With Kramer’s ins and outs of the hospital, I’ve learned I need to keep a stitchy bag packed. I keep a suitcase packed too. I have an extra phone charger for us both. I have an extra lotion, razor (I learned this the hard way), hairbrush…well everything, clothes included so that I can grab the bag and be out the door in seconds.
The top of my priority list once we get home is to have it repacked immediately. I’ve learned this the hard way too.
I was saying this to a friend of mine and she said, “Wow, you or so organized.” Nope…I’m really not. I just know that leaving immediately is something I MUST be able to do in my life right now and I need to do whatever it is so that I can leave the quickest I can or I’ll be miserable once we get Kramer to the hospital.
As far as my busy bag, with long stays, some a week long, I’ll be honest, I need something other than only cross stitch. I always have thank yous packed to write….
I have a magazine…these came from a blog reader
…or quilt book.
This last time I thought I would throw in my punch needle stuff. Only problem, this…NO PUNCH NEEDLE. UGH. Projects, yes. Punch needle, NO.
I thought Punch Needle would be perfect. I haven’t done it in a long time and I thought I could easily “relearn” how to do it. I’d have all the time to try.
But with no needle, I couldn’t.
It’s about then that I remembered that I gave mine to my niece Jody…but I was pretty sure I had one at home. I was pretty sure I knew where it was. I’ll admit to being oh-so tempted to just run over to JoAnn’s and buy a new one but I withheld. I didn’t go. I decided to wait and check when I got home.
Well remember I had “all the time to do nothing” while I was in the hospital. That lead me to the computer and looking at punch needle projects. Oh my. I should have never looked. See??
I kind of have a chicken theme going on.
Oh my. I can see now that I never should have looked.
Happily I knew I had a couple things to finish up before I get too tempted…but before I even get tempted, I better see if I even had a Punch Needle.
So Sunday night once I got home I looked and there it was. Ah..I remember. I bought this just as Country Threads was closing. I even bought an extra kit I had forgotten about…and Country Threads bag.
Oh my, this has been sitting for a long time. It is time to dust this hobby off.
As tempted as I am to pick it up right now and and give it a try, I am passing. I’m putting it in my busy bag and will give it a try next time we end up in the doctor’s office or with our luck, in the hospital. At least it’s something pleasant to look forward to should we end up there.
So have you tried punch needle??