In the immortal words of Roseanne Roseannadanna, "if it's not one thing, it's another thing." Now instead of waiting for the guy to come and fix the air conditioning, I'm waiting for a plumber to come take care of a leak in a sink drain. Sigh. Of course the contact number they have is the home phone and since we have dial-up I really shouldn't be on the internet.
The a/c has been fixed tho. The janitor climbed up a ladder and scrubbed down the coils and other assorted parts with a big brush. I'm sure it will have problems again soon, but hopefully not until after we depart.
When I get stressed out, there is nothing better than quilting. I was stressed out this week big time watching the news about the airline terror plot. Alleged plot. Worrying about Siobhan getting to England safely, worried about me getting home with hubby, assorted felines and documents. It's one thing to be in your home country when there is a big scary event going on, it's another to be really far away. Can't just hop on a plane and get home quickly if there's a problem and driving is certainly out of the question. I wonder if the QE2 allows pets...
As I was writing this post, I received an email from Siobhan (of Scraps and Threadtales fame). She, her hubby, and her pets arrived safely at Heathrow on Thursday. Lots of delays, but no problems.
Anyway, I worry and stress far more than I should. So instead of getting things done, I've been doing my hand quilting. I am almost finished with Terms of Endearment. This is all I've got left:
If you look closely at the bottom of the pic you can see where I quilted in "Cairo, Egypt 2006" with the embroidery floss.
I've finished the fourth round of fan arcs and am halfway through the fifth. Pretty cool.
I took photos again when I was in one of the corners where the stitches show up really well. Here I am on the fifth arc of this set and I'm getting near to running into another set of fans.
In this pic, I've finished that set of six arcs and filled in the gap with partials. And then I just started again on my next set of arcs.
A few fun places to check out on the web: Quilting Rush Laurie Ann has done a couple of name banners using her own version of free-pieced letters. I love the way she made her M and the W is excellent as well. She's given me some ideas to play with.
Actually-living-in-France-now (as compared to a wannabe like me) Clare has constructed her first house block with French doors no less. And Scraps in Progress Fiona has made a couple of great brightly colored houses.
Okay, okay, I'm gonna scoot now. Ya'll take care.