Saturday, August 25, 2012

Quilting: An Unexpected Manicure


Yesterday was not a good day (to put it mildly)....

I was cutting up fabric for the school wardrobe oh so carefully...

Had my ruler lined up properly for the three inch strips I needed for the oh-so-girly pink ruffles...

Spread my hand over the ruler to maintain consistent pressure on the ruler...

Opened the safety on the rotary cuter and proceeded to cut....

OUCH!!! OUCH!!! OUCH!!! (There were bad words said, but I'm being polite and listing only the nice ones)

The rotary cutter jumped the ruler landing on my finger...and not just nicking my finger, but landing smack dab in the center of the nail bed cracking the nail.

OUCH!!! OUCH!!! OUCH!!! (There were more bad words said, but I'm being polite, and once again listing only the nice ones)

But the worst of it happened last night once I went to change the bandaid...the top half of the nail got snagged in the bandaid and ripped off parts that weren't already hurting.

OUCH!!! OUCH!!! OUCH!!! (There were more bad words said, but I'm being polite, and once again listing only the nice ones)

So you see that pretty pink Hello Kitty bandaid?  It will be part of my life for the next three months, a little bit less if I'm lucky. I'm hoping I'm lucky...

5 comments:

Andi said...

Oh wow! I'm so sorry. My best friend was cutting when she was tired one night, and just a teeny bit of her finger was hanging over the edge of ruler and she didn't realize it. Yeah... ended up slicing that "little bit" right off. I hope it heals quickly : (

tara said...

My stomach dropped out reading that. My goodness. Heal quick!

Pile O Fabric said...

OH man! That makes me cringe :( I am sorry!

Rachel Hauser said...

Oh you poor thing! Dang, I hope it heals quickly.

meg said...

Ouchie! I have a forever groove in one nail that suffered a butter knife injury year ago and it never goes away. At least it does not hurt. When you wrote about pulling off the band-aid, my hair stood on end.