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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Safety first


Do you always remember to put your blade away? My friend, Carolyn didn't. I think she didn't really want me to see it, but she didn't have a bandaid in her sewing kit, so she had to ask for one. Of course, she got a good scolding. Then what did I do? I used her blade, cut something, walked away and left it open, too. Give me mine that has the automatic retractable blade anytime! LOL!

But then, Carolyn told us the story about an employee at one of the quilt shops in Iowa she visits a lot. Apparently, she was cutting something with an automatic retracting blade, put it down, and then knocked it off the cutting table...right on top of her foot, and of course, it opened somehow.

In that instance, I think fate was telling her she needed a quilt fairy to come and cut everything for her!

What am I doing today?

The Babes were here this morning working on a group project and left around lunch time. Now, I am making anvils, of course! More than 4 and less than 15. HA HA HA! When I complete them all, I will explain why my numbers keep multiplying!

5 comments:

Dawn said...

OUCH! Blood - Eeeeeeeehhhh.

Tonya R said...

ditto. uh oh, anvils out of control...

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Good reminder!

I walked into my DDs school a few weeks ago and the secretary's hand was all bandaged up. You guessed it...

She was rotary cutting blocks to make a jean quilt. She must have had a dull blade and was pressing extra hard. The cutter slipped and cut her finger down to the bone. OUCH!

Kay said...

A picture is worth a thousand words--a real safety reminder.

anner said...

I go to that LQS and that poor woman had to have 2 SURGERIES to repair the damage to the top of her foot from the free falling rotary cutter!!!!! That shop no longer sells that type of r-cutter. Be warned!!!