After moving the treadmill (and even getting on it for 10 minutes — note to self – buy new tennis, the shoes I have are worn out!), I decided I might just maybe straighten up the sewing room.
I have now knocked down and pulled off the loose paint chips and drywall seam tape where the leak was in my sewing room closet. So after getting all that vacuumed up I can think about putting stuff back in that closet – making sure things stored in sealed plastic containers go underneath that spot just in case there is ever a reoccurrence.
But I finally decided to unfold the Christmas quilt that got hit by the leaking (thank you very much upstairs neighbors!)
and see what the total damages are.
Here’s a photo of the whole quilt — I just sort of pinned it to the small design wall so I could get a quick look at it.
It’s called Christmas Tea because friend Sheryl ran a block swap of Christmas print teapots — so the teapot blocks were from that swap. The braid border pieces are from a Christmas bricks swap that if memory serves right friend Susan did. The gingerbread cookies in the center still need their embellishments for faces, buttons, etc. I love the cookies at the very top and bottom – they are frosted cookies and will get some beady sprinkles when complete.
It’s the two rows with the poinsettia flowers at the top and bottom that got ruined as you can see from a few photos below. So I think this one will go back into a closet until I feel like dissecting it. I think I’ll remove the two sections of those flowers and turn the teapots and gingerbread blocks into a wall hanging and perhaps turn the frosted cookies into a table runner and reuse the braided section. All something to deal with another day.
But looking at this quilt has me thinking Christmas quilts and the storage tub full of ones I’m making for the whole kit and caboodle of my family, nieces, nephews which hopefully they’ll get some day. Quite a few tops are done but I’m sure I still need more so I’m thinking I may need to start on the Snowbirds pattern I did for Hoffman Fabrics. I have lots of large Christmas prints (and small ones and medium ones — yes lots of holiday fabrics) but that one shows large prints nicely. hmmmm….. no must go finish straightening out yarn and putting away the scattered knitting stuff before I totally lose motivation and NOT go fabric stash diving for that quilt!
Yogurt walks a fine line with me — it should be yogurt creamy consistency which is not as thick as real sour cream (like you get in a restaurant – not like low fat I buy at the store which is slightly less thick). I bought some Dannon Greek yogurt since the other kind I buy doesn’t come at my store in the flavor I wanted. When I tried to stir it, I knew it was going to be an issue — almost like sour cream and cream cheese beaten together and the flavor was supposed to be pineapple-toasted coconut and only tasted like very sour yogurt (that aftertaste that makes me hate most yogurts)–even after I tried doctoring it with a couple tbls of cool whip. :-) (my trick to get rid of the aftertaste). It hit the trash (what a waste of good cool whip! LOL) - good thing I just bought one to try. I will stick to the Lite & Fit – add a bit of cool whip to it and I actually like it. So much for my Greek yogurt experiment.