2.19.2009

~My Goodies~

I was soooo busy with Jordan and my studio, that I never did post my swap from Pea! Here are my goodies...so very sweet. That lil cat, is just a wee-tiny little thing. I said, how do ya turn arms and legs that tiny? I love my things and Pea had them packaged so nice. She also sent a few choc. kisses, but those are long gone! Thank you Pea, I love all of my goodies.

On another note, I was going to wash dishes last night, well there was this neat jar, from a candle and well, I wanted to keep the jar.....SOooooo, I put it in the palm of my left hand and proceeded to take a butter knife and try to break the wax, away from the jar (my master plan, right?), well, don't ya know, there must have been a weak spot on the jar (or I am just way too strong) the butter knife went right through that jar and broke the jar. Pieces of glass into my finger and cut my middle finger.

I applied pressure right away...not knowing how bad or deep it was. I held it their for a while. I looked at it, nope, still bleeding. I was going to butterfly stitch it with tape....right? Well, ya have to get it to stop bleeding first and then pull the tape, like an "X" tight. Well, I waited and then tried again...there was still a piece of glass in my finger (no wonder why it was throbbing so badly). So, we got the glass out and I wrapped it up. I am not going to get stitches (I am such a die-hard), it did bleed a bit today, when I re-bandaged it, but I will live.

I am so very Thankful it was not worse, Thankful it was not my right hand and again, Thankful that it is my middle finger and not my pointer finger. I will be fine. The moral of this story, Never try to get wax out of a glass candle holder, after you have softened it with hot water, by putting it in the palm of your hand!

I hope you all have a grand day. Toodles, ~Tonya

11 comments:

Jenny said...

Pea, did a great job. Love the kitty.

Doesn't that always happen. Sounds like something I would do. Good thing you got that glass out...could have been there for a while..then it would have moved and you'd be diggin it out, later. IIIIHHHH!

Who needs stitches, right? Just leave it covered with neosporin for a week or two and it would be good as new

Heidi said...

I love your goodies you got from Pea. The kitty pin cushion is adorable. Sorry to hear about your finger. That must've hurt pretty bad!

My Little Raggedy Blessings said...

Hi Tonya,

I hope your finger gets to feeling better soon hon OUCH!!! If you get another one of those jars you want to save. I use an electric candle warmer melt it all down good to liquid and pour it out into another container .I only figured that one out after getting myself good with a screwdriver I was trying to pry wax out with :)

I love the new studio looks like fun I want to come play in there .

Have a good day and stay away from those candle jars :)

Hugs
Renae

Denni said...

ouch!!!! I'm glad your okay. I've never had stitches and hopefully I will never have to. I'm a wuss!!

~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

Love your swap gift! Sorry about your hand Tonya,them candles cause us girls a lot of pain, I caught one on fire trying to melt it in the microwave, thats a no no. Hope you heal soon.Hugs~~Pam

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Tonya, I'm glad it was a butter knife and nothing sharper!! Gads!!

Love the looks of the new studio. Wow! Are you loving it?

Have a great weekend!
Laurie

~Tonya said...

Jenny, You are so funny! Who needs stitches....I should have. It was bleeding some more today, just a bit, when I re-wrapped it today.

And yes, I am glad we got the glass out.

Hugs,
~Tpnya

~Tonya said...

Thank you for the well-wishes from all of you.

It will get better soon. I am a fast healer.

Yes Pam, the candles do cause us girls a lot of grief...but I love those candles!!

Thank you all for visiting and have a wonderful evening.

Blessings,
~Tonya

Sue said...

Next time put your candle jar in the freezer for a little bit and then the wax will just pop out for you...Be careful dear and I hope you are up to date with your shots...These days you just never know....I am so tired of this dang cold and wind..they say next week it will be better for us....I am planting some seeds in pots now...need to dig in the dirt and to have the sunshine on my face...
Hugs
Sue

Phillane E'lee said...

You are welcome my dear. Enjoyed the swap a great deal.
Yep, next time in the freezer. It could have been worse but bet you needed stitched ya stubborn woman!
Take care and be good to yourself girl.
Love the new studio and am so very happy for you my friend.
Hugs,Pea

MLB Studios said...

I'm so jealous! That tiny kitty is adorable!