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Thread: It Never Fails

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    It Never Fails

    It never fails. Each time I make a quilt for someone else, I bleed. Somehow, I bleed. Today, I was trying to grasp my bobbin thread after I had brought it to the top. Suddenly, my needle went down, back up, down again and then back up again, through my finger, nail and all! I had to slide my finger off of the needle. Worst part is, my foot wasn't on or near the foot pedal. My LQS says this happens sometimes when there's lint in the base of the machine.

    So, now, I'm slightly nauseous, dizzy and lightheaded. Thankfully, DH was home from work today and came to the rescue with the first aid kit. My finger's pretty numb at the moment and bandaged to the hilt, so I'm just reclining and recuperating. And thankfully, there's no blood on the quilt.
    "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove."

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    That must be awful to go through the nail. I have hit the side of my finger a couple of times and that hurt bad enough. I hope you feel better soon and find out why your machine took off on its own.

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    It's more traumatic then hurt when that happens. A day of pamapering works wonders. Been there! If I prick myself with a pin while sewing a quilt I just think well who knows, I could be cloned from that tiny speck of blood one day. LOL
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    Glad you are ok....and no blood on the quilt.....did you know the hydrygen perixoide took blood out,,,,and even better if it is just a tiny spot, your own spit !!!!!!!
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    oh my, think about a tetanus shot too hon!!!

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    Keep watch for infection, we need all the quilters well and healthy
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    Adults need a tetanus shot every 10 years! Sorry you are injured. Be safe.

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    Sorry to hear about your boo-boo. I've only been quilting a few years and I've had tons of pin pricks and only one rotary cuttery nick. It makes me cringe to even think about your injury.

    Ooh, I'd better go find some wood to knock on.
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    I am not a doctor, or a nurse, but if your finger is numb that can mean nerve damage. I hope not but maybe you should see a doctor. Feel better soon and take care of yourself!

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    I'm not diabetic but have relatives who are and they have to be real careful about injuries. If you are diabetic call your doctor!

    You really do put a little of yourself in each quilt!

    I should talk - I'm a klutz too!

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