This week I've been sorting through my piles of projects. I have current WIPs, WIPs that I haven't touched in a while, older WIPS that I refuse to call UFOs (but they are) and a whole bunch of projects that are ready to start. The "ready to start" pile wasn't really a pile. I had most of them stuffed in a large bag but found others scattered in various areas around the house, in various stages of kitted-upedness. I hate to be scattered about. So I sorted and collated and alphabetized and some how, some way managed to cram all of the ready-to-go projects into the large bag.
This is the bag, a nice piece of Diane Von Furstenberg goodness that I'm sure was purchased at an outlet store sometime in the 80's.
Ok, maybe it isn't that old. Could be the 90's. It's a great size and (when not overstuffed) is expandable. See the "tabs" sticking out on the sides? Those snap down. In theory. They haven't snapped down in years.
Once the sorting and collating and alphabetizing was over, I was a bit shocked to discover that my bag contained 61 kitted projects. Oye. This is what it looks like when the zipper is NOT engaged. Be afraid.
I started thinking about the astronomical amount of $$$ sitting in that bag. Then I tried not to think about it. But I couldn't stop thinking about it. So I told Mark..."Save Diane." He gave me the raised-eyebrow, what-is-this-woman-talking-about expression. I insisted that in case of fire, flood, or emergency of any sort he MUST save the Diane bag. She's worth more than the contents of my purse. Or the little fire safe. Way more. It's just spooky.
I want to send a big THANK YOU to everyone who emailed or left a comment on my blog to inquire if I was still alive. It's true, I am still alive. I've decided not the write the "Why I Didn't Blog This Summer" essay. It wouldn't be particularly entertaining or even interesting. Sometimes life just gets in the way!
Speaking of comments on my blog, Candy I don't really know where you might find the ME pins you are looking for. I would try Google and/or Ebay. Good luck in your search, and I hope you are successful!
That's all for today!