The snow was plastered to the wall of my house:
I made great progress on the shirt wallhanging in the morning and finished quilting it and got the binding sewn on ready to hand stitch later.
Next, I trimmed a chemo quilt and started to cut strips for the binding for it. I thought I was really on a roll and I would have lots of hand stitching to do today so I could link up to Kathy's slow stitching Sunday. I was on the last strip that I needed to cut, when suddenly my rotary cutter jumped onto the ruler and took aim for my index finger on my left hand. Let's just say my finger lost the battle. BAD ROTARY CUTTER!!! (Isn't it ironic that Kathy is talking about looking after our hands today at her blog???)
I grabbed a tissue or two and wrapped up my finger and called my husband up from downstairs. I am happy to report that I did not get any blood on my fabric, the cutting mat, the floor, the table or myself! A quick peek at the cut and I knew we would be heading to the local ER for stitches. The ER was very quiet since most people had heeded the police's advice and were staying home. In less than an hour, I was stitched up with 4 stitches and we were on our way home.
The doctor was very nice and took the ribbing of the nurse very well. She told him to do a neat job since a professional quilter would be inspecting his stitches! I told him that this was not the type of sewing I was expecting to do today!!! Fortunately, I did not cut the tendon that allows me to extend my finger, and in 10 days, I will be getting the stitches out and be back to my normal activities.
My birthday is in a couple of weeks. I have a feeling that I will be getting a Klutz glove from my husband...
In the meantime, my rotary cutter is in time out...
It is snowing again today. I did a bit of sewing on the machine but the hand stitching will have to wait.
Have a good week!