Monday, August 07, 2006

One thing leads to another

Took the car in this morning for what I thought would be a quick repair -- NOT! Seems the transmission seal is leaking, along with whatever is wrong with the power steering. Had to call dh to pick me up -- probably won't get the car back til Wednesday, at a cost of about $1000, because, of course, the car is a 2004 bought brand new, but it has 40,000 miles on it, so the 3 yr-36k warranty is no longer any good! Okay, I can deal with that, I don't like it, but I can deal with it. But when Bill came to get me (oh and I had to call the neighbor to go down and tell Bill to pick me up, because Bill can't hear the phone at all!), anyway, by the time he got there it was 9 am -- quilt store doesn't open til 10 so didn't think I should ask him to take me there and wait! vbg Now that was hard to take -- all my shopping plans shot.
So, came home, did laundry, finished the Jacks top and pulled fabric for the 3rd baby quilt. Good news is I have the background for it in stash. The first quilt I planned though, and cut the pieces for, didn't work the way I wanted, so I dug a different pattern out and started it. Problem is, I didn't have enough of some of the fabrics to make the change. But I think I may just need one bright fabric and may do sashing and borders with it. The pattern is from Quilters Cache and is called Paper Pinwheels. It's really a great block to make! I have four done and may only make 9 instead of the 16 I was going to make. I think the quilt will be big enough (they're 12" blocks), if I sash and border it. Here's the four I have done so far: The rest will be made using some of the kids prints I used in Jacks and the first baby quilt.


Gratitudes:

1. I'm grateful the car didn't fall apart when I was driving it and they found the problem immediately.

2. I'm thankful Squire was home this morning when I called so he could get Bill!

3. I'm glad I had the background fabric in stash.

4. Corn on the cob for dinner because Bill ran to the store for milk.

5. Crockpot beef!

4.

13 comments :

jpquilter said...

bummer about your car - but maybe the timing was good so you didn't visit the quilt store :)
you certainly have a great attitude about it

Bonnie said...

Those pinwheels are great - perfect for a baby quilt.

Mary said...

Very cute pinwheels. Too bad about the car, hopefully it won't take too long or cost too much to repair.

cher said...

I love this pattern- I used it for a flannel quilt and really like how it came out...have fun!

Dawn said...

Oh I do LOVE those blocks! What a great baby quilt block! Easy but lots of movement. Very fun!

I won't even comment on cars and repairs! I"ve had my share the last 3 months!

Susan said...

Great baby quilt blocks! Too bad about the car - doesn't it just figure it would wait a few extra miles and weeks to go fritzing on you?

Screen Door said...

Cars - Theyr'e great when they work. But it's that helpless feeling when they don't. I think it's because you have to rely on someone else to repair it instead of yourself.

I've got a baby quilt to make for a guy at work..I love your ideas.
Melanie

quiltpixie said...

wonderful blocks... hey maybe you'll get to LQS when you pick up the car....

Libby said...

Cars *argh* Your blocks look great. A perfect baby quilt - just cheerful.

McIrish Annie said...

love the pinwheels.. sorry about the car!! smart move not to ask DH to wait an hour for the LQS to open. Besides, your stash was calling to you!!

Judith said...

Nice blocks for the babyquilt, it will look great with these fabrics.

Karen said...

Oh that is hard, car problems are the worst.

Marcia :o) said...

Great Paper Pinwheels block!