Jun 30, 2014

Magma review

Hiya.  Just got my Magma today. 
 
Large enough for the entire chart with very small but powerful magnets, and one full width for keeping your place.  Pocket with velcro for fabric and supplies.
With everything in, it can still close but if you had a lot of floss bags, maybe not.
It took me a while but I finally realized the additional snap is for securing in an open position for standing.  It can be upright or angled on its side. 
I think it's a great piece for take a longs, and even the smaller version would be nice to have.  I like it!! 
Squeak seems to continue improving slowly.  Keeping my fingers crossed. 
My girlfriend in NJ just called and is so excited to early retire.  She found that she could get healthcare for $120 a month, $0 deductible, and max $500 OOP, considered low income.  Even though she has over a million dollars in IRAs and annuities.  I guess you only have to claim the interest or gains, most of which stay in the fund so her "income" is low. I thought open enrollment was closed but she said since there is a large discrepancy in taxable income (since she retired) she can sign up.  Lots of things I didn't know.  Our far from wealthy friends have high monthly rates and very high deductibles, so I was surprised.
It's hot here. Chance for storms off and on with high humidity.  I have gained a few more pounds but it could be my hair expanding.  Well, truth be told, that's not the only thing expanding.  I had to give in, again, and get my new big girl panties.  I tried the slimming stretchy jeans and they only move it all up to the diaphragm area and then I can't bend over.  I dropped my keys this morning and had to tilt sideways to pick them up.  Couldn't breathe.
Enjoy your week.
Thanks for visiting!
 
 
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16 comments:

diamondc said...

Wow what a great folder, may I ask where you found it? I am so happy Squeak is getting better.
I am so happy your friend is getting healthcare at a lower price it is hard to find any healthcare nowadays that is not spendy.
I am retiring next spring and have to look at healthcare prices.
Happy stitching
Catherine

Ranae said...

What a great invention

Jacqueline said...

LOL !!!

marly said...

You can search Knitter's Pride Magma chart holder in Google and find this on yarn sites, Amazon, Ebay. Two sizes.

Jodi S said...

I am sitting here laughing about you tilting sideways to get your keys! You are too funny! I can definately relate!

butterfly said...

Such a fun post, great folder.

cucki said...

:)
Great folder x

Vickie said...

tee hee! Stay upright!
Yay Squeak!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Very happy for squeak. Join the club girl...have you tried trimming your toenails yet???? Like the magma too.
Enjoy the 4th celebrations with Peace for everyone!
Barb

Maggee said...

That Magma is cool. Thanks for sharing! Glad Squeak is improving...

Pam in IL said...

I don't understand all the insurance stuff either. Like you, we hear drastically different experiences with insurance costs. As for us, we're in the super expensive category even though we are also considered "low" income.

Thanks for the Magma review. It looks really nice.

Got a chuckle out of the slimming jeans comment. It's the truth though!

Lyn said...

Thanks for the review! I just went and bought the larger size on amazon. I think I am going to get an additional magnetic strip at a local craft store (coupons are great!) so I can leave it in place when I close up the folder.

Glad to hear Squeak is better. I thought it was neat that Bud kept him company that day...guess they are slowly warming up to him.

spiritedsummer said...

Glad to hear Squeak is getting better! You must be so relieved. Have to say I've got my 'fat jeans' out at the moment. A few extra squishy bits have creeped on since holiday! Got to sort it out for Summer...

Love the folder, it's gorgeous xx

Melody said...

I love the folder. I think I will have to find one for myself. I appreciate the review.

LOL about the bending over, been there, done that.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

The folder looks perfect! Glad to hear Squeak is doing better and I hear you about the jeans, tilting is not fun!

Shirlee said...

Very weird how the health insurance company defines low income. We have next to nothing income wise & our monthly cost is somewhere between $600-$800 with a hefty deductible : ( The Magma looks pretty cool!

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