Wednesday, September 14, 2011

State of the Stash.

But first......
I know I said I wasn't going to do any more new Halloween items but someone asked for an owl for Halloween so..............

Who am I resist such a thing? I am weak in the face of Halloween requests. :)
(A few other, non-Halloween things, have also been posted, btw.)

Well...................we made an attempt to go through my poor stash stuff this weekend and here is what I was able to save:
Yep. One lonely little bag of snowflake buttons. *sigh*

Everything else was tossed. All of my Crescent Color threads, the silks/Watercolors/Waterlillies/etc, metallics, floss bags, extra DMC I had in a bag, a box of new DMC colors that I had never gotten around to wrapping on cards, a box of the DMC linen collection..........*sad*

Could have been worse, I guess. At least my DMC was in separate boxes so that was safe. I don't even want to think about having to replace an entire collection of DMC. (Heeeeee heeeeeeee hooooooo! Oh god no.) 
And if this had happened this time last year all of my WDW and GAST threads would have been in there too. (Those collections have gotten large enough that they had to be moved to their own storage box.)  

I wasn't even able to save the plastic container everything was originally in. 

Now this I really don't understand. You think some harsh detergent/Nature's Miracle/Simple Green combo would be enough to clean hard plastic............and you would be wrong. lol All of the stuff I lost was in floss bags which were closed, didn't even get wet, and they were still disgusting. WTF?

Oh well. I reordered the Crescent Colors and a couple other things that I use all the time (don't ask me how much that cost) as a super-early birthday/Xmas present to myself and the rest I will just reorder if/when I ever get to the project that I originally bought them for. On the bright side, it will fun going through a whole ton of new threads once that order comes in. :|

 I have plenty of cats left to get all up in my business but, thankfully, I've never had any problems with my Himmies. *crosses fingers*

Though they *do* like to help you do pretty much everything you want to do without them around.
Seriously guys? It's a bag of buttons. And a camera.  So not that interesting! lol

He might actually be sitting on the buttons at this point. But I let him because he was sitting pretty for a quick photo. :)


Margaret said...

Oh such a bummer. :( Sorry about the loss. Good that you're replacing things though. Oh, and that owl is soooo adorable!!!!

Kenzie said...

I'm sorry. :( About Nitwit, about your stash, everything. That sucks.

But you have lovely Himis and an awesome bag of snowflake buttons and a squee worth Halloween owl!

Ranae said...

The halloween owl with that hat is awesome.
So sorry to hear you couldn't save more.
You have two beautiful kitties

Annie said...

Well, you certainly know how to deal with recovery! Glad you can at least keep your sense of humor.

That owl is just the absolute cutest!

And how many cats do you actually have?

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry --- that stinks. (Oh yeah ... sorry --- bad pun --- I guess it all really DID stink.)

But the new stuff should be fun.

Your himmies are beautiful!

Catherine said...

Love the halloween owl!

So sorry you couldn't save more. That smell is one of the worst to get out of things.

I'll be sure to let you know if I hear/see any thread sales!

valerie said...

Aarrgh!!! Everything but teeny buttons?! I have to say, you are holding it together very well.

The owl bead is so cute! I saw these owl bookends at Hallmark I was so tempted to buy! And the kitties are sooo cute and fluffy!

Thanks for the knitting advice. I have to *really* read it. :)

Carol said...

Oh, that is just terrible, Melanie--I can't even imagine! I'm glad your remaining kitties are so well-behaved. Hopefully, Nitwit didn't teach them any of his tricks :)

Your little owl is adorable--I can't imagine doing anything that tiny! You must have really steady hands...

Jan said...

I LOVE the owl!!!!

You have a very good outlook on the whole stash tragedy. Buy new!

Jenny said...

Oh what pretty cats you have! And the owl is super cute too!
So sorry about your stash - that really blows. Is there anything special that I can help you with? I have duplicates of some Kreinik metallics that I'll be very happy to mail over to you - just send me the word! :-)

Anonymous said...

Borax works great for kitty odor. Love the Halloween owl! So sorry about Nitwit. Cats do seem to "change" when they get in their senior years ~ senility perhaps?

Patty C. said...

So sorry about the mishap -
Your owl is a cutie - lets focus on that !!!

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry about NItwit and also the mishap. When I saw your other cats I had to post a pic of mine too . You have some beauties! They could be relatives of mine LOL. Your knitting , stitching and beads are beautiful . Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Pumpkin said...

He's a cutie!

Oh dear :o( Cat pee is rank though and is almost deadly! Hard to get out of anything. I'm not surprised that the buttons were the only things that survived.

Cute kitties :o)