Wednesday, November 5, 2014

It was it is found! is amazing with all the stash I have, all the WIPs,  the stack of projects I have waiting to kit up and start, new samplers on their way...there has been this nagging feeling of an UFO - I project that was started years ago...a round robin that I shared with wonderful women all over the world - my Friendship Sampler (by Carriage House Samplings).

It's been a project that I have been searching for in my closet, in my semi-sortof-organized stitching corner, for months...probably even years.

Over the summer I remember taking everything out of my closet. Stacked it up on my bed; going through it; organizing stitching magazines that dated back to 1989; categorizing DMC and other floss as well as fabric. 

I could not, for the life of me find this round robin project. It was making me sick. Not only was the stitched piece MIA, but the little booklet that traveled along with the piece where everyone wrote wonderful things about themselves. I knew it had to be here, but after months of search and no luck of finding, I gave up. Chalked it up to being trashed or left behind some where.

However, today, while packing for Chicago - another hockey tournament weekend - I was looking for a cute pair of boots I knew were hiding in the depths of my closet. And lo' n' behold I found this:

A see-through zipper bag...a stitched piece...patterns...floss...Could it be, the Friendship Sampler?

OMG - Tears of happiness!

I found it! I found it! I am so happy and excited to have found this piece! It was in the strangest of places, so it is by luck that I stumbled upon it!

And the traveling journal was there too! I am so relieved! 

So, of course this is going in to my stitching bag I am taking to Chicago!

Until next time, take care and remember...

Live, Laugh, Love and Stitch Often!


Simone said...

What a relief that you found it! I finished mine into a pillow, that's in my stitching chair. I enjoy it every day!

cucki said...

aww what a relief :)
sweet stitching..
big hugs x

CalamityJr said...

How odd - I was just thinking of this the other day, wondering if perhaps you might be ready to send it my way so I coul have the pleasure of stitching one of the hearts for you! Let me know when or if you're still interested. In the meantime, enjoy your trip as much as you can; it certainly turned cold here in Illinois overnight!