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: