Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Sorry... I have Grease on the brain! Our high school students performed the high school version of Grease this past weekend, and it was wonderful! My daughter Carol directed and choreographed the musical, and did a wonderful job! My favorite part of the play was the hand jive... oh, how I wish I could be coordinated enough to dance and sing like our high school students!
On to tatting... these are some warm-up pieces from Oh My Stars! by Kaye B. Judt (except for the little ring with picots). I had some problems with the final ring on the stars... on 3 of them I managed to create an extra little loop of thread when closing the last ring. I never did figure out what I did wrong. Still, I'm pleased with my progress... these little pieces represent two days of tatting! I was warned by the physical therapist to take it very slowly so that I don't develop tendinitis. So, I'm trying about 10 minutes per hour of either tatting, knitting, or crocheting. I'm rotating so that I use different hand motions.
Yes, the cast is off! I can't believe how shriveled my arm looks! I'll still be staying home because of the therapy I need to complete each day. I have hand exercises called the six pack that I need to do for 10 minutes each hour. I have shoulder stretches that I do 8 times a day, and now I have to soak my arm and squeeze a Nerf ball in warm water for 5 minutes 6 times a day. I don't need to write down a schedule, but I do need to set a timer so I don't forget to exercise! The exercise feels so good! Anybody who knows me well will find that statement a little unbelievable... the only exercise I truly enjoy is walking!