Saturday, June 16, 2018

Stitching Scrappy Stars

Happy Saturday!  This week really seemed to drag, I'm glad to have finally made it to the weekend. I'm definitely ready for some sewing room therapy. So it's good that I found a few workarounds to cope with the power problem.  Tuesday morning we had a very severe thunderstorm roll through our area.  It took out a lot of trees and damaged some roofs.  According to co-workers the lightening took out a few TVs and computer routers.  It also took out one of our cable boxes and the power to all the electrical outlets in my  sewing room.  The storm tripped the breaker and apparently caused enough damage that it can't be reset.  I've been waiting on My Guy to get home from a business trip to take a look, but I'm guessing we are going to need an electrician.  Thankfully the lights are on a separate breaker that was unaffected.  There is a power plug just inside the door in the adjacent bathroom, so for now a long extension cord is providing power to the sewing machine and I've set up the old ironing board closer to another outlet in the hall to have power for the iron. Not an optimum set up, but it's at least workable.  

I've been trying to get caught up on my Rainbow Scrap stitching.  It's been slow going this week, but I did finally finish off all my yellow sawtooth star blocks from April. 



These blocks will become a pieced border for my Inverted Star project. I've gotten a start on the pink Squared Away sampler blocks from last month, but don't really have anything to show there yet.  No progress on this month's teal blocks at all yet.  

The SIT is home and had friends sleep over last night. Since that rules out getting any housework done, I think I'll go sew.  But first, I'll link up with Soscrappy for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge report. On Sunday, there is Oh Scrap to out check too.  

19 comments:

Kate said...

Happy Saturday!!

Deb A said...

Sounds like you have a good workaround and love the sleepover reason for no housework! Enjoy the sewing... I too have to make my pink SA blocks still.

maggie fellow said...

It's fun to see spots of a different color on rsc so thanks for being behind:) and I know you will catch up.

Barbara said...

The stars look great...and how nice to have a houseful of friends.

Julie in GA said...

Your yellow stars look great--can't wait to see all the colors together!
I'm glad your electrical damage wasn't any worse. Hope you can get it fixed soon.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

So frustrating to have that electrical problem in the very room you want to use the most! Glad you found a way around it, though. I love your yellow stars!

Marti said...

Seems like there is a big breakdown any time Hubby is gone for more than a day. No power is really frustrating, glad you found a way to keep sewing. You must have had a lot of lightning too. I hope all your appliances are ok.

Louise said...

Glad to hear you found a way to make it all work, and that no one was hurt by the storm. I've been having to manage my power here, as well. To iron, I have to turn the air conditioner to "fan only" and then switch back to "cool" when I'm done. Lots of back and forth between the two :)
louise dot hornor at gmail

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

There are times you just have to be creative right? Glad you are ok and that you can still stitch, hope your guy can fix it right up!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh my--I do always worry here about being on 'stuff' when we have lightning storms--but it seems no body else worries about it--so have gotten lazy about turning off the surge protectors--maybe I should start going back to doing that!!!! Hope hubby can fix the problem when he gets home--and that it is an easy fix--
love those bright shinny stars--
enjoy, di

Frédérique said...

Pretty stars, bright color!

Mari said...

Those yellow stars look so happy! Good luck with the electrical--yuck! (academicquilter at gmail dot com)

Katie Z. said...

That storm sounds scary! I’m glad you were able to keep sewing despite difficulties.

Denise :) said...

Oh! Your yellow stars are very happy!! Thunderstorms are icky. When we've got one coming, we unplug everything. Hope it all gets fixed up for you. :)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

That is going to be one happy border! I always get nervous when storms come through. Luckily we don't get too many.

Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Your yellow stars are gorgeous!!! It's been awhile since I visited your blog site, as I read your posts on the emails that you send, so I was delighted to see those wonderful dresses displayed. I've been practicing my paper piecing so I can sew up some of these from your inspiration. Dealing with electrical issues can be so frustrating. Good thing the storm didn't knock out power to your whole house. You did check the freezer right?

gayle said...

Oh, my goodness, what a lot you have to go through to get a sewing day! Good luck with the electrical troubles!

Jennifer said...

Wow, that sounds like a bad storm! Hope that you can get everything restored soon. Your yellow stars look great!

Chez Vies said...

beautiful stars!! I always love star quilts. I hope everything get restored soon!