Monday, January 16, 2006


Would you believe it? Do you know what I just did? I spilled tea on my neighbourhood RR!!!! This has never, ever happened to me before! I wash my hands every time I pick up a piece of fabric, even if I want to add just a single stitch. I have spasms when someone touches my work. I took double extra care with this piece, of course, and now this... I have just spent five minutes looking in horror as the stain spread. It may just be alright, though. I don't like strong tea, and in this particular instance it was Chinese White Tea, so maybe... just maybe it will be okay. Just imagine what would have happened if I had been slobbering coffee, like I always do... Yikes!


At 11:27 PM, January 16, 2006, Blogger Susimac said...

Yikes!! Have you managed to wash it out? Has it marked your cloth?

At 11:32 PM, January 16, 2006, Blogger Barbara said...

You did NOT! Really? Oh what a horror! Are you using a washable linen & DMC? If so, quick as Marie or someone how to treat it. I bet it will come right out.

Oddly enough, I was hassling Niek not to drip Coke on my computer tonight and I thought "hey, I better keep mine away from my stitching, too" ... a premonition??

Send me an email and let me know if it's okay, okay?

At 5:23 AM, January 17, 2006, Blogger Dianne said...

Brian has spilled coffee all over my stitching stuff and onto one of my favorite Prairie Schoolers. Thank goodness it was brownish fabric and the coffee came out.
You have to get it in the water quickly.
I have gotten blood (my lovely cuticles) and chocolate on white aida! (I promise not to eat when I am working on yours. Scouts honor!

At 7:12 AM, January 17, 2006, Blogger Rachael said...

Oh Dear, Annemarie, I hope it comes out. I too am usually really picky about food and drink being near my stitching. I even have the kids set my cups of tea on the coftee talbe and not on my "stitching table". But disasters find a way to happen. Two weekends ago I was ironing a largish piece of linen for Martina Weber's "Pearl lights" and there had been a bar of chocolate on the ironing board (don't ask) , I guess when I cleared off the ironing board, a crumb from the chocolate fell on a towel which I then put between the iron and the linen- chocolate side down of course! I noticed right away and was able to wash it out ,but what a pain and panic. Anyway I hope that the tea all came out.

At 10:05 AM, January 17, 2006, Blogger Barbara said...

What horror stories! Yikes! I bought fabric once from eBay that had chocolate stains. Needless to say they never came out, but fortunately the seller was good about it. Knock on wood, I have never had an accident with my stitching. I did overturn a whole can of Coke on my keyboard once, though.

At 10:31 AM, January 17, 2006, Blogger Rachael said...

I love all these stories, as scary as they are( chocolate and linen in the same sentence makes me break out in a cold sweat), they show that we live real lives. I have never spilled coke on my keyboard or coffee on my fabbie, because I don't drink coke or cofee! My datebook for this year already has wavy pages from tea being spilled on it and it's only January!My keyboard is always full of crumbs and my mouse often sticky from jammy hands. I was going to say small,jammy hands but one of my children has bigger hands than me
:-)Yes, my kids use my computer even though they each have their own, but I think that they would cut their hands off before they would touch my stitching.It's all in the early training.


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