Thursday, December 10, 2009


i'm probably the only person i know who can manage to injure herself while sewing.

about six months ago i cut off the tip of my finger using a rotary cutter to cut strips of fabric for a quilt. i poke myself repeatedly with needles when hand sewing. i've cut the web between my thumb and forefinger with scissors trying to trim fabric.

well today, while i was sewing a stuffed yoda for my friend rachel's son johnny, a piece of fabric came loose. i don't know if it's because i was tired from sewing all day or just spaced out, but i put my middle finger next to the needle to tug the fabric straight, then slipped forward in my chair. under the needle went my finger at the same time my foot slammed down on the sewing machine pedal.

uhhh...yeah. the needle went all the way through my middle finger and then broke, so i had to pull the needle through my finger to get it out. then i just sat there staring at it and giggling nervously while it bled.

i just took an elephant sized dose of advil and it's throbbing like crazy. fun times, people, fun times...

1 comment:

foldreformer said...

I remember you hurting yourself quite a bit when we were kids. I guess telling you that you should be more careful doesn't help :O)