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Thread: Dont kill fly's while sewing

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    Senior Member johanka's Avatar
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    Many years ago I learned how to kill fly"s with my hand when a swatter is not around. Well don't do it around your sewing. This pestie fly came around and I was going to get that little bugger. Slapped at the fly and forgot that my sewing needle was there. I looked at my hand and saw the eye of the needle and thread hanging out of my finger. The needle went in half way. I then had to pull it out as nobody else was around. Not a club I wanted to be in but it is the second time in my life I have done something so stupid.
    Joan

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    Ouch! (Did ya get the fly?)

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    Ouch! I hope it doesn't hurt too badly and that it heals quickly.

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    Sorry.

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    All the pain is worth it as long as you got the fly!!

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    Senior Member johanka's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
    Ouch! (Did ya get the fly?)
    NO

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    ouch!

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    Glad I'm not alone in doing silly things! Hope your hand is OK!

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    Wow! That sure sounds painful and I hope you got the little booger!

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    ouch, be careful

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    Quote Originally Posted by johanka
    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
    Ouch! (Did ya get the fly?)
    NO
    That adds insult to injury!!!

    I hope it feels better soon!!

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    If you carefully get right above them and CLAP...they always fly up. A little less dangerous and it works! LOL! I hope the pain goes away soon.

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    That sounds painful and I can relate to being a person doing stuff like that or worse. When you sew you have to be prepared to have sore hands with needles around. Hope it gets better quickly. Take care. Sue

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    Oh my!! :shock: Good advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylviak
    If you carefully get right above them and CLAP...they always fly up. A little less dangerous and it works! LOL! I hope the pain goes away soon.
    That is what I usually do but this time I went to slap it and got the nedle instead.

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    Sorry that you got needle and not the fly

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    Oh poop! Ouch!

    Hope you have an updated tetnus shot.

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    Ouch. I'm sorry. That makes me cringe just thinking about it.

    My very favorite ruler is 3" X 24". I used it to swat a fly and the ruler ended up in three pieces. I was able to get another ruler that size made. Now I'm sad to say, that ruler man is no long in business and I can't find anyone that makes rulers to custom sizes. I have since purchased a fly swatter.

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    My sewing machine is right under a window. I grab the spray starch and zap any flying bug. They fall down immediately.

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    Wow that hurts

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    Ouck. That hurt.

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    Ouch!!!!

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    I wait until they are rubbing their little hands together, my theory being, they can't take off as fast.

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    When she first told me this I was doing the same as all of you. I am like what were you thinking!! BTW, johanka happens to be my mom and we talk to each other all the time but live states apart. Now as I am reading this and seeing what everybody is saying, I just chuckle at her for doing this. Trust me, she has learned her lesson and then some. ;)

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    OUCH! Boy I bet that hurt alot. And after that you got the fly right>?

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