It’s been a funny week here at p and c. Wanna hear a story? Once upon a time…..
Perusing this week in my diary revealed lots of blank spaces and only 2 commitments for the whole week. Well!! I was going to have a ball with all this free time!! But as they say, the best laid plans…….!
Monday. A good place to start, I thought, was to get the housework done so it wouldn’t nag at me for the rest of the week, and as the first few days of the week promised fine, sunny days, washing as well. So, dishes done, two loads of washing out on the line, house cleaned, time for a shower. I waited for the shower to warm up……and I waited…..and I waited….. Realising there was no hot water, I brrrr’d my way through a wash, but couldn’t face putting my head under to wash my hair. So while I boiled the kettle, B went out to the hot water service to see if he could fix the problem. After a discussion with our friendly plumber, it was deemed a new hot water service was in order. Meanwhile I’m washing my hair in my nicely cleaned bathroom sink, splashing water over my nicely cleaned mirror, vanity and floor….aargh!!
Roll onto Tuesday. I had planned a trip into the city, but, of course, needed to be home for the delivery of the hot water service and our friendly plumber to instal it. (B was off to golf….it’s Tuesday!!). Off to gym first thing, then home to wash some towels – they would be fine with a cold wash – while I ate brekky. Suddenly there’s a strange splashing noise. Yep, you guessed it, the washing machine water hadn’t turned off and the laundry floor was flooded!! Thankfully there’s a step down into the laundry, otherwise the whole house would have been in danger of water inundation! But in B’s haste to turn off the washing machine taps which are located under the trough, all my gym gear, which also lives under there was thrown onto the floor, the very wet, 2 inches of water wet floor! Double aargh!! Watching with eagle eyes on the water level, the rest of the cycle progressed ok, but our friendly plumber suggested a new washing machine is on the cards in the not too distant future! (And yes, all the very wet gym gear received a wash too!)
Anyway, life could be a lot worse! Our laundry floor is super clean!! The day at home on Tuesday forced me to face the fact that I hadn’t started my “A is for Appliqué” with Lucie for May. I’ve had trouble interpreting May’s theme, “Happiness Is”, into appliqué. Finally I bit the bullet and put pencil to paper.
: Friendship – represented by the Friendship Star quilt
: Appliqué and Quilting – the other little quilt
: Family – the ducks (and they’re not snooty now they’re family!!)
And I’m a little partial to birds on fabric (as you may have guessed!!)
So, here’s my finished block…
I’ve just scraped it in for May. Now to tackle June’s theme, which is “Birds and Bees”. *Sigh*