Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fun, Pain, and Fun!!

Oh, I am having so much fun reading all the comments on the giveaway post! Keep those entries coming! I cannot wait to see who wins!

Now for the pain segment. I wanted to tell you what happened to me the night I was working on the fall wall hanging. It is something that has happened to many other sewers, but I never thought it would happen to me. I sewed through my finger! Surprisingly, it didn't hurt, but the needle made a very eldritch noise when it went through my finger and fingernail and broke into many tiny bits. I think this makes me a real sewer - I have been initiated into the club! Although there was no pain when it happened, my finger really smarts now, especially when I type (which I do all day at work and quite a bit when I get home!!)

OK, now on to something fun. As you all likely know, I have a shop in which I sell quilted items. Well, I am also a member of a group of others who also have shops in which they sell items (though mostly not quilted items) and we all live right here in Rochester, NY. We're called the Rochester, NY Etsy Street Team (RNEST) and we are really fabulous!! This team has a blog, which I hope you will check out because they are graciously allowing yours truly to author a weekly column. I call it Wednesday Wellspring and weekly will feature a wonderful seller who has "bubbled up" from the well, so to speak. Now if hearing more from me isn't reason enough, my fellow members will also be contributing really cool posts, like Buenahelena's recent tutorial on magnetic rings! Very cool! So, if you have space on your blogroll, definitely check it out!


  1. Ow!OW!OW!and OW! again. If that's what it takes to be a real & true sewer, I think I might quit before I get initiated!!! OUCH OUCH OUCH!!!!

  2. i have yet to sew myself. i'd imagine lots of blood, though. and it would really suck, cuz my sewing machine's in the basement and my kids aren't really old enough to either offer assistance or dial 911. oops *smile*

  3. Ouch! I hope you've had a tetanus shot in the last ten years! There's nothing like experience to teach us to keep our hands away from the needle, is there.

  4. Yikes! I didn't even think of needing a tetanus shot! And, thankfully, it didn't start bleeding until I took the needle out, which was well away from the quilt! Michele thought I should go to the DR. but I'm a trooper. I just got out the needle and thread, sewed up the gash, and went right back to work. LOL!! Just kidding!!

  5. Hi Michelle!! Guess what!? I went to the post-office today, and when i recived my mail, I did understand!! You was my swap-pal..... I love the quilt you made me, I`m so happy with it!! Thank you so much!! I will blog about it after the weekend. I went to our summer house. Have a very nice weekend, Anne:-)



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