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    Junior Member Elizabeth-Liz's Avatar
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    Just got started today fmq on the final parts of my quilt, got the bottom bunched, so I have to take it out. So I decided to quilt the other side. Just got started and somehow got my index finger on my left hand in the darning foot. It went through the side of my finger and finger nail and broke my needle. Taking a break for a few. Will go back after I have had something to eat.

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    Ouch!!!

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    It's not really a quilt unless it has blood on it!

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    :shock: OH NO :shock: Hope you are feeling better ... and take care of that finger

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    Yikes!! Feel bad for your poor finger. Doesn't it amaze you what happens when the brain goes to the neutral gear?

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    oh no, ouch ouch, be careful

    did you have gloves on???

    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth "Liz"
    Just got started today fmq on the final parts of my quilt, got the bottom bunched, so I have to take it out. So I decided to quilt the other side. Just got started and somehow got my index finger on my left hand in the darning foot. It went through the side of my finger and finger nail and broke my needle. Taking a break for a few. Will go back after I have had something to eat.

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    cringing in pain!!!! i would recommended starting again tomorrow. i am surprised that you didn't hit urgent care to make sure that you didn't do any real damage to the finger.

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    grease and oil are on needles, so keep a real close eye on it and if for any reason it starts feeling funny, looking funny or you start feeling sick, go to the Urgent Care. I've seen some pretty severe illnesses develop from a simple needle poke.

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    [quote=craftybear]oh no, ouch ouch, be careful

    did you have gloves on???

    No I did not have my gloves on yet. But I did get that one side done on that quilt wearing my gloves. I am making two twin size quilts for my friends new nephews, so I am working on two at a time. Since I got that side done I have gone on to finish quilting the other one since I have to take out one of the sides of the one I sewed my finger on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy N
    grease and oil are on needles, so keep a real close eye on it and if for any reason it starts feeling funny, looking funny or you start feeling sick, go to the Urgent Care. I've seen some pretty severe illnesses develop from a simple needle poke.
    We use alot of campho-phenique and it always seems if we get to a cut or puncture fast enough it works great. I have cats and it really works on the scratches and punctures I get from them. I will keep a good eye on it.

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    Liz don't feel too bad, I have done the same silly thing too. I have a perfect hole in my index finger from a commercial juki machine gun...lol.. I mean sewing machine

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    OUCH!!! I hope that it heals quickly!!!

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    Please keep an eye on the puncture wound-clean it well even if it looks clean. I did this a few months ago and ended up getting a Tetanus Shot.

    Just a little nagging and a reminder from a nurse: even adults need to update their immunizations. Tetanus shots should be repeated every 10 yrs. (Of course, it had been about 12 since my last one LOL). This is especially important for people who do a lot of gardening. OK-enough nagging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    Please keep an eye on the puncture wound-clean it well even if it looks clean. I did this a few months ago and ended up getting a Tetanus Shot.

    Just a little nagging and a reminder from a nurse: even adults need to update their immunizations. Tetanus shots should be repeated every 10 yrs. (Of course, it had been about 12 since my last one LOL). This is especially important for people who do a lot of gardening. OK-enough nagging.
    I keep up on the tetanus shot. I have cats.

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    I agree with JanRN, I'm an ER nurse. If your tetanus isn't up to date you should get one! Must have been a powerful hit to break the needle! I've seen people accidentally shoot their epi pen into their thumb and one actually lodged in and cracked the tip of the bone!

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    Sorry that happened. Rule #1 I think was: Never sew tired or hungry. I know it will be sore and am glad you are up to date on your tetanus shot. /Regards, Dorothy

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    This week I was finally able to clip the nail on my index finger to the point that all of the raggedy parts from when I did that are gone. The nail is very short, but it looks better than it did! What amazed me was how little my finger hurt after the first day. Ugh. I get woozy thinking about it...

    Hope yours feels better soon and heals quickly!

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    I found the broken part of the needle in the bathroom sink. It must have stuck in my finger nail or finger and I washed it out. Did not see it at all and found it about an hour later when I went back to the bathroom.

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    Oh my, I get woozy just thinking about it. Get better soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    Please keep an eye on the puncture wound-clean it well even if it looks clean. I did this a few months ago and ended up getting a Tetanus Shot.

    Just a little nagging and a reminder from a nurse: even adults need to update their immunizations. Tetanus shots should be repeated every 10 yrs. (Of course, it had been about 12 since my last one LOL). This is especially important for people who do a lot of gardening. OK-enough nagging.
    JanRN - You beat me to it! I was just going to deliver the same message! 8-)

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    Nursie: you're the one who reminded me to get my shot LOL. Aren't nurses the worst patients???

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    Nursie: you're the one who reminded me to get my shot LOL. Aren't nurses the worst patients???
    Absolutely! 8-) But we're still darn nice people :lol:

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    Ouch!!!!! Been ther done that . I keep my tetanus shots up to date too just for this reson. Quilting can be dangerous at times.

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    OMG, you made both of my index fingers hurt! :shock:

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    You sound like a tough cookie. I would have spent the rest of the day in my recliner holding my finder tenderly. Take care!

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