Monday, August 04, 2008

Quilting - full contact sport

Now stop giggling, it's true I tell you. I've realised today that I've had more injuries from quilting than hockey and lacross put together. I think skating and cycling still have it beat, I don't want to know how you break ribs quilting, but othere than those quilting is my most dangerous occupation. Now why have I been thinking about this. Well, um, would you believe I have a black eye from quilting? It's true I hit myself in the face with a bottle while packing a quilt. Fortunately I am not going to any cocerts soon, explaining to rock fans that my injuries are quilt related is always embarassing, and they never believe me. On the other hand I do have a class to teach on Wednesday and a talk to give Friday. Maybe quilters will find it easier to believe, this a risky hobby.


Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Sorry to hear about your black eye! I have had a few ouchy moments on my long-arm, including bonking my head on the metal table and rollers, stitching part way through a finger, and having my retractable scissor fob send my scissors crashing into my face. But no black eyes!

Ferret said...

I've not managed to stitch my finger with the longarm yet. Heavy on the yet. People are always sure I will when they see me quilting, so I guess it is just a matter of time. I do hit myself with the needle screw pretty often though.

At least one other person understands the dangers of what we do :)