Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday Whine!

Many Wednesdays I read blogs titled "Wordless Wednesday" - well my Wednesday is Whiny!
Bear with me, I need to do this out loud for the world to read. LOL


I discovered a wonderful blog yesterday, Cath's Pennies and I'm quite smitten (I've been using that word quite a bit lately). I have fallen head over heels in love with these designs - HUGE SIGH!!! So, why am I whining? Well, because as much as I love the designs I can't make any of them - BIGGER SIGH - why(?) - I'm allergic to wool. It's not the wool fiber - it's actually the lanolin in the wool. Last Spring Kaaren from The Painted Quilt sent an adorable penny rug to me and I love it but I want more!!! LOL I want penny rugs and/or candlemats for every holiday or season.

Thank you for letting me WHINE. Sigh! LOL :-)
(walking away muttering "I wonder if I should just order a wool project and suffer with the rash & itchies?"

I hope you're finding time to play with your needle and thread - these are busy days with more ahead!

Thanks for visiting - come again very soon!

In Friendship!

26 comments:

Terry said...

I don't blame you for whining! I love penny rugs and candle mats too but right now I can't afford the wool or the patterns for them. Guess I'll just have to wait a while! Enjoy your day! :0)

Melissa C said...

I am allergic to wool also. I have worn gloves in the past to be able to work with wool. I am being drawn in to do more with wool and will have gloves on hand to deal with it.

W. Latane Barton said...

Don't whine, try one in fabric and see what happens. Not exactly the same as wool but I bet it would be adorable.

paulette said...

POOR YOU!! But at least you're not allergic to cottons~ so keep making quilts and order the finished Penny Rugs from Cath! You get the best of both worlds! Keep smilin'!
Paulette

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Lynda from Primitive Pieces by Lynda is also allergic to wool. How do I know? I won a prize from her a few years ago after buying some of her wonderful patterns. The gift was a wool pincushion. She told me how much she loved working in wool but was allergic to it. Maybe you could ask her how she manages.

Meredith said...

So what you are saying is you need completed wool peeny rugs mailed to you? LOL.

Karen said...

Quit whining! Order a kit and I will make it for you.

Susan said...

Bummer! I'd whine too. Cath's penny rugs are fantantastic and I would love to have just one. Sounds like maybe an exchange is in order...you have some wonderful creations too.

Cara said...

Whine away. You should hear me about holiday foods, I'm allergic to wheat/gluten. I made a penny mat for the Cross Country Christmas Designer Blog Hop, try saying THAT ten times fast lol.

*karendianne. said...

"Wednesday Whine" cracked me up. I tried to post a "Wordless Wednesday" and a close friend wrote and said: Karen! Don't start that!". So this really caught my attention.

But friend, I am sorry you're allergic to wool. My father says necessity is the mother of invention so allow me to leave you with this thought in the hopes you'll be able to "invent" some way to engage with your desire.

Warmly, *karendianne.

Libby said...

I bet you are just clever enough to adapt the patterns into cotton *hint hint*

Stina said...

Can you use felt instead... hope so.. because you have lovely felt in USA....:o) Its good to whine sometimes...:o) Take care...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I just went over and visited Cath's blog. What CUTE things she makes!!! I can see why you would want to make more wool projects. Adorable!

Tamara said...

I hear your pain. I too have the same allergy to wool. So I just create the projects with fabric instead.

Carrie P. said...

I love her designs too. I feel bad for you that you can't work with wool because it makes up such great projects.

Carol said...

Oh Boo! I thought about those really thin gloves like they use in the hospital...you'd still be able to feel the needle but your hands would be covered.

Allie said...

Oh bummer!!!!!!! And wool is so easy to work with. Sigh. Can they be adapted to cotton? I think I would try, lol!
I love the idea of Whiny Wednesdays. But I might be tempted to carry it out through the whole week!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Aren't Cath's designs incredible? I want to make every one of them, but have NO experience with wool yet. Sorry you are not able to work with wool, but you have so many other talents!

Shiree said...

oh whine away all you like - we will gladly listen mostly 'cos we are on the other side of the world, (well I am, but generally will still sympathise with you! How awful being allergic to wool, what about merino? much finer and less allergic reaction ususally, but much more expensive!

Janet said...

Whine all you like, I understand, I can work with wool but I'm allergic to it if worn. The designs are really gorgeous, the nicest penny rugs I've seen. Put one on your Christmas list and stick it on the fridge. Make it a big sign I say.

Laura in IA said...

Darlene, Can you find felt in synthetics? For a long time in that was all we could find. I'm pretty sure there is some nice weight poly felt out there.

sewprimitive karen said...

I don't blame you, either, what a shame that you are allergic.

Micki said...

The designs are lovely! Thanks for telling us about the blog.
Micki

Threeundertwo said...

I think Wednesday whining is a great idea. I'd totally join in.

Sorry about the allergy! As others have said, try the patterns in fabric or craft felt.

Lynda said...

Cathi wrote to me to say you had an allergy problem with wool...me, too! I refuse to give it up so I've worked out some of the problems....my problem involves my throat closing up and my eyes running like waterfalls. The fibers from the wool get up my nose and cause my throat to close. I can remember leaving Good Home Quilt Company many times with wool in hand and not being able to talk.....so I'd wave to Carol and off I'd go. My fingers will break out too if I'm not careful.....wearing gloves is like taking a shower with your raincoat on so it's not fun....so, I put allergy cream (mine is prescription, but you can buy some over the counter) on, let it soak in and so far it's helping. I also put a small fan on low so that the fibers will blow away as they come off the wool. The situation will never be perfect, but giving up isn't an option I like either. lol I hope you can work it out so you can enjoy what you love. Should I put my order in for a penny rug? Good luck!

Kim said...

I've been told by several ladies that they're allergic to wool, so you're not alone. Like some have said, the solution I've heard is to wear gloves. Try it and see what you think. I also like to use wool with cotton and will often sew the wool by machine onto a cotton background--I would think that method would limit your contact with the wool, so maybe it would work. You also might consider combining fleece with wool--fleece for a background with wool on top; again, it would limit the amount of wool you're handling, perhaps. Don't give up!

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