This is what I woke up to this morning.
I know it looks awful, but temps were on the rise and that is what was causing the fog – Where are my mountains??
38 degrees is a WHOLE lot warmer than 21 degrees and things were beginning to thaw. Add to that a bunch of rain that fell over night and we were well on the way to saying good bye to the snow – at least that snow that was still on the roads.
And now we are dealing with mud.
But I don’t care as long as I have running water!
The plumbers were here about 11am and worked for quite a while to fix the broken pipes down at the pump house. No amount of water left dripping inside the cabin would have helped…this is a shared well and it is on the edge of our property, between us and the vacant cabin down the road that shares it with us. the problem was at the pump house, not the pipes underneath the cabins.
And our neighbors, who we have been unable to locate, had a much worse breakage to the pipes that lead to their property than our pipes.
All is fixed now. And I will be grateful for shared repair expenses – that is as soon as we get a hold of these neighbors. As of yet we have been unable to reach them. Their email bounces back. Must explore further or be saddled with the entire water bill.
While this was going on – I sewed. A lot.
Loving this block!
This is Pinwheel Fancy and you can find it in my Addicted to Scraps column in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Quiltmaker Magazine! I have been a bit limited to fabric I have here up at the cabin and some of these neutrals are proving to be very interesting!
This neutral was a gifted 1/2 yard with all kinds of designers on it –ala Moda. What do you do with a 1/2 yard of something like this? Slice it down and just let it play wherever it wants to. Think of it as a color, not as a print, not as complete words, just cut it up and let it go. It’s turned out more fun than I thought!
I also had a gifted piece of Downton Abbey fabric that is much the same – images of the castle, and the words Downton Abbey across it – but what do you do with a fat quarter of something like that where you can’t fussy cut the images? Just slice it and let it go!
My design wall is filling!
I’m really liking the warmer toasty neutrals with the blues and blacks!
And old 1990s ticking stripes!
Some centers meet, some are close enough – That’ll do!
My happy piecing corner of the sewing nook!
I’m not sure how I’m going to set these yet. I’m playing with a few different ideas, but I admit I like them this way – so much motion…so busy!
I hope you have enjoyed your Sunday. Now that the water is working, dishes have been washed, showers have been taken, and even better – a load of laundry has been run, I am ever grateful and mindful of so many things we take for granted every day.
Steaks going on the grill – potatoes in the oven!
More binding in store tonight ---