Friday, July 22, 2011

CFC 2012 progress

Several of you saw this at Clara's last weekend. For those of you who weren't able to come sew with us, this is just an update on Jackie, Elaine and my project for this CFC campaign. This weekend I'll try to do the last bit since Elaine and I have completed all the blocks for the outer edge. And then it will be OFF to the quilter!

Elaine has asked that I take a good picture of it before sending it to the quilters so we can start the sales campaign as soon as CFC kicks off in October.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

eye makeup -- not about quilting!

I apologize in advance because this is not about quilting, but it is a scary story I heard from my friend Leslie yesterday. She wore make-up because she was getting a journalism award (she writes travel articles) and since she wears makeup so rarely, didn't have eye makeup remover. So, she used body lotion (L'Occitane) instead. When she woke up her vision was like "looking through waxed paper." When she went to the emergency opthalmologist, they told her that her eyes had little tiny pin pricks. The lotion had burned or scorched her corneas! They gave her really large soft contacts to wear for 7 days that had a gel with some kind of medicine in it, and she is better now. She said that eye cells regenerate quickly.

So... the moral of the story is ONLY use eye makeup remover when you are doing anything near your eyes.