Thursday, July 30

Memory is a funny thing!

Okay, I do this all the time. I put something important in a very special place so that I will remember that place when the time comes that I need that special item.

Okay, so the time comes that I need the special item and, yep, I cannot recall the very special place where I put the important item. LOL! So, it's best to stop looking which is what I did last night when I couldn't find my "JOY" Christmas stocking. I went to bed and within 30 minutes I remembered where it was. It was in a large Christmas tin (you know - the ones that popcorn assortments come in) and it was filled with stockings that were cut and ready to sew for donations come this Christmas. There on the top of the stack was the folded Christmas JOY stocking. So I pick it up and wasn't finished! Then I remembered that I was going to post the pattern as a tutorial in July for a "Christmas in July" project and I wanted to take photos of the steps "in progess". That whole back pain thing has totally thrown me off schedule so the stocking will have to wait til next year to be entered in the county fair. I'll get the stocking posted as a tutorial in early September. In the meantime, Joy from "down-under" who won the finished one that's in the picture, offered up her stocking but felt it would be a bit of trip to get it here for the fair. Thanks, though for the offer, Joy! Read this post about the WINNER to see that, amazingly, "Joy" won the stocking with JOY on it. I still shiver to think of it when my husband pulled out the name and I saw who it was! I am making a note in my planner to post the JOY stocking tutorial the first week in September. That's one place that's safe. If I write it in my planner it happens!
Now, what did I enter in the fair? Well, I will tell you after the fair is over as names don't go on items til after they are judged. There were lots of folks bringing in handcrafts and baked goods but the best displays were the flowers! They were not just beautiful but fragrant, too. I didn't take pictures today as they were just setting things up. I love the county fair better than the State Fair. It's small and makes me feel like I'm young again. Not a bad thing as far as I am concerned. Now if they had just been selling those wonderful mini donuts, my day would have been complete. :-)
I enjoyed some time at my sewing machine tonight. Am working on that pink strips quilt and will have some show and tell on that one in a couple of weeks. Tomorrow, I am going to work on BOM blocks and will get them posted within the next few days. Feeling pretty good!
Lights out!


Anonymous said...

I can't stand that when that happens. The 4 am wakeup call because you now realize where that something is. Oy how many nights i've lost sleep over such things and it only got worse with the lupus brain fog. It's really bad now. I have to leave notes for the notes i've left.

Blessings to you.

Pat said...

Oh...I can relate...have many times said to myself, "Let me put this HERE as it's a place where I won't FORGET I put it." hahaha.....isn't THAT a laugh? I put things in a safe place and it's so safe that it's even safe from ME.

Crispy said...

Hooray on finding the Joy stocking!! Mini Donuts, oh yes not a fair unless you have mini donuts...oh elephant ears and a turkey drumstick for lunch and an indian taco for supper. Being at the fair is a good thing LOL.


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So glad that you are feeling well enough to enjoy some serious sewing time. Hope you wrote in your planner "where" the stocking is located. I've always had brain fog when trying to remember where things are :-)

Joy said...

Glad you found the stocking Sandi ... guess I won't have to bring the other one over to you now LOL.
Joy :o)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Those kinds of things are happening to me more and more often these days! Glad to hear I'm not the only one.

So happy to see that you are up and about again.


Needled Mom said...

Isn't it amazing how a solution will come to you in the night? Why is that?

The story about Joy winning the stocking is GREAT!

I always enjoy the county fair here too. Ours starts next week and I can't wait to see all the arts and crafts.

Micki said...

I loved the story about Joy and so glad that you are back to a lot of sewing.

Ida13 said...

Where do you keep your planner?khmmm :):):)

knitwit said...

So glad that you located your stocking and that you are feeling soooooo much better. You certainly sound more like your "old" self, and I don't mean to say that you are old!
I wish you luck with your County Fair entries.

Bellamere Cottage said...

I LOVE the quilt on your header.....that is just delish! Scrumptious!

I know exactly what you're talking about....losing something you have tucked away for safe keeping. Isn't that frustrating? I'm still looking for things I "tucked" away about a year ago. :-)

I'm glad you loved the giveaway items... you're entered!

Warm blessings,

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