Saturday, March 15, 2014

Left-Footed Sewing

Lately my right foot has been bothering me. I thought I might have injured it while kicking ice chunks off my car (near the tires). Then I thought it might be repetitive motion injury from constantly sewing and using my foot on the foot pedal too much over the last 15 years. So I have started left-footed sewing, to give my right foot a break.

It doesn't seem to be making much difference to my right foot. It still hurts. I told husband it is probably bone cancer. I probably shouldn't joke, but that's what came to mind. I suppose I'll have to break down and go to a doctor. Maybe it's gout! My mother has had gout in her foot... and the doctor thinks her recent heart attack scare was actually gout (in her arm and hand). Maybe I inherited her tendency to experience gout. Lovely. I always thought of it as an "old person's" condition. I'm not old enough to have gout!! Am I?

Anyway, I have been sewing left-footed, and for the most part it isn't too bad. It's a little bit awkward, but not as bad as writing left-handed. I've been able to make a boat load of blocks. Over at Sunshine we are having a Lent challenge: make a block for every day of Lent. That's over 40 blocks. I got a head start, knowing that some days I won't want to do any sewing. I think I am done with the month of March, or almost done (Lent started on March 5). Here are my blocks so far:

5 comments:

goodnightgram said...

C: Officer Friendly had gout and it started when he was young. My son-in-law has had it for a long time and he's only in his 30's now. Hope you figure out what's up with your right foot. I love that you tried sewing with your left foot, though. That's dedication!

Exuberant Color said...

I have been sewing left footed for about 4 years ago. Having been a driver of stick shift cars I was used to using both feet and it didn't take any adjustment. My right foot doesn't like the angle of the foot control on some machines.

Jan said...

It looks like you're doing great with the left foot sewing. Plus, get the right foot checked out.

BrendaLou said...

my high school boyfriend had gout! I love all your blocks, but especially noticed the green "spiky" print in the first grouping....love the motion it creates.

Elaine Adair said...

I am going to start reading blogs from Blogger, not Google - easier and I won't miss so much!

You might consider a foot doctor - feet are very complicated and a lot of things go awry - ask me!!!

Good luck with that issue and also, what/why is no one finding out what is happening to your Mom? Goodness, I am sorry to hear the hospital just sends her home with no diagnosis.

Preachy,
Elaine Adair