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Friday, October 14, 2011

What I'm working on

I'm still working on the fleece animal print jacket. I should have been finished but I needed foldover binding. I broke down and drove 62 miles to Haberman Fabrics in Royal Oak, Michigan to spend $6 for what I needed. And "no", that is not all I got. I couldn't possible drive all that way and not pick up a few extra things. I bought a few bra-making supplies but that was it.


Can you believe this picture? That is an entire sheet of Bounty paper towel covered in my blood. I was serging the sleeve seam on my fleece jacket. What happened next happened so fast all I know is my Kai thread snips slid off my sewing table and before they made contact with the floor, they made contact with my leg. It's looked like I was bleeding to death. The entire lower outside of my ankle and foot were covered in blood. I was bleeding all over the floor and the first thing I grabbed was that paper towel. It was laying on the top of the trash so I hope I don't wide up with the "heebee geebees." Talk about a freak acciden!. The cut only looks to be about 1/8" long but boy did it scare me. It took a few minutes for me to realize I needed to elevate my leg to help stop the bleeding.

I'm sure you all know this is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Make sure you are doing monthly self-exams and if you haven't already, call and schedule your yearly mammogram. I won't be able to participate in any of the Breast Cancer walks this year (bum knee) but I'm still doing my part. I'm making cards to give to a local women's clinic. If you'd like to see some of what I've been up to lately, visit my card blog at I'm Black Martha.

'Til next time!

7 comments:

  1. Ouch! Not good. Hope it heals.

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  2. Good Lord, woman! Glad you were not more badly injured than you write. (I sure hope you didn't bleed on your sewing project.) Drink plenty of fluids this week.

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  3. Yikes! Who knew sewing could be so dangerous? What kind of bra making supplies did you get?

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  4. That's a lotta blood. It's a real reminder about safety in the sewing room. Sometimes we get so zoned out in there! I know I've had my share of mishaps although I think this qualifies as more than that. Con cuidado! - be careful!

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  5. Oh my, glad you are okay. Reminds me of a time when my biggest knife slid off the drying rack, bounced off the floor and chopped me right in the ankle bone. Ouch! Wishing you speedy healing!

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  6. Hope you are healing. Habermans is such a beautiful store, but you do have to go armed with an empty credit card!

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  7. Wow!, my heart goes out to you for sure. I hope that area is feeling better by now. I am always trying to watch shears and snips as they do get so close to the edge of the sewing table. A pair fail earlier today too. They tend to vibrate off the table's edge. I think I'm going to place a folded wash cloth on the table next to me and start placing them on that. I think it will help keep them from vibrating off. That accident could very well happen to any of us.

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