Tuesday, November 2, 2010

There will be blood

Sometimes the sewing gods require a sacrifice for a project to come to fruition. I'm working on a jacket, BWOF 1/2008 #127. The cuffs, collar/facings, and random other bits to be shown off later, are leather.

The other night I was attaching the cuffs. I got the sleeve around the arm of the machine and was inching it along under the needle. The leather, of course, was sticking, and when I pushed it forward, the leather didn't move - but my thumb did. Under the needle.

It went straight through and out the other side, which caused the machine to jam, and gave me the chance to turn the wheel backward and get the needle out of my thumb. After checking to make sure it was in one piece, and not in me, I got Mario to open a couple of bandaids, put some antibiotic ointment on it, and went back downstairs to finish the sleeve, and then the other.

When you fall off your horse, you get right back on. When your sewing machine bites you, you have to go back and show it who's the boss.

And the jacket is worth it. More to come.

14 comments:

Bethany said...

You are the second blog I follow this week who has sewn their finger!
I was always curious what that looks like...

Rosie said...

Ouch! I just managed to jab a sewing needle into my middle finger when trying get it through jeans material and that was bad enough. Hope your finger gets better soon!

Vicki said...

Ooh, that just gave me the heeby jeebies! You poor thing. I hope the jacket is so beautiful you forget the trauma!

Sewingelle said...

eeuugh.

Glad you got right back into it, though. That same pattern is my next project, can't wait to see yours!

Isabelle said...

Ooouuuuch!

Karin van D. said...

wGlad you jumped right back onto your horse. We couldn't have you being scared to sew, so we would miss out on your creations! That jacket sounds great, can't wait to see it!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Yikes! I have done that too - be careful :)

renee said...

Is this what they mean by 'having skin in the game'?

Seriously, I hope your finger heals soon. Can't wait to see your jacket!

Lisette M said...

Ouch!!

Angela said...

Oh my!! Hope it heals fast and can't wait to see the jacket that caused the incident!

Dawn said...

I've had so many dreams about this happening to my phalanges! It hasn't happened yet . . .

fabricateandmira said...

Ouch. Mario was a good nurse.

Reethi said...

Ouch!

sewabeginner said...

How's the finger now?