Sunday, October 21, 2012

Blogtoberfest Day 21

Turn away now if you're squeamish!
Don't say I didn't warn you....

So I had a lovely relaxing day, with the kid out for most of it, while I knuckled down to get this finished! The sunshine beckoned, but I was determined...


I even ran out of thread last night, so I made an early morning trip to Spotlight to restock- I got the jumbo, as I love this combo- a lighter grey thread for the grey and white fabric. I plan to use lots more grey obviously!


 Nearly there...
 and then...it happened. A right of passage I'm sure. The girl got home, and after a break for cuddles and chats, I sat down to do about the last 1/8th of the quilting, and looked up as the foot went down- it was so quick I didn't realise it had happened! The needle snapped, but luckily not off into my finger!

I warned you about the squeamish factor, right?


 But I'm a nurse, so I had to look...and share. Once I knew what to do! And yep, I went a bit pale, the girl wasn't sure what to make of me for a minute, she got a bit of a fright! And despite being a nurse, I had no idea what to do- I never worked in ER, I only remember it from the TV show. And this didn't bleed! What you see is all there is. Thanks for the calm advice, Curlypops!



A couple of hours later it still looked OK. After the initial shock, I decided the bastard wouldn't beat me- YES, the quilt is finished, thanks to trusty Elastoplast! 

I also washed the floors, and folded/ironed 3 baskets of washing- kicking a few goals today, and sewing though my finger!

What a day....

PS I did not purposely sew through my finger to have something cool to post for Blogtoberfest heehee

6 comments:

Carmel Morris said...

Haha - I haven't yet done that, though I have had parts of a hand-sewing needle surgically removed from my foot.

What was Cam's advice?

Love that you didn't let it beat you, and laughing at the idea that one would purposely sew through their finger in the name of Blogtoberfest!

jennie said...

OMG Bec - that looks so sore!!
Must have given you a right fright!XXOO

Janine said...

major ICK - not sure if i'm happy about the sharing of it!
as if i was going to not look!!
glad you're ok.

Tas said...

Glad to know that it wasn't on purpose or you'll be removing a kidney before Blogtoberfest ends.

I've never quite done this...come close. I remember at Uni a student poking a huge gauge needle through her finger instead of poking into a cow's jugular. Hard way to take a biopsy...

Mistea said...

My aunt who trained as a seamstress says 'your not a real sewer until you've sewn your finger '.

Glad all's good and you got to finish.

Karen said...

Oooooowww!! How's it feeling a few days in Bec?!