Saturday, March 03, 2007

NEW Favorite Quilting Tool !!

After previous post indicating rotary cutter WAS my favorite tool, I chopped off the end of my finger - and it's all the fault of the stashbusters!!

That's right! I put a brand new blade in the rotary cutter yesterday, set up a table in the living room so that I could spend some quality time with hubby ans started cutting a bunch of scraps into to strips (ala Bonnie @ quiltville) Anyway, about the third slice, I sliced off the end of my little finger! OOUUCH! which is all I can repeat from what was said last night...

Hubby was not very sympathetic, and kept telling me to 'tough it up!, as he was cutting the circulation off with the bandaide (which wouldn't stick because of the dripping blood.). Took some Tylenol, finished cutting up my scraps and went to bed.

This morning, I take a shower and proceed to change the dressing. It's STILL bleeding! I'm supposed to go on a quilty Birthday shopping trip for friend Michelle. But before I go, I call Gail who is actually an xray tech, and ask - "Are you a nurse?"She says no, but it's obvious to her that I need to go to the emergency room if its still bleeding! Well duh. . .

So I make arrangements to meet up with them for lunch and I head to the emergency room. 3 Hours later, and several explanations as to what is a rotary cutter, and WHY DIDN'T I COME IN LAST NIGHT??? I have giant bandaide, antibiotics and pain meds, all suitable to garner sympathy. My 'friends' threaten to buy a klutz glove for me, but they were all small sizes. I told them that I didn't think the klutz glove would have helped much. The slice was over an inch long and 1/4 inch wide, including quite a bit of my fingernail bed. The nurse said I "cut into the meat" !

Anyway, think my NEW favorite tool (s) have to be the rulers that you can get in all the sizes. I think I have at least one of every size made. I absolutely love to square up blocks with the exact size ruler.

6 comments:

Sweet P said...

It is wierd how many people have cut their fingers with their rotary cutters lately. I wonder if there is a conspiracy afoot among the rotary cutters.

Take care and soon you'll be back at the cutting table.

Carole said...

Ouch! This is painful to read. Oh I do hope all will be well soon so that you can quilt again! Keep well!

Nicole and Phil said...

Yikes, I can feel your pain as I read your post! Hope you are feeling better soon! Take Care

Rose Marie said...

What a trooper you are! You cut off a part of your finger and afterwards you are still able to cut more fabric. Ouch! Take care and get well soon!

swooze aka Suzette said...

Ouch! I really am so concious now about being too tired when I use my cutter now. As I told someone else when I am in this state paper and pencil are great tools for me! Hope you heal fast!

Jennie said...

OOPs~!!!! You know, they make a shield to attach to your rulers to keep this from happening. Maybe that should be your "new favorite quilting tool" VBG