Monday, March 3, 2014

A funny thing happened on the way to the ........

Okay, it actually wasn't that funny but something good did come out of it.

I had all these plans to get a lot of sewing done now that there is no overtime at work.  Well, let us just say that was a nice dream.  Last weekend our bedroom flooded because the hot water heater, which is on the other side of a wall from our room, sprung a leak.

The good thing is now we have a 50 gallon water heater instead of the measly 30 gallons we had before and we have yet to run out of hot water.

 The bad part.....?  A large corner of the wood floor that took me a couple of weeks to install is now ruined and ripped out.  Hubs wants different flooring in there so as soon as we can afford to do it we'll finish ripping out the rest of the wood floor.

Also, have you ever noticed how "extra money" tends to never be extra.  It seems like as soon as I started working again we've found a way to spend up to our incomes.  First we had to catch up on all the stuff what we had been doing without while I wasn't working.  Then the dishwasher broke and we had to get a new one (I will say, I will never buy anything but a Bosch dishwasher ever again, this thing is AWESOME!), then we had to spend money on one of the cars, then I had to loan my daughter a few hundred bucks, then the hot water heater fiasco... Now my car is making a "noise".  Eventually I'm sure the extra money will be extra.  I hope.

Anyway, enough of that!  I am LOVING my job.  I go in, I sit in my cube, I do my work, no one bugs me and then I come home.  I do visit on my breaks and at lunch.   The job is easy, so far, but they are going to train me to do more starting the end of this month so it is about to get more brain intensive.  Which is fine.

So this is my sewing lately.  Blocks for swaps and I started quilting Kathy's mini quilt.

February Block Swap Adventure 

March Block Swap Adventure

Kathy's Mini quilt

Stash Bee February blocks

I'm the queen for March for Stash Bee and I've asked everyone to make Crazy Quilt blocks so I can finally finish a new quilt for my oldest son.  He loves Crazy Quilts and the one that I'm making for him out of Satins just isn't going very quickly at all so I figured this would be a good plan.  Now hopefully I don't love it so much when it's done that I hem and haw about handing it over to him. :D


Izzy said...

Beautiful blocks! I know what you mean about "extra" money... Every time I think we're going to be able to set some aside for a fun vacation or whatever, the Universe decides it has other plans for us, such as new brakes on the car or a new roof on the house. :-)

Michele said...

So sorry about all the money woes. That is never fun. The blocks look great. Hopefully you've filled up your quota for the year of not fun spending and can start saving again.