Cripes! Sewing is a hazardous hobby! The comments left on my last post about all the sewing accidents you've had made me stop and think about all those sharp things and hot things and moving parts we fiddle around with as we're making our pretty dresses. (Mum, if you're reading this, stop now!) Stepping on pins with bare feet, seam rippers jammed under fingernails, burning legs with the iron... A few special mentions are in order:
K.Line had a near miss when a NEEDLE BOUNCED OFF HER GLASSES. Phew!
Marie DROPPED AN IRON ON HER FOOT. Ouch!
Too many of you to list admitted you'd MACHINE STITCHED THROUGH YOUR FINGER. Yikes!
Prof.S SLICED A CHUNK OF HER FINGER OFF WITH HER ROTARY CUTTER. Blimmi' 'eck!
Nat Sews PICKED UP THE HOT SIDE OF THE IRON. What? How?! That's just ridiculous.
Thanks guys, I feel much less stupid now, heh heh! Lessons learnt? Firstly, wear glasses while sewing. Secondly, those instructions on the back of flu medicine that warn against operating machinery don't just apply to fork lift trucks.
You have been warned.
[Soundtrack: 'All I Could Do Was Cry' by Etta James]