Wednesday, June 5, 2019

My Cutting Table Today ~ Embracing the Brace

After an afternoon and evening of rest 
and a night of wearing the wrist brace, 
my hand is feeling better 

sew  ...

nn my cutting table today!

This lovely fabric ...

As you can see in the background, my quilty kitties are hard at work helping me.

Maestro is (almost) in the basket on the archway.
When she curls up she fits. 
There is a lot of Maestro to love ... ;) 

Katniss is comfy on the quilt on the back of the sofa
 where she can monitor the bird activity outside. 

Nutmeg has snagged the coveted red sewing chair next to my red computer chair today.

I am at the computer typing and sipping the last of my morning cuppa coffee.

The brace is awkward but helping my 

Another thing that is helping is that my hubby got out his heavy duty wrench before he went to work yesterday and unfroze my cutting table and raised it to its highest level.

Wondering what this is on my cutting table?

It is a 3 lb weight I use to hold my long ruler in place when I am making long cuts.

Works much better than the handle grips and such that I have tried.

I am fortunate that my dining room cutting table,
which is also our dining room table,
is an antique drafting table
with an adjustable cast iron base.

My hubby bought it when he was a young single guy
 and turned it into his dining room table.

It is a bear of a piece of furniture to move
and he says it is staying with the house forever.

You can see the rust on the newly exposed extension pipe.

Today I like it.

My hubby will not like it the next time we need to use this table for dining
and he has to lower it to the level of our chairs.

I suppose I could move the counter height chairs from the kitchen table in here instead.

I'll let you know the next time we have guests at our table ... ;) 

The other weight is on my mouse pad today.

It has been put into use today while I have removed the brace to air out my wrist.

I have not had to take any ibuprofen today ... :)

I also use these as actual weights to maintain my upper arm strength.

Every little bit helps.

What ideas do you have to share 
to help keep your quilty wrists healthy?

I am always looking for new ways to make my quilty life happier.

Have a happy quilty day! 


Needled Mom said...

Oh no. Sorry about the brace. I hope it resolves itself quickly

Susan said...

I do hand yoga. said...

Oh no! Obviously I don't do anything long enough or often enough to cause an injury, I am too much of a flibbertigibbet. Great table. My great grandmother told me to take a paper towel with Crisco and rub it on the rust in places like that, will take it off and coat it and will look brand new.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Pat! I am so sorry to hear you have carpal tunnel. That is painful but hopefully the brace will relieve the pressure so you don't have to have surgery. Do the kitties take turns or battle for the red chair? Nutmeg looks so comfy on it! ~smile~ Roseanne