I remember laughing hysterically at the old Monty Python Spoofs about Arthur and the “Black Knight”
Are you this way? Some classic lines just seem to be stored in the back of the brain just sitting there, ready to be recalled when the appropriate moment arises.
Don’t ask me why “Only a Flesh Wound!!” was one of those statements laying dormant ---
But it sure came in handy!
I was sewing along, stitching border pieces together into a long length – humming, dreaming, pondering, singing along with whatever was coming up on my ipod play list, and
That heel tap feature on a Bernina machine can have dangerous side effects! And I have no reasoning to expalin why my finger was in such close proximity to the needle in the first place, but before I knew it –the needle was THROUGH my nail, and out the other side of my finger.
And I was STUCK! I couldn’t pull it --- I had to stop and think! Which is not easy to do when there is a needle doing the “through and through” through your finger!
The only way..was to use the hand wheel and raise it back up, and then slide my finger back OFF the needle.
And yes, I hate to admit it, but it's true --- I also thought "Quick! Where is the camera!" LOL! But getting my finger out of the machine took precedence over getting you an action shot ---
The biggest voice in my head yelling “DON’T BLEED ON THE QUILT!!!”
Quick! Wrap it in a paper towel! (( Did you get blood on the quilt?!?)) Get some ice! ((Did you bleed on the quilt?!?!))
Hold your hand above your head, holding pressure with the paper towel, and a baggie full of ice……do a funny dance all around the living room…(( Did you bleed on the quilt?!?))
When was your my last tetanus shot?! I’m up to date..it was a year ago. ((Did you bleed on the quilt!?))
Puncture wounds don’t bleed a lot, and I am happy to say the borders are on the quilt, but the finger is tender, of course. NO sign of infection so far --- but I’m watching it.
And no --- There was no blood on the quilt! Good thing it was "Only a Flesh Wound!!"
Be careful ya’ll! We are working with some pretty dangerous equipment! And yes, the machine got a NEW NEEDLE!
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