Sunday, September 16, 2007

Save Diane

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!

17 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness - 61 WIPs. Are there going to be enough hours in a day/week/month/etc to get all this stitching done?

You're right - Diane would have to be at the top of the rescue list around your house.

xstitch.nl said...

Poor Diane, can she take much more I wonder...
Glad to see you're back!

Lelia said...

Hi Chelle: Welcome Back. Yeah, guard Diane well. I'm sure you will enjoy stitching thru all 61 projects : )

monique said...

Whew! 61, eh? I bet that bag *is* worth a fortune! (especially since I know what you like to stitch LOL)

Good to see you posting :)

Maddie Can Fly said...

Welcome back! I missed you. 61 projects. You're much braver then me -- I would NEVER attempt to count mine!

Michelle said...

That's too funny! You're gonna have to show us WHAT you have in there though!!

Anna van Schurman said...

Yay! you're back. Save Diane indeed. I refuse to count my kitted projects. I'm just doing the ones that call my name.

Michele said...

welcome back! Missed you :) life does have a way of getting in the way doesn't it :)

61 projects! I bet we all would have quite a few if we counted!

Carla said...

That's a big bag of kitted projects!!!
Glad to know you are ok:)

Barbara said...

I'm laughing my butt off at this. It is so true ... and my husband would swear I'd lost my mind, too, if I tried to tell him to do something like "Save Diane"!

Linen Stitcher said...

Now THAT'S a project bag!! Guess it's time to reinstate "Move It Out Monday" if you're ever going to get through those 61 projects. And I'm guessing you may have few more stashed elsewhere, so get cracking! (Oh, and add me to the list of people who are glad to see you blogging again!!)

Sharon said...

Oh Chelle, glad to see you post! I quite enjoy seeing Diane stuffed to the gills-makes me feel very normal because I am right there with you!

Funny thing is the first time I see a hurricane out in the Atlantic, I must admit some of my first thoughts are how can I protect my cross stitch-LOL

Kathy said...

'Chelle, glad to she you are blogging again.
I would be right there with you wondering how to I save my cross stitch. Only mine is so scattered all over I wouldn't get to save as many as you would since you have so many in one place. A great reason to be organized!

Cathy said...

Thanks for making me laugh - what a hilarious post. I think I need to find my own "save Diane" bag!

Tessa said...

What a great bag - holding so much promise!!
I would be too scared to count mine too...it's called denial I think!

Jen said...

I just love finding fellow stitch fanatics. I also organized and kitted projects a year ago. I even made an excel spreadsheet to track my progress. All was well until I discover Shakespeare's Peddler had opened in my area. Now my stash is growing again.

Meari said...

61 projects?!?! LOL... Yes, definitely SAVE DIANE!!! LOL