Well, it was now close to 5:00. I live almost a half hour away. No way did I think they were still there. I called my friend Joan who lives near there and she thought they would be gone too. So I called Caroline who we worked with who was in charge and left a message on her machine. I was not concerned about my items. I was concerned more for my daughters stuff which was in a different department. I called myself some pretty harsh words and was just more dumbfounded that I would even forget. The phone rang and it was Joan (Dear, Dear Joan...Still love you!!) She had gone over to the Fair and Caroline was still there and was able to get all our stuff and it is now over her house waiting for me. I will be going over there on Friday for our dye group (I laughed and told her I hope I remember to come!!) I beat myself up pretty good yesterday and then finally found some peace. So there, it is over with, and behind me. Nuff said!!
So I slowly worked on putting my sewie together. Nothing was machine stitched. All hand sewn together. Learned a few things from this one. It was a lot larger than I thought it would be. From the picture (and not reading the dimensions lol) I thought it would be smaller. With the bird it is around 8" tall,. The base is a little less than 5" tall and a little less than 4" wide. I started to stuff it with some cotton stuffing I have that I really like, but the linen is so giving, and it was still lumpy to me. So I pulled it all out and used some walnut shells, which is some bird litter I had. Used a funnel and with patience, filled it up. The directions said to use a dowel and cut a slit in the top of the pin cushion and the bottom of the bird and put glue on each end of the dowel. Didn't want to do that, so I stitched the bird onto the top instead. I am pleased with it. Not sure yet if I'll keep it all year round in the wool room or just use it for Fall decoration. It has the word Harvest all the way around.
So there it is. Oh, and what is that I see sitting next to it? Why yes, those are my stubs to pick up my Fair items LOL.
I also finished whipping my circle mats on Friday. I have the labels ready to sew on today.
Also received a package on Saturday from Deirdre. She had my name in the Anniversary Wool Toss on AAPG. We were to send a box of worms to each other. Thank you so much Deirdre! Can't wait to use them up!!
We also had a little passing in our family. We discovered Sammy had passed away. Nicole had 2 hamsters. One a Dwarf and the other a Teddy Bear. Sammy was the Dwarf hamster. Cutest little thing. Not one that liked to be held. Valentino (the teddy bear) likes to be held and doesn't mind it. This was back when she was just a baby. Never grew much more either. She will be missed.. Another reason why I don't have pets. Even teared up over this! lol. sad....... Off to get my day going here. Looking forward to a productive week. Hope yours will be one too! Happy Monday to you all!