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Thread: Another "Beware" Quilter's story

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    Another "Beware" Quilter's story

    So I get up this morning and get my shower ready - there I am (Gasp! naked!!!) scrubbing my hair and other things - when I finish and get out of the shower - I notice right there on the shower floor - a straight pin- WHAT????? How the heck did that get there? Was it hiding on my naked body somewhere? I went from my bed to the shower - no where near my sewing room - so where did it come from? I do have extremely long hair - I am guessing maybe it was tangled in my braid (how it got there - I don't know) or gasp!!!! was it somewhere else hiding? So beware of your pins - this one had a flower-shaped head on it - maybe its only these pins that attach to us. I thought I only had to worry about bits of thread being attached to me....

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    That is funny!

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    Chuckle, we do tend to find things all over the place. I have tried to break myself of the habit of putting the pins in my shirt when I don't have a pin cushion handy. I almost got myself in the eye when I pulled a shirt off over my head as I got ready to shower. You would think with the number of pin cushions I have, I would actually use them instead of my shirt.

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    I'm betting on the braid. I've had pins in my braid. I've even sewn a few hairs on the end of the braid into a seam. Jeeze!

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    In the washcloth perhaps?
    I wear socks to bed. That's it, just socks. Sometimes weird things hang up in them, too.

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    Lots of times I stick pins on my blouse as I'm working...forget about them! and usually find them when I take my blouse off..BUT, I've already found them when I did the laundry..sometimes BEfore wash & dry..SOMETIMES AFTER!!! Do you do that??

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    I wonder what happens to the needles I lose while hand quilting. They are VERY SMALL and sometimes they just disappear.

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    Oh, my DH hates pins, he's always the one that find them.. in his foot. I lose needles, too, all the time. But now that I glue seams, I don't use pins much. DH happily pays for glue.
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    Scary! But glad you weren't injured. Mystery, huh?
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    Oh my goodness, my mom doesn't quilt but she hand sews and there are pins EVERYWHERE in her house. On the tile floor, stuck in throw rugs, in the carpet in her room, in the bed, on the dining room table, under the placemats. It is very dangerous, especially since she is diabetic. Once she had a cactus needle in her foot and didn't know until it got infected. I'm glad you found the pin. I'd hate to think of where it may have ended up if it was stuck in your hair and you started to wash your hair!

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    Funny, but happy for you it could have gotten somewhere else, shell we say "not so comfortable" and you found it in the middle of the night!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0tis View Post
    So I get up this morning and get my shower ready - there I am (Gasp! naked!!!) scrubbing my hair and other things - when I finish and get out of the shower - I notice right there on the shower floor - a straight pin- WHAT????? How the heck did that get there? Was it hiding on my naked body somewhere? I went from my bed to the shower - no where near my sewing room - so where did it come from? I do have extremely long hair - I am guessing maybe it was tangled in my braid (how it got there - I don't know) or gasp!!!! was it somewhere else hiding? So beware of your pins - this one had a flower-shaped head on it - maybe its only these pins that attach to us. I thought I only had to worry about bits of thread being attached to me....
    I had to let ya'll know I went to pick up my pins which I keep in a baby food container(plastic box) andf the static shock made me sling them and I had them all over me I shook clothes and then got magnet to get them all coralled. My DH thought that it was funny but I did not as I was fishing them out of places I did not want pins.
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    Things that make you go "hmmm" =:O

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    Pins and Legos (if you have little ones), can cause great pain if stepped on :-)

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    I'm really careful with pins as I don't want my dog stepping on one or, worse, swallowing one. But yesterday, I removed a safety pin as I was quilting and I dropped it on the floor. I heard it hit and I looked all over and couldn't find it. Later in the evening - in another room - it suddenly dropped on the floor. Fortunately, I did hear and see it that time. It must have hit the floor the first time and bounced up onto my clothing and stuck.

    I'm grateful that Jack is a good boy and doesn't get into stuff. His predecessor was a devil in dog's clothes and I would have had to completely banish him from the sewing room, but I hadn't taken up quilting when I had him.
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    Girl To funny. I find pins everywhere. Yes even in the bathroom. I think they are trying to excape their captivity in the sewing room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manyhobbies View Post
    Pins and Legos (if you have little ones), can cause great pain if stepped on :-)
    And Barbie doll high heels, at least the ones from the sixties.

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