Thursday, 23 September 2010

Living the dream

Every now and then I have a bit of an AliceandCamilla moment, and last night was one such time. I took myself off to bed, intending to stitch a little loveliness by lamplight in the calm of the evening, ah the romance of it all, or not, as the case may be... The first time I got out of bed was to get a piece of fabric having decided why settle for a bird on a nest when a heart would be something a bit different, my second reccie was for the button tin because of course I needed a choice of more than the couple I'd taken with me, and the third was to gather some thread as the colours I'd chosen for the bird were no longer right for the heart. By the time I got back into bed the fourth time, I realised I'd lost the needle having absentmindedly looped it through the duvet on my previous trip out...

and the moral of the story? well two actually, if you want to try living the dream then at least put your slippers on (got very cold feet) or alternatively (prefer this one) just be who you are and be happy! Enjoy your Thursday!


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18 comments:

kiwicarole said...

OMG!!! Did you find the needle????
LOL I've done that before too! x

Gayle...... that,s me said...

Oh, I know, but how lovely does stitching in bed sound.!.You just needed one of those bells they had in old victorian houses that you pulled to summon the maid, then she could have fetched for you while you stayed snuggled up.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

In my head - I am having those story book moments - but in reality they are all moments like yours!!! Makes me smile!
love the stitched piece!
dana

Gabriela said...

I have to laugh! I have had so many of these episodes in which I lost the needle or thought I lost the needle and then I am going crazy trying to find it!
It is a dangerous thing....

Julia *Astra-Scrap* said...

Oh Margaret! What a funny post! :-)))
I hope you've found your needle.
And I love your stitched heart :-)

Jo said...

Doesn't sound very relaxing! I hope the needle turns up somewhere safe. Beautiful heart.

x

Dagmar said...

Good morning Margaret,
I laughed so much when I read your post this morning. I now understand the Alice and Camilla moment. Your post was so charming and heart felt..
Ox

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

I've lost needles on the couch and in chairs but never in bed LOL

fun post and your "just be who you are and be happy" is perfect advice
oxo!

Cynthia Eloise said...

thanks for sharing your little alice and camilla moment. i enjoyed reading about your attempt at a calm evening. you did accomplish a beautifl little piece.

Riki Schumacher said...

VERY wise words, but your piece is darling!! Guess getting up and down paid off well. Great story. Riki

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love the heart you made, the mishaps you discussed, and the back story to your blog's name. Never knew it before, so now it's even more special.

Glad I don't hand sew. If I did, I'd probably do something even worse than catching the duvet cover.

La Dolce Vita said...

oh those lost needles are scary!! I have those moments too!!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Love this - hope you get to have some warmer/safer stitching time this weekend :-)

Alisa said...

LOL... you're not alone. That's usually the way it works for me, regardless of the train case at my side full of "all" my stitching needs.

Entre Nous said...

Serious Crafy-Envy going on from this corner.

bad penny said...

Oh how funny - well not for you !
Margaret can you email me your address so I can send you a copy of La Mode !
Pennysteel@talktalk.net

Nathalie Thompson said...

At least you didn't spill your glass of wine! Or didn't you feel like getting up AGAIN an getting a glass?

Gini said...

Hope you haven't since found the lost needle by lying on it.

I have lots of those near miss moments (NMM's) but life still manages to be grand (LSMTBG)
OK I'll stop that now it's wearing thin, unlike your slippers ;-)
Gini
xx