the little prince

the little prince

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lost and Found

I have been trying to organize all my threads...the DMC were really in a mess...if only I would learn to put things away when I am done with stitching a design...maybe someday! Anyway, in between  sorting threads, when my eyes started crossing, I decided to also start to go through my boxes of patterns.

It was like Christmas all over again!I found so many designs that I forgot I had, more duplicates than I care to admit to, some designs that I know I will never stitch, but many more that have gone straight into the "need to stitch soon" basket. I am thinking about making a page here with charts for sale, and maybe having a giveaway or two as well.

But I also found something else that was not so nice. I have at least a few designs that are missing parts. For example, I have one sampler pattern all kitted up. It's one I started a couple of years ago, I think. But the fabric with my stitching on it has disappeared! I know that I have seen it,  maybe in the last year?...but where is it now???? And then I have two prim designs from primitiveBetty that I started...I have the stitched fabric for these, and the cover sheets and instructions for the patterns, but the patterns have disappeared!

And these are only a few...I'm wondering how many other lost treasures I will come across! Not to mention the little bags of threads and fabric that I know were bought for a specific project, but I'll be hard pressed to remember which project that might be...

Has this ever happened to anyone else, or am I just hopelessly disorganized??? I'm a librarian for goodness sake! I get paid to be organized!

I'm sure all the bits and pieces will find their proper homes and everything will re-appear at some point in time...don't you think?

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12 comments:

  1. Hope you find your lost things soon! Have fun discovering those things you didn't remember you having! X

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  2. OH yeah...story of my stitching life! I in fact have two little Michael's bags of various floss colours and I have NO idea which project I had bought them for.

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  3. Generally I am very organized, but this has happened to me also. I think we have the same faeries living in our craft closet!

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  4. Isn't it fun to find things we forgot we had. The missing items will show up when your not looking for them.

    Linda

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  5. Haha, Lynda, we seem to have the same problem. But after a while everything turns up again, mostly in bags together with a different project. And I go with what Linsa says - it's such a lot of fun to discover charts and projects that I didn't know that I have them. It's like browsing through a store, lol.

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  6. Yeah I have the same problem with putting threads back when I'm done, glad I'm not alone :-)
    I'm sure your missing charts and work will turn up in the most unlikely of places, when you are not looking for them, is't that always the way, lol

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  7. I'm usually quite organised but sometimes find a chart or two in an unexpected place! Hope you get organised soon.

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  8. I think it's our analytical minds from work cutting loose and having fun! I get paid to be highly organized too and my craft room tends to get a little edgy sometimes. But it's fun to explore and find new stuff. I keep all my threads on big rings in floss away bags by company. Then when I want to kit up I have a ring for that project and transfer them. I try hard to put them back when I am done but sometimes those gremlins get in there.

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  9. Recently, I lost my mid sized embroidery hoop. Can't find it any where. I have no clue where it could be hiding. So irritating that I ordered a new one, square shaped and the twill to wrap the inner ring. You know what that means.......the lost one will show up the hour I have that new one wrapped and ready to go.

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  10. So funny I have just done the same thing last week, great to find all these lovely designs , and great if you have started them and they are all together !.

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  11. You are too funny. I go through the same thing - and am continuously surprised when I find something I forgot I purchased. Kind of like Christmas.

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  12. I am sad you have lost so much needlework stuff, but I hope you will find them soon.

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