Remember these blocks…the pattern is called Summertime…and I have been working on it forever!
Yesterday I was showing my daughter, Maggie all the projects that I worked on while we were down south… I grabbed the black bag that I carry my Summertime blocks in BUT the folder that they were in was GONE!!
I turned my sewing room upside down…no Summertime. I turned it over again! I cleaned out the cab of the truck…nothing. I tried phoning the Blackball Ferries but of course it was Easter Sunday so no one answered!
My plan was to phone the ferries this morning…hopefully they have a Lost and Found. It’s in a yellow plastic folder…you know the kind with the little pockets and the built in elastic closure. I put the cover to the pattern in the front pocket. Inside the folder are nine completed blocks and three little baggies containing the cut out pieces of wool for the rest of the blocks…HOW COULD I HAVE BEEN SO CARELESS!!! Hours and hours and hours of work down the drain…literally…somewhere between Port Angeles and Victoria…
Then I started tracing HOW my black bag made it’s way into the house…it was carted in with everything else and dumped on our bed. I then sorted through the stuff and put everything away. I remember tripping over the handle strap and the bag fell on the floor…where it stayed until I put it in my sewing room. Hhhmmmmm….dare I look?
YUP…it was under my bed!! (RELIEF!!)
This has taught me a valuable lesson!! My stitchery cases are valuable to ME!! I cart them around where ever I go just in case I might have a few minutes to work on them…WHY DON’T I HAVE MY PHONE NUMBER WRITTEN INSIDE?? This yellow case COULD have been left on the ferry…and with a phone number listed it could have found its own way home…
What about you?…do you have your phone number listed on your bag…just in case? Just think of those hours of work…all those lovely blocks…gone?? YIKES!
From now on phone numbers go on everything…even if these thing land under the bed and get ‘lost’…maybe the Dust Bunnies will phone!
Have a marvellous Monday and Happy Quilting!~P