Saturday, September 26, 2009

Secret's Out !

I fiddled with a free block pattern this week. It is a free "no match stars" pattern off the UrbanElementz website. (I buy pantographs from them...)

The block is big, and easy. I decided I'd TRY to make a quilt for DD#1. Since I am making so much & doing so much for DD#2 & the soon to be grandchild...I wanted to make DD#1 a quilt for her birthday.

I have been hoarding pink fat quarters & brown fat quarters. Figured I can replace them when/if I get ready to make something for myself.

So , on top of everything else I have started/need to get done/plan to get done , I have added a queen size Pink & Brown Quilt for DD#1.

Don't ever ask me to keep a secret. I can't. Don't ask me to keep a straight face when telling a joke - can't dot hat either. I'm not even very good at telling lies - so I don't!

Here are 20 blocks. I have 15 more cut out.





In other news today - DD#1 & I emptied the purple room of furniture - I know, I know - I was supposed to do this several weeks ago - well I never got started.

Well the purple room is currently empty of furniture - but we didn't get any further in the paiting department then when we started today. Why??? Well ! Let me tell you....

The washer died. We don't know if it has a clutch problem or a belt problem. Prince Charming said he was absent when they covered washer repair in school - I told him I slept through it...so I spent all day running to auto parts stores for a belt. I think (the third try) we got one that looks like it's going to fit - but it was too dark to get it on & test drive the washer. We look like shur-nuff rednecks right now with my clothes washer on the back deck, my dryer in the living room & various other furniture scattered in every room BUT the purple room.

I hope that the belt works -as I would rather have spent all day running around trying to find the RIGHT belt than to go buy another washer. And why only buy a washer? I really want a co-ordinating dryer too.

Cost for the set? $1600. A $7 belt? Priceless!

Let me tell you though - I don't have a LAUNDRY ROOM. I have a double doored closet in the hall way. You CAN NOT slide either appliance out - while leaving the other one in there. No matter how much rigging or pushing or anything. Not without taking the door jamb off. How did we get the washer out? Well, we had to lift the dryer up & over the washer before it would come out of the closet. That's how I remember it getting put in there...WE didn't put it in there - movers did. Little skiiny dude got behind it & taller dude helped him lift it & put it in the closet. It's not a little bitty closet - looks big enough when the appliances are IN there....but try & get one out.....HA, Ha, Ha! We looked comical , the 3 of us. Prince Charming told me that if I wanted to PAINT the laundry closet - i had better do it NOW - because he wasn't going to take those suckers out again....

I really hope that the belt is all the cream puff will need. It's over 10 years old....it may need replacing...I sure hope not.

Sam

Edited to add: event hough we're west of a "big city" there isn't anyone form an appliance repair company going to come out after 12 noon on a Saturday - much less on a Sunday. If I waited until Monday to call - I'd have had to stay home from work to wait on a repairman. Such decisions! It's working with belt #3 - so it's moot now!

6 comments:

Mia's Cottage said...

Gorgeous!!!! I'm gonna have to make me one of those! Defintely!!

Barb said...

Love your blocks, your daughter will love it.

Nothing in life is easy, is it?

Kat said...

I can't believe you told her!!! I know she loves it....
....you just can't have a relaxing weekend, can you? very comical visual on the stooges in the laundry closet....heeheehee...

Anonymous said...

Why didn't you just get the model and serial number of the washer and call a appliance repair shop? Would of been alot faster in finding the belt, and if its something else, they can get you that part also.

Serena said...

Love that pink quilt you're cooking up! Glad to hear your washer is on the mend. I think our microwave, built in above the stove, as old as me probably, died yesterday. Glad it's not something bigger and more necessary!

Hope both your daughters and that growing grandbaby are doing well!

The Calico Quilter said...

Don't mention laundry closet, I had one once and never want to remember it again...

My laundry is a 66" wide area at the end of a hallway leading to the garage. There is also a pantry cabinet on one side wall, taking up part of the width, so you have to move out the dryer in order to to move the washer, kind of like those toys where you have to move one square to move the others. See, I can relate! Also, to hook up the dryer vent, you have to scoot the dryer out less than 2 feet and slide a little skinny guy into the gap. I watched this happen after the kitchen renovation. Hilarious. They picked him up by the armpits and threaded him down behind the appliances.