After a lovely birthday on Wednesday, I got up yesterday ready to mark things off my long list. I started in the sewing room (of course). Before I set up my sewing machine, I decided to adjust the height of a shelf in the closet so I could fit my ruler organizer there.
KABOOM! Another shelf fell on my foot. Not a pretty site. There I was standing in my sewing room closet with a gushing foot. I knew I need something to compress, wrap, wipe, etc. I was surrounded by drawers of my favorite modern fabrics: Kaffe Fasset, Malka D., batiks, Kona cotton solids. NO WAY! I wasn't NOT going to sacrifice my pretties!
I found a scrap of a lesser loved fabric and used that to staunch the flow. Then I happen on a men's tie (you know I collect those for sewing, too!) and tied it tightly around said foot. I called Daughter 2 (sorry for getting you out of bed!) - she came over and took me to the ER. After an almost THREE hour wait I was told I could get by without stitches and that no bones were broken. Yay! They fixed me up with some steri-strips.
Needless to say, the sewing machine was never set up and NOTHING was marked off my list.
Today is a new day! I'm going to attack my list (limping) and try to accomplish something. Some Birmingham friends may be coming to visit later today - more reason to get some things done. Love me a visit from friends!
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.