So last year at this time I cut myself with a rotary cutter ~a mistake that quite a few quilters make but I had avoided for about 18 years I am good at avoiding most things as you well know ~but this week another seamstress worst nightmare finally caught up to me after 25 years of using a sewing machine.
I was putting the finishing touches on Mac's halloween costume when I caught part of the costume out of the corner of my eye and flinched as a natural reaction to being scared ~I put the sewing machine needle through my finger!!! I know three people who have actually done this before ~my mother being one of them and all of them put the needle into their finger tip and all of them broke the needle in the process. I didn't do it that way I have a wound that goes from my middle knuckle to my end knuckle where the needle went in and out as it was zig zaging along and that I tore the flesh on as I yanked it away. I must say I much rather have my wound that the ones that go through the finger tip.
All I can say is sewing in October doesn't suit me and next year I am sure I will some how manage to kill myself with that machine ~or maybe I will take a break next October.