Monday, April 28, 2008

A first time for everything

Sure I lose things. I lose things all the time because I put them away and can't remember where I put them. However, these are little things. Usually things that aren't that important in the long run. Certainly not finished quilt tops. I know just where those are. When I was doing my sewing room reorganization I moved them all from the shelves upstairs down to my sewing room closet. Each one is hung carefully on its own hanger waiting for its turn to be quilted.

However, I have apparently done the unthinkable. I've lost a quilt top. I can't figure out how that could have happened! Granted, it is a small quilt top. Very small in fact. Probably about 16" x 20". It's one I finished last fall when I was making a push to finish quilt tops. I remember putting it with the finished tops. So where is it? It isn't hanging in the sewing room closet. I've been through those tops four times and it just isn't there. I went through the batting jammed onto the shelves upstairs where the tops used to be and it isn't there either. I've gone through all the drawers in my sewing room - no luck. All I can figure out is that it may be folded inside a small piece of batting upstairs, and now looks like just another little piece of left over batting. I'm going to check that next.

I really wanted to find this, because it is perfect for my next hand quilting project because it's so small. I wanted something that I could finish quickly. I guess I'm out of luck. At least until it turns up - long after I've finished looking for it!

7 comments:

Rhondi said...

Hi Patti
I just happen to have some earl grey tea on hand, so I'll have ot ready next time you come for a visit.
Rhondi

Suze said...

Oh, it is so annoying when we lose something........

I have spent two weeks looking for a specific fabric to finish a quilt. I finally moved on to something else and quit looking.

This morning, there it was. Right where it was NOT supposed to be.

Thanks for the tip on the featherweight attachment. I am going to order one for The Duchess.

Sure hope I made the cut.

Karol-Ann said...

I hope it turns up soon. Later you'll find it and either wonder how you could have missed it or how it could have ended up there!

andsewitis Holly said...

I hope you didn't accidently get rid of it during your major fabric purge not long ago. I'm sure it will reappear soon - when you are NOT looking for it. You know how that goes....

jillquilts said...

Oh, it's very annoying to lose something! Especially something that precious! I hope that you find it!

Karen said...

I hope it turns up soon, it's so pretty and so you. Maybe it's on a design wall? Or in a drawer? In a bag 'cause you were going to take it to the store to match quilting thread?

Catherine said...

I hope you find it soon! I've lost a laptop quilt top and am tearing my hair out trying to find it!