Ever since I’ve started using rotary cutters (must be at least 6 or more years ago) I’ve been so careful around the kids…and in my craft room. That was until yesterday when I was rushing, thinking of other things, a bit flustered about how much I still had to do for my school fete and was trimming down some fabrics for a pencil roll and lifted my hand at the same time as the cutter was still going and I lifted it off and into the path of my hand. Oh the pain.
Thankfully I had a clean towel nearby, and wrapped it, unlocked the front door as my friend was coming for lunch and I was scared I might faint which I did the last time I sliced my finger (same hand on a sheet of glass). How lucky my friend was on her way for some sewing. She drove my van up to the dr who looked at it and said she could do the stitches there and then. The 2 anaesthetics in my finger were more painful than the wound but she stitched me up, it was a nasty deep wound, wrapped it up and sent us on our way. It’s still hurting so I’m treating myself with nurofen, donuts and coffee.
I can’t even bring myself to look at the offending cutter so am sticking to scissors when it stops hurting and I can get stuck into sewing again. So please be careful of your fingers, always concentrate when using your cutter because it’s so painful and dangerous.