Loretta at Stitching The Night Away prompts:
Eventually there comes a time when you’re not feeling well, whether it’s the flu or a cold or something else entirely. The question is, do you manage any stitching when you’re under the weather or does it just have to wait for better days?
A perfect topic for me to comment on. Last week the nOob brought home a sinus infection. He went to the dr. straightaway and got himself a zpac and laid in bed for 2 days. He then jumped up and went back to work and is feeling great.
Two days after that I came down with the sinus infection and I laid in bed for 2 days, went and got my zpac and then laid in bed for another 3. There was no jumping up for me. No sir. Instead I got so dizzy I couldn’t walk straight, broke out in hives on my left hand, and have developed some manner of super dry-mouth that can only be described as a mouthful of sticky cotton. Nice, huh? Guess I’m allergic to zpac and will have to tough it out on my own.
During the first two days I was horizontal and didn’t do any stitching at all. I didn’t even think about stitching. With body aches and fever, I was really just grateful that there was a TV series on Netflix I hadn’t already watched. (Enterprise, in case you’re wondering.) I have a love/hate relationship with Netflix and my Roku, but I’ll save that for another day.
After the worst of the symptoms were over I was definitely needing to do something with my hands. Luckily I have several designs going at once (both hand embroidery and cross stitch) so that I can choose something and get stitching rather quickly. I didn’t get as much done as I’d like but as I have no deadlines it didn’t really matter.
So, to stitch or not to stitch when sick? If I can plant my sick ass in a chair, I say stitch!
Oh, and one tip: If you feel a sneeze coming on, close your floss box.
And now, a fish.
|Fish Doodle – watercolor and Sakura micron on watercolor paper.|