Lost and Found

Am I the only one who occasionally frequently loses pieces of quilt projects? As I move from room to room, sometimes spools and blocks and pattern pieces and pins get left behind.

I had such great plans to make my friend a True Blue quilt, but somehow I misplaced a big pile of cream colored squares that are essential to the pattern. I looked for them for a while, but finally gave up and resigned myself to having to buy 12 more cream/tan fat quarters and do all the cutting once again.

And then, lo and behold! I found them this morning. They were hiding next to the regular ironing board — which I never, ever use. I have no idea how they got there. (Luckily my roommate is self-sufficient and he loves to iron his own dress shirts — yippee! And truth be told he’s much better at it than I am, which is why I’ve adopted a hippie chic way of dressing that never, ever requires ironing (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!).)


Found at last!

Since I’ve found the squares, perhaps I have a chance of completing this quilt top in time for my friend’s early May birthday.

In other lost and found news:

I’m trying to lose some weight, but I have to confess that I’ve found something I love, love, love that complicates things a little.

On the way home from a winter break trip to New York City, my son and I stopped near Binghamton for a quick lunch. We spied a candy shop after eating and we wandered in.

We explored the tiny space filled with delicious smells and pretty wrappings. The salesperson offered us samples of anything in the store. I selected some gifts for my roommate and my son chose some orange creams and some chocolate covered butter toffee. I decided to resist the urge to buy my own half pound of something I’d need to lose later on.

However, by the time we got home, I couldn’t resist any more.

May I just say that Leopold makes the best toffee this side of Nirvana? Seriously, the chocolate is silky smooth and tastes decadent and rich like its supposed to; the butter toffee is a crackly, crunchy sugar bomb that melts in my mouth, mixing deliciously with the chocolate it was packaged in before I chomped into it. <And then the heavens opened.>


Wonder Woman is guarding the last piece of chocolate covered toffee

I’ve noticed that several  bloggers I follow have recently become brand ambassadors for different quilting-related companies. I want to be the first to volunteer to be Leopold’s quilt ambassador. Because quilting and chocolate just go together.

This could work, I know it! This is first-mover kind of marketing stuff!

Leopold, pick me, pick me!

I think I’ve found my calling.

8 thoughts on “Lost and Found

  1. tierneycreates says:

    Binghamton! Been there! And also NYC since I grew up in Long Island and in Upstate NY. I did not realize such delicious candy treats were lurking there – yum!
    Oh and I just found some of your quilt pieces under one of my sofa cushions….ha! (little did you know they are now actually teleporting to other quilter’s home – even across the country).
    I think you should be the Leopold Ambassador! So enjoyed your post 🙂

  2. Gray Barn Designs says:

    Found! More pounds! Box of butter toffee is now on its way to Ohio…for dear hubby, of course! He loves toffee and I will have to quality check it before he takes a bite! Ironing boards…they get blamed for everything!

    • sandradny says:

      See? My ambassadorship is totally working already and resulting in increased sales and brand awareness. Leopold will make a bold marketing spend choice and hire me, I just know it!

  3. Chela's Colchas y Mas says:

    You sold me on Leopold chocolates! Chocolates and Quilting…brilliant marketing! I lose everything, except weight. It seems I never follow my rule to always return things to their proper place in the universe. I also tend to scatter things as I move around the house. That explains finding a spool of thread by the peanut butter jar in the pantry.

    Sent from my iPhone


    • sandradny says:

      I just know I’m on to something here with the chocolate ambassadorship! I’m glad I’m not the only one who spreads their creativity around 🙂

  4. My Sewful Retirement says:

    Love your post—-reading and laughing out loud — hubby thinks I’ve lost my mind!

    I agree chocolate and quilting perfect match. Normally I’m anal about putting things away but my family is totally befuddled that I can never find my glasses.

  5. Sparkle On with Abbie says:

    Wonder Woman is very brave, if I were near those chocolates she would face an attacking!
    I think the regular ironing board is a good place to “forget” future quilting projects because maybe your roommate will iron them! 😉

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