Week 39 stitching report:
15 minutes stitching days/week = 7/7 days
15 minutes stitching days/Sept = 29/29 days
15 minutes stitching days/2018 = 255/272 days
Success rate = 93.75%
So why only hand work? My shoulder problems caught up with me last weekend. I had the rare opportunity to sew for two days in a row. I woke up Monday morning in a good deal of pain. After 2 days of heating pads and 4 days of anti-inflammatory medication, by Friday the shoulder was back to being as good as it gets. So why am I blaming my sewing room. It's the computer desk we bought 18 years ago as a "temporary" place for me to sew.
My chair is adjustable, but I can't adjust it any higher. So when I try to sew, my shoulders are not in a neutral position. After two days, that took it's toll. I posted a question on Facebook looking for suggestions. There were many about cutting down the legs of the desk, cutting out the center and using the keyboard tray to hold the machine. After a discussion with My Guy on those options, his vote was for me to not mess with the desk and buy a dedicated sewing cabinet. His point was that I used the desk for 18 years and it didn't appear I planned to quit quilting anytime soon, so it just made sense to get something more ergonomic that would work for the next 18 years. So last Friday, I ordered a sewing cabinet from Sew Perfect Tables. It's not the prettiest table out there, but it's very adjustable, hit the mid-range price point and looks very sturdy (My Guy's input). It should show up in about 4 weeks. I'll let you know how that goes.
In the mean time, I've found that the sewing machine will fit on the keyboard tray of the desk.
It vibrates a bit when I sew, but this set up will work for the next few weeks till the new cabinet comes in. I don't leave the machine sitting on the tray when I'm not using it, I'm afraid it will bend the slides.
Since there wasn't a lot of machine stitching this week, the stash report is a bit anemic.
Fabric used this week: 0.47 yards
Fabric used in 2018: 32.75 yards
More in than out for 2018
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