So I knew that there would be a thread for this somewhere. I just got back from the hospital because I sewed my finger to my project. I freaked out, and the needle from the machine broke off inside my finger. It was sick, like it actually made a stitch inside my finger and there were threads sticking out of the top of my fingernail along with the blood. So I had minor surgery under general anasthetic and my finger is still numb as I try to type this!
Poor thing. My grandmother sewed through her thumb while she was making my aunt's wedding dress. Oh, the profanity (I was only 5 and I REMEMBER!)! Fortunately, I don't think she bled on the white fabric.
I teach refugee ladies sewing, and I always have my hand near the presser foot and I'm just terrified they'll sew on me!
Laura in Iowa