OUCH! My finger! Oh dear I think this new super powerful sewing machine needs a speed camera. It's supposed to be a stitch regualtor but obviously that doesn't prevent it going through your finger! I was having a happy little meander quilt and suddnely the needle broke, I screeched and I looked down to see a very neat stitch in my finger. I was attached to the machine and the quilt by the thread! I'm glad it was a nice clean new needle at any rate. I had to clip the thread and pull about a centimetre out of the side of my finger. Guttermann thread - do all surgeons use it?
So I have taken off the little darning foot (below) and put on this larger one in the hope that I may have more protection. After pacing the kitchen and applying a plaster I decided the best thing to do would be to continue sewing to take my mind of the building pain. Now I've run out of thread.
Perhaps this is punishment for using my Xmas present in advance of December 25th, but if I left it until that day to open no-one would get any Christmas lunch!