Thursday, April 12, 2012

Quilter down!

On Tuesday I had a nasty accident and got to take a chauffeur driven ride in one of these. I even had my own personal paramedic to administer some doses of morphine.
Let me start at the beginning. I had been cleaning the inserts from my range hood which are now a bit singed. I was pouring boiling water over them and the fat was coming out quite nicely.
DH bought in a can of highly flammable de-greasing spray. See where this is going? It was working so brilliantly and the fat was literally running out. Then I made a huge mistake.
I picked one of these to have a little scrub.
There was an explosive flash fire caused by the friction of the brush. I was thrown about three meters across the kitchen floor from the force and landed flat on my back. When I looked up I saw a fire like this about a meter and a half wide by a meter high. I'm sure glad I had aluminium venetian blinds and not fabric curtains.
I checked my clothes weren't on fire and raced into the bathroom to submerge my arm in a sink full of cold water. I had a soaked towel on my face as well. Dh managed to smother the fire and an ambulance was called. Luckily he wasn't injured.
It took about twenty minutes to arrive which was a good thing since the water submersion was the best thing for me.
My arm which copped the worst was dressed and the next day I had an appointment here.
I go back tomorrow for fresh dressings and then again early next week. So what's the damage?
My arm hurts, a LOT, is swollen and I can't sew but the painkillers are good stuff.
First and second degree burns which should heal quite fast with silver dressings. One patch near my elbow with a patch of skin missing.
My eyelashes are a third of the length they were, my eyebrows have short hairs and I have no hair on my upper lip.
My hair burnt off all around the edges of my face.
The tip of my nose is feeling sun burnt.
I'm thanking God for the fact that it could have been so much worse. I'm one very, very lucky person!
I did get a bonus, I got to visit the Ikea store near the burns unit and found some bargains. I thought this would make a great table cloth.
This one excited me, I first saw it on a quilt here so I bought eleven meters, enough for a backing. It was such a good price at $3.99 meter.
Pardon me if I don't blog for a little bit or answer emails. It's taken me a long time to write this post.
DH is on holidays so I'm being well looked after. I'll hopefully be able to catch up soon.

154 comments:

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

So glad that your burns were not any worse. My grandson got burned by steam on his hand when he was a toddler and burns are serious. Please do as your doctor instructs we don't want to hear about any infections, etc. Hope your pain meds are helping and that you get back to feeling better soon! You are so lucky, it must have been very scary.

audrey said...

wow! glad you're as well off as you seem to be. hope you get back up to speed soon!!

carol fun said...

WOW! Glad to hear you weren't hurt more seriously. Burns can be quite nasty. Keep up with wound care. It does make a difference! I had to chuckle that you got a trip to IKEA out of this misadventure. Nothing like a little retail fiber therapy to make us happy. Don't bother to respond to this. When I broke my wrist last year it took forever to type anything - I understand. Hope you heal quickly!

Doniene said...

Janet, how scary!! So glad all is well though. Praying for quick healing for you!!! Get lots of rest and take care of your arm and face!!

Blessings

I Quilt for Fun said...

Oh my goodness. Lucky doesn't begin to describe it. Take care of yourself...we'll be here when you're up and at it again!

Jan

be*mused jan said...

Janet, what a trooper you are! Burned, singed and drugged up, you still managed to check out the nearby Ikea fabric department while in the neighborhood. A true quilter of my own heart. lol
Seriously, how frightening! Sounds like you were very lucky to have escaped more serious injury. Wishing you a smooth recovery. Don't worry...the quilts will be waiting for you when you're back in form.

Jen said...

Holy moly! You must have a guardian angel! Keep that silver cream on there and re-dress it as often as you can - the more contact you have with the cream, the faster it'll heal - you'll be amazed at how well it works! (yep - that's experience talking...) Hope you also have some pain meds? Get better soon!

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow! That was a very close call! I'm so glad you are okay and will recover quickly. Love the fabrics you bought - especially the number words :*)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Yikes Janet! I'm glad it was no worse, but you take care of yourself and don't overdo it!

Glenn Dragone said...

OMG, what a scary story! I'm glad it wasn't any worse. Rest up and recover quickly!

Adele said...

Something good always comes out of something bad..you wouldn't have spotted the fabric if you weren't burnt....so so glad you are alright and you make a quick and speedy recovery. xx

Dixie said...

Dear Janet, so glad you are ok and hope you get well quickly. I was shuddering through your post, as I was literally doing the same thing on Saturday, and my husband was spraying the hood with the same type of stuff. Thank you for passing on this cautionary post as I will never attempt this again. Back to my vinegar and water and elbow grease for cleaning...

Sue said...

Wow. I am so thankful you're still with us. What a scary time. I will certainly be prayin for a speedy healing for you.
Please take good care of yourself.

Donna~~ said...

Good heavens! Thank goodness you are ok! It sounds horrible--especially not being able to sew! Although not having hair on the upper lip would be a plus for me, a trip to the hospital seems an expensive way to eliminate that. :)
Hope you heal swiftly and well--we'll all miss you!

Wendy said...

So glad that the burns are not worse than they are. Sending up prayers for a quick recovery for you.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Holy Moly. Who would have thought a little scrub brush would create such an alarming result. Glad you were not hurt any worse than you were and that your kitchen or house didn't catch on fire. Take good care of yourself lady!

Pokey said...

All because you were cleaning! It just goes to show you, stick with your quilting and leave that cleaning activity alone! Quilting is safer and lots more fun ~
:-}pokey
ps, I'm glad it wasn't worse. take care sweetie!

Di said...

What a dreadful accident, Janet. I'm so sorry you have all that pain, and really hope it can be kept under control while the healing takes place (hopefully soon). At least you proved yourself a REAL quilter by not missing the opportunity for some fabric shopping LOL. I guess it was "for medicinal purposes".

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I am so surprised you went shopping afterwards! hope you will be up and about in no time.
Karen

Joanne said...

Wow! I hope you have a speedy recovery! All the best.

Jessica said...

Wow Janet...you're not one to miss an opportunity are you? Visiting Ikea like that! I will keep you in mind next time I clean my rangehood....I hope you heal quickly!

Dora, the Quilter said...

Wow, Janet, that's really scary. Although your bandaged arm looks great because that beautiful quilt really enhances the white, I'll pray for your speedy healing. I'm so glad you managed to go to Ikea!

beebee said...

I hope your arm is better soon. I hope it does not hurt too much!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Oh my gosh! How scary! I never would've guessed the brush could cause such a blast. :-o Hope you heal fast! (hugs)

Britt said...

Hoping you heal quickly and feel better soon so you can get back to your lovely hand work. Just stunning to think of how much worse it could have been.

taylorsoutback said...

Oh my word, Janet - what a freak combination of events to have happened to you - all because of a little cleaning chore. Sending you quick healing thoughts across the ocean. Bless your husband for being there too.

You are a true quilter - after going through all that and Still looking at fabric:o) You are a trooper!

Monica said...

OMG! What terrible news. I'm glad to hear you were not more seriously injured. Because by the sound of it, it could have been much much worse. Here's hoping you heal quickly and with no lasting after effects.

And as a side note...the next time you want to remove unwanted hair there are much easier ways to remove it that aren't quite as dangerous. I can't say they hurt any less though LOL.

Linda said...

Good grief! What an accident! I'll say you were fortunate! You poor dear. I can only imagine how painful your burn must feel. You've just taught us all that housekeeping can be very bad for your health! Do take care of yourself. Heal quickly. I will pray for you. And do not reply to this comment!

Darlene said...

OMG, Janet, I'm so sorry to hear about your terrible accident. I'm sending lots of healing thoughts, prayers and hugs. Take care! Do not fret about replying to comments or e-mails.

Lizards aren't cuddly said...

Oh Janet, I am glad you can see that you were very lucky, I like to look on the bright side too. I feel sad that you are in pain and unable to craft (which, to me, would be the worst of the injury, not the pain). Sounds like you are being looked after. I look forward to your posts when you are feeling better. Kelli

Alison said...

That's a bit frightening Janet - but it did make me smile that you bought fabric as part of your treatment (so to speak)!

Julia said...

OMG, Janet, thank goodness your Ok, that could have been so much worse..take all the time you need to heal.
..and what good quilter would ever miss checking out the fabric at Ikea,being that close by, great price too!...I must agree it is lovely fabric.
Julia ♥

sharon said...

I am so glad you survived, what a horrible experience!Hope you heal quickly and will be back to sewing soon.

Quiltbenaco said...

Auguri, rimettiti presto!
Ciao

Faith said...

Oh Janet hope the pain dies down soon, you still buy fabric after the battle, what a true quilter... trooper you are x Im glad your hubby is home to look after youx

Chookyblue...... said...

oh Janet........take care and heal well........

Salley said...

The home is a dangerous place. Check into a Resort ASAP for some TLC from DH. And keep up the fluids.
All the best.

Cardygirl said...

Glad you will be okay...hope the pain eases and you are better soon!

Annemart Berendse said...

Janet, I hope you recover well and soon. This must have been a big shock! Of course you need some TLC from the people around you, and please let them! I, on the other half of the world am definitely thinking of you and sending you good vibes!

Nedra said...

Oh, Janet, I am so concerned for you. I know burns hurt worse than almost any injury. Know that I am sending prayers your way daily. Of course, we understand if you need time off for a while to heal. You will be very much missed.

Judy Dietrich said...

Thank goodness you are OK--could of even hurt your back in the fall to the floor. Take care of your arm, and follow the doctor's directions so you will heal properly!! While you wait to heal, you will have to design some quilts in your head. Of course with something nice to drink and your feet propped up--and no cleaning. Hope the meds continue to take away the pain. God Bless

s columbine said...

Ohhh that smarts, now next time you need to clean........take out inserts, immerse in hot water in bath and cover with laundry detergent. This is from a book written by Shannon Lush full of cleaning tips. I have used this method, it works. Laundry detergent is formulated to lift grease, so much safer and cleaner than the previous method. Then drain bath water, stand up inserts, and rinse with more hot water, leave to air dry
Relx and get better.

Grethe said...

Oh dear me,what an horrible experience,reading your blog from time to time.So sorry to read this.
All the best to you,praying for a better and better days ahead :-)

Marls said...

Yikes Janet, that sounds scarey. Hope the pain eases and that you heal well. Take care.

Janet said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Hope you heal well and soon.

Janet said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Hope you heal well and soon.

Shirley said...

Only a quilter would take the opportunity to do some fabric searching following such a trauma. What a very scary experience for you and I hope those burns heal quickly and you will be back at sewing soon. Take time though Janet.

Marit said...

Janet, you had quite a scare! Please be kind to yourself, and let yourself be helped. I hope you will heal quickly.
xoxo

Feather on a Wire said...

Ouch! So sorry this happened to you but pleased I am not the only one this sort of thing happens to. I put soup into the blender and didn't put the lid on properly. Burnt boobs as well as arms. BTW pop the air filters into the dishwasher next time....

Tanya said...

My sympathies, and I am sure you are going to get the full gist of this burn over the next couple of days. Rest up and I also want to say a big thanks for sharing this as it is simple household accidents like these that can be so devastating and we all need a reminder from time to time. I wouldn't have given it another thought about picking up that brush myself.

Kaaren said...

OMG, Janet! How awful for you.

It's my turn now to keep you in my thoughts and prayers for a quick and complete recovery.

Take care, my friend. If only I lived closer.

Oops-Lah said...
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Oops-Lah said...

Oh no, you poor thing. I think burns are the worst of injuries as they really hurt the most. Just a little burn can hurt like h...!!! Take some time out and look after yourself.
PS: note to self, do not clean, it's dangerous ;)!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Oh my goodness, you poor thing! (And yet very lucky that it's not worse.) Take care xx P.S. Maybe your hubby will do all the cleaning from now on?! It's worth a go!!

Bianca said...

Oh my word! How awful! Burns are very painful, hope you can keep it under control with good painmedication.
Next time, just use some soda with soft soap, that cleans very well and isn't flammable.
Hope you recover swiftly. Let your hubby pamper you (only upside?)
(((hug))) Bianca

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh dear Janet! How dreadful for you! Fabric shopping at Ikea was a small consolation, I suppose! Rest up and get better real soon!

Robyn G. said...

Oh dear Janet,
What a shock! I'm so glad you're ok... take time to get better.
xox

broderie said...

Hard to believe how easily the explosive fire began ! Surely we don't need such products, but you would need the fabric shop to get over the shock ! Take care and heal well !

Carol said...

Oh my goodness Janet...that's beyond scary...sending lots of good thoughts. You take care!

Christine said...

Oh Janet so glad you are okay, this could have been so much worse.
Glad duh is home to help you around the house, make sure you take good care of yourself.
Hugs

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

you poor dear, so sorry to hear about your accident. I am praying for a quick recovery.

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Bless your heart! I am so sorry to hear about your accident! Please take care and rest and get well soon!

Michele said...

Oh My!

so sorry you were hurt.

Rest, read,listen to audio booksand get well soon.

Linda in NC said...

Yikes! So glad to hear that you survived without too much damage. What a price to pay for just trying to be a good housekeeper! Nice consolation prize at IKEA - I love that fabric. Best wishes for a quick recovery.

Miriam said...

Ohh My Goodness Janet!!!

So sorry to hear you have been hurt.
What a shock!

I hope those pain meds keep working well and that you make a swift recovery!

Take care. Gentle ((hugs))

Stephanie said...

Well I won't accuse you of staging a fire just so you could go to the IKEA store. No one wants to suffer burns or a scare such as that. Scary stuff. I know you'll be take good care of. Now you can spend some time thumbing through magazines and books and dreaming up new and gorgeous applique designs. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

luv2quilt2 said...

So glad to hear that you're on the mend. It's scary, and I would have done the same thing you did. I have brushes that I use for all kinds of cleaning, but I'll think twice from now on.

Shelley said...

Good glory woman, that's one heck of a scare! I am so happy to hear that it wasn't worse! I need my eyebrows and the hair over my upper lip tended to but I think I will take the more "traditional" method :) Take care of those burns and feel better soon. Thanks for sharing the lesson on how NOT to clean the grease filter!

Marie said...

Oh my goodness Janet - what an ordeal! I had a similar incident years ago attempting to light the pilot light of an industrial gas stove so I feel for you. It will be a challenge not to be able to sew for a while but take the time to recover. In the interim, it looks like fabric therapy is helping to improve your spirits. Stay well.

*karendianne. said...

Oh Janet. I'm just waking up and my heart is racing! I'm so glad you're okay. You're right - it could have been so much worse. I like the little treats you were able to pick up and a little down time is good for the creativity as difficult as it can be. Whew. Thank heavens for the angels watching over our human selves.

Karen said...

Janet, I'm so glad you weren't hurt worse. It's wierd to think sometimes how close we come to serious accidents which totally change the course of our lives. This one will just divert you for a while. Take care of yourself and I hope the healing is swift.

Fischtown Lady said...

What kind of accident. I never thought that it may to happen. You've really been lucky. I send best wishes for recovery.
many regards, Marita

Heather said...

Oh my, so glad you are OK but having suffered bad burn to my hand a few years ago, I know that you must be in terrible pain. Only a dedicated quilter would think a trip to a burn unit was another opportunity for fabric shopping close by! Take care.

Barb said...

I am sorry for your accident truly but I had to laugh because even when the quilter is down she can go shopping for fabric...or the likes.

Do hope you get better and glad things were not worse than what they were.

Thimbleanna said...

OhMyGosh Janet! I'm so sorry -- you poor girl! I'm so glad it wasn't much worse. There's nothing worse than burn pain. Nothing! Take it easy -- and remember the motto -- "Drugs, the way to a better life" LOL! XOXO.

bloominworkshop said...

OhMyWorD!! I'm glad it wasn't any worse. And I do hope you mend quickly! What a frightening experience!

B J Elder said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so thankful you weren't injured worse, not that the burns aren't bad enough. The silver dressing is great. We've used it on burns and it works fabulously. Hoping the pain will soon be gone. Take care and enjoy some time to relax and be cared for.

Quilting Queen said...

Miracles happen every day...consider this one...it could have been much worse.. take care of yourself, your blogs are worth reading.

Lori said...

Holy Canoli!! That is so scary!! Thanks goodness not worse damage was done. Heal quickly Janet!!

Janet said...

Oh Janet - I'm so glad your going to be alright!! What a scary experience! I hope the meds keep you comfortable so you can rest and heal. I'll be praying for you.
Love the number fabric- it will make a great backing :0)

Katie said...

Oh my gosh, what a scare! I'm glad you're on the mend and that you managed to turn it all around and do some fabric shopping........:-)

julieQ said...

I am so very sorry...heal quickly hugs!!

Teresa said...

HOLY FREAKIN'COW!!!!! I'm so glad you are still around! Yes, I'm sure it could have been a lot worse, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE IT WAS, AND IS, BAD ENOUGH! I always suspected housework was a killer. All I have to say is that those meds MUST be good...I was crying then totally cracked up when you talked about going to IKEA and finding something FABRIC-oriented! That's the MEDS talking! Take it easy and be patient, and NO MORE HOUSEWORK!!! I don't know what to swear off and avoid first...grease, boiling water, scrub brushes, housework...ALL the above?!?

I will keep you in my thoughts!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

Oh my gosh, Janet! How terrifying! Who would have thought a scrub brush could be so dangerous? Another good reason to avoid housework - lol!

I hope you mend quickly and completely - take care during your
convalescence!

Mary said...

This sounds awful! I'm sure all good wishes and everything else has already been said. I join in with them - rest and heal.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, my goodness, Janet. How scary for you both. I am so glad you didn't get burned more. Such a freak accident.
Take care of your self and I pray for a speedy and healthy recovery.

Terry said...

Oh Janet...thank goodness you're OK! That could have been so much worse! I hope your arm heals quickly and you're back to sewing soon! Hugs! :0)

Ann Champion said...

Oh my! I never would have thought such a thing could happen. I'm so glad you weren't hurt worse than you were. Burns can be so painful.

I got a chuckle out of you going shopping after all of that stress. Fiber therapy always helps. ;)

Beth D said...

I am so sorry and am sending you good thoughts.

Nyla said...

Goodness, so glad you weren't hurt any worse! Sorry you were hurt at all and that you can't quilt but must count your blessings! Glad you are being well cared for. Thanks for sharing so we can all learn a lesson from your unfortunate experience.

Meredith said...

Wishing youa well recovery. Glad your husband is with you. Very sweet of him. Take care. I did not know that could even happen.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Oh my goodness I am so glad you are going to be ok. That sounds very scary. Take care of yourself and come back soon!!

sandra said...

OMG! The worst accidents always happen at home... Hope you get well soon...

penny said...

Oh Janet, take care of yourself and hope you are able to be back to the sewing soon.
Penny in Port Macquarie.

liz said...

What a shocking event. I am glad you are at least well enough to tell us what happened. I hope the road to full recovery is not too difficult. Thinking of you and wishing you all the best.

mnneedleworker said...

I'm so sorry you were hurt. I love your blog and your wonderful workmanship. Hope you heal soon. Paula

Linda said...

Oh, Janet, what a scary thing to have happened! I know the pain has got to be awful. These things happen so fast and with no warning. Take it easy. DH can cook and clean while you recouperate. I hope you will be back to your old self real soon.

Mimi said...

Holy crap Jane!!! Sure glad you will be okay and it wasn't any worse - whew!! Hope you heal quickly too! Take care!

Sue SA said...

Yikes, who would have thought that combination would result in fire? Thank you so much for telling us about your experience so we can avoid the same awful accident. I am off to order my new kitchen appliances today, so definitely paying the extra money for range-hood inserts tat go in the dishwasher. I hope that you heal well and quickly, nothing worse then being in pain...and then of course not being able to sew or blog, take care.

Janet said...

Oh Janet, I am so sorry. What a freakish accident. I hope you heal quickly and get back to your love of making quilts.
Janet

Quilter Kathy said...

That was such a scary story...hope you heal quickly.

Cheri said...

Goodness Janet, what an accident, who would have thought he friction from a scrub brush could cause all that. Take care of you!!!

Mimi said...

OMG! You are so right. It could have been so much worse. I hope your healing is quick and that you aren't in too much pain. Take care of yourself.

Dar said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your accident, but glad to see you have your priorities in order -- near a store to get a good sale! Hope you heal quickly.

bluesquarequilting said...

Sorry this happened to you ! I hope you feel better soon !

Joan said...

Janet - what a dreadful dreadful thing to have happen to you. Burns are so painful - ask me how I know :( I do hope it doesn't take too long to heal. Yes.... you are very lucky it was not worse! Thank God your DH is there, and was there when he was needed. I bet he was also in shock. Many healing prayers and get well thoughts coming your way.

Lina said...

Sorry to hear about your accident! Get well soon!!!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

OH MY!! OUCH OUCH OUCHIE!!!! I AM SOOOOOO glad you are alright! It's a good thing, you HAVE to get those quilts finished! HA!

I know it's not funny but I was chuckling when you went to the Ikea.....lol, nothing can keep a quilter from looking at fabric!

Soooo wishing you a speedy recovery!

Jan said...

Burns are so painful - I don't have to tell you, right? I'm sorry to hear about your accident, and happy that it wasn't worse. Who, but a quilter, could turn a trip to the hospital into a fabric excursion?! Get Well Soon!

Doris said...

Thank God, and that guardian angel that was watching out for you... and that DH was home!

I had a nice chuckle over you finding the bright side in getting to stop at Ikea for fabric bargains. That's exactly something I would think, say and do! ;-)

Love you, take care, and heal quickly!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh Janet..so sorry to hear about your accident. Take care and heal up soon. (((Hugs))))

Susie said...

How awful. I hope you are doing better by now.

Anonymous said...

Janet, nasty, nasty accident. However did you know that those filters can go into the dishwasher? That's how I do mine. I do mine at the beginning of each month and I have never had a problem and it's easy!!!!!!!

Rose Marie said...

Ouch .... glad to hear that you are on the mend!

Sue-Anne said...

OMG!!! I am so pleased you are almost ok! What a traumatic experience for you both and I suppose you are lucky that it wasn't worse. ho would have thought something like that would happen from cleaning - just as well I never clean my rangehood pads!!! My love and thoughts are with you and get well soon xxx.

Quilt Hollow said...

Thank the Lord you are okay!!! Wishing you Avery quick recovery! We cannot have a quilter down of your caliber!

PatchworkRose said...

OMg Janet So glad you are OK. I think from now on you can forget that cleaning Job. Hope you heal quickly and are back to yourself soon.
xo
Lynne

Lee Ann said...

Oh my...so thankful you are still with us. Rest up and heal soon.
xoxo

Eileen said...

OMG Janet! Heal fast so you can sew.
You're right-you were very lucky.

wendywoo63 said...

Janet just read about your accident,hope you are on the mend.Cleaning the stove is the worst job without that happening.Glad at least you got to Ikea.Loved your fabric Hugs Wendy

Brenda said...

I am so glad that you are not injured worse than you are! That was quite a scary situation. Prayers are coming your way for a quick healing.
Brenda

ranette said...

Bless your heart!!! You will be in my prayers Janet.

SewWhatsNew said...

Janet, I wish you a fast recovery. I am so sorry to hear of your accident. Take good care of yourself.I hope the pain goes away fast. Make sure you do your therapies and scar management if recommended by your medical team. Keep yourself hydrated too.

imquilternity said...

Oh my gosh...Janet!!! You are incredibly lucky you weren't injured worse. Fire is soooo scary. I'm so sorry to hear of your mishap, but glad to know that you were fast on your feet and that your DH was there to assist, both with fire and with getting you help. I just can't imagine the situation you are in, but I love your upbeat attitude. Please take good care of yourself....I'll be thinking about you.

BBB said...

AHHH! I'm so glad you weren't hurt more! I hope you have a very speedy recovery. I'm currently reading a book called, "Heaven is Here" by Stephanie Nielson. Her body was 80% burned in an airplane crash. Burns sound absolutely NO FUN. Bless you a very speedy recovery.

regan said...

Oh my gosh....that must have been very scary! To have it all blow up in your face.....I'm so sorry! Sounds like you came out of it all with the great spirits and I'm so glad you have your hubby taking good care of you. Take your time mending, there is nothing to rush through it for. Just know that we all wish you well, and that you'll be back to your beautiful stitching when you can. Take care!

jan said...

So thankful it was not worse for you. Love how you made some fun at Ikea during the whole injury repair...what a trooper you are. I had no idea that a plastic brush could ignite a degreaser spray,WOW
!!! Hopefully you will heal quickly and the pain meds keep you feeling bearable.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Far Out Brussel Sprout!!! That is one hell of a story!! It's crazy because you had no way of knowing that would happen. I am SO glad you are mostly okay, it could have been worse. I hope everything heals up super fast so you can get back to sewing soon. You could always start doing quilting podcasts if you get bored. Take care Janet.

Sewjournal said...

Gosh Janet! How scary! I'm glad to hear that you are recovering but so sorry to hear that you are badly burnt. I pray that you heal quickly and can sew again soon. Hugs Munaiba

Annie said...

What a frightening experience! Hope you are healing nicely. Sending special get well thoughts.

: )

Stina Blomgren said...

Oh my goodness Janet....just thinking of what could have happened...scary thought..you are indeed a lucky person!!!
That was some nasty cleaning stuff!! Phew...
Take care of yourself and take your time to get well...sending you big hugs from Sweden ...and no more of THAT!!! HUGS!

Nic said...

Oh no! I'm so glad to hear that you got off relatively lightly. That arm sounds painful though, so a pity you didn't get off lighter still.

Is it just me, or is someone making a degreaser that's highly flammable a really stupid idea? I mean, sheesh, it didn't even take a spark, just some friction heat.

I hope you heal quickly.

Nanette Merrill said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Who would think that would happen? Good to know I guess. I'm so sorry. Oh my dear. Janet take care and heal well. I'm so sorry.

Vivian said...

Oh my!!! I am a scrubber so I probably would have done the same thing. Glad you shared your story with us.

My husband is a paramedic and he is kind of nice to have around.

I am thankful you are safe, that your husband was with you, and you acted fast until the medics arrived.

Get well soon.

Vivian said...

I am just catching up with my blog reading so am late in reading about this---I am so sorry to hear about your accident!

This is something I never would have imagined happening and will note it (and the cleaning tips others have shared) as I had hoped to get a range hood in the future.

Hope you are healing nicely. Take care of yourself first, the blog can wait and you know we will all be here or you when you come back!

Wendy said...

My goodness, who knew housework could be so dangerous? Hope all goes well and you heal quickly.

Barb said...

Oh MY Gosh!
how terrifying - take care!
xo
barb

Anonymous said...

Please take care of your burns! I am so sorry this has happened to you. Be assured that all of your blog readers will be awaiting your healthy return.

Georgia Clark

MamaT said...

That is sooooo weird! Who would have thought that the friction would start a fire! I'm hoping you heal quickly!

Mary Ann said...

Omigosh, who would have thought elbow grease could catch fire?!? That brush looks so innocent. Thank God you were not injured worse than you were. Please take care of yourself, and heal quickly. We'll miss your inspiration.

Supergoof said...

How are you doing today?
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Katie said...

Oh MY! Thank you for sharing this. It's a good lesson for all of us. Hope you will be back to normal quickly!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness. Please take care of yourself, we want you back up and running soon.

Denise in Sacramento

Kim W said...

OMG, I never would have thought a plastic scrubber would cause enough friction to cause a spark. So glad you're safe but I'm sure hurting. I've warned DH about the degreaser because he uses it on his car.

Ann said...

Oh my gosh Janet, what a terrible experience and how lucky you were not to be more seriously hurt. I hope you recover fully, you have really highlighted how something so simple as cleaning your stove/rangehood can turn into a dangerous situation. All the best Janet, kind regards, Ann

Karen said...

Oh my gosh! It just proves cleaning is no good for your health! (ha ha) That's my excuse anyway. I hope you feel better soon and the pain lessens for you.

Sally said...

So glad to hear you are doing okay. That was such a bizarre and scary thing to have happened. You are wise to be able to see the positive side and I wish you a quick recovery and relief from the pain. Take care!

Joana said...

I'm so sorry about your accident! It brought tears to my eyes for you because I know that burn injuries are so painful. The silver dressings are amazing though--I use them for wound care for my husband. You will stay in my prayers for quick healing! Joana

Mary said...

I am so sorry to hear about your accident. What a terrible story. Please take care of yourself and be better soon.
Mary

Cathy said...

Oh My Gosh, how did I miss this? Janet I'm so sorry to hear of your accident, I am so glad it wasn't worse, but still very bad. I will be praying for quick healing and thinking of you both. xo

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

What an horrifying experience! I hope you heal quickly and without too much discomfort. I'll look forward to you getting back to your usual creative, talented self!

Kristen said...

OMG, so glad it wasn't worse and so sad it happened to you! I hope you are healing fast! xoxo

mbroider said...

Oh dear! And i read this just now... Thank God it was not worse, Janet. Hope you heal quickly. That was such a scare.

Hugs
Sharmila

Eileen said...

OMG! Janet-you are so lucky! Take it easy and do whatever they tell you to do. Hope you heal fast.