Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fabric, crafts and a frozen pipe

Well bad news first. The garden water pipe is broken, thankfully no water is leaking in the house but Art was looking for the shut off valve for a long time, finally found it under the porch. He had to pull the porch floor only to find the shut off is fully and completely rusted and he didn't want to touch it. Called the city, they came out and shut the water to the house and finally it's all fixed and we no longer have a water geiser in our back yard.

Now, the good news. I have my fabric for the fat quarter swap organized through Sew Mama Sew. I'm swapping with some good folks in Douglas, New Brunswick; Portland, Indiana; Fairfax, VA and Tucson, AZ. Can't wait to see what I get. With spring just around the corner I decided on floral fabrics.

And even more good news, my next door neighbour is pregneant so I'm sewing some bibs and recieving blankets for the new little treasure that will soon grace our street. She doesn't know if it's a boy or girl so I'll have to stick to yellows and greens.

And of course I'm busy embroidering another hanky for my shop.

I haven't had a chance to buy seeds yet but that will be happening very soon. Art has the fence up around the new veggie patch which will keep our cats out of the dirt and the deer away from our veggies.

Have a great everyone.



scrappy quilter said...

Glad Art was able to fix that pipe. Fabric swaps are so much fun. Can't wait to see what you end up with. (we're still dreaming here ~ wink~)

Powell River Books said...

No fun about the water. Glad the city could help. How is your online shop going? It is an interesting concept that I might like to try. Can you tell me a little more about how it works. - Margy