Monday, June 04, 2007

What Do You Mean There's No Water

I woke up this morning ready to go to work. First, the toilet sounded funny when I flushed it. Then when I went to make coffee and discovered we had no running water. Great! It was 6:15 in the morning and who do you call when you don't have water? I decided to wait to call since the latest I have to be in the shower is 7:30. Finally at 8 am I called Dover Public Works and learned there was a water main break a block behind our building.

So what's a girl supposed to do? How about hang out on the couch and be glad you can work from home on your laptop. So that's what I did. I checked the water every hour with no luck. Finally at 2:30 the water came back on, just before I decided to take a nap - a 2 hour nap it ended up being. The water isn't quite hot enough for a shower yet and the water pressure is still a little low. Hopefully I'll be able to get a shower in before I go to bed.

Have you signed up for the Doll Quilt Swap yet? OK, OK, I'll cut you some slack. The guidelines were just posted yesterday so I'll forgive you if you haven't signed up yet. But come on, I'm sure it will be lots of fun. I've already chosen my fabric and my design and can't wait to get started. I'm combining the Doll Quilt Swap with a Focus Fabric Challenge - two projects for the price of one.

Last night I finished my D is for Dog block from Bobby Socks. I am really happy with how my blocks for the BOM are turning out. But I bought a sampler package of Presencia Finca thread a few weeks ago and it's been calling to me to try it. I signed up for a pincushion swap in one of my on-line groups so I traced a pattern onto a piece of muslin and started using the Presencia thread. I love it. It's silky, doesn't fray and I love how it lays on the fabric. I may finish the stitchery tonight. I will post a photo when it's done. For now, here's my D block.

8 comments:

Carole said...

Nice stichery block! I can't wait to see what you do with them. I couldn't live without a hot water tank. Luckely, we have two heaters, one gas and one electric, which was put to good use when the gas one broke (a mere re-routing of water). Enjoy your hot shower!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh dear - so sorry about the water problem. How did you survive all day? Do you keep a good supply of bottled water?

And once again ..... what lovely stitchery! Such cute designs. I'm going over to check out the Doll Quilt Swap.

Libby said...

That is a darling stitchery - you are going to end up with a very nice piece *s*

Rhonda said...

Glad your water came back on...that can really be frustrating. Love your "D" block!

Morah said...

You have been very busy with the redwork. Love them all.

Jeanne said...

Your stitchery blocks are soooo cute.
We get our water from a well and have often had frozen pipes or no water for other reasons. It's amazing how many times you go to the faucet when you know there's nothing there.

ancient one said...

That is certainly a cute block. I like the dog and the doll.

paula, the quilter said...

Can you get into the Bobby Socks site right now?