14 May

If swimmers get “swimmer’s ear” and tennis players are prone to “tennis elbow”, then surely this is “Seamstress’s Arm”:


Small burns, stacked up along the inside of my right forearm, from reaching around the hot iron when I’ve placed it wrong on my work table. No sooner does one heal when I hit it just  wrong, again, and get a fresh one.

4 Responses to “Wounds”

  1. mrsmole May 14, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    Real seamstresses have these and are proud of them! Some women have burn marks from the oven racks while pulling pans of cookies…I’d rather have the iron marks!

  2. stirandstitch May 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    what?! i have the EXACT same healing burn on my right inner forearm, too. badges of honour 😉

  3. Octi May 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    Ditto–I still have a scar from the time I just let my wrist go limp for a second, for no apparent reason at all, while I was holding my iron up and it was on the linen setting. Good times.

  4. ataylorsews May 14, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Ouch! For me, it’s sticking myself CONSTANTLY with pins. The ones I can see clearly and the ones I forget are there. Lately, they’re starting to stay stuck until I pull them out. What’s up with that? I’m turning into my own pin cushion.

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