Friday, June 20, 2014


 Ewwww.  Have you seen this?  I went to JoAnn's to buy some cotton yarn for making a few dishcloths.  Scented yarn!  OMG.  It was so awful.  What are they thinking???  Who needs it!

Enough on that subject.  T-shirt quilts are still in the making.  This pretty one went out the door this week.  I've been so overwhelmed with life lately that a whole bunch got out of here without being photographed.  Do I need to photograph them all?  Not really. :-)

I needed to feel some accomplishment with my own sewing projects.  I won these blocks at Christmastime.  I had made two of them and the rest were made by other guild members.  Needless to say they were all different sizes, but I was very pleased when they went together with no problem.  It's lap sized and I'm thinking it might need an added border.  I love the colors.

Ngaire helped put it together.  :-)

I've been making snail's trail blocks for our bee's "bucket swap."  These are the two latest.  We are passing around "buckets" of our own fabrics and then making a block with each person's fabric.

I'm very behind on my Dear Jane blocks and need to devote some time to them.  At 10 per month there are 60 to do so far.  I've done less than half.  Sigh.

 Ngaire felt the need to help me again this evening.  :-)

It's fiddly work and I take a bit of time to get back into it each time I pick it up.

I thought I had lost this brand new ruler and was thrilled to find it in the Dear Jane box.....where it should have been.  :-P

I also discovered that my rotating cutting mat had warped somehow (grrrrr).  I scouted around for something heavy to flatten it.  Oh look!  How about a sewing machine?  :-)

Two blocks done this evening.  Yesssss!

Something we didn't need.  SIGH.  Another flood at The Other House.  The same toilet overflowed all over the place.  At least it didn't sit soaking for a week this time.  ED found the mess after just a few hours thank goodness.  SERVPRO did their usual fine job with blowers and dehumidifiers.  

The new baseboards ripped out once again.

Various plumbers still don't know what's up with this toilet so we had it yanked out and a new one has been installed.

Poor ED and LZF, the living room is a mess too.

And if that wasn't enough, a pipe started leaking in the living room ceiling.  Lightening striking twice and all that......  Sigh.

The wall is soaking wet too.

Not pretty.  We've called on the insurance company again and are waiting to have it all opened up and dried out.  What a pain!!!  None of us need this.

While contractors were at The Other House doing various repairs I spent some time with The Viking. Poor baby, he had come down with a fever.  He played quietly with his cars and trucks for a while

then totally zoned out to Sesame Street playing on my iPad.  You can see how glassy his eyes were.

Then I brought him back to our house and he just sat there poor baby.  ED reports he is much better today though.  :-)

Such a change from his usual easygoing and cheerful self.  

He has a shoe fetish at the moment so a few days ago I brought out my almost never worn party shoes for him to play with.

Cars and silver shoes.  One of those priceless moments.  lol

Another priceless moment.  We sent caterpillars to Stardust for her birthday and received some sweet photos of the butterfly release this week.  I'm glad she enjoyed them.

The other project of the week has been the scanning of photos.  Hundreds of photos.  This little scanner makes it easy though.  

Oh my.  Brown hair and big glasses.


MD and ED


The Sailor Son....and those big glasses again.  :-)

Precious moments.


Jenny and Robin said...

Hi Katie
I've been knitting dish clothes too - in my case they will be dusters. seems to be an American thing perhaps? I only discovered this craze for knitting cotton dishclothes from reading American blogs. Knitting cotton seems very expensive here, I was lucky to find some in the Op Shop recently.

Lynn said...

Poor sick baby, glad he's better. Also poor house, we've had times like that, frustrating and expensive. I keep listening to my washer making this noise and thinking it's going to go soon, plus the refrigerator is also sounded funny these days. I'm hoping they pick different months to break down.
That quilt is gorgeous, those colors are really striking.
Hmm, what's next, scented fabric?

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Ugh, scented yarn? Whatever would you make with it? Nice seeing all the old pictures. :-)

Bonnie said...

Ditto smelly yarn. Love the blocks. They are stunning. Bummer on the house problems. Good to see you are getting a little sewing in.