Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Beading my fingers to the bone!

To keep from losing my mind while the children are sick, I have been doing some beading. I am sewing beads onto my hand painted fabric (Setacolor paints) in whatever design the paint seems to indicate. Here is a small section on the right.
It is very soothing and relaxing. I have also sewn a bit of embroidery floss in some places and found that I really enjoy that too! I work on it in between emptying throw up bowls, disinfecting everything in the house, and bringing fluids to my patients! It is starting to get a little painful now because with all the hand washing and disinfecting, my skin is getting quite irritated. But because I want to bead, I don't put on hand lotion...my fingers get too slimy to grab the needle! The children better recover soon, or my skin will be worn right through!

3 comments:

  1. Kathy, you must possess much patience to stitch all of those itty bitty beads. I hope your children get well soon. Hang in there!

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  2. oh man, from one mom to another, poor you!! It's awful when they are sick and I hope they are better soon!
    Meanwhile your chicks are ADORABLE!!! and your beading is exquisite!!
    I'm thinking about you!

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  3. The beading is fantastic! I hope you kids get better and your fingers get a rest.

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