Thanks! Being on the oblique, it appears to be closing nicely.
I never would have guessed it to be a dangerous hobby.
Yeah, you don't hear of many freak quilting deaths....
But the ones you do hear about you'll never forget.
*gasp* I'm really glad you're ok. I've seen stiches from seemingly-innocent cutting implements before - you lucked out. *hugs*
I am very much aware that I got away lucky! Thanks, hon.
I bet you didn't realize that quilting was a dangerous hobby.
Actually, I did! After all, you have needles and scissors, right? That is a dangerous combination!
Take care!Edited at 2009-05-31 05:13 pm (UTC)
But the question on my mind is ""Did you bleed on your fabric?"
Glad it wasn't too serious.
Nope; like I said, it didn't bleed right away. I was all the way back upstairs before it started bleeding. By the time the Ferrett came out of the bathroom I had quite the bead of scary-looking blood with which to shock him.
to cut myself with a rotary blade, thank goodness!
2009-05-31 07:22 pm (UTC)
Re: I have yet
They can be dangerous buggers.
The rotary cutter is the most awesome invention of all time. But, like all great tools, it must be treated with respect.
Look for a local quilting shop, rather than a place like JoAnn's, and take time to walk around in the shop and check out the teaching area. If the vibe is friendly and helpful without seeming desperate, tell them what you're interested in and ask about their classes. If the vibe feels like you're intruding, don't bother.
Check out a few different shops. Some are big enough that they actually have a teaching room with its own rotary cutters and other tools so that you can get an idea of how interested you really are before investing in tools. There are a lot of different techniques, from hand-applique-heirloom-making to quilt-in-a-day. If you are interested in making loads of bright, cheerful covers for people to actually use, go for quilt-in-a-day. Even if you think you want to make Art Quilts, take a couple basics classes to get a decent foundation in how-to.
Hope this helps!
I've heard that more and more rotary cutters have been bred to be vicious these days. Some municipalities have banned them after they've attacked off-duty, crafty mail carriers.
I will keep mine locked up from now on.
No, no, no! Quilting involves taking many pieces and making something *whole* out of them. You're doing it backwards to yourself.
But seriously, I had a twinge when I read what happened, I'm much glad it was not worse. Take care of it, and watch out for those sneaky tools!
You have to turn large things into small things before you can turn them into large things again.
I agree with you that those large things should not, however, be body parts.
I'm very glad it was not worse as well. Believe me, I was extra-cautious when I resumed cutting. And I'm now to the "putting pieces together" part, so should be relatively safe for a while. But thank you much for your concern, dear.
It is always heart-warming to find someone that puts a little of their self into everything they do.
I generally try to avoid too much in the line of protein products....