We do have a date with a plumber willing to come on a Sunday ---TOMORROW!
What a winter cold snap this has been for the Carolinas –and how long it has lasted is the thing to be marveled. We have always had “wintery mix” come through about this time of year, but wait 24 hours and we are back to normal temps. I would describe winters in North Carolina to be mild at the worst --
Yes, we get four seasons, but winter is SUPPOSED to be really mild here --
Until this year.
Come to think of it, there was a really bad ice storm last year that took out trees and power. But the water stayed ON!
I guess this year is the opposite.
We checked on Mona & Rick’s place – remember they said we could use their showers or haul water from there, or whatever we needed to do? Guess what? They don’t have water either! They are gone for the weekend so had no idea that it had frozen over as well at their place. It’s a doozy. I tell you. Up here on the mountain over half the properties are owned by part-timers, so I’m sure there are more without water than we can even imagine.
But we’ve got a date with the plumber tomorrow. I hope the pump house can be fixed quickly and easilly.
In the mean time ---we have bottled water to cook, wash, and flush with. It ain’t pretty, but it works.
And I can sew!
My Accuquilt Studio got busy!
It was already up here from my week long retreat with Lori and Randy earlier in the month. Good thing because there was no way that I could have loaded it into the van at the top of my drive yesterday.
I am low on black strips, so I dug into what was left up here from Grand Illusion and sliced away. You can see the bounty in my hand in the first photo above.
They are being paired with these!
These are the other neutral strips from my last scrap harvesting adventure. I love my neutrals and always need a supply on hand, so there are now some living at the cabin as well as those at home and I have started to keep a neutral stash of fat quarters here for when I need them as well. These two piles of strips came in handy today:
I paired and cut and paired and cut!
My Pinwheel Fancy block from the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Quiltmaker!
You can find the directions for this block in my Addicted to Scraps column in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue! I love this block and want to play with it some more, so I have cut out sets of parts for sewing on the road when I leave for Florida next Friday. However, I just can’t help myself, and just like potato chips – I can’t sew just one!
Four on the wall!
Or maybe on point?
My 301 loves it’s Greer Feather-Mate table from SewingMates.com!
Tonight though, there is binding on the horizon, with feet up and some TV watching time ---
But before I sign off I want to let you in on what has been percolating behind the scenes. Do you know these two fun and lovely ladies?
Debbie Caffrey and Charlotte Angotti!
You won’t want to miss it --
Have a relaxing Saturday evening, everyone! And remember to think of me any time you turn on a faucet, start your dish washer, turn on the washing machine, take a shower or flush that toilet!
Waterless near Wilkesboro,