Saturday, November 17, 2012

I'm Number ONE!!!!!! ( PSA and graphic post warning)


This is my story from yesterday, my PSA for all the sewers and quilters that do things a thousand times...come rain or shine...sometimes sleep deprived...sometimes just a bit distracted from kids or television ( do I hear Downton Abbey or Twilight in the background?) or deadlines that we place on ourselves ( Yes, Amy,Sara and Lisa...this includes YOU!)...I  was the number one idiot!!!!! 



I was working on my do.GoodStitches blocks in the most beautiful colors.  I woke yesterday with a throbber of a headache so was kinda out of sorts even beginning my day.  I should have known better...I did know better...but I could not resist these cuties...and I wanted to be on time this month...

I was trimming the little ends on this one...



With this blade...

And that is when it happened...
*************WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTO*************
***PLEASE DO NOT LOOK IF YOU DO NOT LIKE GORE***


I did not yell, cry or throw up...I did say a four letter word and grabbed the paper towels...I called Amy and then cried since I was having a SH***Y day and then decided I did need to go to the er...


*******NO FABRIC WAS RUINED IN THIS ACCIDENT*****
We all know what is really important ;o)


I waited around for quite a bit and had AMAZING support from my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter friends...I cried about that later too...I really am a VERY LUCKY girl!!!!!

Now I am the owner of four stitches in my finger. My biggest disappointment  is that I am not sewn up with Aurifil thread! I asked and they had NONE!!!!! WTH!?!?

The bonus is that the PA that did my stitches gave me the scissors to bring home!!!!!! SCORE!!!!!! The bag cracks me up!!!!




Today, being the planner that I am, I decided to figure out what color of Aurifil thread I am, order it and if I ever have this happen again, I am prone to accidents, I can go in prepared!

Really, I can't sew and this seems like a fun thing to do, LOL!

I am somewhere in between 2420

and 2410

But I think it would be super fun to have these variegated  threads as stitches!!!!!

Please be careful in your sewing!!!!!!



36 comments :

Bree said...

Oh Kim! So sorry this happened to you, and I have to be honest, I'm always worried about it happening to me too! I actually did cut my thumb pretty bad once, cut right through the nail & nail bed, but thankfully not to the point to need stitches. Hope you heal quickly & get back to sewing soon!

Cathy said...

I did that this past summer!!!! Eek! The nerves in my finger tip are still not healed! I now use a ruler handle and have mesh glove for safety!!!!

Johanna said...

Good times! I cut my thumb a while back. Mine was on an angle through my thumb nail. If I looked at my thumb from the side, it was flat instead of domed. Yuck! I did enjoy not doing dishes for a bit though! I also got away with not cooking for a bit, but the family was catching on that I was still sewing and doing other things!

FiberofAll Sorts said...

Seriously...and to top it off you wrote about this! :)

Flying Blind... said...

Total loon, but so glad you will live to sew another day x

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Kim that is horrible!! I dread doing the same thing. Very funny post though!

Cherie said...

When I worked in the ER, I stitched up a number of fingers mauled by rotary cutters :-) The good side--not only did you get scissors, but you also got needle drivers and hemostats! They are WONDERFUL for sewing! Hope your finger feels better soon.

Holli said...

Oh, so sad for your finger! It is a good reminder for all of us - I am so careless with my blades and am certain it is only a matter of time before I join the team. You cracked me up with your Aurifil thread! I think variegated would be fab :)

moonlightsewing said...

Hilarious thread-finger comparison. Yes, go for the variegated!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Oh Kim, I'm happy to see you laughing now but so sorry that happened! Must have been terrible and painful. I hope your finger is soon well. Often I look my rotary cutter with a fear. x Teje

sew.darn.quilt said...

!OUCH! I know from experience it hurts...alot, however mine did not receive stitches (I'm a fraidy cat and just bandaged the sucker up)!

pat sloan said...

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww......

now you can take a workshop from me as you got our cutting done on your own time.. wink! No accidents allowed in class!

Patchwork and Play said...

OW! Poor you! And thanks for the very graphic reminder! Get better soon!

Shakey Stitches said...

Sorry that you hurt yourself but that's the risk we take when we start the dangerous hobby of quilting.
I love that you have your thread colour chosen for next time. I'm sure you have a needle you should have just sewn yourself up.

Katy Cameron said...

Oh yeah, variegated all the way baby! Seriously though, sorry you've got a major PITA owie, hope you got good drugs ;o)

regan said...

Holy cow! You're so lucky you didn't lose the whole finger! I freak out a little each time I make a cut with my rotary cutter. But I there's no way in hell I'm giving it up! :o)

Swedish Scrapper said...

I would definitely go for the multi, no. 4657, but you know it will turn grey anyway by the time you take them out! *lol* What a good sport you are, I'm so glad it wasn't worse!

Kim said...

That looks very painful - I've sewn myself in the past when free motion quilting - my finger got that bit too close - but it wasn't really painful and the needle had gone through three times before I realised :)

peacedgoods said...

It all happens so fast!!!!Happy healing!

Elsa said...

OUCH! So sorry to hear you cut your finger ~ the good thing is that it will heal in no time and you'll be back to doing what you do so incredibly well!

Marie said...

EEEK! That's a big price to pay for new scissors, but it reminds me of going to the dentist as a child and being able to pick a small prize from a box if I was good. Hope things heal quickly.

amylouwho said...

I like the variegated choice!! Haha!

justacraftymom said...

I did the same thing about 3 weeks ago! I should have gotten stitches, but since I work in the OR I just grabbed some liquid surgical adhesive and "glued it closed!" I know have little feeling in the area that I cut, but it will come back. Hope you heal well and fast!

Sara said...

I shouldn't have looked...made me cringe a bit! Didn't you do this before too? You poor soul.


Hoping it heals well and soon;)

KellyS said...

I have seen these posts and the needle through the finger posts and they always make me cringe. I have caught my nails a few times already, and I should learn, but I don't. I still cut when I am tired and out of it. Hopefully next time I do I remember this post (and have some Aurifil for any stitches). I had a sampler of an awesome purple/yellow/orange that would have been great, but it was a NE 12. That might hurt a little. LOL

emedoodle said...

I'm so glad you didn't get hurt worse - we've all heard the horror stories! I hope the healing process is quick for you!

lalinsocal.com said...

You warned me and still I looked! Ahhh, glad you're smiling! ;)

vickievanphd said...

owwwwwie. Glad you didn't cut it off :)Good idea about the Aurifil...any excuse to buy thread is a good one....
Be more careful !!!!

Candied Fabrics said...

YIKES!!!!!!! I've done this, but not so severely! How awesome that you have matching thread if this ever happens again!

Katie said...

Now I want to know what color aurifil I am!!! Did I ever tell you the time Lucas got ahold of my rotary cutter (it was locked and on top of the piano) and opened it and sliced his finger? Fingers bleed a lot. He was 2. I now keep it on top of my 6 foot bookcase at all times. ouch. and that is a pretty nasty picture :(

alwaysquilting said...

Ouch!!!

I am sorry that this has put your stitching on hold for a little while, but it did give you some free time to play with the Aurifil colour chart.

You must be someone who can find a silver lining in every experience.

Dawn said...

OMG! That is quite a blog post!! It was the first post of yours I've ever read. Not sure how you will evermtopmthat one! roflol
In all seriousness I'm very sorry you injured yourself and hope you are back to sewing soon.
Happy Thanksgiving!

karengene said...

Just read your post and it was a reminder how quick you can cut yourself with a rotary cutter! I love them, but they are dangerous. Just wanted to let you know that Fons & Porter has a glove you wear on your left hand while using a rotary cutter & you can't cut thru it. It's called a Klutz Glove. I have one & love it for this reason!

Christine - ChrisW Designs said...

OUCH......I feel your pain...and frustration too! Hope it will be back to normal SOON!!

sherry said...

lol my accident required a trip to ER, freezing, Xray, removal of needle from my bone and a splint to hold the broken bone in place


trish said...

I *just* took a pretty big chunk off of my left index finger a week ago. Oy! I posted about it, no pictures though. :o)

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