I didn’t get it at first so I laughed extra.
I like to check my seams when I’m done with the center of a quilt. Especially one that was done with a pained wrist over the course of 8 mos.
Then it’s time to put the setting triangles on and look…
There’s one more setting triangle then the borders but I’m stopping here. This is enough and I’m happy. I really am learning to be content with so much less although I am having a hard time in one area. Fabric.
I’m not done spending money on my water damage and I’m not really quilting but oh my goodness look what is out…
I can’t believe it. Now. When I can’t justify spending the money. You see, oh, you see this is one of my favored collections. Back when the Olde Green Cupboard was open, we used to talk about being back in the 1800′s. Back then on the prairie they might only be able to wear one dress. It’s so hard to choose. If you had to pick, which fabric would be your “one” dress?
I have water damage. When it was first identified the so-called expert thought replacing the damaged door jambs would be enough since that’s where the damage was. No one was thinking at that point! Argh!!! I tested it with the hose and water continued to leak in.
When you get closer you can see where the water is seeping over the threshold. This particular view is exaggerated because it’s raining buckets and my gutters are down (to be replaced) but this is part of what’s been going on for quite some time.
If you look here the carpet tack will show you just how long.
I’m over the point of having people out to look at this. People have been out. Now I’m waiting on my new door and replacement gutters. The damage happened basically because the gutters were too small and weren’t set up with something called a gusher guard. I’m going to skip all the technical stuff beyond that. This sort of thing happens. I don’t know that I could have stopped it. I mean, I didn’t know about the gutters. So, I’m into this about $1300 so far and that’s before someone pulls back the carpet. But you know, the carpet can dry and right now I’m all about stopping the leak.
So about the wrist… I was planning on seeing an acupuncturist [is not covered by insurance] before anything further with my surgeon but as you might imagine, financially that plan is out the window. I’m going in for physical therapy and tests from here with it. I’m recovering from that blasted needle procedure but still not sewing. Not even short stints of straight lines. I can read and do chores though and that’s good enough.
Just as an aside, I’m not turning this into a homeowners insurance claim in case you’re wondering about that. I’d prefer to be claim free until something really serious happens. Say, like… my water pipes that run through the ceiling burst. That would be a claim.
Not the surprise I was talking about in my previous post, friends. Not even close!
Until the next fun-filled update…