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UnicornSnot
« on: June 20, 2008 06:40:35 PM »

So, last year, I was sewing on my bed and stuck the pin in the mattress for a minute. I unthinkingly tugged on the string to pull it out, and the 2 and a half inch needle flew out and stuck me in the eye! Thankfully, it was the eye end, but I had a scratch on my eye that I had to go to the hospital for. Even worse, while I was there, the nurse had a small plastic tab she used to put the UV-reactive eye drops in my eye to check for scratches, and when she went to drip the goo in my eye I blinked. I opened my eye again, the tab was stuck in my eye, and long story short, I ended being treated for TWO scratches.

...anybody had a needle injury? Please tell me I'm not the only one!
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008 06:14:43 PM »

Ouch!  That could have been a lot worse.

The worst I've done is stab my finger with the business end of a sewing or cross-stitch needle - and the worst part of that is trying not to bleed on my work.   Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008 09:59:00 PM »

Oof, I hate stabbing my fingers. It's really bad when you're trying to work through a tough piece of fabric with a long needle and then stab yourself.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008 08:48:50 AM »

Ouch!  That could have been a lot worse.

The worst I've done is stab my finger with the business end of a sewing or cross-stitch needle - and the worst part of that is trying not to bleed on my work.   Tongue

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008 10:00:53 PM »

The most "brilliant"(or not so brilliant) move i have made with a needle is sewing on my bedroom floor...When i woke up the next morning i stepped on the needle...
*shudder*
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008 11:32:26 AM »

i have two stories, one inappropriately funny, and the other a little scary

the first was when i was making a cusion for my window seat. i wrapped a long panel of foam like a christmas present in some fabric and then just pushed the pins down into the foam rather than pinning the fabric to itself. i left it that way until i could get myself to take the time and hand sew it together. i was too lazy to finish it right away but wanted to see how it would look anyways, so i layed it the right way on the window seat (with pins facing up now) and forgot to let the other members of my family know. My brother came into my room and sat down on the cusion. Right on one of the pins. It was so funny because it was just before i could warn him (i really tried, i promise) and instead of strangling me to death like i thought he would, we just started laughing hysterically.

then next story happened to my sister's best friend. she was sewing and put a pin in her mouth to hold it (i admit that i do it all the time too) but she had the hiccups and swallowed the pin on the next one. scary! but they got it out at the hospital. wheww!
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010 11:22:49 AM »

I got my first sewing injury at age 7 when I started to sew, It was a patchwork baby-doll blanket, I must of stabbed myself 100 times. I also step on pins and needles all the time, I don't like to wear shoes. But the worse thing I've ever done is stabbed a SHARP new sewing needle under my fingernail, it hurt like it was on fire!
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010 05:13:17 PM »

Ok so I have quite a few but here are the top few i can think of. 
1.  I was using a rotery cutter on my own for the first time and I put my finger on the blade with out realizing and cut away.  Not just the fabric but my finger too.  I was so young and was not supposed to be using it so i just put band aids on it. 

2.  I was hand sewing on the floor and sewed my quilt to the carpet.

3.  I ran my finger threw the sewing machine sending the needle into my nail.  Not so good.
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2010 04:57:18 AM »

I was in high school sewing class and the machine skipped and my finger was caught in the needle. I essentially sewed my finger nail in the machine. OUCH!

I was walking across my floor one day and a sewing needle went up my foot. My hubby had to help me pull it out. Then I stepped on a cat claw that went up my foot all in the same day.

One night I dropped my X-stitch needle. I was looking all over for it. My cat was helping me so I didn't want him to get hurt, pushed him out of the way. I found my needle then. It went in my knee. I had to dig it out.

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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2010 09:46:31 AM »

When I was younger and still babysitting my sisters, one of them stepped on a big yarn needle and it went so far into her foot I had to use a pair of needle nosed pliers to get it out. I couldn't drive yet so we couldn't go to the hospital and I felt stupid calling an ambulance over it so I just made her grit her teeth and bare it.  Roll Eyes


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