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    Have you done this?

    I was hand sewing the binding on my quilt the other day. I was reclined in the recliner, cat on lap, quilt on top of cat, watching TV in dim light and sewing on the binding. In order to see what I was sewing, I had it close to my face. As I took a stitch and pulled the needle out, I scratched the tip of my nose with the needle! What a dummy! Have I created a new quilting injury?
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    No, not yet. Maybe that's why I don't have a kitty.

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    You need a shorter needle.

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    You need a lamp so you can see properly. You must be straining your eyes.

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    Use a light. Could be your eye next time.

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    No but I have come close. You sound exactly like me when I finish a binding. Cat on top.

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    THANKS for sharing this! Now I don't feel quite so bad! I do stuff like this all the time. My DH just smiles and shakes his head. Sometimes he just sighs.
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    Ah, no to all of the above.

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    I've done it too!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Oh be careful! Maybe change your binding set up. I set at a counter height table on a bar stool when doing binding. I can keep the quilt spread out and move it freely.
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    Quilts on my lap are automatic cat magnets.

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    Not to worry. I've been quilting 20 years and this was just a fluke. I thought it was funny and thought I'd share.
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    The first thought in my head was it could have been much worse. It might have been your eye. Take care of yourself, and know this...we all have had some kind of accident with either the scissors, needles, or the rotary cutter. You are not alone.
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    Ouch!! Would've made me cry, or at least my eyes to smart a bit. Did you scream and scare the cat off? LOL

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    Here's a real dummy move. Years ago I was sewing with much concentration on my brand new Sewmore machine. I evidently was getting closer and closer to my work when I was slammed on the forehead with the take-up arm. It took me a few moments to even figure out what happened. I had a nice knot on my forehead for days. Duh!!

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    At least you didn't ram it into your nose like I did right there at the bottom above the lip. Made the eyes water and some nasty words rolled off my tongue. Hubs asked why I did it. Ugh!!

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    Ha ha ha! I love it!
    As much as I hate it, my seam ripper is my best friend.

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    A dining room , with the quilt spread out, is a good solution to that problem. Miss Kitty might have to be put out in the hall while working on the final phase of your quilt.

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    Who knew that quilting could be such a dangerous thing to do? I poked my eyebrow. That was a lucky miss, indeed! Much better to poke your nose.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Sounds like something I would do.

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    I'm sure you are not the only one in this club. I find the older I get the more light I need to see with. A friend was using one of these lights -- LED Flex Neck Huglight. It really put out the light. I am going to check into one. I can see lots of uses for them.

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    Perhaps some glasses! I can't fault anyone, I once put my glasses on, however I was holding a seam ripper in my hand and managed to poke myself in the eye! No injury, thank goodness.
    BJ

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    I haven't poked myself like that (yet) but I have sewn my clothes to the quilt while stitching in my lap.

    Watson

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    Never heard of that before! Now I have to worry about my nose!
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