Monday, August 11, 2014

Slow Stitching Sunday ... and Monday

I am a slow stitcher.

... and my back has been hurting ...

For the last month I have been having a lot of unusual upper back pain.
This is something new to me.
I am used to having chronic lower back pain of the dull annoying variety
and have learned to handle it and just keep sewing.
These are sharp shooting pains in my shoulder blade area
so I went to the doctor who told me it was just muscular 
and recommended resting, taking ibuprofen and pacing myself.
I do all that already except for the pain pills.
I try to avoid pills but I have taken one a day for the last several days 
just to dull it a little.
So far I have not taken it today and have even gotten some
happy time with my sewing machine.

I have not been able to machine sew as much as usual.

So ... time to join the

Slow Sunday Stitching

This year I really want to finish adding the embroidered leaves to my 

I started embroidering these leaves last year.

I am very much a "seasonal" stitcher, so this was tucked away last year
after the last of the autumal leaves fell.
The end of summer is drawing nearer.
Time to embroider colorful leaves again.

So when I am taking breaks from my machine time,

I am slow stitching.

.... just keep stitching ... 



  1. I am sorry your back is giving you pain. Glad you are able to at least keep sewing and creating such beautiful projects. Healing energy to you...

  2. It is not fun to be in pain. Thankfully you seem to have found a way to get a bit of stitching in.

  3. I hate that your back is hurting....did they check your heart? That might sound crazy but they say women sometimes hurt in their back. And there are some great icy hot patches that help my lower back when I'm having issues. There are several brands of them and they last several hours! blessings, marlene

  4. Your leaves look lovely Pat. Just continue to take your time, and enjoy it. I'm so sorry your back is still bothering you :(

  5. In addition to your heart, your shoulder pain is also a symptom of gallstone/gallbladder issues.

  6. I'm sorry to hear your back is hurting ! You seem like your still stitching a whole lot anyway....You know the old saying "You can't keep a good quilter down for long " !


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