It happens. No matter how careful you are, accidents happen. Fingers get pricked by pins and needles. I actually sewed my index finger on my left hand once. I was being careless and OOPS! Went into my nail and all the way through the bone. When I say all the way through, I mean it actually went in the bone and came out the other side. Like a bullet. Ok Ok, that is a little overly dramatic. I could feel the tip of the needle, but it didn’t break the skin. I did manage to score 2 brand new hemostats; one straight and one curved, while everyone was out of the room. I’d say that was a good day.
Last weekend it was a rotary cutter. I had just sharpened it with a TrueCut blade sharpener.
This sharpener really really works. I do have a decent supply of blades, but let’s face it, they are expensive. Being able to sharpen blades instead of getting rid of them is economical and yes even a little fun. Plus it’s electric and I am such a sucker for anything that requires electricity.
So I have a super sharp blade and I’m sitting down to work on a paper piecing project. Normally I stand to cut, but having to get out of the chair after every seam…..NO THANK YOU. I know you are thinking, ouch, she sliced her finger. No. I managed to flick or drop the rotary cutter on the top of my left hand. That’s when the blood appeared. I’ll spare you the gory details, but I dealt with it myself. Who wants to spend a Friday evening in the ER? Alternatively, I’m at home, alone, sewing on a Friday night.
It’s still a little tender and I may have needed a stitch or two, but I’m a fabric artist. We cut things and then put them back together. Props to my mom for always keeping butterfly bandages around and showing me how to use them.