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I know it seems a little late or a lot early for Christmas sewing, but  
I'm finally finishing up my 2013 Christmas sewing. I was ill for the 3  
weeks prior to Christmas with pneumonia. I didn't feel well enough to do  
anything until the Friday after the New Year. I knew I wouldn't be  
seeing my family until Martin Luther King weekend so I wasn't worried. I  
stared my Christmas sewing as soon as I felt well. That's when my back  
went out so I couldn't get much done. Back is still bothering me but I  
can sew.
So far I have made 6 Infinity scarves out of cotton cotton lawn, knitted  
3 scarves out of a homespun type of yarn, I'm 1/2 done with the 4th one  
and made 2 fleece scarves and have one more to go. I still have 2  
Infinity scarves to make. I'll do them over the weekend. They are very  
easy to make.Nothing like a little pressure to  get me moving.
Juno

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Well, you know, I've done some Christmas sewing and believe it's never too  
late ( I'm always delighted to receive late C'mas cards or birthday cards or  
whatever).  This year, I didn't have enough Christmas placemats, terribly  
lacked enough napkin sort of things to carry sharing foods to family events.  
Need to make a note to self:  Self:  make some Christmas sewing.  You'll be  
so glad you did. Polly


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Re: Christmas sewing
Polly, Now is the time to buy Christmas fabric if you want a holiday  
theme to your napkins and place mats.Lots of sales going on. I  need to  
make more napkins but that can wait awhile. MY every day napkins I run  
up on the serger and get them done without much effort.
Juno

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Good for you!  Several of my gifts were fabric-and-a-promise.  ;-}  
Since DGS came over to day to haul all the storage boxes up from  
downstairs, I intend to get all the holiday trima dn decor packed  
away and start sewing....

...right after I watch the season four DVDs (they came Wednesday!  
YAY!) of Downton Abbey with older DD.  We're going to do a  
Downton-marathon Sunday.  :-D

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: Christmas sewing
On 1/11/2014 2:57 AM, BEI Design wrote:

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I don't mind  doing the fabric and a promise with adults but the eight  
and 9yo children are not into that.
Enjoy your marathon. Love Downton. DH has been asking for weeks when it  
the new season was starting.He's enjoys it as much as my girls and I do.

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Owie! Feel better soon!  My PT taught me a trick for sewing with lower back  
problems... find a box roughly the size of a 12 pack of soda pop.  Put it on the  
floor in front of your feet.  Sit with one foot on the box and use the  
other on the pedal.  When you're not using the pedal, switch so the pedal foot  
is on the box and the other is on the floor. Switch off feet as often as possible,
and change the orientation of the box so you've got a couple of foot-propping  
heights.  The box trip also works for car trips (as a passenger!!!)

Kay


Re: Christmas sewing
On 1/11/2014 5:42 AM, Kay Lancaster wrote:
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Kay,
Thanks for the tip. My back acts up frequently and can really slow me  
down. The foot on the box is like the foot on the Brass Rail. I also  
open the kitchen cabinet door and put my foot on the cabinet edge when I  
work at the sink.
This episode has been a little different for me. It seems when I turn my  
body from the waist or don't bend my knees enough that I get in  
trouble.Reaching up for something above my head also causes problems.
W?hen the pain hits I can't stand up straight, sit down or even get in  
bed. It is the worst back pain I  have ever had. DH has to put several  
pillows on a chair so I can sit with ice on my back. Then I have to talk  
myself into relaxing. My primary care doctor wants me to take Ibuprofen.  
That can also be a problem because I have to really space it out or I  
have bad nose bleeds. It's almost a "Catch 22"kind of thing.

Juno


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I know it seems a little late or a lot early for Christmas sewing, but
I'm finally finishing up my 2013 Christmas sewing. I was ill for the 3
weeks prior to Christmas with pneumonia. I didn't feel well enough to do
anything until the Friday after the New Year. I knew I wouldn't be
seeing my family until Martin Luther King weekend so I wasn't worried. I
stared my Christmas sewing as soon as I felt well. That's when my back
went out so I couldn't get much done. Back is still bothering me but I
can sew.
So far I have made 6 Infinity scarves out of cotton cotton lawn, knitted
3 scarves out of a homespun type of yarn, I'm 1/2 done with the 4th one
and made 2 fleece scarves and have one more to go. I still have 2
Infinity scarves to make. I'll do them over the weekend. They are very
easy to make.Nothing like a little pressure to  get me moving.
Juno

So glad you are feeling better and can do some sewing.  Uh, do you need my  
mailing address to take care of some of your extra gifts?
Hummm, guess I really need to get started on some of my own Christmas.  We  
usually have our Christmas Party in September before we leave SC.
Barbara in Florida  



Re: Christmas sewing
On 1/11/2014 10:38 AM, Bobbie Sews more wrote:
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Are you offering to sew for me or have me sew for you. LOL

Re: Christmas sewing
Le 11/01/2014 18:27, Juno a écrit :
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Ohh is that a sewing bee starting?

--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
www.claireowenperso.free.fr

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