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I am infected!

The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta today announced the identification of a new disease.

Tentatively named Acquired Needlework Syndrome, the disease is highly infectious. Scientists at CDC say the disease is caused by a bacillus called staphloaiguille because of its needle-like shape. Under the microscope the bacillus is long and slender with a long narrow opening at one end, from which trail thread-like cilia.
Symptoms of the disease include feverish babbling of letters such as DMC, TW, LOL, ROFL and talking about invisible friends such as Teresa, Paula, Robert, Karen, etc. At first sufferers appear to be taking an unusual interest in Verdi operas, while more advanced cases develop wanderlust, especially wishing to travel to Edinburgh, Dublin, and Belfast. Other symptoms include feverish buying and storing of woven goods and printed pamphlets, and a 'smoking' credit card. The disease is especially dangerous because it cannot only be passed along directly from one infected individual to another, but documented cases have been found where the sufferer caught the disease from reading a magazine, or attending a craft show.
The CDC says that while the disease is especially prevalent in North America, cases have been found in every country on the globe. Family members should be aware that while the disease may occasionally enter remission, it is at present incurable.
The patient should be given a quiet corner with a comfortable chair and good lighting. Interruptions should be minimized.

Posted at 28th Jan 2014 - 12:25PM   Posted by CalicoKate   I am infected! Comments: 8

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Must be catching, I've just spent the last few days frantically hoarding woven goods in a wooden sideboard, now my mind is a whirl and can't think straight for all the manic thoughts of the bacillus and a quiet cornerVery Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 28th Jan 2014 at 12:37PM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar Hmm! Interesting case ... fortunately I've been in remission for several years.

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 28th Jan 2014 at 01:55PM

Cadfael's Avatar Oh dear i must be badly infected. I have to get my family to hold me back when the mad urge to buy more craft items take over. MY cupboards are full. My draws are full.I am now buying plastic towers. Does anyone out there know a cure........... No cures i have tried have worked.

Posted by: Cadfael on 28th Jan 2014 at 02:05PM

Withy Brook's Avatar I am completely immune to this disease.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 28th Jan 2014 at 03:29PM

Ivy's Avatar I heard of a similar disease under the same name involving spun fibres, rather than woven goods and no Verdi operas( probably similar to having diabetes type 1 or type 2, the cause is different but the symptoms are similar)Very Happy

Posted by: Ivy on 28th Jan 2014 at 04:15PM

KitKatCot's Avatar I picked up some material and antique tablecloths and napkins from my mother in laws house. I would put them in the large draw in the bottom of the large wardrobe (I'm not showing off that I have a large wardrobe, just giving some scale to the size of the drawer) where I keep my material stash.

Yes... you've guessed, the drawer was full. How did that happen? Who is storing their fabric in my drawer?

Posted by: KitKatCot on 28th Jan 2014 at 06:29PM

Cadfael's Avatar who indeed.........Does your husband get a look in. My husband was pointing out to me how many cupboards were full of my stuff........

Posted by: Cadfael on 28th Jan 2014 at 06:46PM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar A few years ago I had a grand clear out and sold all my fabric bits and bobs on ebay. It amazed me how it sold so quickly.

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 29th Jan 2014 at 11:46AM

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