Thursday, February 17, 2011

Another Lesson Learned...


Many of you that know me or follow my blog know that I stitch a lot on my commute to downtown Chicago each day to my day job as an accountant.
Over the years I've learned many lessons about seed beads, needles and working with white velvet while in a black business suit. (Click to read about my lessons...)
Today I learned a new lesson...



Today I was working on a wool applique project. Pretty simple, no seed beads, no shedding velvet. Or so I thought...
I was deep in thought while listening to an audio book and sitting in my aisle seat. I had finished a thread and it was time to rethread my needle. I pulled out my trusty spool of thread and purposefully yanked a long strand of thread from the spool when the spool flew out of my hand! It started to roll down the aisle! I quickly leaned out my leg as far as I could to try to stop it with my foot. But instead I kicked it even further down the aisle!!! Yikes! I need that spool to keep me busy on the rest of my commute to work and all the way home!
I quickly tried to jump from my seat while balancing my briefcase, purse, gloves, iPod and wool applique supplies while scurrying down the aisle. Of course I also tried to look graceful and nonchalant, but am guessing that I failed miserably at both of those.
I wonder what all the non-crafting commuters think of my antics?

But alas, my spool was retrieved and is now clasped firmly whenever I need thread. I made progress on my piece and will hopefully have a finished project to share this weekend...

I wonder what other lessons I could avoid by just being a little more careful???

Blessings, Patti

11 comments:

primitivebettys said...

It sounds so challenging... stitching while commuting. I wish I could do it, but I don't really commute... I taxi the kiddo around. :) Although, I have stitched during tae kwon do classes (the kiddo takes them, not me)... and that would really be a bad spot to loose a needle. Too many bare feet in there!

April Mechelle said...

Patti, I am laughing... sorry, but I see a picture of you bent over trying to hold all that stuff and chase thread down an aisle.. lol The project is looking great !!

Farm Girl said...

I am always amazed at how much you get done on the commute and I have a solid house around me. I can imagine your thread going down the aisle. Your stitching is so beautiful.

Lynn said...

Oh Patti.....your toooooo funny...I can just see you chasing that thread....smiles.....looking forward to seeing your new project.

Hugs, Lynn

Jean said...

You probably made them all smile. Your piece looks interesting - can't wait to see it completed.

Mindy/Raymond Homestead said...

Lol! I can just picture that happening! I'm liking what I see so far of your wool applique!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Now that sounds like me doing something crafty! Maybe you are taking multi-tasking a bit too far?

Christine said...

Hi Patti! Your foray down the aisle after a spool probably brightened everyone's day and I think the non crafters would definitely be in awe of your multi tasking skills! I know I am and your project looks fab!

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Roberta said...

I would have probably left a trail of gloves, project, Ipod as I hurried down the aisle trying to get the spool, so I'm impressed you kept it all together!

Love your cookie cutter photo!
~Roberta

Bertie said...

Funny!! not if it happens to oneself though but you might hear my laughter:)) but glad you retrieved it.