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Sunday, December 13, 2009


As the end of the year approaches faster than a speeding bullet, I want to get just one more UFO finished. I was happily quilting along on Friday when all of the sudden----yikes, I quilted my finger. Nope, I didn't break the needle. I guess I know how it happened, I got my finger was too close to the needle. ;~)

I was stitching down the edge and should have slowed my speed down-no stitch regulator and too lazy to reach up and turn the knob. Other people have done this, I've never wanted to be in their club......but evidently it is open invitation.

There is another club I don't want to belong to...that's the "I cut myself with the rotary blade and had to get stitches" club. No thanks, I don't want to be one of them! And you know everything jumps out and hits the owie. Just like having a sore toe and kicking everything within 10 feet of where you are walking.

Lessons learned, turn down the speed when you need to, keep your finger away from the hopping foot, and that fancy ruler you bought--go ahead and use it!


Diane said...

Oh man that looks so sore! I'm going to be afraid to quilt now (for a minute) but I'm going to be way more cautious, I didn't know you could do that! I thought the rotary cutter was the dangerous tool of the trade!
Those are some of the scariest stories...people cut with rotary cutters. yuck. I hope it heals quickly. I know what you mean about everything hitting it. It seems like no matter what finger I get a boo-boo on, that finger is used for everything I do. (guess it just means we need 'em all!)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

oooh ouch. Stay out of those clubs!!!!

julia said...

I sewed through my thumb, nail and all once. The needle came off of the machine and stayed in my thumb. I can feel your pain!

The Sewing and Knitting Loft said...

Oh my goodness! I know that really hurt. Hope it heals quickly.

fancystitching said...

Ouch! I've not done it, but I have come REALLY close a number of times (pinching the pudding out of my finger), especially since I changed to the open-toe foot on my Gammill... It is a lot easier to get your finger under there if you are not watching.

Heal quickly.... Christmas fun awaits you!


Elaine Adair said...

Can't look, can't look, can't look, nor read the comments. Owwww! So sorry!