Monday, July 28, 2008

Losing my Mind

I've spent all night (post Short One's bed time) looking for a single bead and pretty much ripping apart all of my boxes of beads and supplies. I had a short strand of Michele Goldstein's beads sitting at the bottom of my working projects box for about 4-5 months. A couple weeks ago, I thought to myself "well, these are going to break if I don't move them". I cleverly tucked them away for safekeeping and, now that I want one single, itty bitty, bead from that strand, I can't remember where I put them. It is driving me INSANE. I've come up with a new design, and the bead would be perfect as part of the focal if only I could find it. Arrrrrrgggh.

In the meantime, I have three contracts on my desk waiting to be signed, four projects to write up that are due next week, my Ornament Thursday project to string and a bunch of stuff for the Etsy store that's been lying around for at least two weeks. All of this is not to even mention a full box of pending projects, including the above one that I started a mere eight months ago (using Sarah Moran's wonderful beads). In light of this, I think I'll go rummage around my stash one more time and gnash my teeth. Don't you think that sounds productive?

Hope you are having a better start to your week. Thanks for stopping by!

Updated: I found it! I think the bead may be too small for what I want to use it. I give up - I'm going to bed.


Ring by Ring Designs said...

I have lost so many beads and pieces that I can't count anymore. I blame it on not having a "space to myself" but that is only part of it. My husband found a lost bracelet in our freezer (It had a magnetic clasp - no longer use those) and a necklace in a box that was on its way out the door for trash. I didn't even try to explain that one. Small beads pop up in our rug that has some knap to it. (Just run your had over the rug near my chair)
So "Losing my Mind" join the group.
(Glad you found it) Nice post!

Winchell Clayworks said...

My mother and I both swear that looking for "stuff" (that's the nice way to put it) is becoming a hobby for both of us. Every stinkin' day...Especially when we've put it "somewhere safe." I suppose if I didn't have so much "stuff" that might be useful later, I'd be better off, but where's the fun in that?

Melissa J. Lee said...

Bev, Your bracelet in the freezer story made me laugh! I think I'll blame my storage problems on not having a "space to myself", too, though! Maybe I'll annex the SO's playhouse, one of these days...

D Winchell, Well, as my beading buddy Carolyn says, "She who dies with the most beads wins." Too true for comfort, I think!