Wednesday, June 24, 2009

yikes!

Hi friends,
I'm hoping to be back to my usual fare tomorrow, but I'm giving my little finger a rest today. Had a little slip with this new fangled X-acto knife. Some of you from my Squam printing class might remember this new style of blade. Whether I was holding it incorrectly (not sure, but it's easy to do), or it was just a simple accident, I had a some time to think about safety while I "hung out" in the Emergency room. No worries... a little skin glue and steri strips and I'm as good as new. Well, maybe better than new, because I will use a little more caution and respect with all of the sharp tools I use daily. Do you use a rotary blade or craft knife on a regular basis? Please remember how sharp they are... how easily they can slip. My plan for today is to keep it safe, happy and mellow... hope your day is filled with the same. Pin It

24 comments:

  1. good idea to have a mellow day...

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  2. OMG Maya, I am so sorry about that ! I hope your finger will be as good as new very quickly, and that you won't get any pain. I'll keep you in my thoughts. PLEASE DO TAKE CARE !!! xoxoxo

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  3. Oh honey, so sorry. Don't you just wish you could rewind that time by 2 seconds. Here is a big fat coffee smelling kiss...."mwah"!

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  4. Yikes, indeed! Feel better soon, and I'm sure you'll benefit from a little down time to rest and heal.

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  5. YIKES! Have not seen one of those before - why is it better than the regular old xacto?
    Wishing you quick healing.

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  6. Oh Maya....I am so glad you are okay but, so sorry that you hurt your finger...I hope you are resting well today and feeling better soon.
    xo
    Melis

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  7. oh...no! I've had a few x-acto incidents myself, but none of them involved this crazy new thing. What is this used for? I'm going to de my research now. Hope the finger heals quickly!

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  8. Cute blocks! Sorry about your digits.

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  9. sorry about it! hope you'll well!

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  10. Yikes! Hope it's better soon. Crafters need fingers!

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  11. Now you'll have a cool scar to tell stories about. :) I think everyone who has ever used an x-acto has a story to tell. My big toe was the ill-fated one in my story, but now I'm always super careful. Hope you feel better soon and enjoy the excuse to be lazy!!! Sending you sunshine! :)

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  12. "sterry" strips?


    guffaw........

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  13. Yikes! Hope it heals quickly!

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  14. Thanks for all your healing and sweet thoughts. My finger and I are doing very well. In fact, it's been a wonderful day so far!
    Amber, this kind of blade is supposed to be for fine paper crafts... stencils, etc. I was using it to cut a long expanse of Kraft paper. Obviously, this kind of tool likes to be used for smaller projects! Now, I know!
    Anonymous- thanks for your spelling correction... my current editor is out in the hammock. ;)

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  15. Oh dear. I had a rotary cutter accident some years back--but the finger is still there, luckily! Hope you heal soon.

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  16. Oh man...I did this last year with my linoleum block cutting blade....yeeouch! I'm sorry you hurt your finger and am glad it wasn't too serious. Take Care, Maya :)

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  17. Hi Maya,

    I hope your finger is doing much better now... I've been thinking of you while I was working on this project (http://pm-betweenthelines.blogspot.com/2009/06/and-yet-another-box.html) this afternoon.
    I've had a couple of similar accidents myself lately, and they all happened in and around our recycling bin... My last "injury" was last week: cut my pinkie on the lid of a canned beans container. Very bloody and painful....
    Take care!

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  18. Dear Maya,

    I hope your wound heals quickly! I have the new X-acto knife too and I can't use it properly yet. And, I am a little nervous to try hearing your story today! Get well soon.

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  19. Ouch! I had a similar visit to the ER back in April (paring knife, chocolate bunny ears), so I know how that hurts! Wishing you speedy healing. You're right to give that finger a rest.

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  20. Maya I am so sorry your finger has been wounded! Bodies feel these things all the way through and cuts of any kind are hard to digest (at least for me, even sitting here all the way across the country from you). I do use a rotary cutter daily, and in the beginning of learning my 'groove,' cut myself on 2 different occasions... while this is not the best way to learn how sharp or dangerous a tool is, like you said, it is definitely a chance to really assemble in a solid safety protocol. A well known household saying here (started by my beau) is "no sharp or pointy things should move toward pink flesh, ever."

    I hope your finger is not in pain and that it is healing with ease. Warm hug to you Maya.

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  21. Oh dear! I've got that tool but I've got to say I've been a little nervous around it...sounds like with good reason.

    Love to you.

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  22. Oh my goodness Maya! I am quite sorry to hear about your accident -- and thank goodness you and your creative fingers shall be recovered just like new!! I've always been scared of Xacto knives since a run-in in art school -- and I see that they are still as dangerous today.

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  23. Speedy healing lovely little maya finger. A little rest to play with the children, explore your wonderful backyard nature park or read some books sounds like a wonderful idea.

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  24. Sweetie, I hadn't read about this until now. I hope you are feeling better by now! Those cuts are awfully painful, I know that.
    Well, rest a lot, and have lots of simple daily pleasures.

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