Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Stand Aside, This Is A Job For Chocolate

Busy days - got all my blocks done for The Garden of Contentment, now to put them together.




I have no idea how.  They're all different sizes, so I'm going to wing it and see what happens.  I may or may not have decided on a loose layout....



We'll see.  Meanwhile, I'm running around here like a chicken with it's head cut off.  Our hot water tank is leaking, we have a cookie sheet under it to catch drips, so I have to keep the hot water turned off, unless we need to shower  - then I turn it on, bail out the cookie sheet with a sea sponge, and turn it back off.  By the way, did you know Tarpon Springs, Florida is the sea sponge capital of the world?  I love sea sponges.  40 years ago it was a pretty place, I'd love to go back.

Not much else new, today I'm quilting, and filling water bottles.



We have a reverse osmosis filter under our sink, and purify our own water.  I fill one every 11 minutes or so.  Which really cuts into the quilting time!

Took mum out to eat the other day.  She's a very naughty girl.



When the gal asked what she wanted to drink, of course she said hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream.  She probably ran out of insulin after that.  See that look?  That look says "MINE, you can't take it away from me, I will turn you into a crime scene if you try".

Back to my water bottles and putting a quilt together - see you soon!

Love,
Allie


22 comments:

Águeda said...

I understand your mother perfectly, and I agree with her: A cup of hot chocolate is a very serious matter !! Chocolate is one of my passions. Your embroidery has been precious. Any final result will be good. I hope that soon you solve the little problem of your hot water and you feel calmer. Hugs.

sunny said...

I did happen to know that tidbit about Tarpon Springs! I can't wait to see your quilt!! What you have so far is gorgeous. And leave poor mum alone. We all need a treat now and then...

Jeanette said...

Can't wait to see how you put your blocks together. Love your Mum. I hope she enjoyed her hot chocolate. Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

I love your Mum... and I love those gorgeous stitcheries you have done... The water is a good idea.. we catch rain water and that's my preferred tipple... bird poo and all! haha...
Hugz

Nancy J said...

No matter what life throws at you, your words always have sunshine and joy, with a huge sprinkle of faith appliqued on top. Hope the cylinder is fixed, replaced, or disposed of in any way to save you all that hassle. And your Mum, how could she ever be naughty at her stage of life, and after all that she went through a while ago? Enjoy, I would say.

WoolenSails said...

That doesn't sound fun, hope you can get it fixed.
My son put in a water system, might do that someday. We have one in the refrigerator and a filter in the basement, for basic clean water, but we have chlorine in it now, so not good to drink.

Your blocks are beautiful and that is going to be beautiful all together.

Debbie

Yvonne said...

Haha...I would'nt dare taking her hot chocolate away!
Hope your water issues are solved soon. Love your blocks, lovely colors.

Little Quiltsong said...

The look on your Mom's face is priceless. Oh no, to your leaking hot water tank. Hope it gets fixed soon. Your blocks look so pretty - beautiful work!

Donna Pheneger said...

Yes, we're drinking hot chocolate down here in FL too - BRRRRR!
Dh and I haven't been to Tarpon Springs in all the years we've been down here but plan to one day.
Love your hand work - looking forward to see how you finish your piece!

Maria said...

Looking forward to seeing how you put all those lovely blocks together. Love that photo of your mum; yes she certainly looks very protective of that mug of hot chocolate! Lol

KaHolly said...

I’ve been to Tarpon Springs a few times and it IS a fun place to visit! We’re drinking hot chocolate down here in S. Tx, too! This weather is crazy! Your blocks look lovely! Sorry about your hot water heater. If it’s not one thing, it’s another! Hello to your mom!

Cathy said...

I love all your blocks. Can't wait to see your completed quilt. I love that look on your Mum's face. Stay warm. Sun is shining here but it is sooooo cold. Hugs

Susan said...

Hope you get your hot water tank fixed quickly. About 10 years ago, ours started leaking, but it would have taken more than a cake pan to contain it. We had to put in an emergency call to have it looked at and ended up having to replace it.

Your quilt is going to be so beautiful.

Tell your mom, her hot cocoa is safe with me. I prefer mine without all that whipped cream.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

LOL.....don't mess with Mom!

Lin said...

Your stitched blocks look lovely - they will make a great quilt. Go Mum! Chocolate is important. xx

Shasta Matova said...

That hot chocolate does look good; I can see why she needs to be so protective! Hope you get your hot water tank fixed soon.

Little Penpen said...

I've always said if I became diabetic, I would just have to add an extra unit or two of insulin, because I love my sweets!!! Your quilt blocks are so pretty; so neat and pristine! I saw something on tv about the sea sponges before. I've always wanted a 'real' sponge since I saw that! Smart idea on the water!!!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Your blog title made me LOL!

Karen Schurr said...

Oh, my! You ARE a busy girl. Seems like there's never a good time for those darned tanks to spring a leak. Hope all gets fixed real soon. Love those blocks and your mum's looks. She's such a hoot. Happy Thursday, Dear.

Sandra :) said...

Beautiful blocks, Allie :) I hope you get your hot water tank fixed soon - we can't always schedule showers :D BTW - the look on your mom's face is priceless ... I think what you should read from it is ... STEP BACK. LOLOL!

I am said...

Hi Allie lovely blocks my friend and how lovely to see your mum,lol she is still getting into mischief good on her,lol xx

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Egad, hate when that happens-it's then you learn how much we depend on these things.
But what pretty fabrics you have to match those pretty words, Allie. Love it!
And it's looking so nice to me as here in drab white and gray weather/landscape but no longer super freezing, thankfully!

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