27 January 2009

S.E.X at work

I guess it's not S.E.X. in that none of it is really . . . stitchy, but it's stuff I can use. Our company is giving away a lot of office supplies, and they said we could take them or they'd be given away. I scored a couple desk organizers (I know one doesn't need a bunch of those, but . . . they were free, and we have scads of them, no charity will possibly need all those.) I also got some binders. I'm not remotely ashamed. Binders are expensive. Hideously expensive. And these were not. And I can use them to put recipes in I find if I don't have enough stash to fill them. They were free. I also scored a little rolling file thing. I don't know what I'll use that for, but I'll take it and roll something. There were only two left in the whole office.

I also had a heart-stopping moment this afternoon. I am working on SO's Valentine's Day present. I am using a length of silk from a Dinky Dyes Oops pack in a rose because it matches my backing fabric, which has little cats on it. He gave me a card one time with a kitten and puppy on it and wrote that I was the kitten and he was the puppy, and I get him stuffed dogs when I have to get him a holiday present, so this is a present from his kitten. Anywho . . . it's the only skein I have of that particular color, and I brought it with me while I stitched at Mom's this morning. I put everything in my bag, got to work, sat down at lunch to stitch . . .and . . . the floss was not there. So I started to freak out because the project is half-done, and, even though it's small, I don't wanna restitch it. I had visions of it either lying in a puddle of snow, or as a cat toy (my cats adore floss on bobbins, the yellow one is on floss bobbins like a teenager on a Cheetoh). So I called Mom and had her look (and had to explain, yes, that means she had to move Lily, the little black cat sleeping on the couch, even though it would upset Lily. When she grows thumbs, she can make the rules). She found it.

So, because I had no floss to work on My Everything, I had to pull out an old UFO of Forever Friends. I think I've been working on it for 5 years, I am so pathetic. I realized why I don't get too far before I quit on it, since, at some point, I apparently absconded with two of the MAJOR colors I need to finish it, and then hid my crime by shoving a bunch of other skeins in there to confuse myself. I must stop doing this. But it's Anchor floss, so I am going to have to go and rob the colors back from whereever I stuck them.


Suzanne said...

Good haul!

Pumpkin said...

Seriously, we're going to have to design some kind of anti-loss device for everything in your stash ;o)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls