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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

This and That

If you follow me on Facebook you already know I had an eight hour stay in the emergency room with the husband. While trying to assassinate a raccoon who insists on trying to re-enter the attic, he had a slip and fall. Now he has been placed in the "shoulder relocation program." If we were keeping score, it would be raccoon 1, husband 1.


Doesn't he look miserable? Poor baby. But wait. The bathroom repair is done but with the fouled up shoulder, he has not be able to put everything back in it's place. That means I can't put my fabric back into the sewing closet which means I'm still not able to sew. It could be weeks before I'm able to put the fabric away. I've got to come up with an alternate plan because I have to sew. The main problem is having a place to cut fabric. Because of the knee replacement, I can't put it on the floor and the Barbie's have taken up residency on the dining room table. I'd hate cutting there anyway. I guess I could try it on the bed but with my luck I'd cut right through to the mattress and the ensuing backache is something I wouldn't relish either. I'll come up with something!

Over the weekend I had an opportunity to give my golf dress a test drive. You can read the review here.


The idea was a good one but the the actual was as bad as the round of golf! The stretch sateen was butt sprung when I left home, was worse after the drive to the course and was so much worse after the round. The front armholes needed to be cut in more as each time I swung the club, the left armhole got caught on the front of my shoulder and was quite painful. I also need to add back waist darts for a little more shaping. With this fabric I'd rate this dress an epic fail! It'll make a wonderful house so I guess It wasn't a total loss. I will try it but again in a different fabric.

9 comments:

  1. Those raccoon are a trip! DH and our neighbor have an ongoing battle with one. So far the raccoon is winning. It has all those years of evolution on it's side. Tell you DH if he can find anything mint scented it might help to deter them. If you;re going to sew on the bed, try one of those cardboard cutting mats. I think JoAnn's still has them. Y'all take care!

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  2. Oh, poor husband! I always find that the embarrassment of having injured myself hurts at least as much as the actual injury.

    I often use the top of our chest freezer to cut out garments.

    My aunt is bad to catch raccoons in a Hav-a-Heart trap, then call my father to come over to her house and shoot the thing while it is in the trap. Let me hasten to say that she is my aunt by marriage, not by blood.

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  3. Poor Hubby we have faced the raccoon adventure as well - you need to get you a fold up table just for this purpose - and for me it serves me well when we want to play cards (oh yes we do) outside. So it has a dual purpose but comes in handy if for some reason my "true" cutting location is disturbed. Nothing super heavy but tall enough so you don't have issues while cutting. and since you are not sewing on it - it does not have to be heavy duty. Hope you find some peace by finding a place to cut - oh the score here DH - 0 Raccoon - 1 but that is soon to change!!

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  4. Oh no! Fast healing wishes for your husband! We had a racoon get into our small house when we lived in the woods a few years ago. Trying to scare it off, aiming it back outside, without breaking anything including us... scary! And years later a good story... but not at the time!

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  5. So sorry about your husband and the raccoon issue. Wishing him a speedy recovery and you a quick return to sewing. I know when I can't sew I can be a little grumpy!

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  6. I'd suggest getting a professional wildlife removal crew -- they can make your attic entry-proof for this raccoon and whatever else tries to get it. Hope your husband feels better soon!

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  7. I do wish him a speedy recovery! Hopefully you will be able to return to sewing soon.

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  8. I pray your husband a 100% miracle healing!!! I used a picnic table to cut on until I could figure out how to clear my assigned cutting space. It worked for some months :)

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  9. Your poor husband, we have had the racoon wars around here, and my husband has had the shoulder surgery too. Good luck with his recovery. On a sewing note, I am loving your golf clothes ideas - love the dress. I too am a golfer and looking good is important, particularly when the game isn't. Yours is one of my most favourite blogs, thanks.

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