Lately I’ve started way more projects than I had planned. One of my friends has pretty much the same taste as I do in charts and there were several she wanted to start and I said “I’ll start those with you!” and there were several that I wanted to start and she said “I’ll start those with you”. I would like to blame my friends for having too many starts but it’s no one’s fault but my own but . . it isn’t really even a problem because I’d prefer to have everything started! I love choosing the fabric and pulling and substituting floss but I do not like loading them in the frame, finding the perfect starting spot and actually putting in those first few stitches. The fun parts for me are the shopping and the planning but . . at some point, I must stitch, probably!
Today has been such a busy day that I’ve hardly had any time to sit so when it got to be about 3:00, I decided that instead of starting something that I couldn’t work on my than 30 minutes before I had to stop for something else, I’d just go ahead and get Winter Rose Manor loaded on the frame except I didn’t have another Rolaframe. I didn’t even have one of the frames I don’t like. Every frame I have has something in it right now.
I order my frames from A Stitch in Time in Jacksonville, FL and they’ve been out of the most popular sizes for a while. The guy who makes the Rolaframe frames and stands is a one man show and his frames are so popular that it takes a while to get restocks. I understand and I’m not complaining but I called a Stitch in Time and pre-ordered a couple more frames a while back. Today I got online to check just to make sure they had not received more frames and forgot about me but they had not. Nothing left to do but take something out of a frame and use that frame. By the time I got to that point, it was time for the next thing we had to do so we went and did that, then I decided I’d vacuum the stairs.
Angie had left all the vacuum attachments in the hall closet and I kept thinking there had to be a better tool than what I had to vacuum the stairs. I had a central vac in MO the first time we lived here and the little attachment I used for the stairs made it so easy. There had to be one here somewhere. After all, we’ve been here over two years. It’s time I found it if it is here.
I started moving things around on the bottom shelf in the hall closet and I didn’t find the vacuum tool but I found three end sets for Rolaframes. I’ve never ordered end sets that I didn’t order roller sets so if I had three extra end sets, I must have three extra roller sets somewhere. The search was on. I found these in the closet in Addie’s room!
There’s a chance the third roller set has fallen down and I can’t get to it or I could have pulled it out to use but I’m happy to have found two sets. That’s probably all I’ll need because surely some day I’ll finish SOMETHING!!
Still couldn’t figure out where the attachment to the vacuum cleaner might be. Then I remembered there’s a hose and a bunch of things downstairs. I don’t use the central vac downstairs because of dog hair, cat hair, needles, pins . . who knows what. I have a decent vacuum cleaner that I bought for the sewing room in Texas. It’s one that doesn’t have a bag and I just dump the canister. Pet fur stinks after a while and I think the bag in the central vac has to be thrown away . . we can’t just dump it, so I had never really looked at the vacuum cleaner parts downstairs. I did and there was the part I needed to vacuum the stairs. I used it but it isn’t like the one I had before. Maybe some day I’ll remember to stop by the vacuum store and see if there’s one there like I had before.
In the meantime, it’s 5:30 p.m. and I’m just fixing to get started stitching.
…Don’t forget to check Ebay for that tool if a local dealer doesn’t have one. You might find a good used one. I just got a nice vintage zigzag attachment for the FW from an Ebay seller.