Maybe that's why I love sewing? A few days ago we were sitting around having a regular Norman Rockwell type of family evening with me sewing (finally trying to finish these quilts 2 years later!) and the menfolk tying flies for some up-coming fishing day. Everything was great.
Asher's expression kills me (smile, Mr. Crankypants. You're on candid camera).
The guys had left the room for something when this happened. So fast. And loud. And kind of crunchy sounding. I had just been reading this harrowing account of a needle accident a few days prior and was sure that it had been a warning to me to be extra careful. I didn't listing apparently. But it could have been so much worse.
The needle went in right next to my nail (whew) and through my finger meat, where it broke off and the broken part came out the other side. So my finger was neatly threaded . I grabbed my finger and didn't even look at it and began yelling "Joey, I need you! I need you! Now! Right at this moment. Joey, now." I turned my head and let him look. My first thought was "I should have him take a picture to post online!" but my second thought, "OUCH!", was louder. So he pulled the thread the rest of the way through and rushed me off to the bathroom. Lot's of blood later we got it cleaned and bandaged and it really wasn't all that bad. I'm fine now.
Here's what happen when the needles doesn't come out. Peety was 3 (she's turning 20 in 2 days!) when she stepped on a needle that was stuck in the carpet. She was crying and wouldn't even let us get a good look at her foot. So we did our best to comfort her and get it bandaged up. It seemed to heal fine but there was a hard lump in there which I convinced myself was scar tissue or something. I took her to the pediatrician for something entirely different but asked him to take a look at it. I wish I had a picture of the x-ray because there it was.
She had to go under general anesthesia to have it removed (more traumatic for me than anyone else I think). It was already encrusted with calcium (or something) and 1/2 long. So it's a part of her baby book. She's fine now, but complerely left handed which probably has nothing to do with the needle.
Be careful out there but keep on sewing!