Well, tonight, I did a very stupid thing. My finger got in the way of the embroidery machine needle! I still don't know how I did it - in too much of a hurry as usual. Anyway, I spent three hours at the emergency. First of all, the doctor couldn't find anything so he decided to send me for an x ray. I figured that would be the first thing to do. It showed the 2 cm needle shaft stuck in good. After several needles to deaden the finger, and much digging, it was finally out. My right index finger now has three stitches in it and lots of bruising. So much for trying to finish up projects.