March 26, 2010

Tell The Truth Now, Have You Ever Been A Klutz While Sewing?

This is going to take a bit of time to write, but you will understand why when I get this done. ( I must say now that typing with only my right hand and some of my fingers on my left hand makes this a really slow going thing!) This is not what I had planned to blog about, but you know how it is.... I don't want to be the only one! Now think, take your time, have you ever done anything so klutzy and embarrassing as to make yourself say..... I can't believe I did that.... and while sewing! I mean I know of people, (one of my SIL's to boot) that have sewn their fingers with the sewing machine and I've always thought, how can you do that? And just so you know.... that is "not" what I did! Nope.... I wasn't anywhere near the machine when I did what I did! ( Oh, and just in case your wondering... there will be no pictures!) Nope this took place in the pre-paring part b/4 any sewing was to take place. This is so embarrassing.... o.k. it's a story an well, you know how long winded I can be! Sit back.... just don't tell me when your laughing.... cause that will just make it worse!
Last night, DH had gone to bed, ( as per usual, trying to get his 6 hours sleep) and I was sitting in a chair in the living room watching Sherlock Holmes... and then I was going to watch "To The Manor Born".... (that ended up being a no-go!) and sitting with a pile of scraps of fabric on my lap.... (I was trimming them to 1 1/4 inch sizes to make string quilt block pieces) my first mistake! I had an ironing board (one that is around 14 x 20 inches or so also on my lap) and then a small rotary cutting board on my lap too! 2nd mistake! I had been trimming away doing just fine with ruler and rotary cuter...... when you guessed it! 3rd mistake! The cutter slipped, fortunately it only cut my finger! It cut the top of my left index finger.... (thus the typing problems... you try to type without your left index finger and see where it gets you!) honestly I won't go into the details here... don't want anyone fainting! I applied pressure right away... and went into the bathroom to rinse and see what the damage was. Yep... stitches! This of course means that I now had to wake sleeping beauty! Not a pretty thought! No... DH is a sweetie... he just wasn't ready to wake up yet.... after only1 1/2 hours sleep. I said you need to wake up... and then after he was a bit more awake... I told him you need to take me to get stitches! He said, let me see.... it probably just needs a good band aide..... I sorta laughed and said... no such luck... and besides... I will probably need a Tetanus shot! I showed him.... and poor guy is trying to focus his eyes on my finger.... are you sure you need stitches? I said yes... can you drive me while I keep pressure on it? O.K..... he got dressed.... we got into the truck... and I mentioned maybe we could go to Now Care.... but they were not open (I've never been, I had no idea where else to go besides the Emergency Room at the local hospital at the hour in question) so embarrassed, DH filed out the paper work and they asked me how the pain was on a scale from 1-10? I told them it was around a 3-4! Just goes to show.... I can take pain! (I've had 4 kids.... naturally.... no meds!) Nurse looked at the finger.... yep, stitches.... Dr. sat and talked about how he does Mountain Man Ron-devue and made his own leather pants etc... sewing them etc... (this after I told him how I cut myself) he said that he couldn't sew with a regular needle (to sew the leather pants) so he used one of the curved needles like in the E.R..... anyway 5 stitches later.... we won't talk about the shots!!! Yuck! I must say though, the dr. asked DH if he fishes... a big No! Well, he asked cause he wondered if we wanted the tools.... scissors, etc... he had just used on me... cause they throw them away! I said sure.... I'll take them... there are times it's hard to pull threads when tieing a quilt or even quilting... one nice thing out of the evening! So, the nurse wraps me up.... and I look like I'm pointing at something! 10 days.... b/4 they take the stitches out! Heavy Sighhhhhhh! I'm going back to bed! I'm tired and well..... I have an excuse.... I will do more craft/sewing room stuff later! Oh, and the Dr. gave me an excuse to "not" do dishes!!!! What more can I say? Fingers are tired now! Please be careful out there..... sewing can be hard on your fingers!


Jelly Wares said...

You poor thing... I'll definitely be watching my fingers when using the rotary cutter from now on...

Hugs - Jodie :)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMGG you are too much. I know that hurt. I had stitches in the tip of my finger before and that shot they give you to numb it hurts more than the cut itself. My hubby and the doc had to hold me down.
I hope your finger feels better soon and you can gt back to your sewing.