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.