Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Gotta' Love Bugs.....

....even when they get stuck in your ear!!
More on that, later!
The lovely Pat, over at Life in the Scrapatch,
is participating in the Stitch Me Up Blog Hop today,
with the most unique bib I ever did see.
She's having a little give-away, too!
Go check it out!
Through our correspondence re: Operation Homefront-TX,
for which she is contributing,
she has encouraged me to show some of my bibs and burp cloths.
Those of you who have followed me around
(and I sincerely thank you for that)
know I am a nature nerd and that I LOVE BUGS
and all crawly things!
Without further adieu,
Operation Homefront-TX has kept me pretty busy!
Back to the bug in my ear.  I wonder about the origin of the saying
...put a bug in your ear.....
...surely it didn't happen like this:
The funniest thing happened to me last Thursday afternoon
when Crafty Daughter and I went to the coast for a day of birdiing. 
It wasn't so funny at first, kind of freaky. 
A bug flew into my ear and got stuck in the mud! 
It was in there all afternoon and evening. 
It squeaked and squeaked, wiggled and tickled,
and squeaked and squeaked some more. 
It even pleaded with me, "Let me out, please??????"
You could definitely hear the question-marky rise at the end of it's plea.
It was so very annoying. 
We joked about it and laughed the whole 3 hour ride home. 
When we got back, Crafty Daughter heated up some olive oil and put it in my ear. 
Three times. 
Then I laid my head down on the cupboard
as though she was going to chop it off. 
She looked in my ear with the flashlight and didn't see the bug. 
I thought at least it was dead now, suffocated by the warmed oil. 
(Some consolation, huh? 
Like I'm going to go to bed now with a dead bug in my ear?). 
Then I had her look just one more time, and
lo and behold, there it was. 
She swabbed it out and it was only about 2.75mm X 1/3mm.  
A tiny little gnat. 
But what a BIG voice!! 
I have a whole new respect for itsy bitsy teenie weenie bugs. 
It kind of humanized them for me!!
As my Grandma used to say,
"That's my story and I'm sticking to it!"
I'd like to thank Pat for linking back to me during her post today.
What a sweetie!!


TexWisGirl said...

YIKES!!! :)

like those bib sets!

grammie g said...

Hi Karen ..That is a creepy feeling.. I've had that happening to me the willies !!
I would have never slept with it in there, I would have been up all night, glad you didn't have to!!
Adorable bibs and cloths !!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

glad you got it out of your ear, that would have driven me to the point of going to the doctor, I would never have been able to sleep.
Those bibs sure are cute!

Lesley said...

You are a real survive a bug in your ear...that would have had me jumping off a wharf! Good for you for doing all the right stuff. I do not like bugs, except for the bugs on your projects! Well done!

Scrapatches said...

You bibs and burp cloths are sew adorable! Thanks for posting pictures. May have to be making a burp cloth ... you used a cloth diaper for these? ... to go with that bib now ... ;) Pat

julieQ said...

Oh no...I am glad the bug is out!!But I am glad you had a good conversation with him...

Cindy said...


Love the bibs!!!!!

Abby and Stephanie said...

Very adorable bibs and burp cloths. Sometimes little things have loud voices. Glad your bug situation got resolved. Maybe it's Italian now?

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, love your buggy bibs, but I don't think I would have enjoyed that bug event any more than you did.

Lynn said...

Sort of like "Horton Hears a Who"!
The bugs on your bibs are darling, just my kind of bug.

Linda Reeder said...

The bug in the ear thing gives me the heebie-jeebies.
Great sewing projects! I love the colors.

Roy Norris said...

This sounds like a Horror Movie to me Karen.{:))

Missy Shay said...

How awful! I once had a bug fly in my mought when I was talking and nearly choke me, my husband told me that's what I get for talking too much! LOL

Carrie P. said...

oh, those are such sweet bibs and burb cloths.
Oh, that would freak me out with the bug in my ear. Glad you hear you got it out.

Just Ramblin' said...

I would laugh at your bug experience if it wasn't so horrible. I can't imagine anything worse than a bug getting in your ear. I would have gone crazy. I do not like bugs and having them on or in my person is the worst nightmare I can imagine. The bibs are great. You have really been busy. Nola

Anonymous said...

Oh "sew" cute :)

thewovenspoke said...

I'm glad you got it out, but you can say you were "bugged" :)

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh my! What a story about that gnat! I would probably have panicked and tried to swab it out with a Q-Tip. That would have made matters worse by pushing a dead bug even further into my ear! You're a trooper to go through that. So glad your daughter was there help!

Michelle said...

And I thought having a bee stuck in my hair was bad!