Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Good and the Bad...

Okay.  The good first.  I ordered a Kona Colour Card from the Fat Quarter Shop (on sale by the way) and it arrived!  It is so gorgeous! Drool worthy, in fact.

I was happily quilting along.  Cutting up some fabric for a new project.  I was concentrating really hard at a fussy cut strip of Bugs in a Jar.  And then, yep, a random quilting accident.  Yep indeed.  Rotary cutter met me finger.  Blech! I ran upstairs and hollered that I had cut my finger.  Husband jumped into first aid mode. I am known as a complete and utter baby with blood.  I don't know how many times I almost fainted.  I couldn't even think straight.  I told Husband that I kept seeing "stots."  Ya.  Stars and dots all at once.

Anyway, the short of the long story is that I have sliced off the tip of my left pointer finger quite neatly.  Not all of it.  Just a fair chunk.  I was not getting enough sympathy from Husband until he found the bit (chunk) next to my rotary cutter.  Ew!!!!!!

I am now having to endure all manner of finger jokes.  Husband is quite the wit let me tell you.  Apparently I am to be glad I am not a waitress.  Yep.  No tip.  Ha, ha.

Moral of the story... be careful people!  This really hurts!!!!  I am finished sewing for the day.  I will not return to the scene of the crime.  I might see more... stots!


  1. Sorry this happened to you, well to any one, but not fun; AND then the jokes, double sorry! Is your Tetanus up to date? Tubular gauze work great, yes voice of experience. No dish washing for a week, better go out to eat.

  2. Ouch! A hurt/cut finger is the pits for any quilter. You will be thinking about all the stitches you are missing while your finger heals. Get well soon...and then back to sewing that awesome quilt.

  3. Awww!! Poor Cathy, what a bummer! Hope its better and heals quick!

  4. That has been my worst fear since I started quilting! I must admit to a couple near misses! EEEK! Happy to hear you like the Kona colour card. I ordered one as well;such a good price it was hard to resist!
    Heal fast so you can get back on the horse!

  5. YeeOwww! So sorry to read about your injury :( Hope your finger heals quickly. I know I've considered one of those suction handle thingys to avoid another meeting with my cutter.
    Take care

  6. Ouch! I fear stitching through a finger. I recently used my zipper foot to create spaced lines for quilting. The zipper foot was the perfect width to gauge my lines. I had some near misses. Not a safe way of quilting. Especially since my machine does 1600 stitches per minute and I get in a hurry sometimes :/ Hope you're not down and out to long.

  7. Owww!! I hope your finger heals up fast!