|Insert patterns instead candy|
As soon as I returned though I was off to my local Hancock's to snatch up that beauty (and a few others on my list) but M6844 was my main objective. I was on a mission and really should have been wearing a sign that said "Danger, danger!" upon entering the store. "Look out ladies, don't get between me and that pattern drawer"!!! Or maybe I could get some of that crime scene investigaton tape and rope the area off. But thank goodness the coast was clear when I arrived in the pattern area. Two other ladies saw me frantically pulling and slowly made their way to me. Although busy with my work I saw them in my peripheral vision. The fact that I may have been murmuring "My Precious, My Precious" to myself just a little bit as the patterns flew might have attracted them, I'm not sure.
|The best looking picture I could find of Gollum|
- which view are you planning to make
- what fabric are you going to use
- what attracted you to this pattern
- oh my, you've got a notebook and already have your patterns listed. You must go on the internet ahead of time????
I did find time for a few nice-sa-ties! What's your name?, Where do you live? Found out that they were not together but lived in different towns and had to travel to my Hancock's because they don't have resources. Soooo sad!
Now, back to McCall's 6844, the No. 1 pattern of hot pursuit. Although I love the pattern I kept getting a daja vu feeling about it. I just knew I'd seen this pattern before. Just like the Bible says, "there is nothing new under the sun". I even consulted Ebony, one of my #1 pattern experts, and she couldn't come up with anything similar. Fast forward one week ahead where I find myself culling through ALL of my patterns in an effort to downsize and get ready for a SkillsUSA yard sale at school next Saturday and low and behold, look what I found...
|MCCALL'S 5529 from circa 2007|
The Daja vu mystery in my head is solved. The most amazing thing is that I remembered this pattern from 2007 although I never used it. It's been marinating in the pattern stash for 6 years. Moral of my long drawn out story: May I have many, many more years of pattern pulling interest and sewing capabilities; and may my mind always be this sharp in the name of Jesus, Amen...