Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The truth is...

I have another sewing machine. Yeah you can see it's a nice one. I don't know why I let that spot in my table sit empty so long, since its not like I'm forcing myself to use a crappy machine.
The truth is though, I don't use this machine enough to really 'know it'. And besides, it's the machine THAT SEWED THROUGH MY FINGER. I know. I KNOW. How can you sew through your finger Pam? I've been sewing for hmm, what, 45 years? I used to laugh and clearly, tempt fate by doing so, at people who were so silly as to sew through their fingers. Right up until the day I was free motion quilting and yeah, right through my index finger. It just sews differently than my 1260 and the foot pedal works differently.

Weird huh? So my advice, don't turn your back on your sewing machine.
I'm hoping you're all having a good week. I want to thank Roseann of many hats for the shout out on the Olfa Newsletter this quarter. She talks about blogs and gives some recommendations. I'm thrilled she added me to her list. So check it out, and check out my links for Roseann, she's someone you probably already know over at American Patchwork and Quilting. She's the go-to quilter for the Club! And I'm thrilled to say she's also my friend!


Blogger Caron said...

There's a special place in my heart for my 1260 too. But, that new machine looks like it does lots of fun things. Have fun, and be careful!

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm a little scared to sew after reading that! Who am I kidding.... I'd actually have to sew to do that wouldn't I? I haven't been doing much of it lately!! Actually, my mom and Miss Sherry have both sewn through their fingers!! So it's not so unheard of is it?

Say "hi" to Elizabeth, talk to you soon!

9:11 AM  
Blogger Angelina said...

Yes, machinery can smell fear. I've experienced this with a serger I used to know.

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well. Gosh. That machine of yours was super nice to me when it was at my house! And it left all my fingers (and toes) intact. Give it a kiss for me, ok?

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy to help ... and show that sewing machine who's the boss!

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like we need to start a needle in the finger club. I got three stitches from mine ;-}. It was a Bernina with a mean streak too. The ER doctor was amazed that a sewing machine could do that!

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice...getting too close w/those stitches, aren't you???
Nice job w/blog comments also...you deserve all the accolades...love the bag, too!
You are one busy woman!!!

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I so get the "fear" thing...I have a HQ16 that can smell my fear a mile away! I definitely have a love/hate relationship with it. We are just starting to foster a better relationship but it has taken some time ;-)

I too have made a hole in my finger with my Bernina...but we have come to an understanding...if I keep my fingers away from the needle...then I won't sew through my finger.

Miss ya,

5:20 PM  
Blogger little acorns said...

Oh. my. goodness. . . I've never heard of sewing through your finger before this. . .
. . . I think I feel some nightmares coming one. . .

xo, Bren

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Copy machines smell my fear. I even busted a government one YEARS ago. It was as big as a mini van, and I somehow did something. Ka-pow! I'm sorry to the good taxpayers of America. Don't ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever ask me to print anything.

OHMYGAWD... I loved the props about you in the Olfa newsletter. Talk about nailing "And you need to visit Pam Kitty Morning for her entertaining perspective on crafting, quilting and living"!!!!

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG your finger?? I sewed thru my fake nail once. LMAO!!! Good thing the nail was fake. It stopped it from going thru my finger.
Love the machine by the way.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Pul me on the sewing through finger
list! What a big OUCH!!! Great machine!

9:45 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

PS. Just checked out the Olfa newsletter! Congratulations Pam!

9:48 AM  
Blogger atet said...

Ok, I'm laughing about the fear of the machine -- not because I'm laughing at you, but because I've had the same reaction to inanimate objects! (don't even talk to me about the first few times I used some of my power tools -- I got over it but still). I'll quote you a book and a movie "Fear is the mind killer" stare down that machine and get sewing!

11:18 AM  
Blogger Mar said...

OUCH!!! great new link, thanks Pam!

11:19 AM  
Blogger Perry said...

I had the same thing happen to me last year with my 150. I was using the walking foot and sewed through my finger, and it took me 5 minutes to get it out. I was frantic. And I had to go to the ER to get a tetnus shot. I couldn't touch that maching until about a month ago...you are right, "they" know. I also have sown for about that long and never done that.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

My 200 has never come after me, but my 160 did. And yes ... I think they are all alive.

I've enjoyed your blog for quite some time. Thanks

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm loving your new purse patterns. I'm slow I guess. I just found out about them. LOL I'm ordering from Elizabeth's site tomorrow. Very cute. I'm really liking the market bag. Gotta make some of those. Congrats to ya!!!

9:59 PM  
Blogger Busy Little Quilter said...

I sewed through my finger one time. One time is all it took for me to never leave my foot resting on my foot pedal with my hands underneath the needle.

I was appliqueing a watermelon on a little dress for my daughter. She was two. We were singing a song while I was zig-zagging away. She asked me a question, I stopped to look at her, and the next thing I know the needle was in my finger. It was a terrible noise. The needle broke, but it was sticking out of my finger. No one was home with me, so the baby and I ran to my neighbors. She was too afraid to pull it out, so she rushed me to the hospital.

I'll never forget the triage nurse. She was busy talking to someone on the phone while I filled out my papers. You could tell she was talking to her husband or a kid. The longer I sat there waiting for her, the more my finger started hurting. She got off the phone and asked me if she could help me. I said, "Yes. I want this out of me!!". I then lifted my finger to her face. She freaked out and rushed me into see the doctor.

My poor little girl was traumatized . Every time I sewed she was afraid I was going to sew into my finger.

7:03 PM  

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