Saturday, March 16, 2013
In my last post a comment was left by my good blogging friend Rachael about what happens when pins and needles go astray. We all have heard many stories about pins and needles in feet but how about an arm?
This happened to me about 8 years ago. I would applique in bed with those nice long thin milliner's needles. One morning I woke up and had a giant bruise on the back of my arm. I had no idea how it got there. Everyone told me it was a spider bite. So a week later another bruise shows up on the front of my arm and I am noticing a "stabbing" pain when I make certain movements. I went to the Dr and got an Xray. They pulled me into the room and showed me the Xray and said what do you think this could be? I knew immediately, you could even see the eye......Apparently this is dangerous, it was moving around and there was fear it could go somewhere important where needles shouldn't be. I had to have an operation to have it removed!
How it got in there without me knowing will always be a mystery. I know I have a high threshold for pain but you would think I would have woken up! I am very curious to know if anyone else has had an incredible sewing mishap story.......
Yesterday I went to the Lancaster Quilt Show. I must say it felt a little tired to me. Not that many quilts and the vendors were so so. Sorry I am not allowed to post pictures from the show. There was only one bright spot of color in this booth. Don't you love her hand dyed strips that you could buy? What a great idea. I met up with a fellow guild member, Robin and we loved this booth, we were there for a long time. We both bought something here, sorry there was no picture of the pattern. I only took a picture of the finished quilt and I told her I would not post it.
Alex Andersen was there too. I just snapped a very bad picture but I think she is very nice.
There was lots of socializing going on I think I spent most of the time talking to fellow guild members, friends, I haven't seen in a while and even the vendors were very chatty. I missed Barb but truthfully I could not squeeze out one more second, the day went fast. I did get to spend the day with my friend Judie who I don't see often enough and we had lots to catch up on besides looking at all the quilts.
I did not buy much but know there will be some hand dyes in my future!