18 December 2007

Me and My sewing machine...

Does the mention of sharp objects and fingers bother anyone's stomach???

If not have I got a gooood one for you!!!

All was quiet in my home todayaround 1pm...I decided to sit and sew for a bit on a patchwork curtain that I am making for the toyroom...since it is patchwork, lots of different seams to sew over....well my left index finger was holding those seams down so that I could sew over them and that is when it happened.

If you are squeamish.......u might not like to read the next part!!




















My finger somehow got under the needle and then needle came down and WENT COMPLETELY THRU my index finger and came out the other side....we are not talking a nick of the skin or a flesh wound here...I am talkingright smack in the middle of my nail bed on my left index finger is where it entered and it went all the way thru!!! OMG OMG OMG...what do I do now??? I just sat there for a sec in pure amazement at what I had just gotten myself into. Here I am sitting at my sewing machine with my finger completely IMPALED by a needle. I did not feel any real pain at first...just a weird sensation....then I came to! I realized that I HAD TO get my finger off this needle. well my hand was shaking soo bad that I had to prop my foot up on my hand to hold it still, and use the wheel on the sewing machine to make the needle go in reverse and raise...and PULL MY FINGER OFF the needle. I will be just fine for the rest of my life if I never ever have to hear that sound again. I will not describe it to you cuz it was one of the most disgusting things ever!!

PHEW!!! My finger is off the needle now...I look down and right in the middle of my nailbed where the hole from the needle is, there are two threads coming out of my finger!!! Yes that's right girls.....I EVEN SEWED THRU MY FINGER AND THE THREAD WAS STICKING OUT! I can laugh now and I am sure you are all being grossed out...sorry but I had to tell you all this story!!! So I try for a few minutes and finally get the thread out of my fingers and my adrenaline is GOING CRAZY at this point. I finally calm down and realize....DAGNABBIT!!! I NEED A TETANUS!!!So I call the hosital quick and let them know how completely stupid I was today with my sewing machine and the girl on the other line was at first mortified then chuckled right along with me! I am going to go into the doc's office on Monday and get at shot!

MORAL OF THE STORY...
Kids...don't stick your finger underneath a sewing machine needle...IT WILL GET YOU!!

It does not hurt too awful bad right now...just throbbing a lil...took some ibuprofen and it is all good. we will wait and see what it looks like in the morning and see if I need to take some pics and plan a scrappy page!!

10 comments:

Kristin Fogle said...

I once sliced the tip of my thumb off while slicing pickles. I thought it was the pickle juice that made it sting until I shook my hand and blood went everywhere. I had to get a few stitches, but the tetanus was the WORST part....good luck!

Jan said...

I feel your pain! It used to be that I would seriously cut a finger about every other year. I have gotten stitches at least 3x and have a couple other fingers that I should have gotten stitched but didn't. Believe me, I hear you on the tetanus shots, too. Mine stays updated!

Hope the throbbing isn't too bad and it heals quickly.

Gigi said...

omg!!! you poor thing!!!!!!
now i appreciate my gorgeous bag even more! it is dangerous business this crafting..huh?

xoxoxoxoxoxo

Wendy said...

AHHHHHH! your poor finger! this sooo sounds like something i wouldve done though :)

Lori said...

Oh my gosh, I'm glad you're ok!! Be careful girl!!

Gillian said...

Oh my gosh!! That just sounds awful! I think i would have passed out with my finger still attached to the sewing machine! lol You definitely need to scrap this story, even if all you do is take a picture of your sewing machine and use that :)

Lisa said...

OMG Michelle... I've been sewing for years and never anything like that. I'm so sorry. I probably would have screamed bloody murder and then fainted. You are a brave girl. Oh, I would have cried too, when I'm scared I do that. Glad you are ok.

Sarah Moore said...

ouch! since no one mentioned a tetanus shot... I figure I would. If you haven't had one in 10 years I'd at least call your dr and see if they'd recommend it.

be careful out there now!

:)

Linda said...

You poor thing! That's exactly why I DON'T sew! I'm accident prone enough! I'm sure it's still hurtin you so I hope it feels better soon! Linda

Stacey said...

OUCH!!!!! I can't even imagine. I am going to be freaked out everytime I use my machine now. LOL Glad you are ok, though. :)