Thursday, August 6, 2009

Not for the squeamish

I like to live on the edge. I have dangerous hobbies like quilting. And, tonight, my obsession with the adrenaline rush of quilting has caught up with me.

I have suffered my first quilting injury. Tonight I sliced a part of the tip/side of my left index finger/fingernail off with a rotary cutter.




It was bound to happen sooner or later with a hobby as dangerous as quilting.

It is pretty swollen and throbbing (the orangey stuff is the antibacterial they slathered on), but at least the doc said she was hopeful I would not lose my fingernail and that once it heals it shouldn't be, in her words, "too badly deformed".

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You'd be safer with Amir's firearms than with those sharp-edged -bladey things. I knew there was a reason I was anxious to avoid learning knitting...

Learner said...

Hmm....maybe it would be safer to quit quilting and take up hanging at the firing range!

Anonymous said...

Good place to meet men. - Norm

Learner said...

Norm- Hmm....good point. I don't meet many men quilting, that's for sure.

Ame said...

on the flip side ... LOVE those rotary cutters ... they make sewing SO much easier (when all limbs are fully intact ;)

Learner said...

Agreed Ame, I have no intention of giving up my rotary cutter! On the bright side I won't have to worry about that chunk of my finger being over the edge of the ruler when I use the rotary cutter anymore! :)

The Librarian said...

Rotary cutter and fabric? Makes no sense.

Rotary cutter and pizza? Makes perfect sense.

Learn your lesson, girl, learn your lesson.

Learner said...

Learn your lesson, girl, learn your lesson.

He he