Sunday, May 6, 2007

Injured!!!

I actually have been sewing. I made another pair of cropped pants from Butterick 4194, which is out of print but still available on the Butterick web site. I wore them yesterday even though it was really too cold (Does global warming mean it's gonna be cold here instead of hot? Inquiring minds want to know!). Cute, even though they're elastic waist (converted from drawstring). What can I say? It's a TNT pattern, and the resulting pants work well under t-shirts that I seldom tuck in anyway.

But back to the topic. For the second Saturday in a row, I've managed to hurt my sewing hand. Last week, I put a splinter through my right middle finger while cleaning the baseboards. This week, even worse! I mashed my right index finger in the utility room door as I was moving my little SUV to the driveway. Opening the garage door while having the sliding doors open created a wind tunnel effect, which caused the door to slam, catching my finger--owww! I did this around 7:30 pm and probably should have gone to the ER for stitches, but the prospect of visiting the ER on a Saturday night was less than appealing. So DBF did his professional best when he came over (he's an RN with an emergency care certification), and my finger has been cleaned up and is wrapped in bandaids to the second knuckle.

It's a good thing I'm relatively ambidextrous thanks to sewing, but handsewing will be out for a while. I think I'll be able to cut and machine sew. But for now, I think I'll give it a rest. Neosporin and fabric don't exactly play well together, so I need to let my digit heal for at least a couple of days.

So I'll be doing armchair sewing while I recuperate. Hopefully it won't get too expensive!! Maybe I can cut and trace patterns instead of succumbing to the lure of internet shopping...

6 comments:

Bev said...

Ouch! Hope it heals quickly!

Linda said...

I think I felt your pain when reading this! I am sure it will mend soon!

Linda said...

Oh, that had to hurt! I hope you heal quickly, thos capris are waiting for you!

carolyndh said...

Nancy,

We all hope you heal up fast! Wish you the best.

Gorgeous Things said...

Oh no! I am so sorry to hear about your finger. I hope it heals up quickly.

Marji said...

sounds like your dbf probably did as much as they would have at the ER with considerable less expense and aggravation. Now let it heal. We always seem to want to get back to things too quickly