Here's my Carpal Tunnel Surgery update:
It never happened.
I chickened out after being admitted to the hospital! I went to a massage therapist twice with AMAZING results. I can type without my hands falling asleep. So I figured, hey! Why not attempt to crochet? I LOVED to crochet but it was the worst on my hands. I made this a long, long time ago. Like everything else, I didn't use a pattern. I just started crocheting and stitching by sight.
|An old coaster...|
I took a chance and made up another with some green & white. EASY. Easy on my hands. (I'm in shock.)
I like the shell motif in this one. I figured, what the heck? Let's make another...
Because I don't have a plan, it ends up that no two are ever alike. They are so fun to make and they look pretty all over the black coffee table. I have this gorgeous mixed-thread brown yarn that I found in a bargain bin. Sometimes with fibre art, those are the BEST. I started to crochet the earthy brown yarn into a circle again. As I'm doing this, it's reminding me of a nest. So before I added the loops around the edge, I stopped and tied off. I cut several short lengths of the yarn and took them apart. I wove them in and out of the crocheted piece just as my bird does. And tada! Lookie what I made!
I think it's naturally perfect, and I am going to weave it into a branch to secure it. No eggs, no bird... just the nest as you find it in the bush. I might add some weathered autumn fibre leaves about to drop. : ))) Just like farmers make great quilters, so do birds make great weavers!
Isn't that cool!? It's my first official 'soft sculpture'. Oh trust me... there will be more!
linking up to The Needle and Thread Network. : )