QuiltCon and Giveaway Continues

I arrived in Nashville on Wednesday, around 12:30 pm. We (my friend and I) checked into our hotel in Nashville, went to get lunch and I fell. I had a big honking golfball size bruise on my forehead, which has now turned into a nasty looking bad eye. I did go to the ER to get checked out – brain intact, ego wounded. However, I embraced and wore a purple shirt today to match the nastiest bruise I have ever had.

Christina Cameli’s sample from her class tonight – Improv Quitling

Thus, I am not quite as active as I thought I’d be and didn’t get to post this entry which I had planned. My intention was to let you know the remainder of the blog participants for this week and ask for a comment. See below for the question!

Wednesday Feb 20th
Sharon at Vrooman’s quilts
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Anita at Domestic Felicity
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Andree at quiltinglearningcombo
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Laura at slice of pi quilts
Sherry Powered By Quilting
Pat at Life in the Scrapatch
Carol at  Just let me quilt
Kathy at Kathy’s Kwilts and More
Marian at seams to be sew
Brenda at songbirddesigns


February 20

Creatin’ in the Sticks
MooseStashQuilting
The Joyful Quilter
Home Sewn By Us
Selina Quilts
Websterquilt
Beaquilter
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Ms P Designs USA
Bumbleberry Stitches
Mageez Room

February 21
Just Let Me Quilt
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Sew Fresh Quilts
Quilt Fabrication
Words & Stitches
All Thingz Sewn
Kathy’s Quilts
For The Love Of Geese
Two Maker Chickst
madeNcorrea
That Fabric Feeling

GIVEAWAY TIME:
I am going to post a giveaway. It will be open until Sunday, 2/24 at 11:59 pm. I don’t know what it will be..maybe swag from Quilt Con, maybe Island Batiks or maybe something else. Let’s see what develops this week. You get one entry for a comment on each of my blog entries this week (not sure how many there will be after Wednesday but there are three planned right now).

I won’t be responding to these comments but rest assured they will be counted! Question: What was your most remarkable fall? or accident?

Update 3/4/19
WINNERS!!!THANK YOU to all who commented during my giveaways. My giveaways were sent on Friday, Karen T, Bernie K, and Kathy L won and should be getting there FQs and a few little things soon. I haven’t decided on the next, but it is coming.

Kathleen
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40 Comments

  1. Christi
    February 22, 2019 / 11:36 pm

    I am so sorry you had to go through that. It should have been a wonderful trip. In 2009 I fell on ice, right wrist/arm destroyed, surgery, hardware installed. Then one year later did the same thing to my left wrist. I guess I’m bionic.

  2. Lisa Marie
    February 23, 2019 / 6:08 am

    I hate that you had this mishap! Rest assured we’ve all done it. I’ve had a number of falls off a bike, one was over the handle bars and I was sore for weeks. Amazingly, nothing was broken. Others just resulted in lots of cuts and “road rash”. I have several scars on my legs from those things and from other falls. My husband once went head first off a mountain bike and broke his collarbone. Apparently it was a spectacular crash, and when he described it to the nurse in the ER, she wrote on his chart “fell off bike”. We got a laugh out of that. I hope you are healing quickly and that the fun and eye candy of QuiltCon will help!

  3. Kathryn Laposata
    February 23, 2019 / 1:17 pm

    I took a fall just like yours the morning of a granddaughter’s wedding. The bruising didn’t show up until the next morning, so I didn’t look hideous in the wedding pictures! Boy did that hurt. Get well soon.

  4. Quilting Tangent
    February 23, 2019 / 1:22 pm

    Enjoy the show! Feel better.

  5. February 23, 2019 / 1:25 pm

    Ouch! Sorry about your accident. Bad start to what is supposed to be a fun time.

    My story is not about an accident that was lousy timing. A couple of days before my wedding, I was sitting on the floor in front of our dresser attempting to repair the drawer runners. I had neglected to remove the items on top of the dresser before hammering on it. As I was hammering, a bottle on top of the dresser came falling down right on my eye. I screamed and my stepson came running in. I ended up with a black eye.

    What’s worse is that my parents came the next day for my wedding and you can just imagine what they were thinking. Fortunately my stepson was a witness.

  6. February 23, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    My worst fall was probably two years ago in Santa Fe when I broke my fibula and then walked around on it broken (without knowing it) for 4 months (it was right at the tip of the bone by my ankle, so I was able to walk). My most recent, and embarrassing fall, was at my husband’s office. I was helping set up for a pot luck lunch. I was alone in the room, picked up a chair from a stack, lost my balance and fell against a column, hitting my head. I got up and looked at the column and I had broken through the sheetrock! Geez. We covered it up so it didn’t become a lunch hour conversation topic. Haha. Thank goodness they are in the process of remodeling . . .

  7. Pam Jolly
    February 23, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    I lost my balance while getting dressed one morning. I put out my hand to catch myself. I ended up breaking my wrist and dislocated my hand. It was completely off my wrist bones and was turned 90 degrees from normal. Now I have a metal plate where my wrist bones were and a metal bar going done my forearm. Of course it was my right hand and I am right handed. Took months to recover. I hope you feel better soon.

  8. February 23, 2019 / 1:44 pm

    Once in my early teens, I jumped on a bicycle and headed downhill. Then I realized that a: I was barefoot. B: My brother had removed the chain and had been stopping the bike with his shoe between the front fork and the tire. C: I couldn’t stop.
    I ditched the bike and ground up the gravel pavement with my knees and the heel of right hand. I could barely walk for days. I am sure there is still a bit of gravel embedded in my hand.

  9. February 23, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your fall! I am glad you are ok. I can’t wait to hear about your time there. I’ve been following Carolyn Friedlander’s posts (I love her modern quilts) about Quiltcon. It looks to be a wonderful event!

  10. Teri
    February 23, 2019 / 2:01 pm

    Ouch! Hope you enjoy the rest of the show.

  11. February 23, 2019 / 2:06 pm

    Hope your eye isn’t too painful. The worst fall of my life was in October 2018. DH and I were moving the last piece of furniture from the house to the apartment. I asked him to wait until I had help but it was one of those days when he decided he could manage without help. (He has MS). The piece of furniture is an antique dressing table with a 4’ mirror with the two side swinging mirrors attached. I managed to get it all taken apart and removed the drawers to make it as easy as possible, but I swear that piece is solid and must weigh 200 lbs by itself. We managed to get it downstairs and into the trailer. After we drove to the apartment I again asked for him to wait for help. No way! We unloaded it and started carrying it to the apartment with me walking backwards. DH let out a bellow and dropped his end. It snapped my shoulder and down it fell. This fall resulted in my having 3 torn ligaments in my shoulder which requires surgery to repair. While I’m waiting for surgery I’m trying to figure out how to quilt with only the use of my right hand. Any suggestions?
    Carol Andrews

  12. bewtjwgmailcom
    February 23, 2019 / 3:17 pm

    hope you head gets better soon

  13. Deb M
    February 23, 2019 / 3:21 pm

    Sorry to hear about your fall, hope you were able to enjoy QuiltCon. I’m clumsy and have fallen so many times. I try to be extra cautious now for fear of falling again. My most memorable was in middle school. I was a total tomboy. My dad decided I needed more grace and signed me up for Charm School. It was in the second class, I believe, when I broke my wrist. That was the end of charm school for me!

  14. February 23, 2019 / 3:43 pm

    It is like the afghan hound said in “Lady and the Tramp,” “Miserable being loves more miserable being…. then is happy.” I am sorry that you fell and hurt yourself, adding insult to injury. But if it cheers you up, I was snooping on my neighbors neglected chickens and feeding them, snuck back down the icy driveway and slipped and sprained my wrist. Had to confess to DH who said I had it coming and myob. I also tried to hurdle over a tall fence ala high school hurdles, but didn’t clear the fence, crashed and landed on my elbow which I broke in 3 places. Had to try to drive myself to the clinic one handed, in a standard car. wah!

  15. Angela J Short
    February 23, 2019 / 3:51 pm

    Sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you get all better soon! Enjoy your day. 🙂 angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  16. Brenda @ Songbird Designs
    February 23, 2019 / 4:07 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your fall, but thankful you are only bruised! I hope the rest of QuiltCon has been better for you. Years ago, I fell on the grounds at work and really twisted my ankle so badly it had to have a cast. The doc I worked with said it would probably have been less painful if I had broken it! My sweet daughter was about 18 months old at the time and she was so sweet trying to “help” me walk by holding onto my cast!!

  17. Jayne P
    February 23, 2019 / 4:59 pm

    I fractured my shoulder a few years ago. The most painful part about it was the physio. Hope you feel better soon

  18. Michele T
    February 23, 2019 / 5:25 pm

    Hope you are feeling better soon! I slipped on ice hidden under snow just before Christmas. I fell really, really hard on my chest… I think that if I had breast implants, they would have exploded! It took a full month to recover!

  19. February 23, 2019 / 6:04 pm

    I hope your bruising disappears swiftly. Good on you for embracing it…. at least you have an icebreaker to talk to newly met friends about! Speaking of ice breakers….. It wasn’t spectacular, but when we were in Europe, I thought I might have a go at ice skating with the kids. Adults should not try to learn to ice skate. They do not bounce like kids and have too far to fall. My bruised coccyx took weeks to get better, and made the long haul flight back to Australia uncomfortable at best. xx

  20. farmquilter
    February 23, 2019 / 6:32 pm

    I’m so sorry you fell and got hurt…good that you went to the hospital to make sure it wasn’t worse! Other than falls when skiing or getting bucked off my horse, I really haven’t fallen (thank you, God!). Since my mom died from falling and hitting her head, I’m really careful.

  21. Sandy Allen
    February 23, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    Let’s see…the most memorable one would be when I was working in the buying office of a local department store. In order to ring in special orders, I had to use the register in the old alterations room. They had done some renovations, so in order to reach the register, I had to stand on a stool. Well, the stool slipped and down I went. I was deep purple, almost black, from my hip to just above the back of my knee. I sat on an ice pack for 3 or 4 days to get the swelling down. When my boss saw it, he made sure I had access to a regular height register to use after that!

    Glad you are ok and had the bump checked out!

  22. Beth Talmage
    February 23, 2019 / 8:28 pm

    I’m really sorry this happened! My most memorable accident happened a few years ago. We have a very big wrought iron fence at the entrance to our farm. As I was swinging it closed, I somehow swung it over my foot and ankle, rolling my ankle under the big, heavy gate. The person I was letting out didn’t see, and kept driving away. I fell to the ground with a broken foot/ankle and wound up crawling to the house because I couldn’t bear weight and the ground was too uneven for me to hop with any certainty that I wouldn’t fall on my painful foot. Not a lot of fun and a very undignified story. Much more dramatic than the time when I shifted my weight and heard a bone in my foot snap. Imagine going to the ER with a broken foot and explaining that it happened while I was standing still and shifted my weight, which is a pretty average weight and is the usual weight for me.

  23. February 23, 2019 / 9:28 pm

    Oh Kathleen. I am so sorry to read that you had a fall. Thank heavens no concussion. {{Hugs}} The day after such a fall is probably the worst – it’s like all of your innards got shook up and now everything aches. I hope you have some Advil to ease those aches. Gosh, and to have it happen on vacation and QuiltCon. Annoying. I’ve had so many falls – most memorable to Fright Fest with a sprained ankle after a trip off the rollercoaster. Yeah. That was not fun at all. {{Hugs}} I hope the rest of this fun trip is much, much better! ~smile~ Roseanne

  24. Deborah B.
    February 23, 2019 / 9:29 pm

    I hope you feel better soon. I am rather clumsy and have poor balance so I have had many falls over the years. My most memorable one was when I walking up brick stairs with my hands in my pocket. The edge of the step met my face just below my nose as well as my right shoulder. The only outward injury was a small split above my lip. Two years of headaches later I found a doctor who helped me. I had a jammed up nose, a deviated septum, and a piece of cartilage pressing on a nerve at the top of my nose near my eyebrow. After surgery it took six months for the nerve to heal. I still get migraines occasionally, but I credit my surgeon for giving me back my life. I now make a conscious effort to keep my hands out of my pockets while walking.
    On a more humorous note, I had a fall while I was rushing to get to a school party. I had made a tray of jello jigglers and was headed out the door when I remembered i needed to get the camera. I set the tray on the steps and ran upstairs to get the camera. When I came back downstairs I was looking at the camera and forgot about the tray. I imagine the fall looked like a cartoon because the tray shot out from under my foot. After I got up I checked the tray, the foil was still in tact and all looked okay. So I gathered everything and headed to the school. My tail bone was sore for a while, but I still chuckle about what a crazy accident that was.

  25. Pam
    February 23, 2019 / 9:33 pm

    I’m so sorry you went through that! I hope you don’t have a headache to match the size of your bump! I was walking though an intersection once and got hit by a volkswagon making a right turn. I was fortunate though – just huge bumps on my legs where the car’s bumper hit me. Walking was painful for a few days!

  26. lee
    February 23, 2019 / 10:15 pm

    Oh no – so sorry for you and I hope you can enjoy the show! I feel a few years back on ice in Feb and broke my right wrist – could have been worse as I am left handed but it was not fun for sure.

  27. Thunder
    February 23, 2019 / 10:19 pm

    Sorry for your bump, my worst fall was a bump to my butt !! I was probably about 10, and I was walking along the top of a curbing, stumbled, came down on the curb with my butt. Bruised my tailbone. Could not walk for a few days. owie, owie.

  28. February 24, 2019 / 8:03 am

    I have been reading all the comments and consider myself very fortunate to have never fallen so as to hurt myself. Oh oh hope I didn’t just jinx myself. Sorry about your fall.

  29. February 24, 2019 / 8:22 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your fall, and how it was on a trip at that!! I have fallen several times, and have decided that the older I get, the more it hurts!! I guess the most memorial fall was racing up the basement steps of our new home. I had a cup of coffee in my hand and was rushing to get to work. Of course, I spilled the coffee everywhere and then had to scramble to clean it off of my new sheetrocked walls. I kept rubbing my shoulder but really didn’t think much of it, until it became a nagging pain, long story short, I had torn my rotator cuff and had to have surgery. My shoulder is very mobile, but weaker than my other side, so it lets me remember this fall very easily!!

    • February 24, 2019 / 9:33 am

      I’m so sorry that you took a tumble at Quilt-Con. That certainly took the fun out of it. Take care.

  30. Nancy Myers
    February 24, 2019 / 12:25 pm

    Glad you weren’t severely injured and hope you heal quickly.

    My most dramatic fall was when I was 12 years old. I was riding my bike down our newly paved neighborhood street. I thought I’d close my eyes and take my hands of the handlebars. I went down immediately. I scraped my knees and elbows and was otherwise ok-a bit embarrassed. I did learn about eyes and balance.

  31. February 24, 2019 / 12:59 pm

    Wow, that quilting by Christina Camelli! I love her quilting! Now, worst fall. Yes, solidarity! It was a couple summers ago. I had a bad knee so DH was taking me around Old Faithful in a wheelchair. All was great, until he hit a seam in the sidewalk and I went flying out of the wheelchair and fell on my palms! Yes, awkward!

  32. February 24, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    My most remarkable fall was one day I was coming out of my apartment and the steps were slippery. I was carrying my baby along with my purse and diaper bag and whatever else. I fell down the steps with the baby. I was quite scared that I might have hurt her, but we were both bundled up and we were both fine. I don’t think she even cried.

  33. Barb K
    February 24, 2019 / 4:29 pm

    I stepped on a “flying saucer” toy in my laundry room and ended up doing the “splits”! My leg was bruised purple all the way up–which turned to a lovely yellowish hue after some time–I limped for a couple weeks but did not break anything.

  34. Verna
    February 24, 2019 / 9:50 pm

    While ice skating with my young son, I fell on my shoulder. The pain went away after a cortisone shot, but it hasn’t been the same since. Hope you heal soon.

  35. Janet T
    February 25, 2019 / 2:51 am

    I tripped over something in our very dim garage, fell and scraped my shin. Could not walk well for about a week. It was bruised for months, and hair stopped growing in that spot. I make sure the light is on when I am out there now!

  36. February 25, 2019 / 6:03 am

    We live in the country and have a wood burning fireplace to help heat our house during extremely cold weather. One night I was in the wood shed getting some wood to bring into the house. I bent over to pick up a piece of wood and whacked my forehead on a piece of wood that was longer than the others and was sticking out of the pile. I gave myself a black eye that lasted for about a month. Thanks!

  37. February 25, 2019 / 3:04 pm

    My most memorable fall is one I still deal with: I had just got home from school, a substitute job that particular day, books and stuff in my arms, kitten-high heels on my feet, just parked in the garage, turned to close the door, and whomp! there was a skiff of snow over some black ice on the sidewalk and my feet flew out, no arms or hands to stop me and I fell on my face, mostly on my mouth, which was partly open, probably because I started to scream… I literally saw stars, no lie. For whatever reason, strong teeth, strong jaw bones, my front teeth which smacked into the ice, didn’t break. It would’ve been better, the dentist said had they. However they slammed into the bone, cutting off the nerves and so the front three ‘died’ and I had to have extensive dental work done, for which my husband’s plan refused to pay their half (my teacher plan did pay theirs), citing it ‘cosmetic’ dental work, and my dentist FOUGHT like hell, saying they’re her front teeth! They’ll turn black! Anyhow she did a fantastic job, but I still have some issues and this was 22-23 years ago… Hope you’re better soon!

  38. Cocoa Quilts
    February 26, 2019 / 2:02 pm

    Glad you are home and were able to enjoy! My worst fall was stepping of the pontoon to the dock to tie up the boat and hubby thought he was coming in too quick. So as I stepped off, he backed up. My ribs hit the edge of the dock. Cracked ribs and a waterlogged phone which was in my pocket.

  39. February 27, 2019 / 8:14 pm

    I hope you are all healed up now Kathleen. I bet the amazing work at QuiltCon was incredibly inspiring.

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