Thursday, June 07, 2007

What A Way To Start A Vacation....

Allie and I started on her sewing project this morning. I had decided that since it was her project that she was going to do all the sewing and cutting. So here she is cutting out the fabric for her pants.
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After she got everything cut out and marked she was ready to sew! She was doing great sewing the seams and finishing the seams......

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....that is UNTIL Allie got her finger in the way of the sewing machine needle! YEOUCH!!! She didn't scream or yell but instead was saying "ouch" in a strangely quiet tone so when I looked over I was shocked to see a needle buried in her finger! I was freaking so hard on the inside but being a mom I couldn't show it. I knew I wasn't going to attempt to take the needle out of her finger so I removed the needle from the machine (causing much pain to my daughter) and jumped in the car and headed to the ER.

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They had to locally numb her finger and that shot made her cry. After about 2o minutes the Dr. came back to remove the needle. Allie was holding on to my hand so tight I thought she was going to break my hand. There was some thread on the needle that went thru her finger so the Dr removed that first. I thought Allie was going to hyperventilate! She was so terrified as I would have been too! The doctor pulled the needle out with no problems and Allie was relieved.

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She has some antibiotics to take to prevent infection and some pain medicine for the next few days. So, it doesn't look like Allie will be doing any sewing for awhile. What a way to start the summer break!!

As you can guess with all that excitement today I haven't gotten any stitching done. While Allie was sewing I was working on finishing a pinkeep but doesn't look like I am going to get it done today.

19 comments:

Vonna said...

Wowzers....I hope that your daughter is feeling better soon...I can't even imagine...made me cringe just thinking about it.
Did it hit her bone?
YIKES!

BeckySC said...

My goodness! I agree, what a way to start vacation! I do hope she is OK.
Sending hugs :)

Carla said...

Ouch! Poor thing :( I hope it doesn't hurt to much

Jenn said...

Oh My! I hope Allie is feeling ok.

Jennifer said...

Yikes! Poor Allie!! Poor Mom!! Hopefully, you both have gotten this out of the way and the rest of summer will be smooth sailing. :)

Dee said...

Oh my golly ... I did the same thing at her age. Hope Allie is feeling better real soon.

Owie is right!

Renee said...

You know... something like this would only happen in *your* family! ;)

Mylene said...

I hope Allie feels better soon.

Itching To Stitch said...

I love your flag and the pics of your kitties. Sorry to hear/see what happened to your daughter, I hope no infection sets in and she'll be fine ;)

Cathy said...

Ouch! Poor Allie. She was really brave, though. I totally would have been screaming if that were me.

Simone said...

Eek! It went all the way through her finger! Give Allie my best wishes... I know how it feels, did the same thing myself once.

Christine said...

Oh, OUCH! I felt the pain of that for her! My goodness, what a trouper.

Pam said...

Oh my, that made my stomach ill just reading it. I've never done that myself, but was always scared I would. After reading about you teaching your daughter to sew this summer I was going to teach mine, but maybe I'll wait a bit LOL. Hope she heals quickly and this doesn't put a damper on her wanting to learn how to sew. Huge hugs for you Dawn!

quiltorstitch said...

Love your flag finish. I am sorry to hear about your daughter getting hurt like that, and right when your summer begins :( I hope she gets healed up quick.

Linda litlaskvis said...

OUCH!!!! That has happened to me so I know how much it hurts! Poor baby. Send her some hugs from me!

Cindy said...

Can't imagine the pain that Allie has gone through, poor Allie, hope she is feeling better now.

tkdchick said...

OUCH! You're poor baby!!!

Jenna said...

YEOUCH! Poor Allie! I'm glad that you were able to stay calm and get her to the ER. I hope that she will heal quickly!

Meari said...

Ewww... I literally got a pang in my stomach as I read and saw what she did. OMG! Hopefully, she's all better now.