Be Kind to Your Body

Personal health and well-being trumps “convenience” and the conventional wisdom that would suggest that the sewing set-up in the photo is “ideal”. Please, read, and consider, if there are any modifications that would better serve your situation for the long term.

Lisa H Calle's Blog

How long have you been sewing?  Whether you’ve been at it for a month or 20 years, you need to be kind to your body.

This past year, I had some debilitating neck issues.  It not only prevented me from sewing and quilting but it prevented me from truly enjoying about 8 months of my life.  Now, this was not brought on solely from quilting but a lifetime of not being kind to my body.  I am not referring to drinking, smoking or drugs… I am referring to the act of living.  As we move throughout our days, we tend to take our body for granted.  That we will always be able to do the things we want to do and you should if you tend to your body.

centermedallion

I enjoy the accuracy of paper piecing… my next competition piece is paper pieced.  This is what my set up looked…

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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6 Responses to Be Kind to Your Body

  1. Wonderful reminder for all of us to get up and move and not take our bodies and health for granted.

  2. catpatches says:

    I have a lot of neck problems, especially when I’m going a lot of sewing. I’m bookmarking this page, and planning to give it a try when my neck starts to bother me. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thread crazy says:

    I do believe all sewers have some type of neck problem(s). When I’m working on a larger quilt, I keep my bed buddy close at hand; warm it up a bit in microwave and wrap around my neck. Yep, I will agree, we do take our bodies for granted!

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