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Thread: Fell off my roller chair!!!!

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    Junior Member Justok's Avatar
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    My sewing chair is on rollers and suddenly I was on the floor, just started laughing at myself, didn't get hurt. I turned the chair upside down to fix it and found out the reason why it broke. There was so much thread wound up in all 4 rollers it just wouldn't roll anymore. I always clean my brush on my vacuum but never thought to check the chair.

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    I have flipped myself off of mine too. I'm sure that if anyone saw me fall they would have thought it very funny. I did it when I was leaning forward to pick something up off the floor and the chair just scooted out from under me and I landed on my tush!

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    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: LMBO....the same thing happened to me a few weeks ago, but not because of the wheels being plugged. I just leaned over too far, and over I went!!!

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    I think the only time I've come to a near mishap in the sewing room is when I've tripped over the iron cord. Have sent the iron hurtling to the concrete floor several times as a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I think the only time I've come to a near mishap in the sewing room is when I've tripped over the iron cord. Have sent the iron hurtling to the concrete floor several times as a result.
    I put an eye hook in the ceiling, put the iron cord through an add a link and then attached the add a link to the eye hook in the ceiling. Iron cord is up off the floor and no more tripping. :)

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    I fell off of my chair a few weeks ago while my girlfriend and I were working on some stuff. I went to scoot the chair thinking I was on my regular roller chair, and I slid off the chair onto the floor. Ann laughed her butt off and after the shock so did I. What a hoot. Bethy

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    TAKE CARE not always ended happy
    We get older ;) not all, but most of us :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Dancer
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I think the only time I've come to a near mishap in the sewing room is when I've tripped over the iron cord. Have sent the iron hurtling to the concrete floor several times as a result.
    I put an eye hook in the ceiling, put the iron cord through an add a link and then attached the add a link to the eye hook in the ceiling. Iron cord is up off the floor and no more tripping. :)
    I like your way to fix the cord thanks . "Its a good thing"
    (Martha Stewart)

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    One other warning regarding chairs on wheels: Don't try to bend to the floor to pick up that string/pin/whatever that is j-u-s-t a little far away. The farther you lean to reach it, the faster the chair will fly out from under you in the opposite direction. :oops:

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    Glad you didn't get hurt.

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    I've backed up thinking I was close and had the chair scoot out from under me...in a hurry I think, always!

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    My granddaughter reached for a pen while on her computer chair, sitting at the computer and fell. Chair went one way,she went the other. She broker her clavicle! She's only 3 and it's the second time she's broken her clavicle. Once per side!
    Be careful everyone!

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    I found that out of the four roller chairs in our household that the ones with 5 "feet" are much more stable but you still have to be careful!!

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    Rolling chairs...I'm sure most of us have a story or two to share. Mine didn't take place in a sewing room...I was working. The building that housed our office controlled the heat...it was cold enough that all of us used those small ceramic space heaters in the footwells of our desks and we really used them evidently because when I found myself on the floor we discovered that I hadn't really broken the chair...it failed because the plastic had weakened in a stress point due to the heater. We had to replace 4 chairs! Be cautious with those tiny space heaters...they're probably not intended for 10 hour non-stop daily use while aimed at the wheels of a rolling chair.

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    How many of us quilters have broken bums :?: :?:

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    Geesh, I've fallen out of my chair too and I don't have one with rollers! At least you ladies have a good excuse. ;)

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    I have a office chair with rolling wheels at my computer and at the sewing machine. For some unknown reason, while I was on the computer, I passed out. I must have fell forward and the chair went backward, and I hit my mouth on the way down to the floor. I don't know how long I was out but when I opened my eyes, I didn't recognize the underside of my desk right away - a different-than-normal view! My lip was split and bleeding. Hubby and I were to go on a weekend trip and so he was home. I called and called him - the dog came running and the barking got my husband's attention. He came running upstairs and got me up and cleaned up the blood on the carpet. I was a bit woozey but cleaned up my face and realized I had cut threw my lip. I knew I would need stitches so he took me to the ER. I got the stitches, but they called my family doctor and she KEPT me in overnight and I had the ABC of tests! I was released the next day with no reason why I passed out. My doctor would not let me drive for a month!!! This was 2 years ago and it has never happened again. If I had not needed stitches, I would not have gone to the ER. The doctor said you would have told me, right? Since it was going to be another 3 months till a regular visit, I probably would have forgotten it! The funny thing is, that I had to go see her to get the stitches out. She did NOT have the right tool to cut them out!!! OMG! A week or so later, I felt something irrittating in the same area, and when I investigated, I foung another stitch so I clipped and pulled it out myself. LOL!!

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    Yikes! You were lucky. Funny how stuff builds up when you are not looking.

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    jbud - how scary! I'm glad you are okay now. Good thing your dog was able to alert your hubby! Still, scary, scary, scary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justok
    My sewing chair is on rollers and suddenly I was on the floor, just started laughing at myself, didn't get hurt. I turned the chair upside down to fix it and found out the reason why it broke. There was so much thread wound up in all 4 rollers it just wouldn't roll anymore. I always clean my brush on my vacuum but never thought to check the chair.
    Pretty damn funny in that the same happened to me. My husband now cleans them out regularly. loL
    PS: I'm glad you didn't get hurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Dancer
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I think the only time I've come to a near mishap in the sewing room is when I've tripped over the iron cord. Have sent the iron hurtling to the concrete floor several times as a result.
    I put an eye hook in the ceiling, put the iron cord through an add a link and then attached the add a link to the eye hook in the ceiling. Iron cord is up off the floor and no more tripping. :)
    I've done the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbud2
    I have a office chair with rolling wheels at my computer and at the sewing machine. For some unknown reason, while I was on the computer, I passed out. I must have fell forward and the chair went backward, and I hit my mouth on the way down to the floor. I don't know how long I was out but when I opened my eyes, I didn't recognize the underside of my desk right away - a different-than-normal view! My lip was split and bleeding. Hubby and I were to go on a weekend trip and so he was home. I called and called him - the dog came running and the barking got my husband's attention. He came running upstairs and got me up and cleaned up the blood on the carpet. I was a bit woozey but cleaned up my face and realized I had cut threw my lip. I knew I would need stitches so he took me to the ER. I got the stitches, but they called my family doctor and she KEPT me in overnight and I had the ABC of tests! I was released the next day with no reason why I passed out. My doctor would not let me drive for a month!!! This was 2 years ago and it has never happened again. If I had not needed stitches, I would not have gone to the ER. The doctor said you would have told me, right? Since it was going to be another 3 months till a regular visit, I probably would have forgotten it! The funny thing is, that I had to go see her to get the stitches out. She did NOT have the right tool to cut them out!!! OMG! A week or so later, I felt something irrittating in the same area, and when I investigated, I foung another stitch so I clipped and pulled it out myself. LOL!!
    I'm glad it was two year ago and hasn't happened again!

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    i have fallen off mine too. Good thing I have lots of padding on my butt. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I have broken more than I want to report, but none thank goodness from quilting. I broke my left ankle, both bones and in 3 places, on Mothers Day '06 and crushed both heels and a rt big toe in a car accident the next yr one month and a day from the 06. Unfortunately this last accident disabled me, because I can't walk very well even with my trusty cane and even my walker sometimes. I bought a scooter when I want to go out and be with everyone at the car shows and family events. But I can still quilt. In fact that is the thing that keeps me from going out of my mind some days. LOL Bethy

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    i..fell and laughed! pretty silly but i was ok

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