Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chit Chat about This and That

Can't wait to tell you of yesterday's experience.  But first, I'm back hooking on Harvey's Magdalena and have lost my rhythm....feel out of step, out of sync and need to get my groove back.  Perhaps I worked on my son's rug a day or so too long.  So my plans are to keep hooking this so that during the drive to Woolley Fox in 3 weeks I can bind it.  I'm confident it will be done in time.  Here is it.
You can see that I've already done the protective rows of straight stitching and zig zag already.  When I know for a fact that I'll not want to extend the border it is easier to do the pre-binding stitching before it is all hooked.  This wouldn't have been that bad to do tho since it only measures 17 x 28.  So maneuvering it on the sewing machine would have been doable.  But now the task is already done.

Okay....yesterday!!  Yesterday I had several errands and stopped at different stores.  The next to the last stop was at Walmart.  Normally I carry my bags to the car myself vs. pushing a cart, but this time had too many items.  So had my purse in the child seat, a bag up there too and then some bags in the cart itself.  I unloaded my items and put the food inside the cooler to contain the items and then hung the handles of others on the back of the driver seat.

Next stop was at the drug store across the highway.  Stopped at the red light then proceeded when the light turned.  Pulled into the parking lot of Walgreens and reached for my purse.  WHAT?  Not on the seat beside me.  Hurriedly I got out and opened up the side door since I must have put my hand bag back with the groceries.  NOPE!  Not there!  OMG, OMG, OMG.

Pulled out of the parking lot as fast as I could and don't you know there was a red light out of the shopping area and then another red light at the highway before I could cross.  During the wait my mind is racing trying to think if I left it in the cart , placed it on the ground and didn't put it in the van, or if someone grabbed it out of the cart while placing groceries in the van. 

Parked the car and saw the cart I'd used (there was a flyer in it) but  no purse.  My legs couldn't get me to the office area fast enough.  After the other customer was done I asked if anyone had turned in a purse.  She asked me my name, and she said she thought someone had turned over one. 

An employee came out of the security office and asked me to describe the color and style of my purse, my name and did I have a picture ID.  My ID was in the handbag.  My purse was there!  Quickly I pulled out my driver's license and showed her.  Next I checked to be sure my SS card, credit cards and other pertinent cards were there.....they were.  Looked inside to see if the $60 or so dollars was still there and it was.  Frankly the money was insignificant, I was more worried about credit cards and ID being stolen. 

Guess there still could be damage since the information was right there for someone to copy.  I'll watch my accounts like a hawk and hope nothing damaging happens.  It appears there are some kind honest people in the world and boy was I LUCKY yesterday.



  1. Nice to have your faith in our human race reinforced.

  2. Hi Saundra,
    I really enjoy reading your blog for all of your valuable rug hooking info and have neglected to comment, but just wanted to say how very happy I am for your "Blessing!" It could have ended so badly but am glad you got everything back safe and sound!! How wonderful to see there are still honest people out there!!
    Thank you so much for sharing and hope you have no more worries!!
    Warm Hugs~

  3. Woa, I'm sweating bullets just reading your blog. I know the feeling. It has happened to me in a different way but "long story short" I had put my purse on top of the stupid car and went up to town to renew my driver licence. Haha...
    Someone saw the purse fall off when I turn to get on the highway and I got it back when I came home with my proverbial tail between my legs.

    I'm so glad you got it back. There are still some decent honest hard working folks around.

    I think you need to take a wee break from Mrs. Magdalena Brimer.... It will all come back to you. Your brain almost got fried with what happened yesterday.

  4. Wow , you were so lucky !!! Thank goodness for the kind person who turned it in !

    A few weeks ago I followed a woman out of a parking lot & watched her purse Fly off the roof of her car ! I tried to get her attention, but I couldn't & she sped off , there was still snow at the time on the road & I'm sure someone ran over it.....I feel bad for that poor woman .

    You were so lucky !!!

  5. It's wonderful to know that there are honest caring people in this world. I felt your pain reading your story as I've experienced almost the same thing. It made me feel so stupid, how could I have been so careless. Glad yours had a happy ending. Hope you get your groove back. What are you talking to Woolley Fox, a rug in progress or a new pattern from them to hook??

  6. That is a terrifying feeling when you realize your purse is missing. It's nice to know there are honest people out there. You got lucky, thank goodness. It's bad enough to lose the money but it's such a huge hassle to try and get all the cards and id's cancelled and replaced.


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