Monday, July 30, 2007

Beware of Men Emptying Trash!

Somewhere I heard the wise advice that you should never empty your sewing room trash until a project is completely finished. Usually I follow this, just because no one empties the trash regularly in this room anyway. But last night, I had two overflowing wastebaskets, and my son took them away after I had gone to bed. (His method of emptying trash is to move as fast as possible.) So today when I looked for my leaves to fasten loose threads and do the finishing, they were gone! They must have fallen in the trash since they're nowhere to be found. Much moaning and fuming, because these took time to make, and even worse, one leaf used the "Ugly" fabric required for the challenge, and I had only a little left. But now two hours later, I have redone the blasted leaf, and am starting on the final assembly. Picture 1: where I am now, and Picture 2: the finished layout.





This was going to be a table runner, but now it seems to be a mat--or something. Anyway, it's small about 20 inches square probably.

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

Someone needs to be retrained. I follow that rule religiously and NO ONE touches the trash in my sewing room!

Granny Fran said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but I am glad I read about this. I never thought about what I might be throwing away with the trash. Your leaves are quite attractive, even with the "ugly" fabric.

Rian said...

Oh, Noooo! I have had that happen more times than I can count. Another thing is having fabric knock the little scissors into the wastebasket. Bye bye scissors.

Allison Ann Aller said...

But the leaves and esp. the acorn turned out really great.
This has kind of a Kumiko Sudo look to it. I just got one of her books (Fabled Flowers)...really want to try them out, as I love the aesthetic here!

flippytale Quilter (Christine) said...

Ahhh! Good advise about throwing the trash from the sewing room only once a project is complete. I am currently afraid I "threw away" my pin ring that I love so dearly. I keep hoping it will turn up.

Beth said...

Well, nobody but me touches the trash for some reason, (house full of men!) so I guess I'm good.

Deb H said...

Well it turned out pretty in spite of the help you recieved.It's funny how I can't tell what's supposed to be ugly fabric either.