December 31, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2018...

...to all of my readers:  Thank you so much for tuning in to Faye's Sewing Adventure all year long.   Interaction with you makes maintaining my blog well worthwhile.

Proverbs 3:5-6  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not onto your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths.

 I leave you with a parting picture of what I worked on most of the day - my sewing table.
 It's crowded but well organized. It's been dusted, de-linted, and scrubbed down. Machines cleaned, oiled and ready to go. This clean-up effort was prompted after becoming sick last week while working with fur fabric.  I just didn't think about wearing a mask to prevent inhaling fur particles, ending up with a case of what I'm calling self induced bronchitis. This cleanup was part of my effort to get rid of the fur residue in my sewing rooms.   I do not understand why some people are more susceptible to allergens than others.
Moral of the story - please wear a mask when working with fur and other like fabrics.
I'm getting better day by day, still not 100% but wanted to take a moment to issue this information just in case someone didn't know.
Happy New Year
Looking forward to us making lots of pretty things in 2018...

29 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, Faye. I had no idea one could get sick from working with fur. Hope you feel better soon and happy new year!

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    1. Thank you, Happy, Happy New Year!

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  2. Happy new year Faye...wishing you all the best in 2018

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  3. Happy New Year! I hope you recover soon! As a side note, that scripture from Proverbs was the one my husband and I used for our wedding, and still lean on today. :)

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    1. Happy, Happy New Year! What a beautiful scripture to start and live in your marriage!

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  4. Happy New Year Faye! And get well soon xx

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  5. Happy New Year Faye and take care!!

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    1. Thank you, Happy, Happy New Year!

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  6. Happy new year to you Faye. Great tip re the fur.. horrible stuff. Not that I need anything fur in the foreseeable future.

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  7. Anonymous1/01/2018

    Hi, made a comment ... did it disappear? ... :) anyways ... wishing you better health and lots of love in 2018, from Lynda in Toronto

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    1. Hey Lynda from Toronto! So glad to hear from you again! Happy New Year to you. Did I ask you before if you have a blog, on Instagram, FB or some other medium?

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    2. Anonymous1/02/2018

      Dear Faye, Thanks so much for asking; however, I don't have a much of a presence, only email, which I do not think wise to publicly share ... and am technologically and am time challenged. Thank you so much your efforts to post so inspirationally, I do want to get back into sewing, though it is not a priority as otherwise I would have already. :) Your reminder of Proverbs 3:5-6 is much appreciated. And your comments you wrote about yourself under "about me" on the right side of your blog, also speaks strongly to me as I too "try harder". I too am a proud mother (I have 2 children), if you are interested you can watch a TEDx talk of my daughter by googling "youtube Farah Shakir". May God bless you and your family!

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    3. Anonymous1/02/2018

      Oh and thank you so much for posting about how you got sick so we can learn from this experience ... in addition to other precautions I wrap my face with a woolen scarf and breathe through it when I am outside in cold (I ice-skate, bicycle, and also am out in frigid air after indoor swimming)... however now that I am trying to catch up on my housecleaning ... with your advisory I am prompted to wear a mask to breathe through and lessen my exposure to irritants in the recirculating air. /Lynda from Toronto

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    4. Lynda while I do realize that many people are not as troubled by allergens as I am, I wanted to warn people just in case they didn't know. I became sick on Christmas Day and It has taken me until today to start feeling well again. I was so miserable and would never want anyone else go through this. I will be sure to check out the video!

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  8. I would never have thought to wear a mask either! Thank you for the advice, hope your health improves each day, and am looking forward to your makes this year!

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    1. I am trying my best to feel better Rainjerette but it is a slow go. If and when I work with fur again it will be outdoors too.

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  9. Happy New Year, Faye! I can't wait to see all the pretties you will make in '18. I have similar issues with fur and now wear a mask, so worth the aggravation. Hope you are breathing and feeling fine real soon.

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    1. Happy New Year Bunny! I am breathing a bit better, but still not feeling like myself. I get so exciting when I think about pretty possibilities for 2018!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Diane! Lets make some very beautiful things in 2018!

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  11. Anonymous1/04/2018

    Happy New Year, Faye! I hope you're feeling better.

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    1. Thank you Alexandra. I am just starting to feel like myself on Day 11.

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  12. Wishing you all the best in this New Year of 2018!

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