Today we awakened to this:
My spate of self-injury continues. Yesterday I managed to slice open a finger with my rotary cutter. No worries. It wasn't a deep cut, but you'd have thought a murder had taken place, given all the blood. It bled and bled and bled. I could barely get a band-aid unwrapped to get it covered without bleeding all over everything. Finally I wrapped it tightly in two band-aids and then went back to my sewing. When my fingertip turned black from having the circulation cut off, I tried again to put a fresh band-aid on it. It was still bleeding. Good grief. The only thing missing from the whole scene was the arterial spray. I'm still alive this morning, and so I think maybe I'll survive yet another mishap.
If you were born during he 14th Century, like I was, you might remember back in the 70's when we were all focused on our "biorhythms." And if you're too young to remember biorhythms, here's what Wikipedia had to say about it:
The biorhythm theory is the pseudoscientific idea that our daily lives are significantly affected by rhythmic cycles with periods of exactly 23, 28 and 33 days, typically a 23-day physical cycle, a 28-day emotional cycle, and a 33-day intellectual cycle. The idea was developed by Wilhelm Fliess in the late 19th century, and was popularized in the United States in late 1970s. The proposal has been independently tested and, consistently, no validity for it has been found.
If you're curious about this, you can calculate your own biorhythms right here. I calculated mine for both yesterday and the day I crashed on my bike. In both cases, I was at "high" physical ability days. Hmmph. So much for that "science."
So what was I doing when mayhem broke loose? Well, I was making a cat. It's not the first time I've been bitten by a cat. I was cutting the pieces for the next Ties & Tails block. I started first with one fabric for the cat, but then realized I didn't have enough to cut the pieces I needed. So, I started over. I was probably in a hurry to catch up to where I'd left off, and that caused me to be careless with my handling of the rotary cutter. Indomitable quilter that I am, I managed to make the rest of the cat without further injury.
First I made the cat's head and added his three-dimensional collar. The collar instructions are a little confusing. This is the third one I've done, and so I think I have it down now.