September 11, 2006 at 3:15 pm

Yes, my hands do cramp and when I try to sew, because I have a very poor grip, my hands become the tool I use to push needle through. I am right handed, so my work is done and held in my right hand, but the “BODY ENGLISH” goes into my left arm and that’s the one that aches alot. I think my face would make a funny picture.

I love my crafts, they are my contentment in life, so now that I can do some of them again, I won’t give them up, but I do stop and rest my arms when they ache too much. As the saying goes, “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it”.

Aimee, I think it’s okay to do the crafts, just put it down for awhile when you ache and cramp.


September 10, 2006 at 12:59 pm

Hello Aimee,
I think I could say “similiar” problems. Reading your post started me to think that maybe the crafts I now can do is causing my arm to ache so much. I LOVE being a “CRAFTY” person and I regained that ability about a year to a year and a half ago. I can’t do knitting yet, but I can work with plastic canvas, crochet with a BIG fat hook (I’m working on an afghan), sew a little, do big design cross stitch and big design paint by number.

My left arm, and that’s the arm that aches the most because I must work it more, starting hurting me about nine months ago and since my hobbies bring me my lost contentment, I try to do something every evening.

I think I have what’s called a “golfer’s elbow” and my crafting could have caused that. I benefited from your post, this makes sense to me.

Now, where did your post go, hope you’ll still read this.