Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Welcome to another wonderful White Wednesday hosted by Kathleen over at
Faded Charm.
This week I was going to show you what I am working on for this month's show...BUT a couple of days ago I was, as usual, running around doing twenty things at one, when I realized that I was sick to my stomach from taking my vitamins and not eating. So naturally I sat down and ate a wonderful complete healthy breakfast...NOT..Instead I grabbed a couple of crackers and continued my madness.
All of the sudden I realized I couldn't breathe! A cracker had lodged in my windpipe. I thought, don't panic, Gale, just cough and you'll be fine. After many attempts to cough the cracker piece up, I soon realized I was in trouble!! Thank the Lord my husband, son and nephew were all in the house. My nephew has had Navy Seal training and so he preformed the Heimlich on me. He got me to cough the cracker piece up after three tries ( a very very tiny piece)..BUT in the procedure broke my left rib! The pain is quite unbelievable, but I will take this over the alternative any day. SO, like a "good girl" I am resting and not lifting anything heavy, or house cleaning or vacuuming (sigh, wink wink) Which brings me to White Wednesday...I have had to try and fill my days doing something, as it so hard for me to just sit. I decided I always wanted to start a line of Tatter Elegant Wizard of Was pillows...So...here are a couple that I have made over the past few days. They are a light weight linen in neutral colors with tattered edging. I will put them in the next show to see the response. If they do well I will look into expanding into a line. Oh, by the way, the fabric is all recycled fabric ei. curtains, tablecloths, etc. So we'll see....
Have a great WW and do check out all of the other great sites that are participating in White Wednesday! I appreciate and look forward to your comments!



Debra @ Common Ground said...

GALE!!! I think that the two of us need to take a vacation soon! I'm so glad someone was home with you. I do the same thing frequently, but I "breath" in whatever I'm eating. no fun either. Can you take something for the pain, or are you toughing it? I am so sorry, honey. Your brain just can't set still, can it? I love your pillows and the edges are so wonderful. I think you have a great concept here. Take it easy though. OK?
Hugs, (but not to tight)

donna said...

Ooh Gale! I am so sorry about your ribs. But it's a good thing...in a way...because now you HAVE to get some rest.
But way to go girl on these super chic pillows! I love the tattered edges! And the super long lumbar style neckroll is just heavenly.
I too have been in a pillow frenzy...kind of fun huh?
Have a wonderful week...enjoy your down time...dj

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Oh Gale , I am sooooo sorry to hear about your rib. Take care and rest. Your pillows are gorgeous. Blessings, Patricia

trash talk said...

Good grief girlie...I can't leave you alone for a week that you don't go and get yourself in trouble! Are you supposed to be sewing? I gotta say I love the results of your forced situponess. I think the pillows are wonderful and should be included in your next sale! Missed you while I was away!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh la la such pretty pillows. You are a very talented seamtress. I always wanted to sew like my mother. She could make a grain sack look good. Maybe one day her talent will be passed on to me. Great job girlie!

June said...

Man that was a scary ordeal, I bet. I sure hope that rib heals soon, but I am so glad you weren't home alone!
I love the pillows!!! So awesome that they are made from old linens and things. They will be a
hit for sure! There you are sewing away with a broken rib...these should be collector's items.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

That's scary Gale!!! We are happy you are fine!!! You've got to take it easy now and watch that rib!...hope you feel better soon...your pillows should sell, they are beautiful!

Rita said...

Mamma mia Gale!Sorry and I glad you are ok. I love anything white, cream recycled. I am going to save all my whites for you. I love to sew but no TIME. Take care Rita

Sandi said...

Hi Gale,
I LOVE your pillows! I have been thinking of making tattered pillows too, but that is as far as this girl has gotten. I always have good intentions, just need to follow through. lol

I am so sorry to hear about your broken rib, but am so glad you are okay!!!! Hope you have a peaceful day today!

~*Jenn*~ said...

Thank you so much for stopping by Gale, not just because I love comments but because otherwise I may not have found my way to YOUR blog (how have I not found my way here before?!) other my husband may not be as thrilled as I am because this now means I have to spend the rest of the evening reading it from the beginning because I am LOVING everyone on here, your pictures are fabulous and oh so my style!

Looking forward to checking back often,

Tracey said...

First of all Gale, yikes, I do hope you are feeling better! That is quite the story! And, secondly, I'm sure you will have a HUGE response to those pillows...seriously they are gorgeous!

:) T

Faded Charm said...

How scary. I'm so glad everything turned out okay. Loving your pillows. They are beautiful.
Take care,

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Beautiful blog, SCARY story! I am so glad you had help. OMG! How you had the energy to make those amazing pillows is beyond me, but I'm glad you did. Also glad you shared them. I love to use linen, muslin and canvas & I always tear the edges. Love your look. Lisa

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the incident with choking.... and a broken rib, how terrible. I do hope you heal soon Gale, what an ordeal you went through.

By the way your pillows are awesome.... I really like those very much. I think you are going to do well with those. I wouldn't mind getting some for myself.

Take Care-

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

First, I am so sorry to hear about the rib. I have bruised ribs in the past, and breathing is certainly a struggle, eh? Sorry! Now. The pillows. Gale. LOVE em! Were it not for all black cats in my house, I'd be in line for some! And, thank you for all of your sweet comments. ~Mindy

Myrna said...

OMYGOSH Gale! What an ORDEAL you've been thru!
Well, rest easy~cracked ribs just take TIME to heal..thanks for showing your pillows~they are beautiful! Should do well at the 'show'!
You're in my prayers for a speedy recovery!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Oh so scary! And so much to be thankful for!
Hope you are still being a *good* girl and resting! The pillows are gorgeous and sure to be a hit!

The Flying Bee said...

Hey Gale! Just wanted to say thanks for coming by my blog. Girl, those pillows are gorgeous! Lovin' all your white! Hope your rib feels better soon.

Take care,