Saturday, March 15, 2014

Slight Detour

Life delivered something of a detour Tuesday.  While sewing with friends I received an urgent call from Bob who had gone to the ranch.  A waterline had broken and extensive house repairs will be required.  Since then, much of our time has been consumed with the situation.  My HQ16 quilter had to be dismantled and removed from the house along with other valuables.  Quilts, clothing and linens that can be salvaged are being laundered.  Ultimately, it will work out, but in the interim things are in a mess. 

As a result, I have very little quilting progress to report, but I have finally knitted up all my dishcloth yarn, except for a gigantic cone I purchased at a thrift store. 


Here is my collection of 20 dishcloths for my own use as well as the gift drawer. 


Today I decided to take a break and joined a friend for a visit to the quilt guild meeting in San Antonio.  Gyleen Fitzpatrick delivered a wonderful program on using scraps.  Lunch and two quilt stores later I was feeling much better.

5 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

That sounds like a real nightmare at the ranch. I'm glad you got out to have some fun and relax for a little while. I love the pile of dishcloths!

Debbie said...

Oh, boy....water disaster nightmare. My daughter is still waiting on the final repairs from their water leak last fall. We never realize how much stuff we have until we have to move it for something like this. So glad you took a fun day to get away from it for a bit and relax. Yes, it will get fixed, and will take time. Enjoy what you can.

Impera Magna said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the water line break... bless you! I'll be thinking of you both as you work to return things at the ranch to "normal"... and am glad you have something to keep your hands busy! Always a good thing...

Aunt 'Reen said...

So sorry to hear about the broken pipes Mary! I hope they can be fixed quickly and the damage turns out to be minimal.

O'Quilts said...

Oh, no...I just read about your disaster. Now you just would not want to be bored out there on the ranch would you??? Oh, probably you would rather be quilting. Hope the clean up happens soon.