As she tried to avoid stepping on the toys on the living room carpet where the kids had been playing, some of the pile of Workbasket Magazines she was carrying in her arms tumbled to the floor. "Ouch," she said as she stepped on a block when she stooped down to pick up the publications and add them to the pile on the sofa. Clipping some of the patterns and recycling the remainder of the issues was one of her goals before the big moving day, even though some of the magazines had been given to her by the older generation and held some historical significance to her.
That was then, but this is now, years later and awaiting the birth of a granddaughter and looking through her clippings for a pattern to follow so she could make a blessing outfit. She found a pattern and pulled out the needed needles, hooks and baby yarn and worked on the top portion of the dress until she needed to see what the next step was on the other side of the slightly yellowed paper only to discover the remainder wasn't there and was missing among her clippings!
"Maybe I should have kept all those magazines instead of trying to cut out the articles," she thought, "but perhaps I can look through the other patterns and find something that will do for the skirt portion of the dress."