I'm going to continue wearing splints at night but not more than four hours during the day. Instead, I'm to work on strengthening my hands by squeezing a ball or silly putty. My left thumb bends well now with no pain; the right one is better. At least the pea-sized nodule at the base of the tendon is gone.
I can't wait to get back to stitching. In the meantime, I'll share a couple of snow photos I took recently.
From top left: