Today is my day to share, and unfortunately my project is not finished, but I will share what the plan is. I am glad the Carla over at www.createinthesticks.com is hosting this and let me join in.
Life sometimes gets in the way. 2 weeks ago on Sunday, I was heading out the door, and smelled something awful. Really awful. I headed downstairs and saw a huge mess. A stinky one. Oh no, not sewage!!! Yep. So, through some texts made to my children, and our church group, we got people to come help gut the basement. Including my sewing room. Time was of the essence. So, everything in my sewing room, went in garbage bags and to my carport.
|Current state of sewing room.|
On top of this, I was pulling in huge amounts of overtime. Because it was a city problem, we have now filed a claim to get our basement what it was before. I really need my sewing room back, and i dont want to put things in there, just to take it out when we can get the work done. So, i do a lot of handpiecing.
Getting to the organization of my fabrics would have to wait. I finally got a chance last night. And I can't find parts of the parts needed for my project, so I will explain it.
I am making these pumpkin blocks, using the Pumpkins pattern
from www.cluckclucksew.com. This pattern is fat quarter friendly. Unfortunately, I don't have names for my fabrics I am using, they were just in my stash.
I am not using all the blocks, just a couple. In between my pumpkins, I have some star blocks in autumn fabrics to go between them and I just might throw in some maple leaf blocks. Hmmm. This is sounding like I may need to make 2 runners. I will use 3 pumpkin blocks and they will be vertical so as to make a table runner.
The goal is to have this ready for Thanksgiving . I can picture this in my head, and I can't wait to see it done. I will share it as soon as it is ready.
Please visit the other bloggers on this tour . They all have some awesome ideas to share.
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Oh, no, Kathy, I was hoping it was all fixed now, but if you are dealing with government, it will take a while! I guess the good side of that is they will pay. Sigh. I hope it doesn't take too long for you. The tempting pieces you've shown and described really want to be made so I can see them. LOL Best of luck and best wishes.ReplyDelete
Thank you. The city had a meeting on the 1st. They have a month to decide. I hope they pay for it. If not, I am back to square one. We don't want to go in debt for it. I will get this project done as soon as possible. Once I find my other pieces, they will be lunch time sewing at work. Just send prayers or good thoughts my way that this will work out.
Thanks for vuisiting.
Best of luck resolving your basement issues!ReplyDelete
What an awful thing to have happen; I hope that all goes well with getting things resolved with the city. It's amazing that you could do anything sewing/quilted related. Love the pumpkins and I know the runners will be adorable.ReplyDelete
What a shame about your basement, oh my! Good to have friends and family that helped clear it out. Very understandable why you didn't finish your project - put it on your list for next year!ReplyDelete
I'm so so sorry! That's no fun, I know. I see the beautiful pumpkin potential!! :)ReplyDelete
OMG your sewing room...what a disaster. Hope you can finish the pumpkins for Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
So sorry for your flooding problem! Hope you're able to get it all taken care of quickly. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
So very sorry about your basement trauma. Hope life gets back on track sooner rather than later. It was wonderful of you to get as far as you got on this contribution to this hop. We are all cheering you on.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry to hear of your flooding problems. Thanks for taking time to post. Looking forward to seeing your finished pumpkin project!ReplyDelete
Flooding is awful. Good luck. I like the pumpkin.ReplyDelete
That's awful - sewage in the basement, where all the sewing stuff is too. I hope everything gets fixed and it doesn't happen again. Can't wait to see how your pumpkins turn out with other blocks!ReplyDelete
How horrible to have that happen! I'm amazed you have anything done with that event and aftermath. I'll be interested to see your completed project. Hang in there!ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry for all of the sewage woes! Your pumpkin will be so cute to use for Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
What a messy situation. Hope it is all sorted out soon and your life may return to normal and you can make more pumpkin blocks and return to your sewing happy place ... <3 PatReplyDelete
Your pumpkin will be so cute for Thanksgiving. Hope all is well by then. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!ReplyDelete
Oh..dear! I am so sorry for basement disaster! We had a similar issue with water last year. Ten thousand dollars later we now have a dry basement. I like your choices for pumpkin colors. Your project will finish up nicely!ReplyDelete
Good job getting the basement cleaned out and yep taking the walls up. Cute pumpkins. Here is hoping and praying you get your space back sooner than later.ReplyDelete
The pumpkins look good maybe by next year they could become jack o lanterns.ReplyDelete
Oh no... I hope they get things fixed soon so you can have your sewing room back! One thing about hand stitching, it's portable and can be done pretty much anywhere.ReplyDelete
It's amazing that you even accomplished this much with all you've had going on. Those cute pumpkins will make a beautiful project when you're finally able to move back into your sewing room to sew. Good luck on all the cleanup!ReplyDelete
Just wanted to extend my sympathy on the loss of your sewing room and whatever else was damaged or lost. I can't imagine how devastated you and your family must be. I hope they do a bang up job in restoring everything in the basement.ReplyDelete
Oh that is just awful, I hope it all gets cleaned up and done back right for you. We'll look forward to seeing your finish:)ReplyDelete
Yikes. So glad you were able to get help to clean things up. Sure hope the city is fast and friendly to fix things. Amazed you were able to show anything. That is commitment. They are fun pumpkins. Good luck with everything.ReplyDelete
That is such a nightmare. The project will be perfect for Thanksgiving.ReplyDelete
What a horrible situation!! I'm looking forward to seeing your finished runners...before Thanksgiving (fingers crossed for this)! Hope the city sees that this is their problem to fix.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry to hear you're still dealing with that mess. I hope it gets resolved soon. Don't worry about getting your project done.ReplyDelete
Kathy, you are such a trooper to hang in there through all of this nightmare you've been going through. You plan for a table runner or two sounds awesome. Bless your heart, I hope you can finish soon. Thank yo for joining the Pick a Pumpkin blog hop,ReplyDelete
I'm sorry to hear about your basement. Your table runner sounds wonderful and I look forward to seeing it.ReplyDelete
Gl to you and this hard journey ..ReplyDelete
Good luck with the cleanup and repairs. Keep going forward, and can't wait to see the finished designs.ReplyDelete
Oh my heart does go out to you. I can only imagine. Hoping that you get your basement resolved quickly. Love your pumpkin blocks. There will be a story with your runner when it's done. Maybe not the best memory, but hopefully you'll be able to laugh about it all eventually.ReplyDelete
It's amazing what happens when life gets in the way of our "normal" life. I'm thrilled that you got anything completed toward your pumpkin goal. You are blessed to have people come to your aid and get some things salvaged to the upstairs and carport. On Aug 28 and 2 AM, my son who lives in 2 hours away in Arkansas (I live in a bedroom community of Tulsa, OK) called too tell me that he would be at my home sometime and he didn't know when. His father was in a hospital in Tulsa with a possible stroke. I asked if he wanted me to meet him at the hospital and he said NO. So at 6 AM, Eric, my son, called to ask me to open the garage door to let him in the house. While Eric was en route, his dad had a seizure in the ER. The hospital finally was ready to admit him and when the staff moved his dad James to a hospital bed, James screamed with pain. So, now there was an additional issue to determine the source. Finally, the conclusion was that James had not suffered a stroke but a seizure at home which caused him to fall and he broke his hip and messed up the prior hip replacement. The replaced hip socket was almost in his bladder. At first, he was placed on the neuro floor and later moved to the ortho floor. He could not remember anything as it common with those who have suffered seizures. They had to determine the neuro state before they could operate. After more than two weeks, the ortho team had ordered some replacement parts because James is 6'7" and needed large parts that they don't keep in stock. First, the ortho surgeon had to rebuild his pelvis because James had broken the anterior and posterior columns that hold the socket. Therefore, the surgeon had nowhere to attach the socket. Tuesday the anterior pelvis was rebuilt and then two days later, the posterior rebuild and the hip replacement was completed. We have been divorced 20 years and each have been married and divorced from someone else. The first night in the ER, James told Eric that I was welcome to come to the hospital and then kept reiterating that. Finally, Eric told me and the third night I went to the hospital and James immediately brightened. So I was at the hospital most every day and was definitely there for the surgeries. I finally decided that I wanted to ask why he had divorced me and we discussed that and then he immediately asked if I would consider getting back together with him. When he left for rehab, he was placed in a center 2 miles from my house. Due to a mistake, he was released early and is staying with a friend not far from me. So, I have no idea yet what is going to happen, but at least we are now on speaking terms and I have lots of understanding for what I had blamed myself erronously for 20 years. The seizure has definitely changed both of our lives and we don't know exactly how yet for the long term. I pray that the city will cover the cost of your damages. There are folks about 1/2 mile from me that have similar problems and have not had good luck getting the problem resolved AND it is a different place and municipality. I pray you have good results. I love some of the fabric for the pumpkin. I admire your tenacity in the face of adversity. I hope you can keep your chin up, find what you need to keep working on your project, and have a magnificient finish. You have a wonderful start!!!!ReplyDelete
I hope you've been able to clean up the mess and get on with life. Your pumpkin blocks are cute and your describe a very cute table runner. I sure hope you get it finished in time.ReplyDelete
oh no, I hope you can get a satisfactory resolution to your flooding repairs, how stressful. Thank you for sharing what you did get done and I hope things are already looking up for you.ReplyDelete