Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
How many injuries have you had over the years of quilting? Oh the agony we can go through wondering every time we get hurt how long will it be before I can quilt. I have poked my fingers so many times I can't even tell you, but I have some scars from them. Now the Rotary is another thing, I have two long ones that while looking at my ruler I forgot to watch where my hand was, yup I did it right across the knuckles. Then there was the time that I thought I had everything in place and that darn rotary took my fingernail with it, OUCH. But the worse was my Industrial Bernina, now I have to explain an Industrial, they are high powered and high speed (the motor is on the outside of the machine) when in use it can make my studio rock n roll! Well she did it to me, watching my long strip buzzing through the machine and all of a sudden a clunk......you guessed it the needle went right through the nail, didn't feel it until I tried to take my finger out. I had to detach the needle from the machine. Should I or shouldn't I go to emergency?? I wanted to finish that quilt square, so I sat down, took a deep breath and pulled it out....HOLY OUCH @#@#@#@#. Like every quilter who is drawn to her machine nothing was going to keep me down.....just keep quilting and you will be happy and forget all of your pains.
So how many injuries have you had? If you haven't yet, count yourself blessed but warned that you will receive the highest honor in quilting, the Badge of Courage ~ A QUILTING SCAR.