MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Having a plunging good time?

Good time?  Nope, not so much.  Woke up this morning to a clogged drain in our bathroom sink...joy.  After a trip to the store for various and assorted potions (supposedly guaranteed to 'unclog even the toughest blockages'...hah), seven hours,  and a second trip to the store to replace the overworked plunger, we had success.  Would have been nice had it been nice enough to give us warning so we could have dealt with it before it became a problem.


Plunging, and draining, means no stitching!!

However, I do have some stitching to show you today anyway.  I've started working on another hussif (I know, I can hear the collective groan from here).  This one is black with white stitching (and a teeny little bit of red here and there), and I'm trying to come up with as many sewing themed patterns to use on it as I can.  

Here's the progress so far...


(the 'blob' of white on the lower left
is a piece of tracing paper with my
next pattern I'll be stitching)

Today I'm linking up with SuperMomNoCape's  stitchery linkie party HERE.  

Today your quote is from Alice Walker... "No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow"


15 comments:

Boud said...

I have a great little gizmo which uses water to unclog and has saved me much time and plumbing costs. Let me know if you want to know more and I'll find it and get the name etc.

Vicki W said...

Ooooh, love the black and white!

Janie Krig said...

Hussifs are great! and new projects are fun, not to mention inspiring, share more please. You won't hear me fussing about that ever.

DH said...

Love, love, love the sewing theme stitching! So sorry about the plumbing problem; glad you got it fixed! Dawn

Christine Barnsley said...

Sorry to hear about the blocked drains.... never an easy problem to solve, so glad you got it sorted! I love the new hussif design.... the sewing machine is especially lovely! Christine x

Judys Lace Creations said...

Hussifs are always a delight.Love the black and white.It's nice for a change from bright colour isn't it.
Horrible drains.

Renee said...

Great quote! I just love seeing which ones you will share. So sorry about the drain issues. Your hussif is off to a fantastic start! Love the color scheme.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

First, Terry being a retired maintenance man from a local large complex suggests a declogger thingy that you put to the drain and pull the gun like trigger that puts a powerful burst of air down the drain. He swears by it. I, on the other hand, go by the ounce of prevention theory and use one of those plastic barbed things that you put down the drain to keep the BEARD hair out...never ANY of my blonded graying locks, lol.

Is that white on black fabric hard to see?
xx, Carol

fabriquefantastique said...

How can you go wrong with black and white with a touch of red...tres chic.
Nice header too.

Createology said...

Love your white on black stitching and am excited to see your newest hussif come to fruition.
This is a wonderful quote and one I can say honestly is quite accurate. Lovely rest of the week dear...

Kim said...

No groan from me re your lovely new hussif....I always love to see what 'craziness' you are adding to your creations. As for your drainage problems, glad they are all sorted.

karen said...

no groans here about your creative choices but plenty of sympathetic groans for your blockage issues....

Mary Ann said...

I really like the black and white...very effective:)

Sheryl S. said...

This looks interesting and different. pretty stitching.

Laura said...

I like black and white, white and white, and neutral colored projects, but I have a hard time working on them. I get bored and have to add just a touch of color, and then it isn't a neutral colored project anymore.