Wednesday, December 15, 2010

In Which I Have A Sequiny Disaster And The Cats Are Extremely Helpful

Today I was working on the Stocking Of Doom and I accidentally dropped my tub of sequins and beads on the floor.  Since I keep the sequins in an extremely cheap plastic Tupperware container, of course the lid popped off and about 800 sequins and beads scattered across our laminate floor. 

The cats came running, of course.  We should probably skip what I said at that point, because it involved many words not appropriate for a general reading audience. 

So there I was, frantically trying to pick up as many sequins and beads as I could (they aren't particularly easy to pick up with your fingers, by the way) while fending off the cats at the same time.  Evidently they thought my sewing supplies were an amazing new sort of bug that needed killing, and that instead of collecting them back into the container what I really should have been doing was chasing them all under various pieces of furniture.  They proceeded to model proper behavior for me.  Repeatedly.

So now I'm finding surprise sequins all over everything in my house.  I've found them stuck to my pants on at least three separate occasions and one showed up mysteriously in my sock drawer.  These things are worse than burrs.  I'm also not walking barefoot right now because those little clear beads hurt when you step on them at just the right angle.  So I'll be adding vacuuming to my list of things to do tomorrow.  Hopefully I'll be done with all of the sequiny-and-beady parts of this stocking by mid-morning and I won't have to go search the couch cushions for another stray gold or green sequin to finish things off.  Then I'll just need to line the stocking and put the whole thing together, and I'll be done!

Just in time.



Julia said...

Well, perhaps you were subconsciously impelled by the Barbie video to Get Your Sparkle On [the floor]. Some of Jeremy's velociraptor-populated bedtime stories might be the perfect psychological antidote.

Jennifer Jayhawk said...

You need to post a picture when your done with the stocking. I cannot visualize what the heck you are doing:)

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Can't wait to see a photo of the stocking!

Julia O'C said...

Nooooooo!!! See, that's why I knit: because I am klutz and if you drop yarn, it's not that big of a deal.

Despite this setback, I still have a feeling that this stocking is going to be beyond spectacular. I must echo Jennifer Jayhawk and Herding Grasshoppers in requesting a picture!! :)

Anonymous said...

Picture of cats?

ellen charge said...

and i think when its done we all need a pic on here pls prety pls lol

Mary said...
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Mary said...

This is the kit that Jessie used if it's any help for ye olde visualization:

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