including, apparently, sewing through your finger. now don't get me wrong. i've caught pockets of skin from the pads of my fingers plenty of times before while cross-stitching or hand stitching, but sewing through my finger on my sewing machine? that's a first... and i'm still not quite sure how it happened, but i have the tunnel through the side of my finger to prove it!
in any case, it broke my needle and threw off the tension on my machine. completely. as in... it won't sew more than two-three correct stitches at a time without throwing the fabric back at me in a wad of knots and tangles. which means, this purse that i've been working on, which is about 30 seconds away from being done... will remain 30 seconds away from being done... until i can figure out what's going on with my machine and get it working correctly again.
*sigh* couldn't the first time for this to happen have come at a different time? :-/