I had big quilty plans this weekend. Postage Stamps needed finishing, I wanted to work on one of my Library Project Quilts, and I had bee blocks to catch up on. I could not wait to get started on Saturday, so Friday night I broke out the mat, ruler, and rotary cutter and started cutting up strips.
By 11 pm I was three strips away from having all of my blocks cut when a slip of the rotary cutter sent me to the Emergency Room for a fun filled six hours of waiting for my poor finger to be attended to.
This my friends is the result. I won't share the gory picture that my Nursey friends wanted to see, but needless to say I have a bit of an extreme angle now to the tip of my finger. In time it will heal, but I will tell you it hurts like a bugger and has definitely slowed down the quilting!(I am slightly glad that at least I had a nice manicure going on)
Last night, after some pain killers and a big nap I ordered this, a ruler gripper:
Hoping that having my fingers further away from the rotary cutter blade will help! My Husband, who sat with me in the ER, says he is getting me a pair of Kevlar gloves for my birthday :)
My final advice? Be careful out there! This quilting thing could be the Olympics next extreme sport:)