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Old 09-04-2010, 05:18 PM
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I did it! I used my sewing machine with my left foot today. YEA. I did react sometimes automatically with my right and wondered why it was not stopping--ha ha--lift left foot Franie! I did some stitching around an applique' slow and easy. I also did some string piecing. Feels so good to be able to sew a little. Lizzie will have to wait however.

I am going to an all day retreat too on Monday. Been four weeks since surgery on my ankle. No sewing then but I can run my mouth, help with a class or two, play games, eat, and have fun!
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:32 PM
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Awesome! That is wonderful that you can attend a retreat!
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:41 PM
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I can only sew with my left foot. When I got my Bernina, the store owner told me that I would mess up my right ankle if I operated both the foot pedal and the knee lift with my right leg. I forced myself to start using my left on the foot pedal and don't think I could go back now. Congrats on figuring out a new way!
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:44 PM
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I still have the boot on my right ankle. I recently read where using the foot pedal with the left foot gives you more balance. Hmmm maybe it is a trend too now for me.

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I can only sew with my left foot. When I got my Bernina, the store owner told me that I would mess up my right ankle if I operated both the foot pedal and the knee lift with my right leg. I forced myself to start using my left on the foot pedal and don't think I could go back now. Congrats on figuring out a new way!
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:45 PM
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Sounds Great! :thumbup: Bet you'll have a fantastic time!
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:44 AM
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I'm a lefter with my hands. Maybe I need to try sewing with my left foot.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:52 AM
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That is so awesome for you. Have Fun, Fun, Fun!!!!!
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:55 AM
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I know exactly how you feel. I was so depressed being off on disability and not being able to sew because of the spider bite in my right leg. I tried my left foot and I am actually coordinated enough to do it! I'm thinking that I even like it better than using the right foot. I can still keep my right leg elevated and sew with my left. It has taken the boredom and depression away because now I can have fun!!!
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Exactly how I feel Kathy.

WOW on the spider bite. That had to be painful.

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I know exactly how you feel. I was so depressed being off on disability and not being able to sew because of the spider bite in my right leg. I tried my left foot and I am actually coordinated enough to do it! I'm thinking that I even like it better than using the right foot. I can still keep my right leg elevated and sew with my left. It has taken the boredom and depression away because now I can have fun!!!
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Have fun at the retreat !! Glad the other foot worked! :) Look at some of the cabinet machines w/the side knee control, and wonder if it builds the muscles to the right leg (LOL single thigh master) Guess it's what you get used to. :)
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