These are the projects I’m working on.
I don’t know if you can tell, but those are some awfully tiny little doll clothes. Teeny tiny! Itsy bitsy!
I have covid again. Ugh. At least, it’s the form of covid that I always seem to get. Whenever my husband gets covid, I get… something.
I’m one of those weird freaky people who gets “covid toes” and “covid fingers.” Some of us who get this weird skin rash will test negative for covid, so it’s not… well at least the doctors can’t be sure it’s even related to covid.
But it’s something. I guarantee you. It’s not nothing. Take a look.
Here’s my left hand. It looks pretty normal. Zoom in. There’s nothing strange about it.
Now compare that to my right hand. Again, zoom in. Look at that weird scaly skin thing that’s going on:
This time it’s not too bad. In the past, the skin cracked and the fingers turned a weird bluish color.
My doctor tried to tell me I was having a reaction to hand sanitizer.
But if that’s the case, why is the rash only on my right hand? And my right FOOT?
Yes, it’s called “covid toes” because you get it on your fingers and your toes.
Right now, where I live, there’s a resurgence of the corona virus. I’m a school librarian. I work with children. Most of them are not immunized, and very few people in Idaho wear masks. (I guess it’s a republican thing.) So I can be 100% sure I’ve been exposed to at least some children with the disease.
I mean, most classroom teachers are exposed to 25 or 30 kids — maybe 100 to 120 kids for secondary teachers — but we librarians are exposed to ALL of the kids at our schools. At my school, that’s about 500 kids and staff members.
Every time the disease comes through our state, I get this scaly hand thing. I’ve been tested for covid multiple times now, but it has never come back positive. Never. Not even once. But I get this skin thing on the fingers of my right hand and the toes of my right foot.
That can’t be from hand sanitizer because I don’t put hand sanitizer on my foot. And if it was from hand sanitizer, I’d get it all the time, not just at times when covid is running rampant through our school and community.
Anyway, I’m kinda congested too, with typical head cold symptoms. So although I have been making tutorial videos for my YouTube channel, I’m afraid you may notice that my right hand looks sort of scaly from time to time.
Sorry everyone. That’s just me and my lovely covid fingers!
My voice will sound a little raspy in this week’s tutorial video too. Again, I offer my apologies.
In case you’re wondering, yes, I’ve been immunized. And yes, I wear my mask at school. Of all the teachers/staff at our school, I probably wear my masks the most.
But that doesn’t keep me from getting the… hand thing. Whatever it is. My husband and I both call it “covid fingers” or “covid toes” because we’ve seen how it seems to come and go with the virus.
It’s not very painful though–just a little itchy–and I never seem to get a bad case of the virus either. So those are blessings.
There is a down-side to sewing with covid fingers though; when sewing by hand, the thread gets caught on my scaly skin. When I’m filming a tutorial video, that’s especially aggravating.
But hey, I’m not going to let this get me down! I’m going to rise above the panic of a pandemic, and continue to sew my teeny-tiny little doll clothes. Because it’s FUN.
And by golly, I’m going to share the results of my creative projects, for all to see… even if you have to see my scaly hand sometimes.
I’m looking forward to making something for Anna or Elsa to wear, using this adorable little pink Easter Egg fabric. How cute is that?
Feel free to leave a comment.
How has covid affected your sewing projects? Have you been sewing your hearts out because of lock down? Have you made masks for local health care workers?
And do any of you experience covid fingers and/or covid toes? Am I the only person who seems to only get covid fingers and toes on the right, but not the left side? I’m really curious!
Do I have any health care workers out there among my followers? And are you finding time to sew amid the craziness of the pandemic? Best wishes to all of you. Stay WELL.