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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Sew forth

Three things to be happy about:
(1) music
(2) refrigerator oatmeal
(3) that there is always something to be happy about

Sometimes you're sailing along and hit a bump, you hurdle over it and hit another bump, then dang if there isn't another bump right in your face!

When we had all that hard rain a few months ago I had a leak in my sewing room, at the top of a window.  I made an insurance claim because there was a strong smell and I was afraid there was mold in my wall.  They removed the entire window wall (no mold, but mildew) and my deductible for "wind blown water damage" was $1000.  Buncha crap, when my "rain damage" deductible is something like $300.

Well it was determined that the rain problem was coming from the gutter, and I finally got it replaced last Friday, for just over $800.

And then this week I got a bad leak in the kitchen, coming from underneath the cabinet, which was also dripping pouring into the basement powder room!

Long story short, yesterday the plumber had to break into the wall and replace a corroded pipe. 

My pipe was almost completely stopped up and when I dumped a lot of water all at once (dishwashing) it flowed back up through the hole and onto the floor under the cabinet, and in turn dripped down through the floor into the basement powder room.  It had probably been dripping through that hole a long time and I never noticed it.  Nasty.

So now I have the pleasure of having to hire someone to repair the two lovely holes he left me, under the sink and in the two columns at counter height. 

Stumbling Moving right along...

The second row of the 12 Days of Christmas challenge is practically done, I just have to make a final decision about the piece of fabric for the space between the two ladies.  My instinct is to go with a large piece of what you see hanging there.

The wonky flying geese I made earlier in the week were sewn into the horizontal strip between the two rows.  I set the geese "belly to belly" to give them a diamond-like shape.

I was able to use the little free form stars I found, they look pretty okay in the grouping!  I'll most likely have this finished by Thanksgiving, but right now I don't even want to think about it. 

With everything that's been going on lately my horse is due to come in!  Except, I don't play the horses ... Sew forth and sew on.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Top row finished

Three things to be happy about:
(1) election day - finally!
(2) colorful paper clips
(3) Lindt chocolates

I especially like those little red chocolate balls that come in a large jar - delicious!  I don't buy them any more but ahh, the memory of how they would melt in my mouth!

I finished the top row of my 12 Days of Christmas quilt, I like the way it turned out!

I used the improv techniques we were taught at guild retreat to make two black and white strips.

I've made these strips before, but it's always good to get a refresher on this technique.

Now, on to the second row!

While I'm waiting for ladies 5 and 6 in the middle row to tell me how they want to be set, I made a few more flying geese to be used in a horizontal strip.

I like making these little geese, you're never quite sure how they'll turn out when you put them together - and that's good!  That's the beauty of these crooked geese.  The length and width of the geese affect the overall shape of each one.

Go out and vote if you haven't done so already, get that out of the way.  Sew forth and sew on

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Silent Sunday

It's that time again...

Grab that extra hour!