourself doing something you enjoy.

Sometimes a fast and easy pattern is the best way to spend an evening. This easy peasy kitchen pattern is a fun way to relax in the evening.

Take care of your hands!


Julie and Blu

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