Sunday, July 3, 2011

So, this girl walks into an E.R. (and some hexagons)

Let's just say I almost finished a quilt to show you. And as I was sewing on the binding to this queen-size beauty...


...I had to take a detour to the E.R. Yep, needle went into my finger, through the nail, and broke off inside my finger.

Thankfully, it was a clean break and stayed all in one piece. About 30 minutes later, and my husband and I were home.


Ouch! Yep, the needle was pretty much as long as my finger is deep. But all is well, and I can totally still sew. Except for the fact that I'll need to run out for needles tomorrow. (Broke three tonight on my very thick quilt. Well, that's not true, because one one of them was broken through my finger, but, you know.)

And here's something prettier to look at: my hexagons from a wedding road trip earlier this weekend! Ahhhh...


Should I get back on the horse and finish her up tomorrow? Maybe I'll just cool it for a day and treat myself to a red, white & blue popsicle, or something. Happy 4th!

Some crafty links from the past week:
  • Mixed Media Artist: Cyndi got inspired by an old lullaby this week!
  • Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
    See how to make an American flag motif 4th of July decoration from Christmas ornaments on a chain link fence.
  • Eileen - The Artful Crafter: 3D Paper Tole work is very popular on The Continent. Watch this video illustrating how you can take your decoupage into the next dimension.
  • Craftside- A behind-the-scenes peek at our crafty world: This week at Craftside there are 4 pattern adjustments from the book Tailoring, a cute doll purse pattern, recipes for vegan bacon cheeseburgers, homemade vegan bacon bits and a Nectarine and Nasturtium salad with a simple summer vinaigrette.
  • Carmi's Art/Life World: Carmi experiments with a transfer technique on resin clay.
  • Aileen's Musings: Aileen has reposted her tie-dyed deli paper background technique and some freebie fractal backgrounds.
  • About Family Crafts: The current make-it-over craft challenge is handprint crafts! Do you have one to share?



21 comments:

  1. Ack! Looks like you were lucky!

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  2. Ouch....glad you can still sew.

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  3. ouch!! My worst nightmare and I've seen a lot of these pierced fingers around lately. Hope you feel better soon!

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  4. Holy cow!!! Glad you're okay!!! :)

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  5. Oh goodness! So glad you are OK. Hope your finger doesn't hurt too badly this morning!

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  6. Ouch, hope it heals quickly!

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  7. Omg, Lindsay, that is crazy. I am proud of you for getting right back on the horse!

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  8. OUCH!! I am glad it was a clean break, though! Yikes! I hope you are feeling okay!! The hexies look darling! Happy 4th!

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  9. Ow ow ow ow! Glad you're okay!

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  10. Glad you are okay and very minor damage was done.

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  11. Oh, that had to hurt so much! I hope it heals quickly. I've always been afraid of doing that.

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  12. Oh my gosh! How horrible, but I'm glad you're okay!! I loved seeing all the pretty hexies!

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  13. Ouch!! Now that is quilt love right there, thinking of going right back to it. Hope you heal quickly!!

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  14. Yikes! Glad to hear it was a clean break, and that you were seen quickly at the ER... Hope it heals quickly!

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  15. Oh no!!!! I'm so sorry to hear that!! Hope they gave you some nice pain meds :) Feel better soon!

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  16. oh my girl! Glad to hear your are okay.

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  17. ouch!!!

    I'm a new follower! I found your link on Paisley Passions Wandering Wednesday Blog Hop.
    Hope you stop by for a visit!
    Brenda
    http://www.piggygiggles.com

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  18. Ouch! I had the same thing happen last year, only I didn't go to the doctor right away. Good for you! Mine ended up getting infected, and I don't share in good company what the doctor had to do to make it better. (Weak stomachs abound!)

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  19. Oh good grief, gah! I have a morbid fear of this, especially as I have a new machine and it's so responsive compared to my old 50s one ... I keep trapping my finger under the needle bar and it terrifies me that I don't learn!

    Hope it heals fast ...

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  20. I just read this-ouch! I sewed through my finger for the first time this year-it hurt. I hope your finger is feeling pretty good by now.

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