Back in the Habit

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a retirement celebration dinner for one of my aunts.  It was an honor to be there and to celebrate her 33 years of dedication in the field of microbiology at Duke University.  There is so much to this that I could share about this, but I'm going to save it for another post.

While there, I met up with another aunt, my physical therapist/painter/potter aunt, who inquired about my nifty thumb sling that obviously matched my attire.  lol  So after the dinner, we took that sling off and my aunt gave me some physical therapy exercises to do that should help.  The exercises we practiced last night made a difference and so now I'm going to ask my doctor about physical therapy instead of the cortisone shot. I think because my PT aunt is also a crafter, she knows just how badly I want to be able to use my hand at full function.

Despite the fact that I got home really late last night, I just had to try out my hand.  I made a fleece scarf last year that I never shared with you because it was a prototype and it wasn't quite what I had in mind.  Well, actually it was, but I wasn't so nifty with the rotary cutters and my fringed effort was uneven, so I never showed the scarf.  Well yesterday, prior to the dinner, I had decided to turn that fringed scarf into a cowl.  And that's what I did when I returned home.

I'm keeping this cowl for myself.  I love topstitching!  Plus this one is shorter because I cut off the fringe.  It doesn't double loop.

Then, this morning, I decided to use up the rest of my fleece cuts (from last year) to make two more cowls.
These were the fleece pieces that I didn't use when I made this scarf.

Needless to say that it felt sew (hee hee) good to do any kind of crafting, especially during this time of the year.  I dare not crochet/knit before continuing the exercises and finding out if there is a PT in my area who can help me, but sewing, I can do!

Happy Crafting,


  1. Yay! More crafting! I love the scarves. They look really cozy!

  2. So glad to hear that you were able to do some kind of crafty stuff. The cowls look great. Not something I would have thought of to use the fleece. Great job Libby!


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