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« on: April 12, 2005 07:09:16 AM »

Back story: I recently inherited a sewing machine from my great-grandma, and I had already set aside a sewing area, but now it's full of boxes and stuff. Rather than clean it off, I set my sewing machine (sans table) on the floor in front of the tv, and that's where I do my stuff. The foot pedal became the "knee pedal," etc.

So... The other night, I was sewing the strap of a tank top I'm reconstructing and pinned it like crazy because the material is a pain and likes to move on me. I set all this to the side as I worked on the other end of the tank. I just happened to move my leg, and set it on the strap as about six pins jabbed into my leg in a nice neat row.  Cry

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2005 10:25:08 PM »

Ouchies!  I've done stuff like that before.  Dragged my hand across the pins once, had track marks for a couple days.

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2005 06:50:43 PM »

I dropped a needle on the floor once, and since my carpet is really deep, I couldn't find it.  I found it about two days later, sticking out of the callus on my big toe.  You should'a heard me screech.  Tongue

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2005 09:50:52 PM »

I feel your pain. One time, I stepped on two needles in a holder lost in my carpet and they went about a 1/2" into my big toe. Bled like CRAZY! I make sure to not drop and forget about pins now. I always do my work on a hard wood floor, easier to see the sharp things I drop.

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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2005 12:39:54 AM »

When I was a kid we always joked the we had magnetic feet cuz we "found" every needle my mom lost in the shag carpet (and there were many, believe me!)

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2005 06:29:20 PM »

Oh you are all going to think I'm a terrible mom for this. Okay I have big shoulders I can take it-- everytime my kids stepped on a pin I would say ""well you go the point didn't you"" how horrible is this? My boys will stand up today and say our my never told us don't run with those scissors!! They are 21 AND 24 and have an issue or two or ten!  Grin BUT in my defense they are both artists and can cook and sew a button on thier own shirts.

« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2005 06:46:16 PM »

i sewed my finger once. not even really sure how it happened, all i know is that i was sewing a shirt one day and suddenly it was quite bloody. i then realized i had somehow caught a few layers of skin on my finger and sewed.

i'll never understand how i didn't notice

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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2005 09:22:23 PM »

Oh rockadot I understand!!!!! WaYYYYYY TO WELL!  I'll admit to doing this a time or two or three or four ohh well that's all! Just tonight hubby sharpened our knife way too sharp it's never been that sharp before and I have never cut through the nail like I did tonight!!! Not ever honest! I don't know how I did it!  Shocked  Cheesy don't feel bad it's happened to so many of us-- so many times-- and we swear we don't know how it happened! 

« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2005 10:01:14 PM »

haha! yes it does!!!!

at least i'm not as bad as my mom--the woman should not be let near a knife ever! she is a wonderful cook, but she insists on injuring herself every time!

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2005 10:54:02 AM »

Oh man, thats funny. I sew on the floor too, i dont know why, i just always have...but i often tend to lose my pin cushion...get up to get something, come back to sit down...and step on it upside down!! YEEOUCH!!! (pssst...im polish by the way...)

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