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ALMOST LOST A TOE!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Last night I was enjoying myself watching TV when I stood up and my IPAD (I had forgotten it was on my lap) fell on my middle toe on my left foot. It was like a missile heading towards earth and let me tell you, painful!!! There was blood everywhere. It pushed the toenail forward and I won't continue on with the gory details but it is not pretty. So much for the pretty pedicure I just got last week. Guess its flip flops for a while and good thing it is summer and I don't have to wear any shoes! I will be especially careful with walking here in the near future! It continues to weep in misery! Later.

  
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MAGA99 6/14/2012 8:24PM

    I pray it feels better

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ANDI571 6/13/2012 11:29PM

    Ouch! That sounds painful. emoticon

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JENNY888 6/13/2012 7:13PM

    Ouch! Sorry. I hope it heals soon.

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PCOH051610 6/13/2012 12:03PM

    Ouch! Funny that should happen to you because I was putting away laundry yesterday when our wedding picture flew off the dresser and came down on the back of my hand. There was blood but the brusing is incredible. Talk about freaky! When I told my husband he quietly asked, "are we still married?"


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SEWINGMAMACDS 6/13/2012 10:17AM

    Ouch! Hope it heals soon, emoticon

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CARLANNIE 6/13/2012 9:54AM

    Oh, no! I never knew iPads could be so dangerous. Hope you heal up quickly!

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RANDOM00B 6/13/2012 9:18AM

    Ouch! So sorry to hear of your accident. If you can, perhaps check with a podiatrist that there's no other damage besides the toenail.

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Q8PRINCESS 6/13/2012 9:13AM

    Oh no! Ouch!!! emoticon

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ITS A GOOD DAY FOR SEWING!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

It's raining today and thus a good day for sewing! And sleeping too. Just laying around the house or sitting at the machine! Bliss! Even Fox news this morning commented on the storm that was heading our way, toward the Florida Panhandle. We love rain! Especially when we need it but not on special days like the 4th of July when we have an outdoor barbeque planned! At any rate, sewing it is! Later.

  
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JIBBIE49 6/16/2012 12:06PM

    emoticonBad storm for Pensacola. The man we know in Warrington who has Judo/Karate supplies had his shop comply destroyed from all the wind and rain. He's been there since 1980.

I love to sew, but don't know why I don't do it now. After five children, I just didn't sew with them. My mother use to go up to the bargain basement at the department stores in the city and buy discount clothes and bring them home and remake them to fit me. She'd say that it was much cheaper than buying the material and buttons, etc. Often the garment was cut wrong, etc. but she'd redo it and it looked great. She'd also buy a plain dress and then add lace, pretty buttons, etc. and make it look great. Sometimes she'd embroider or make appliqué on it.

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Q8PRINCESS 6/12/2012 11:59AM

    Every day is a good day for sewing. You could send some rain this way if you'd like to share.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 6/9/2012 4:21PM

    Cool here but not wet so it's the garden for me.

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ANDI571 6/9/2012 1:10PM

    Sunny and hot in Ohio.

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CARLANNIE 6/9/2012 11:25AM

    It's snowing here, so my sewing machine is getting dusted off for a little stitching therapy!

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KASEYCOFF 6/9/2012 10:06AM

    Raining here too--!
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TRYING NOT TO BE NASTY!

Friday, May 25, 2012

It is so easy to be nasty nowadays, especially since e-mails are rampant and you never have face to face contact with people, words can be said and sent before thinking about them. THis week, I deleted 2 e-mails before sending them because I thought better of it. But this morning, I get a note from a client about a furniture delivery, slapping my hand and advising me to be more diligent. Then I get a note from the Chamber of Commerce about my dues being overdue and why haven't I made payment. So I'm getting ready to send an e-mail and then thought better of it.
I don't recall getting an invoice for my dues. That could have happened and might be in a pile on my desk but as I said, I don't remember being invoiced. Sending me an invoice via e-mail is even worse as it gets buried. Sigh. So much stress in life nowadays. Whatever happened to simple phone calls?
I'd rather be quilting.

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 6/9/2012 4:30PM

    In the world of business, an email is a letter. I think if more people realsed this,they would not send many of the emails they send. Would you send a querulous letter or write a letter of complaint about trivia to a business supplier or a client? And if you received such a letter, would you email back, or would you pick up the phone and build up your customer relationship? And in the personal realm, I know that within living memory, before phones were common, people used to send notes even to arrange to meet for coffee. Perhaps we should heark back to those more formal times when we write our emails.

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ANDI571 5/25/2012 11:05PM

    I very rarely give anyone my e-mail other than family and friends. I don't know that I will always have a computer, so why start it. I pay my bills by snail mail. I at least help keep the mail men in a job.

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CARLANNIE 5/25/2012 9:37AM

    I agree! People don't pick up the phone and talk to people any more. It's sad for my kids generation.

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TRYING NOT TO BE NASTY!

Friday, May 25, 2012

It is so easy to be nasty nowadays, especially since e-mails are rampant and you never have face to face contact with people, words can be said and sent before thinking about them. THis week, I deleted 2 e-mails before sending them because I thought better of it. But this morning, I get a note from a client about a furniture delivery, slapping my hand and advising me to be more diligent. Then I get a note from the Chamber of Commerce about my dues being overdue and why haven't I made payment. So I'm getting ready to send an e-mail and then thought better of it.
I don't recall getting an invoice for my dues. That could have happened and might be in a pile on my desk but as I said, I don't remember being invoiced. Sending me an invoice via e-mail is even worse as it gets buried. Sigh. So much stress in life nowadays. Whatever happened to simple phone calls?
I'd rather be quilting.

  


I'M OBSESSED!

Friday, May 18, 2012

I admit it. I'm obsessed with quilting and there seem to be others out there with the same problem. When it gets in the way of my life, home, relationships, and business, I need to step back and regroup! There is something so soothing about pushing those fabrics through that machine and having them come out as a beautiful bag or quilt that keeps me going. Somehow I've got to get a handle on this. One thing I've noticed, I don't eat as much because I'm too busy sewing.
I need to go back to Flylady and set that timer for 15 min and attack some piles.

I covet fabrics and as an interior designer, I've always said that they multiply in the back room, at night, when you aren't looking. Then you have too many. I recently received 3 boxes of new fabrics. Oh, heavens. Please. Now, I have to go through the old fabrics to make room. And that is work.

At least I realize my addition and know I have to do something about it. What, I'm not sure. Tomorrow I am tied up all day with a sewing workshop that I'm in charge of for my guild. Then tomorrow night is a big party/fundraiser that we are going to. Hubby is not excited but I paid for tickets. I made a quilt to auciton off and it is really pretty and I want to go see how it looks and how many people want it!

When I was at my conference last week in Atlanta, I bought 2 new fringe books. I have some that are really old and want to pitch them. However, can't pitch then until I take off all the old bits of fringe, etc. to use for embellishments. At least I know how to recycle. I think I'll go and do that now, while I'm thinking about it. Later.

  
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LADYBUG1943 5/25/2012 10:38AM

    Among my plans for the day is to quilt. I've been denying myself that, saying when everything else gets done... then I quilt. Last night at 10 p.m. I was going to go up and do just 45 minutes worth... and my sister called. At midnight, we said goodbye.... sigh.

Just took a Mariner's Compass class and I'm hot to get started...

Enjoy reading your blogs...

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ALMMOM 5/19/2012 12:32PM

    I thought I was the only one whos fabric multiplies. By itself too!!!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 5/18/2012 5:08PM

    Sounds like a creative addiction to have. So long as you are not cluttering up your environment so you can't move, what's the harm?
How did the auction go?

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JENNY888 5/18/2012 11:53AM

    Somehow I knew that it was quilting you were obsessed with even before I looked. There are worse things to be obsessed with.

I have to laugh at the statement, "At least I realize my addition and know I have to do something about it. " I think you meant addiction and not addition, but if you are like me fabric is always an addition for me. Can't have enough.

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KASEYCOFF 5/18/2012 9:18AM

    I once saw a bumper sticker that I bet would amuse you: "Whoever dies with the most fabric - WINS!" lol...
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KNEWMETODAY 5/18/2012 8:23AM

    I know how being busy can thwart that ol' eatin' monster. My grandmother, my mother, and my youngest sister quilt; I never got that bug! Too much of anything can sometimes be problematic, but I also know that my life NEEDS a modicum of moderation, and it's SOOO easy to get lost in the process. My guilty pleasure is scrapbooking, I probably don't do it frequently enough which is why I can nearly bury myself once I get started. (I won't need to buy supplies EVER again, I'm thinking.)

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