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    Danger don't do what i did

    Last night I was using my seam ripper to remove some stitches. I laid it down on my sewing table and knocked it off onto my lap. Natural response without thinking I put my knees together to catch it and it caught between my legs. I stabbed the inside of my leg badly. Managed to stop the bleeding finally with my husband's help. I was lucky I didn't get the main artery in my leg. Sure hurt. I won't do that again.

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    I did the same thing with an extremely sharp, pointed pair of scissors. Still find it hard to stop myself when something drops. Glad you're okay. It was really nauseating to do this......

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    O.M.G....that sounds almost and bad and when I was trying to seperate some frozen hamburger patties with my large chefs knife......yes it slipped and went right thru my hand with the tip coming out the other side.....I was lucky did not hit anything important and was working for a Doctor at the time.....never did that again.
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    Oh no - a friend of ours did that in his workshop, dropped something sharp and he caught it between his legs and he had to go to the hospital and have a surgeon to stitch him up.
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    thanks for the info i will be cautious from now on... hope you both are okay... you would never think of those things till it happens . so sorry.

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    Accidents happen so fast. Glad you are ok. My accident was with rotary but did I do a number on my pointer finger.

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    caustion beware of any sharp objects. you all be careful wow...

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    Thanks for this info, I never would have thought of that and I do this all the time. Glad you did not have to go to the hospital.

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    Keep an eye on the site...you may be overdue for a tetanus shot.
    Sorry this happened to you! yucky!!

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    i often catch myself thinking of putting something down quick [in the wrong place]. now i take extra time to put it [insert object here] in a safe place. in the long run, preventing accidents is a time saver
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    hope it heal nicely----its very hard to stop a reflex action
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    OUCH!!!! Now that really had to hurt. Hope your leg is better. I put a hand towel over my legs so I can catch all my threads and pins that I drop.

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    Yes, I tend to do the same thing. In the old days, the girls used to catch things by spreading their skirts and the boys used to clamp their legs. Goes to show how fashion dictates our methods. Hope the wound is healing well.

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    Just dropped my 3" sissors from the ironing board when cutting thread and strings from a quilt. Fell between my little toe and next one. Really hurt but sucked it up and went on. Felt moisture and yes it was red!! Happened about a week ago and it is still bruised and sore. No stitches, but it fell point down. We all need to be careful with our toys.

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    Well.... OUCH!
    Hope it heals fast.

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    Just as an aside to the seriousness of the cut, tetanus as a result is more serious. My doctor told me late last week that Medicare ( for we older citizens) doesn't pay for the whooping cough shot just on request, but will pay for the tetanus shot WHEN NEEDED FOR AN INJURY, and the pertussis is given along with the tetanus, PT.

    Sorry for your injury, let's all be careful.
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    Believe it or not but my dh did that with a steak knife. The nurses at the emergency room had a good laugh. lol

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    Just got my booster for tetanus and pertussis last month. Who knew quilting could be so hazardous? I hope your boo boo heals up quickly. Natural instincts are hard to resist. I sewed through the edge of my finger and my natural instinct was to yank my hand away from the pain. I would have only had a small puncture wound but instead I got a tear through to the edge of my finger. It took about a month before the finger was feeling somewhat better.

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    Me, too. Cutting on foil to supposedly sharpen the rotary blade and sliced right into my finger. Probably needed stitches but I closed it with butterfly strips. I did learn my lesson, though; I'm more careful now.

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    Now that I'm fast approaching 70, I've learned to just let things *drop* and move out of the way when possible. LOL Hope you heal quickly.

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    I'm such a klutz, I had to make myself a pair of reversible denim bracers to protect my wrists while I work.

    These became a necessity after my husband only 1/2 jokingly warned me to be careful with the sharp implements or I would be banned from sewing...lol...

    I skewered my left wrist while ripping the inseam from a pair of jeans, and sliced my right wrist using my 1st ever, newly purchased, never before used rotary cutter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Keep an eye on the site...you may be overdue for a tetanus shot.
    Sorry this happened to you! yucky!!

    Jan in VA
    This is true, I just had my tetanus shot when I went into the hospital last April.
    I went in for chest pains and came out with a shot.......lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomOf3 View Post
    I'm such a klutz, I had to make myself a pair of reversible denim bracers to protect my wrists while I work.

    These became a necessity after my husband only 1/2 jokingly warned me to be careful with the sharp implements or I would be banned from sewing...lol...

    I skewered my left wrist while ripping the inseam from a pair of jeans, and sliced my right wrist using my 1st ever, newly purchased, never before used rotary cutter...
    Neat idea!

    Maybe I should make a set for the kitchen. I always manage to burn my wrists on the oven racks.
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    I hope you heal quickly.

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    quiltermom, what a good idea and quite the fashion statment. Thanks for the tute.

    Ouch! The OP and others' experiences made me hurt just reading about them. These accidents can so easily happen to any of us.
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