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Thread: Beware...the untidy sewing room !

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    Super Member Maggiemay's Avatar
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    I do both. I am a shoe/sandal wearer all of the time- no bare feet for me. I think I started that in one house we bought that had hardwoods throughout & electric baseboard heating- cold floors. Plus I am flat footed & having an arch is much more comfortable for me. My sewing area has carpet & it is easy for a pin to hide in so I never go in there without protection! I hope your foot heals quickly.

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    I would wear the shoes. I would rather sew than tidy up.

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    I vote for the shoes too (although I'm awfully fond of going barefoot). My co-worker stepped on a needle that had been dropped on the floor. It broke off in his heel and surgery was required to remove it. Very painful!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rose L
    I'd wear shoes. Even when you are extremely tidy it's still very easy to run a straight pin or needle in your foot. They seem to hide until you are about to step down.

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    I wear slippers with soles around the house. Mainly cause I have cats and I don't want to tramp on a soggy hairball in my bare feet in the middle of the night but the soles also protect against sharp objects that I've left laying around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie
    Shoes, definately. That sounds very painful. I have stepped on pins, but fortunately, for me, my DH is very good at finding lost pins. Just kidding, but he seems to find pins lost on the floor much faster than I do. He thinks I do it on purpose.
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    haha, yup our DH are excellent at finding all the pins we drop :mrgreen:

    I hate shoes, so I would clean up.

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    oouucchh-please wear shoes.

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    Not a good thing. Keeping things off the floor is a must. Just don't let the mess on the floor remain, the table tops will still let you be messy if it helps your creativity

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    I wear flip flops but in my tiny apartment my sewing space is part of the kitchen. I have to iron fabric in front of my kitchen sink.

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    Tidy won't help - go for the shoes!

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    Shoes. Until you hit that "nesting" phase and clean up. I'm still waiting for my "nesting" phase to kick in...

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    Shoes! Sorry for your pain, but it sounds like something I would do.

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    Poor baby! OUCH....take care...

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    Ouch!!! Those naughty scissors. I am sure they have legs and walk or perhpas you have a quilt fairy who borrows them and leaves them in unexpected places. :D

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    shoes for sure pins don't WANT to be cleaned uop and will lurk in unexpected places.

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    shoes for sure pins don't WANT to be cleaned uop and will lurk in unexpected places.

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    I have learned to do both the hard way I now have "3" new tools in my S/R=A magnet on a stick and a whisk broom and dust pan from Harbor Frieght Tools for $3.98 way cheaper than paying the ER $380.00 to remove part of a 10 cent needle

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    I wear thick soled sandals, Earth Works from WalMart, for that very reason! Watch puncture wounds, they are prime targets for Tetanus. When was your last shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little RoO
    I am normally a very tidy person and my sewing room is really neat...but last night having sewn a border of 1"squares round a crib quilt...I went to bed leaving bits everywhere...unable to sleep thought I would get up and finish it....sewed another edge...pressed it...then stepped back onto a small open pair of scissors that were on the floor, hidden by scraps...which dug themselves nicely into my foot.....fortunatly the cut is quite small...but very painful......
    moral of my story....should it be 'tidy up in future' or just 'wear shoes' ?
    ' ...just 'wear shoes' :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    Ouch! I hate shoes!
    Me too. I have a large magnent on wheels. DH got it at Harbor Frieght.

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    I lost a needle once and I was getting ready to steam clean my carpet and found it stepped on it not only once but 3 times before I could find it, had to pull it out with pliers. I wear shoes or sandals now.

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    I wear shoes.

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    "step softly & carry a big magnet!"

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    Maybe keep a broom by the door to sweep the mess to the side until you are done with the whole project or tie a string to your scissors so they can't fall to the floor!

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    OOooooo, I was sewing clothing when I was in my 20's and tucked a pair of sharp scissors under my thing, sitting on the floor, and later pulled my other foot up next to that thigh and stabbed myself in the heel...talk about pain...OOoooWeeeee! ! ! !. It smarts!....I hope you feel better soon......

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    I would default to shoes. Even a pin can attached itself to the soles, but better than your foot!

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