Wednesday, March 23, 2016

sewing injury


Sausage finger! Wrenched it last night pulling a needle through several layers of fabric. Didn't realize it at the time. It ballooned up later. Not what I needed as I'm making the final samples for the Early Bird Night Owl pattern and trying my best to get that thing off my desk and into my shop. I didn't realize how much I rely on this finger for everything. Someone needs to make me a sandwich because I can't open the mayonnaise.

  • In other news, there's a bilious coating of yellow green pollen on everything here and runny noses galore. I think the plants and trees are trying to kill us. We are looking forward to the next rain.
  • I need to lose ten pounds so I can look fabulous at the two family weddings, various showers and 50th anniversary events that are coming up. Sad thing is I think I could probably achieve this if I could stop snacking at night. #willpowersadlylacking
  • I'm trying to re-learn Spanish and enjoying using the Duolingo app so much. 
  • I'm slated to be a guest speaker and teach my first class this summer for my sister's quilt group. They've selected the Flora Needle Book pattern. I've already got a headstart on the stage fright and nausea, so I'm good. Still working on the deer-in-headlights look.
  • I'm once again out of compelling fiction to read. Send me your titles so I can enjoy one over spring break.

I hope all your fingers are their normal size and that you are having a great (coating free) spring time!

28 comments:

  1. My finger hurts every time I look at your finger. 😥

    I've recently discovered Rene Gutteridge writes some great Christian murder mysteries (is than an oxymoron?). She has authored a lot of books. They are definitely compelling!

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    1. Grandma G, sorry for making your finger hurt! Mine doesn't hurt that badly. Just looks gross. Thanks for the titles! I'll check them out.
      PS haha re: oxymoron. Bit like fat-free half n half.

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  2. You need to buy your self a surgical hemostat. It will clamp onto your sewing needle and make it much easier to pull it through thick fabric. Google them. You can find inexpensive ones. I have a very long one and a short one both very helpful.

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    1. Hey, Christy! That's an excellent suggestion. I'm embarrassed to say I already OWN a nice pair of hemostats, which I wasn't using. *face palm* I'd never considered using them for needle wrestling.

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  3. I agree with Christy, in fact I did that very thing in my testing. Hemostats are also great for getting stuffing into tiny spaces... but you maybe already know that. (?) I got mine from Amazon.

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    1. I love using them to turn little legs and arms! I have a stuffing fork but maybe I need to just keep my hemostats out and at the ready.

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  4. The all girls filling station's last reunion by Fannie Flagg is a great book.

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  5. Ouch that looks so bad - hope it heals quickly. I am loving making the 12 Days of CHristmas ornaments at the moment.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hey, Pauline, I'm so glad you are enjoying that series! It's next on my list after I get this pattern done!

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  6. Evening snacking is evil! (Been there, done that. Stopped doing it, lost the pounds) Eat raw almonds as a snack. It fills you up with the protein. Have a glass of coconut or almond milk instead. I have no reading suggestions at the moment. The only thing I read for fun these days is a few entires on Facebook, the greatest time sucker of all time.

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    1. Yes, pure evil, Amanda. Late night snacking AND Facebook. haha.

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  7. Okay, I hope you are taking some anti inflammatory meds like ibuprofen (with plenty of snax [not trying to sabotage your diet]) and somehow icing that, but not with chocolate icing.
    Yesterday my immune system sounded the alarm with a huge headache after only one hour in the yard 'a trimmin' the roses. Now my eyes and yes faucet nose.

    As stated above, the hemostats work great and they save us from totally trashing our joints so we can use them when we are 93.

    I do not read fiction, I do not have time for anything right now. I just exist from moment to moment, taking care of my yes, 93 year old parents that are like twin clowns. and then I have a 9 month old grand daughter that is a midget clown. I am not a clown, I am a busy tired trying to do everything I want person.
    Happy Spring Larissa, Happy Easter to you and your wonderful Fam♥️

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    1. Oh and as an olden orthopedic RN in a doc office, I have Mad hemostat-needle skills.

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    2. :-), Rosemary! Ice worked great! Can't take NSAIDs unfortunately. Sorry about your faucet nose! Pollen is crazy high here today. Hope your Easter was lovely!

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  8. Ouch, NSAIDS, and alternating ice and heat. Hemostats are the greatest. I need to find a smaller set. Mine are 8 inches from tip to bottom and are just too long to work with. I've tried the rubber pieces on the market, they don't work.

    As for reading, anything by Debbie Macomber, but I love the Blossom Street series. It revolves around knitting and a knitting shop, but the characters are interestingly imperfect. Her books all have a lovely Christian slant. Give your hand a rest, and go get a new book.

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    1. Thanks, Jennie! Can't take NSAIDs, I'm prone to ulcers. boo! Thanks for the author! Books are very curative, and the finger's all better.

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  9. Book recommendation: anything by Tana French (Irish novelist; crime mysteries set in Ireland). Get well soon, injured finger!!

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    1. :-) it's all better! I'll check those out!

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  10. Ouch! Hope your finger is better soon. Just finished The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah and The Lakehouse by Kate Morton. Enjoyed both of them immensely.

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  11. Loved The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. Have you read Great Kitchens of the Midwest? Reading right now: Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier and I'm determined to plow through the Man Booker prize-winner A Brief History of Seven Killings only because the author teachers at my alma mater.

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  12. Loved The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. Have you read Great Kitchens of the Midwest? Reading right now: Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier and I'm determined to plow through the Man Booker prize-winner A Brief History of Seven Killings only because the author teachers at my alma mater.

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  13. OUCH! I hope your finger is better. I wish 10 pounds was all I had to worry about. :-) You will look great. And you will do a fantastic job teaching. Wish I could be there for it. :-)

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    1. :) thanks for the vote of confidence! haha!

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  14. OH NO! I'm a bit behind here. How's the poor finger?

    I'm reading the Mistborn Trilogy right now. Took a bit to get into it but I'm digging it now. It's been a while since I looked forward to a book at night!

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    1. Hey, Bob, finger's 100% better! Thanks for the book recommend, I've got the sample downloaded.

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