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.
oh, dear! scary! I think twice is MORE than enough! Glad you’re okay! Very bad time to be OUT injured, but when would it ever be good timing? Ha!
FYI, if you bleed on your quilt, use your spit to get the blood out. Sounds gross, but it works!
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!
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.
Didn’t this just happen to Bonnie too? What is it about this time of year? Be careful! Praying it heals quickly!
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!!
so sorry. If it is any consulation, the quilt is looking great!
Ouch!! I agree that twice is more than plenty. Hope it heals quickly and that the fingers have learned where they shouldn’t be. :)
Sorry to hear this happened to you, twice. Hope it heals quickly. Lovely quilt!
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
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. ;->