Sunday, August 17, 2014

Farmers Market and cmc joint arthritis

Just wanted to share with those of you who have visited me at the Archwood Green Barns Farmers Market in The Plains that I will no longer be at that market.  I've been a vendor at that market for the past 5 years and it's been fun but I'm now moving on to try something different.

My daughter's shop MauveMoose has taken off and since she is leaving for college I will be the one running it for her.  She will still be helping out during school breaks.  I will still have my shop Bits Of Fiber on Etsy so if you are looking for something please have a look here:

I was diagnosed with arthritis of the cmc joint in my right hand so some of the things I've been able to do for years are now almost impossible, crocheting is one of those things.  Down the road I will be able to fix the problem with having surgery but for now wearing a splint and doing less of the things that cause me pain will be the remedy.  At first I was very frustrated when they told me what the issue is but after giving it lots of thought I've come to the conclusion this might be a good thing.  This will force me into trying out different ways to make my artwork.  At work I started using my left hand for painting and at first it sucked but I'm getting better at it every day.  At home I'm focusing on doing more machine sewing and other things that don't hurt my hand.  Being who I am I'm always trying to make the best of what I got and I figure this is a sign it's time for me to turn into a different road ... hopefully a road that will lead me to another fun adventure.