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December 09, 2007

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Carolyn King

Gorgeous---great job explaining this so even i understand. Hope you feel better!
Just found your blog and store and will be adding both to my site!!!

Rose Ann

This is so gorgeous! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!! I hope you're feeling better soon!!

Heather Mitchell

Ellen - hope you feel better soon! We also are fighting w/ our insurance right now... over in vitro fertilization. We called prior to starting the process, and they told us everything would be covered 100%, and we just had to send in the claims... $6300 later, they don't want to pay anything b/c we were "supposed to get pre-certified." Why didn't they tell us that in the FIRST place?!?! My hubby threatened to get a lawyer (since they have all the calls recorded, I'm pretty sure they would rule in our favor)! Just what I need when I'm trying to have a baby is MORE STRESS! :-) God is in control, though, and I know He will provide the way for those bills to be paid, and hopefully give us a baby (or twins, which I'm praying for) in the process! :-)
Get Well Soon!

Heather Mitchell

Ellen - hope you feel better soon! We also are fighting w/ our insurance right now... over in vitro fertilization. We called prior to starting the process, and they told us everything would be covered 100%, and we just had to send in the claims... $6300 later, they don't want to pay anything b/c we were "supposed to get pre-certified." Why didn't they tell us that in the FIRST place?!?! My hubby threatened to get a lawyer (since they have all the calls recorded, I'm pretty sure they would rule in our favor)! Just what I need when I'm trying to have a baby is MORE STRESS! :-) God is in control, though, and I know He will provide the way for those bills to be paid, and hopefully give us a baby (or twins, which I'm praying for) in the process! :-)
Get Well Soon!

Beth

So sorry to hear that you are ill! Some people are allergic to Christmas trees BUT the current "cold" that is all over the southeastern part of the country is lasting several weeks! It may have worked its way across the country! I absolutely love this project with the 3-D flowers. As always, you are an awesome designer and your creativity is so clever. I have a rotary trimmer by Marvy Uchida called a Paper Trimming Buddy that I can change the blades to make different cuts such as scallop, deckle etc. I plan on giving this a try to see how it does with these flowers. Take care!

Linda Collins

Beautiful tutorial thank you so much for sharing it with us. Could you please tell us where to find the slot tool you used to roll the flowers? As to the insurance company ask what their appeal process is and fight fight fight. Move up the food chain. Get the doctor to appeal the denial. The insurance companies job is to deny, deny deny. They don't want to pay for anything. good luck.
Linda

Carla

I spent 20 years being sick at Christmas because my husband loved the tradition of cutting our own tree. Four years ago I spent an entire night sleeping with my cheek on the sill of an open window because I couldn't breathe otherwise. I bought a beautiful artificial tree the next day, and haven't been sick at Christmas since. Try it--it's wonderful if it works for you.

Janine

Thanks for sharing. I love this project. Take care!!

Amy G.

Great tutorial! that is just fabulous!!
As for the tree I am totally allergic, and have been all of my life. My mom couldn't figure out why I was always sick every Christmas. It wasn't until my Grandparents, who had an artificial tree, moved to a smaller place and gave us the artificial one that we finally figured out why I was always so sick at Christmas. Darn tree. Since then I haven't been sick like that at Christmas. I hope you feel better, and get the rest that you obviously need.
Take care, and go invest in an artificial tree.
Amy

Kostvig

Ellen I got so behind from the holidays and came to check your blog and have youbeen typing up a storm since Thanksgiving, Such a lovely card and the flowers what a great touch.Meeting everyone you work with,Well I feel like I met them) you are so lucky to be surrounded by such great people. It almost makes me wish I could live in Seattle.

Louise

So sorry to hear you are not feeling well, Ellen. My husband used to get sick every Christmas. I can't tell you how many Christmas parties I went to by myself. Eventually we found out that he was allergic to live Christmas trees and after we got an artificial tree he hasn't been sick at Christmas again. What happens with a live Christmas tree is the sap on the tree collects pollen and when the tree is brought into a warm house the sap gets warmed up and the pollen is released. We did go to an allergist to get this diagnosed, but I have heard the same thing from many others. Hope this helps.

Donna

That should have been "tiny spores" not mites.

Donna

Christmas trees are known to worsen asthma, sarcoidosis (lung disease) bronchitis, and many other lung problems. They carry tiny mites which can really be a problem. My sister and her two children get horrible asthma/bronchitis symptoms within 24 hours of being in a home with a real Christmas tree. We all went artificial several years ago. Home Depot has some very, very real looking trees. Don't risk your health.

kathynruss

I realized about 10 years ago that I was allergic to real trees when I cried, coughed and sneezed the whole time after we put up the tree. After that, the day after Christmas we went and bought a really nice artificial tree half off. When I saw my allergist for more tests, he told me to stay away from evergreens and I told him I was way ahead of him! My tree looks real, but I can breathe when it is up. Unless I'm really careful not to touch my face or eyes, I have to decorate the tree wearing latex gloves because of the tree sap that has built up on them over the years. If I touch my eyes, the tears start, so I'm careful.
Your project is soooo cute. Love the little paper flowers. Hmmm, where is my quilling tool?

Deb-doodles

Ellen,

Yes, I know when we have a real tree my allergies seem to bother me more (even though the tests do not show positive on the allergy tests). We are remodeling an enclosed front porch that has a door that can be closed, and added venting to that area which can be closed off. So we will try one more time with a real tree, in another area of the house. If that does not make a difference, it will need to be an artificial one from now on!

Hope your week goes well with the foot and hip appointments!

Deb

Kathy D

Oh, Ellen, hope you feel better soon!! Yes, I am allergic to Christmas trees...finally caved last year and bought artificial, it was great to not feel bad. I read an article this past week that the cut evergreen tree throws out enough mold spores (which aid in its decomposition) to choke up anyone mildly allergic. Good luck with your appointments!

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