I lost a project.
For ages now, I’ve wanted to make a chair seat cover for my desk chair to match the cover on the back. In fact, I had originally intended to make both at the same time, but something went wrong with the elastic in the seat cover so it just… migrated to the couch and never got finished, despite it basically being a square piece of fabric that just needed the elastic casing to be sewn.
Then I tidied up and now it’s gone.
I’ve looked absolutely everywhere. I’ve opened every drawer, looked in every closet, every plastic bag, every moving box. I can’t for the life of me find this piece of fabric. For months I looked at it every day, buried beneath a pile of papers, and didn’t do anything about it. And now that I wanted to finish it, thinking it would be a ‘quick fix’, something to quickly get off the WIP-list... it’s gone.
It’s possible I threw it out by accident. This happens occasionally – some time in the last few weeks, I accidentally discarded a potato peeler, for instance. It’s possible it’s still hiding somewhere and I simply overlooked it or missed a spot – I did once ‘lose’ the remote control while holding it, and my mother never lets me forget the time she found my calculator in the bathroom cabinet.
… I now feel a strong desire to go check if it’s in the freezer.
Anyway, for now, I am taking it off the WIP-list. If I find it again, it will of course go back on there, but in the meantime it seems unfair to keep a spot ‘occupied’ by a project I can’t finish. Hopefully it will turn up eventually.