By: Achaia Victoria
Ah, yes. It all started on a busy Saturday, when the studio was covered in fabric and pens, and patterns, and more fabric, and boxes to be shipped. (Along with the usual belongs-in-the-studio-but-doesn't-really-belong-in-the-studio-stuff. You know, the Monopoly game board, an assortment of books, etc.) Oh! We can't forget scissors and pins and rotary cutters. Ahem. That's when it all began.
A particular seamstress— no name given, you can just fill in the blank with the writer of this post —-was plugging away, cutting fabric. We were having a good sale, and orders HAD to be cut (and no dawdling). Well, who would have guessed that the rotary cutter wouldn't follow it's supposed-to-follow-path, and end up slicing across the seamstress's left thumb. We're not sure what the seamstress was doing when that happened. She must have been talking or something. Well, blood gushed out, the seamstress rushed to the bathroom, and felt a little sick. It hurt! The official home nurse, Apphia, came to look at the wound, and access what had to be done. They got the thumb all clean and bandaged up, along with sticking some tylenol down the seamstress's throat, because it really was throbbing at that point. You wanted to see a closer-up picture of the wound, right?
Now, we must be truthful about these pictures. They were actually taken about 2 weeks after the fatal slip. It was looking pretty good by that time. Originally the cut was sliced right by the seamstress's nail bed.
But, back to the story….
So, for the next two days the seamstress couldn't properly use her thumb, and she had to get her hair shampooed in the sink by the official home nurse. (Scrubbing factor. You can't really properly scrub your hair with a big band-aid on your thumb.)
So, where does this all end?? Well, now the seamstress isn't sure. She might completely lose part of her thumb nail. It hasn't decided yet. The seamstress is very thankful for thumb nails and that no blood dripped on any fabric. And yes! She's happily back cutting fabric at full speed. The End.
PS We want to extend a tremendous thank you to everyone who has written about the Joplin quilt project!! We are so thankful for every comment and email. Everything is coming together wonderfully well, and we're excited to get started! We'll plan on posting more about it shortly. xxxx