We all know that a quilt isn’t a quilt until you bleed on it. If there is anyone out there who hasn’t stuck herself with pins or nicked her hand with a rotary cutter, I don’t want to meet you. These are simply occupational quilting hazards. They happen so often that we rarely mention them.
However, I took it up a notch on Saturday while happily stitching pot holders for Malka’s potholder swap. The Ginghers (heavy sewing scissors) slipped off the ironing board and landed point down on my foot, right on top of the instep. OUCH!
My sock was covered with multi colored threads picked up from the sewing room floor, but provided no protection from the plummeting blades. The carnage was minimal, however. There was a lot of blood for 5 minutes and then just oozing, swelling and throbbing. Fortunately nothing that ibuprophen and elevation couldn’t fix.
The foot is still sore and I probably won’t be doing any ballet or gardening this week:( But I’ll live to quilt another day. And years from now, when someone asks me about that scar on my foot, I’ll say, “Oh that. It’s just an old quilting injury.”