Tuesday, January 12, 2010

outta sight

outta mind...
remember Hocuspocusville? well, i'm glad YOU do, cuz i sure didn't ... way back in october i traced out the next block - Morgana's Apothecary - and started in on the letters cuz i like to stitch the words first ... and then i decided the carrier that i was using for all of the stuff was awkward and unnecessary since i really only needed the stitchery, a hoop, some needles, a pair of scissors, and the floss ... so i transferred the stitching and necessities into a ziploc bag and put the rest into a big tote that is hanging on the back of the magick shoppe's door ... outta sight...
outta mind...
the rest of what happened is kinda blurry ... i was sitting in the oldmanleather chair, about to start stitching on the lost dog sign ... i remember taking off the hoop and putting everything into the ziploc bag so nothing would spill onto it ...... that was three months ago ... there was halloween ... thanksgiving ... christmas ... new year's ...... and this morning i remembered HPV not the virus and went looking for it ... somehow the ziploc bag had found its way to my bedroom where i hardly ever stitch cuz i lose needles and pins and then find them in the worst of ways and was under a bunch of folded but not put away clothes ... totally outta sight ... and totally outta mind...can't ...... breathe
sealed in plastic which is very not good for the fabric or the floss and sealed from my list of things to work on ... sheesh...three months and that's all you have done?!?
Hocuspocusville is one of my favorite wivvsp's and i have no deadline for finishing it ... so i stopped working on HPV in late october cuz i was crocheting the outer edge on an afghan for the m&ms for christmas ... and then i started on this...Family Circle's easy crochet Spring 2007
openwork coat for Auntia ... i finished the sleeves and started the frontbackfront ... when i was sewing down the binding on Little Nonnie's doll quilt i couldn't figure out why my fingers were so sore ... and then i remembered that i hadn't held an actual needle for a loooong time cuz i'd been crocheting ...... anywho ... Hocuspocusville is now out in plain sight ... the ziploc bag is open to the air and Morgana's gonna have an apothecary ...... someday

by the way ... i have joined in the Friday Night Sew-In for the New Year on January 15, 2010 ... commitment is atypical for me but the rules say that i don't have to actually sew ... i just have to promise to put aside some time to work on a project on my to do list ... and that i can do

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

You cannot rush a genius! That's a very pretty coat for Auntia, what colour are you using?

Kim said...

You know, I was thinking about HPV the other day and wondering whether you'd been working on it, but then I must have shaken my head, because the thought just disappeared like a line on an Etch-A-Sketch!

ranette said...

I do that all of the time....I'll open a drawer and there will be a project that I was just so excited over and I had completely forgotten about it. It means I have too much stuffitis....terrible disorder really and one that I'm trying to come up with a cure for!

Gran said...

Oh, the pains we bare about our stitcheries. Your search and rescue made me laugh.

Shannon said...

I found one of my BOM's a couple of weeks ago in the bedroom closet. I have no idea HOW it got in there?! I even thought I had accidentally given them away when I donated a ton of fabric. I hadn't worked on the blocks in years, but I'd been thinking about getting back to them and I was devastated that I thought they were gone. However, now that they've been found I'm not rushing back to the project. LOL

Kim said...

I was at another quilt shop tonight and guess what I saw? HPV, completed and hanging up! If it had been smaller, I would have tugged on it until it came out of its hanger and tucked it away in my bag--but it's too darn big!

By the way, I think you'd better publish another post soon, because this is the second time I've commented on this particular post, and it would just start looking really, really pathetic if I commented a third time!

Mama Spark said...

Friday night sew in? Wow not the usual for you. Glad you found your way back to HPV! I love that too.