May 16, 2012

MIADD day

Hiya.  I'm typing this with greenish black cuticles, nail tips, and new skin.  I was dyeing again without gloves.  I really thought hoped that the new skin my body so graciously produced over my burns would be smooth and beautiful.  It's new.  Why wouldn't it be?  Well, it's not.  It's just as wrinkled as the old stuff was, and still very susceptible to dye.  Anyway.  I was dusting with my favorite microfiber dust cloth that I get for $1 at Staples, stopped to remove items in the way, and it was gone.  I just had it!  How could it have disappeared?  It's bright blue, can't walk, and has to be within 5 feet.  I was so flustered I starting tearing into things, making a complete mess, looking for the damn thing.   And where did what's her face go?  The one with the boat people.  I found her, and taped her up onto a cupboard door so she won't get lost again. 












Then of course, moved her to the outside of the door.
Back to searching for my duster, and I spot a few baskets recently brought down from the attic.  Hmmm.  That looks to be about Fanny Erb's size.  Here we go.  Out comes the hammer, a few nails, and I ended up playing around with a wall of samplers without frames.
Back to searching for whatever I was looking for and I found a bag that contained new fabrics I had forgotten all about.  I don't know what it is about fabric, but it's almost like stitching stash....just gotta have it whether you'll use it or not.  I was so excited to see what I had and didn't remember that I did.
So I took some pictures, had some chocolate, decided the wall was too much, took everything down, left a bunch of new holes, had some chocolate, went to the sewing room and couldn't remember why, came back down the stairs and saw the fabrics, took them to the sewing room, spotted an unfinished sewing project, got out the machine and completed the project, had some chocolate, came down the stairs, was shocked to see a total mess, returned everything to its former place, realized the afternoon was gone,  never found the dust cloth, and fed the cats. 
The End.

39 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh, thank goodness that I'm not the only one that does thus sort of thing. So glad to be in such good company.

Penny said...

Add my name to that list of people who have exactly the same kind of day!!! Too funny.... :) But as long as chocolate is involved in the day's activities, all is not lost and it is a good day in spite of everything else.... Hope tomorrow's better for you!

Patti said...

Thanks for the smile! So good to know that I am not alone!
Blessings, Patti

Rugs and Pugs said...

OMG you make me laugh!
How, pray tell, do you tape a sampler to a cupboard? I need to know. I have so many unframed pieces!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Deb said...

ROFLOL Marly. I thought for a minute you were writing about me! I'm glad to see that someone is as scattered as me - or should I say - so mentally stimulated that we just can't remember everything!

Barbi said...

Oh that's funny!!! I do the same thing...I'm like a dog that spots a squirrel and gets distracted easily! LOL!
I have to tell you I found the Christmas Portaits book, and it's on it's way to me as I write this! Thanks so much for your help with that!!

Carla said...

LOL! And that is exactly why I never get anything done!

Joanie said...

Marly, your day sounds exactly like mine!

Sweet Sue said...

Plz enter me in the contest "Searching for the blue thingy and finding chocolate" :)

Margaret said...

lol! Great story! Pretty typical for me too. :D Love your display of baskets and samplers. And the fabric too. Nice!

Linda, NE Iowa said...

Oh, Marly, I hate to tell you this but the older you get, the worse it gets! You have to let us know when and where you find the dust cloth. And what fun to discover something you had forgotten. Maybe if I'd clean my craft room, I'd find a few forgotten treasures.

Ann said...

Oh Marly, You make me laugh! I'm glad that you remembered the most important thing - to feed the cats! ~Ann

Barb said...

You are not alone. Last summer we bought this great driftwood candle holder. We never used it because between the two of us we could not find it. When I cleaned a closet last winter, it showed up. The same thing happened with a little Halloween hall light!! Missing for 2 years! I do love the way you display samplers!!

Linda said...

What a wonderful way to end my day by having a smile on my face! So glad to see someone else has the same kind of days that I do.

Linda

Rebecca said...

A day is never wasted when there is Chocolate involved. Any you got a project finished too. I would say you had a great day.

Chris said...

Oh Marly.
I think the wall display is perfect. I love the way all the samplers/stitching are displayed.
I love the fabrics. I love chocolate.
I love cats. I don't sew :(
Sounds like a perfect day.

Bertie said...

Oh your wall looks wonderful Marly, love it!! you do make me smile a lot, that dust thing will pop up somewhere!! Lovely fabrics, I recognise some of them,! In the meantime your choc is on its way and don't send me threatening mails ROFLOL!!
Have a wonderful week :)

Peggy Lee said...

YAY for chocolate! I MUST have some EVERY night.

I am in Maine right now and misplaced a wine stopper that I just bought. It grew legs and walked away...I swear! I guess it won't make it back to Kentucky.

Thanks for the laugh this morning. I know many of us could have written this very same thing!

Kaisievic said...

You obviously need more chocolate!

Judy said...

Ha! Perfect example of many of my days!! Thanks for sharing.

Judy-heartland stitcher

Sherry said...

Love your new wall of unframed samplers! What a funny story and only because I find myself losing things and getting in a different direction too many times. Forgetting what I was doing or why.

Shirlee said...

I'm laughing out loud but also sympathizing because so many of my days are like that ... except for the accomplishing something part! I can't wait to see where the microfiber cloth turns up!

Sherry said...

Ok, what just happened! I left a comment and it never showed or did I just think I left a comment! Anyway---- I love the sampler wall! I got a good laugh from your post mainly because I find myself doing the same thing more often than I care to admit!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Are you sure you weren't following me around writing about my normal days? LOL

Vera said...

Oh Marly! You never fail to make me laugh. thank you!! Love your display (or former display) and love the fabric -- gorgeous. Better to lose the dust cloth than the chocolate...Vera

Vickie said...

Chocolate makes everything better doesn't it? Well, not really but it helps. Me, I am a dark chocolate person. How 'bout you? I love that wall of samplers without frames! Put it all back!! :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Totally laugh out loud funny and uh-huh, chocolate in between all those "moments" makes them almost bearable!

Terri said...

ROFL! Been there, done that! :-)

Lanie said...

Oh Marly, you always make me smile! And right now I'm gonna confess that I'm "stealing" your idea of putting an unframed piece on a cupboard door (well right after I get a piece finished and find just the right antique cupboard!) I like Deb's sentiment that we're not "scattered" just "too mentally stimulated"! Yep! Let's all adopt that as our motto!

Penny said...

I've had things do the same disappearing act your dust cloth did. Frustrating beyond words. :D I love what you have done with your samplers!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

baaaahhhhaaaa.... I hate when I do that. LOL.

LOVE the sampler wall and of course my fave FABRIC!!!!! lol

Mary

Carolyn said...

Totally hilarious!! Been there done that and have several t-shirts to prove it. Want me to send you one? It does make me feel better when I where it across my chest. LOL

Seriously, love the display and cracked up at your post. :0)

Carol said...

Oh, I can so relate to the chocolate eating, Marly. I must open my special "chocolate drawer" about ten times a day! Glad I'm not the only one! Thanks for the smile today :)

Patty C. said...

Lol - atleast you didnt tape the chocolate to the cupboard & eat the sampler!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

OoooO Marly... I LUV your idea of samplers without frames. You are so creative and inspiring. I gots to slow down and catch up cause I am currently working on #1 of 8 PS Santa "Father Christmas" Ornaments. Your Christmas Mantle Vignette so motivated me to want one just like it. This is meant as a compliment and I hope you do not mind.
Join the club as I am always putting stuff in a safe place. So safe that even I cannot find them.
Take care and get well ... missed your short Blogging absence,
Peace Friend,
Barb

Akila said...

Oh my god Marly that's an absolutely hilarious account of your afternoon. Thanks for lightening up my mood.
Feels great that I am not the only one doing this, lol. We seem to be many of us :)
I actually love the wall. They all look great together

Loraine said...

Oh my goodness you are funny! I love your wall! Too much? What? I think I'm going to print and save for future decorating use. :)
You are amazing. Love the fabrics too.

TheCrankyCrow said...

You, Girlfriend, make me smile.....Too, too, funny. But, there is a good side to having multiple personalities as I do - the one thinks that it is a blessing to grow menopausal (i.e., old) as each day I find something new I didn't remember owning (or at least where I stashed it)....another of my me's just thinks it's an excuse for chocolate....and yet another thinks it's an excuse to vacate the premises and hunt out ice cream..... ;o) LOVE the hall of frameless fame.....hope that was the "after" and not the "before" that you changed or one of me will have to try to talk you into changing it back.... Smiles & Chocolate-smudged Hugs ~ Robin

Solstitches said...

More wonderful ideas for displaying stitched pieces without the huge cost of framing.
Love how your wall looks.
Love the stash of fabrics too.
Margaret

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