Tag Archives: Carpal tunnel syndrome

Lucy’s Apple

5 Apr

Neice2 has a birthday this month, and guess what she’s getting!

Om to the Nom!


Her very own apple, crocheted by Yours Truly.  I’m guessing by now that my sisters-in-law will have discovered my pattern – their kids are all getting apples from me this year.  Luckily, I started this little guy in plenty of time to counteract the pregnancy-induced finger swelling, carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis, so Miss Lucy will have a delightful Granny Smith to open on her Birthday!  Hooray!


I heard through the grapevine that Lucy’s having an owl themed party this year, so she’s also getting these, some super adorable hand-made bows constructed by a friend of mine:

And a card I made.



Husband assures me that this card, which started out as a pile of paper circles and a bottle of glue actually looks like an owl

…but I can’t tell if he’s just humoring me. What do you think?  Is it owl-ish enough to actually look like an owl?  I’m hoping Lucy won’t care much one way or the other.  If she does, I’m hoping her mommy will quickly change the subject and distract Lucy back to her awesome APPLE (which actually looks like an apple)!

I’ve had to take the apple listings off of my Etsy shop for now – what with my decreased motor skills it would take me way longer than I feel comfortable with to get any orders out, but hopefully things’ll be back up and running in the near future.  In the meanwhile, my patterns are still available, so wander on over to a Happy Little Shop & see what you can see!

AND… Happy Birthday, Lucy!  We love you!


Stop Hurting Yourselves, Family!

26 Apr

Remember how my moM had carpal tunnel surgery not too long ago and earned herself a sweet pair of wrist warmers and a strong dose of pain killers?

Turns out my M-I-L had the very same surgery this month and earned herself her very own set of wrist warmers (side note: I’m pretty sure “earned” is like, a completely inappropriate word in this situation, but I can’t think of one I like better…).

Now then. Family. I love you, and I love making presents for you, but how about you let me make you a present for no reason in particular, eh?

That means no more surgeries, no more flu viruses, no more falling down anything or breaking anything.  HECK – no more runny noses!  You got that family?  STAY HEALTHY.

And, M-I-L, please get on to the healing & feeling better part! We love you!