Tuesday, October 30, 2012

QUILTING HAZARDS

Who knew Quilting could be hazardous!  Well, I guess you could potentially cut your finger off with a rotary cutter or sew your finger - which I have thankfully never done!  But, on Sunday it proved to be quite hazardous.  I had quite a bit to accomplish on Sunday.  In fact, I had more to accomplish in one day than I could realistically accomplish in two.  I tend to do that a lot.  I always have intentions to get more done than I really can.  Anyway, I made the decision to be a bad girl and skip church to try to get more done.

Things were going well when around 11:00 a.m. - the time I should have been in Church hearing the pastor's sermon,  something happened.  I can't even tell you how it happened, I just know it happened.  I somehow managed to jam my thumbnail and bend it backward, rip it 3/4 of the way across and about 1/4 of the way down in the quick  OUCH!  DOUBLE OUCH OUCH!!!  I'll spare you the extra gory details and I didn't take any gruesome pictures but let's just say it hurt like "h-e-double hockey sticks"!  Needless to say I said a few choice words and none of them were Amen or Hallelujah.  I don't do well when there's blood involved but I managed this time.  Since it was on my right hand, I couldn't finish cutting the nail off that was still hanging on one side.  Gregg had to do that and he kept wanting to pull the nail back so he could see better.  Oh no, no, no!  After a little screaming and moaning and groaning  the task was accomplished and band aids applied. 

I told Gregg that I guess it was God's way of punishing me for staying home.  He said "Yes..."  I  looked at him and said this was a joint decision, why was I being punished and not him.  His response was he WAS being punished.  He has to listen to me bitch and whine about my thumb for the next week.


Now, do you know how may things you use your thumb for?  Let me tell you a whole bunch you don't realize!  And every time I moved, it seemed like I bumped the tip of it.  DOUBLE OUCH OUCH again!  And to make matters worse, it is almost impossible to put your thumb in the scissors handle to clip your threads on a quilt without bumping it. 

Luckily I had these handy little clippers that I got with my quilting machine.  I didn't use them much and it was a miracle that I actually knew where they were but they were a life saver.  Maybe if I get used to using them I'll continue to do so.  Lots of quilters think they are all the rage.  Until now, I just didn't see it. 
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