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 severalĀ  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.