Just not the type that are my favourite!!! I have cut myself with my rotary cutter before, once pretty bad, but this time, UGH! Typical me, I was cutting my hourglasses apart one at a time and was getting bored and sloppy. Needless to say, the rotary cutter stopped at the bone. It took a full two hours to get the wound under control enough to tape it up.

Hubby was on a walk, sorting our “forest” out back and when he returned, found me with my arm above my head and instantly ordered “chain mail” gloves for me! That was our compromise… his first response was to ban me from the rotary cutter (second serious injury in three years… not bad). Fortunately it is my “non-dominant” hand, the one we hold the ruler with, but I can cut with both and tend to use my left more than right when sewing…This typing thing has me bamboozled though!

I may have to change my plan of attack and hit the doctor for some stitches if it doesn’t come around soon! Just not my best day! No pics today as I don’t want to gross you out!! Instead, I will leave you with a pic of my current view!

Moral of the story, slow down take my time, use the gloves he ordered for me, and when I know I am getting bored and sloppy….STOP!

Worried Pups!

Take your time today!


Comments

34 responses to “Stitches”

  1. I did the same thing two weeks ago and my solution was to order the Kia RS45 blue rotary cutter from Amazon. I don’t think I can now cut myself even if I tried. If you need more info I can send it to you.

    1. debiloves2quilt@gmail.com Avatar
      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      Please!! Shane would do anything to keep me from doing this again.

  2. Nancy Horsley Avatar
    Nancy Horsley

    Oh Debbie, I am sorry this happened. Take care of yourself and definitely use the gloves when they arrive.

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      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      I will! I’m not allowed to stand at my cutting table without them on!

  3. Ouch. To late to tell you to be careful. Those cut sting like the dickens too.

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      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      I know, right!?!

  4. So sad this happened. Praying you take care when you use that rotary cutter. Sending hugs.

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      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      Hugs right back to you, best healing medicine around. ♥️

  5. Keep ground black pepper handy. It coagulates the blood and is naturally antibacterial and does not burn. So sorry this happened to you!

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      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      I have not heard of the black pepper trick! THANK YOU!

  6. So sorry for you. I’ve done it too and needed stitches. Last month I managed to drive my sewing machine needle through my finger nail and all the way through my finger. I need to stop when I’m tired. Hope you are better soon.

    1. debiloves2quilt@gmail.com Avatar
      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      I have done the sewing machine needle through the finger once as well. The takes talent! Hope you are all healed up now.

  7. I did that about two months ago! When it happens, we can’t believe it, right? You will heal and be very careful for quite a while. Healing thoughts coming your way!

    1. debiloves2quilt@gmail.com Avatar
      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      I was like, “Did I really just do that?” I know better!

  8. alteresayourlinkca Avatar
    alteresayourlinkca

    Well I hope your cut is feeling better soon those rotatory cutter cut seem to hurt more than other types of cuts , My one son got me into the habit of always retracting the blade after I make a cut, so far so good take care and feel better soon

    1. debiloves2quilt@gmail.com Avatar
      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      I always have the safety on when not in use… I was trying to cut fabric and the ruler slipped… that’s my story anyway…

  9. ouch I have never had that happen and hope not but once it heals a bit put liquid vitamin E on it will help it heal alot better.

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      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      I do have some Vitamin E, I will use it once I can touch it again. 😳

  10. Susan Sexton Avatar
    Susan Sexton

    Hopefully you are a fast healer. Get rest.

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      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      Thanks so much.

  11. Liliane Whalen Avatar
    Liliane Whalen

    Moi ça m’est arrivé avec la lame de mon robot culinaire.

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      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      AIE!!! Je suis desole 😢

  12. Oh no! So very sorry! Hope you are on the mend soon! Stitches might not be a bad idea, and might help it heal faster. Praying!

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      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      Thanks so mych

  13. I’m so sorry!!! What a pain! You’ll not be able to use that hand for awhile. Hang in there! I often have to learn the hard way, too. I hope you mend quickly and time flies for you until you’ll be able to use that hand again. Love the dogs!

    1. debiloves2quilt@gmail.com Avatar
      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      It’s weird how much one uses their non-dominant hand! I’m learning what I can and can’t do…hoping this heals quick-smart!

  14. Debbie – So sorry to hear – it’s funny this week I touched (not cut) my rotary cutter with my finger and then the next day a pin scratched the back of the same finger!! We have to be more careful – praying you heal quickly!!

    1. debiloves2quilt@gmail.com Avatar
      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      I just get “confident” and don’t take as much care. I just need to make a conscious effort to think before I cut.

  15. Shop class rules… That blade is a moving part, keep all hands free, and slow down. Also, never sew or cut tired. Maybe consider the add a quarter ruler, which has a thicker and wider edge to get over–I just find it holds differently, so I’m less likely to put my hand across it…and get some ruler weights or put a can of soup on that ruler. In the meantime, feel better soon.

    1. debiloves2quilt@gmail.com Avatar
      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      What amazing ideas to help! Thank you for taking the time to share them 😊

  16. Terry Gegner Avatar
    Terry Gegner

    So sorry about the injury. Prayers for a quick healing time.

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      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      Thank you so much.

  17. Marsha Hill Avatar
    Marsha Hill

    So very thankful that you are now safe. Healing will have you slowing down and thinking about your safety. I believe all of us who use cutting implements are sometimes up in the clouds and not on our work. My good lord has to remind me with these same occurrences to stay focused on the here and now. I feel your pain having done the same thing. Prayers for your healing.

    1. debiloves2quilt@gmail.com Avatar
      debiloves2quilt@gmail.com

      Thank you so much.

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