That's what I keep telling myself anyway.
That I am stupid, stupid, stupid.
NOW QUIT SCROLLING to see what I'm giving away.
You have to listen to me first.
Here I am stuck here in my recliner.
And, yes it is fun looking at all that fabric...
BUT...I am grounded from using it.
Why? Cuz I AM STUPID.
Remember? I am supposed to be grounded for a whole week.
No walking. No working.
I am to be playing queen.
Well, that is certainly hard to do when you live with all men.
But I can't even blame them! Nope.
I am S.T.U.P.I.D.
I decided that it wouldn't hurt too much if I did some quilting.
I have some very cool small orders that I want to get made up.
I was walking almost normally by this point--
so I thought, why not?
All that hopping from cutting table to ironing board to machine.
By yesterday morning I couldn't walk again.
By yesterday afternoon the pain had intensified so much that it was 10 times worse than last weekend.
So, I called to find out how paperwork was going on getting me some med help.
It will take at least 30 more days to get an answer.
ummm, you guessed it.
So, here I am.
I can barely rotary cut as it is because of my stupid shoulder that doesn't work.
I tend to get a bit wonky sometimes.
AND now I have to attempt a system so that I never have to stand
(at least for TWO WHOLE WEEKS now) while sewing.
I can lower the ironing board, but what about that silly rotary cutter?
Well, as I pondered, popped a pain pill, pondered, popped a pain pill...
IT came to me! NO--not an idea...a facebook message.
And guess what it said?
I won this:
It's a die fabric cutter.
I've actually been wanting to try one to see if it helps my shoulder for rotary cutting.
This is the 'baby' size.
If it works really well,
then maybe someday I can get the regular size.
(which has more dies available).
It will be interesting to see how well it works number one for my shoulder.
And number two sitting down.
In other words, could someone physically disabled work it ok?
Well, I guess we shall find out.
Of course..there is a catch.
It comes with no dies.
And it also needs a different cutting match for each die size.
I've had a gander around Accuquilt.com.
The dies are a bit on the pricey side for this Hillbilly.
But, I could collect them here and there.
I'll let you all know how that goes.
And FINALLY...a giveaway for you.
Was it STUPID making you read all that to get to the freebie?
I have this cute little stitchery pattern booklet that I literally had to
JUMP through hurdles to get.
It's from Australia,
and it's been very slightly used.
The patterns are cute as can be.
You can follow this at the Stitch-a-long blog going on now!
I am also going to include 5 Christmas Fat Quarters.
Not that I can take a photo.
I am grounded to the recliner.
For two weeks.
What do you need to do to win this booklet
(that cost me $28 YIKES)
and 5 fat quarters?
Follow and Comment.
You could even tell me something stupid that you've done recently.
(only one comment counts).
Those that joined in on the
May for Me Mystery Stitch n Quilt Along
get an extra entry if you send me a photo of your finished top.
It does not have to be quilted.
You may email me, post a photo to your blog,
or upload to flickr.
And come back here and comment that you did.
The is the ONLY way to get two entries.
I'll leave this open for a couple of weeks so that everyone will have a chance to finish up.
I mean...I've nothing better to do than sit around in this recliner
and read your comments.