Oops, I did it again!

About a year ago, I had a little sewing accident and ran the sewing machine needle through my middle finger while working on my Crab Apples quilt.

Sunday, I did it again…only this time it was my left pinky finger, and I did it with the quilting machine.


This time it initially scared me a little more.  The quilting machine runs so much faster and I thought part of the needle had broken off in my finger.  There was a thread hanging out of my finger and I couldn’t find the broken part of the needle.  Hubby removed the thread and did enough investigation to find out that there were no needle fragments in my finger which was a great relief.

I was busy berating myself telling myself why wasn’t I more careful, how I shouldn’t have been in a hurry, hoping I didn’t get blood on the quilt….when hubby says, when you sew as much as you do, it’s bound to happen.  He’s right but it’s happened to me twice now and I think that’s enough.

11 thoughts on “Oops, I did it again!”

  1. Hi Jo — I’ve done that same thing two times, same finger (left pointer — just got in my way), but both times I had to have the needle removed at the emergency room because the needle went in, but didn’t come back out! The first time I did it, it didn’t hurt at all, the second time it DID hurt — I was lucky that the needle didn’t go through the nail.

    Your husband is right — when you so as much as we do, that happens! I’m glad you’re ok — let’s plan to never do it again! Hah!

  2. Did I just type “so” up there? You know I meant “sew” — too early in the morning I guess — or maybe I’m quilting too much lately, getting ready for Christmas.

  3. Ugh, that’s happened to me too – index finger of my right hand as I tried poking fabric through. It was about 20 years ago, when I first began quilting, but I remember it like it was yesterday … once was enough!!

  4. Ouch!! I agree that twice is more than plenty. Hope it heals quickly and that the fingers have learned where they shouldn’t be. :)

  5. I haven’t been a follower long enough to know about your first incident. I am now scared to sew because this has happened to you for the second time Yikes!

    Speaking of which, my own mother sewed her finger and so did my sister-in-law! I have yet to do so and it terrifies me! LOL. :-D

  6. I’m so sorry that, that happened. I can’t imagine how painfull that must have been. I hope you’re soon feeling better. The quilt is really very nice, you do such beautiful work. ;->

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