Friday, September 15, 2006

Miss Scarlet in the sewing room with the quilting machine...

and Mom, before you start in again about me needing that nap, I must say that I did indeed take a nap. And it is perhaps owing to the nap that I was a bit foggy headed and thus injured my poor noggin.

First, proper respect must be shown to quilting machines. They are very powerful tools and if you are careless, you might end up sewing your finger to your quilt. While it is really fairly painless- I know this from experience- there is the risk of getting blood on the quilt. gasp! Until today, I had always considered quilting machines rather harmless when the power was shut off. Like any other appliance.

I was cleaning the dust out from under the frame when I decided that I needed a rag, instead of the broom. I went to stand up and hadn't realized that I had moved directly under the quilting machine carriage. I stood up with such force that I actually lifted the machine off it's track- it weighs about the same as a 50 pound bag of wheat. And that little, very sharp, edge on the carriage tore a hole in my scalp. It dazed me for just a minute and I dribbled blood all the way to the bathroom- with the children all crying behind me- they are so funny. My own eyes watered a bit. And now... I have a nuisance of a headache and I'm thinking... two naps? Perhaps.

13 comments:

dot said...

My goodness that looks like it hurts. Take another nap. I hate it when I do stuff like that. Let the kids give you a kiss on the oughy and take a couple aspirin.

Judy said...

That hurts just looking at it...yikes! Looks like you need a butterfly bandage to keep the edges closed up so it heals tightly.

OUCH!

Peni said...

Oh poor baby! I agree, you need a butterfly or two.

The picture is so sweet, though - like looking at my little girl again...but I'm so sorry she's hurted.

(Sounds like something her mama would do:)

teelduo said...

Thinking you deserve some desert for that one.

hugs

Brit said...

um, yikes!!

Sarah said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Sarah said...

Are you ok? Did it knock any sense into you? I hope not, I kind of loved you the way you were before!

Thanks for the phone call yesterday. It's just what I needed! Love you!

Sarah

Carol said...

Owie! Hope it feels better soon.

Isobel said...

Now I know you are truly my niece. I usually damage myself using a grinder or such but we bleed the same. Take care of yourself.

Darcie said...

Oh you poor thing! The occupational hazards of those things sometimes! Curs-ed!

Hope you and your 'chine can play nice now. And just don't worry about those dust bunnies...they're the sign of productivity!

Karen said...

So sorry you got hurt (and it looks like it's bruising) but kind of cute how the kids followed behind you all crying :-).

Isobel said...

Sorry Nines, I forgot. Your grandmother would have said, "Poor, Poor Nina." That was about all the sympathy we got from her. Sort of like 'brush it off.'

Lucy said...

OOhh Nines. that looks awfull ... Yes kids are also from the world when a mommy s bleeding :-) I can imagine you with your cuties behind you ! Hope you haven't a bad headache for days...