Rugs, towels, bedspreads, carpet – all outside draining and hopefully drying. I discovered the water right inside the front door first yesterday morning.
I’ve had this happen before and we changed the rain gutters and downspout to take the water away from the east side of the building and force it to the west. There is so much ice and snow that when it rained several inches in the past couple days, there was no place for the water to go. Then I looked in the back room and this is what I saw.
It continued about 12 more feet, got up to the furnace and copier. The additional rugs I laid down were submerged in water!
But Reed and I sewed all afternoon anyway so he could finish piecing the back. He made one pieced chicken block and cut 3 more blocks from other chicken fabric. We had to increase the back by about 10″ so we split the 44″ fabric and added these additional blocks to the middle.
Just look at that straight FLAT block! He amazes me when he can do stuff like this! Ha!
Here is the pieced backing.
We are delivering his quilt and backing to Sue Monday after school if the gravel roads are passable. I cannot quilt his quilt good enough to go to the fair and won’t compromise his project with my mediocre straight line quilting. It’s good enough for me but I’m not entering anything in the fair.
So this was today – Connie helped me haul all the rugs, etc. outside to dry.
And I have no moisture at all in the basement – Thank God although the plants would probably appreciate the humidity.
And my friend Amy sent me this link to allcreated.com to make an apron from a shirt. Here’s my first attempt (needs ironing).
I’m going to add a pocket towards the bottom for my phone. It was very easy and could be a great group project at guild or church. I love it when somebody comes up with something clever!
Iowa State won tonight and will await the next winner – probably Kansas – to p,ay in the Big 12 tournament final tomorrow night. Ain’t March Madness just the best?