Here’s What’s Going On

Another Monday! The weeks just keep flying by. We are enjoying a sunny day today after an incredibly rainy weekend.  It was looking like we all might float away on Saturday. I think we got over five inches of rain which, for us, is a huge amount in a day’s time. Our basement took on some water but luckily Ray is good about keeping things that matter up off the ground. No damage to anything, just a mess.

We hunkered down on Saturday and enjoyed the rain. Then on Sunday we picked out our tree. Julia and I decorated it between her study sessions for this week’s final exams. Look – we are all Christmasy now!

Sunday was also the day that my kitchen sink decided to clog up. Not a whole lot of draining going on in there. That’s why we have plumbers. I have a call in and they are supposed to come late this afternoon. Kind of yukky but not a huge deal (as long as he can come today.)

This morning I had Julia pick a number between one and 262 for the winner of my Sew Mama Sew giveaway. Lucky Amanda is the winner of the bundle of three half-yard cuts. After a quick run to the post office, the package is already on its way to her in Texas! Thanks, everyone, for participating in this event.

Speaking of packages, look at the bundle of beauty I received last week!  This is my second installment of a gift subscription to Pink Castle’s Color Inspirations club. It is just as gorgeous as last month.

I think the blue piece in the center sets this grouping over the top. It will add a beautiful bit of depth to the project. Makes me really excited to use it.

The only sewing I have going on today is a few sets of burp cloths for my shop. I had a these sweet pieces of flannel from Connecting Threads that were calling to me. I couldn’t ignore that, right? The colors are wonderful. I made sure to prewash so I could check for any color bleeding issues. But all three were fine.

I think I will spend an hour wrapping gifts before Julia needs to be picked up. May this Monday allow you at least a few minutes in the sewing room and a kitchen sink with a clear flowing drain!

I will be sure to link up with a few bloggers – check them out at the top of the page, under Link Ups.

15 thoughts on “Here’s What’s Going On

  1. jean f

    Have you checked out Flylady .com? She has a clog cannon that would save future plumber calls from having to happen. Love the look of the house all decorated!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Yep – the plumber finally came at about 4:30 and the poor guy was working till 6:00. He said he still had one more call to do that night. Yikes. But my sink is back to normal so I am a happy camper. 🙂

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  2. Kristi

    5 inches is a lot of rain! We had over 4 inches! Sounds like you faired OK with a few bumps in the road. Hope your sink is fixed soon. And the storms give you lots of happy sewing time! 🙂

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Yep – it has been crazy wet around here and if the forecast is to be believed, it is coming back again on Thursday! I have no plans so if it is pouring again, I will be hunkering down at home! Take care Kristi – Happy Holidays.

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  3. Kate

    Your tree looks lovely Bernie and so do your stockings hanging by the fire. What I did notice is the star on top of the tree, it looks identical to mine which I have had for quite a few years now. Love the bundle from Pink Castle, beautiful.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi Kate, Thanks so much. I love having the house all decorated – it feels festive. The holidays are definitely a distraction though. I have hardly been in the sewing room at all. This is fine – Winter will be here for a while and there will be plenty of time for projects and sewing. I have stacks and stacks of things waiting patiently for me. Take care Kate. 🙂

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you! It is a very pretty room… until I try to find a way to knock cobwebs down from those high ceilings!! Merry Christmas Diana!

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  4. Sandra

    NOT good on the sink! We just had to replace our food disposal aka garburetor 2 weeks ago. Thank goodness for MacGyver! btw had to say that Christmas Pig fabric is just too adorable! I would never have thought…4-H IS a great organization; my Dayna was in it (horse) for a little while, and Tish’s Jenny is in it.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Our disposal has been broken for a long while and we haven’t replaced it. We don’t like to use it since we have a septic system (common for rural homes) Anyway, life in the kitchen is back on track!
      As for 4-H, yes, I am totally impressed with this organization. It is very well rounded and has something for every child. 🙂

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  5. wendy

    that doesn’t sound like much fun – the basement and sink I mean! My basement flooded a couple of times, but it was a burst sewage pipe, not rain! The fabrics for the burp cloths are gorgeous!

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