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.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Manning the buckets...

Well, technically it isn't buckets, but it's lots of towels!  We are suffering the wind and heavy rain tail end of the storms that have gone through the US and our windows, we discover, leak.  A lot.  I was happily stitching away and suddenly heard dripping.  Thought I was certainly imagining things and it wasn't until one of the drips splashed water onto me did I realize that the dripping I was hearing was on the INSIDE.  By all reports this weather has settled in for at least two or three days so I suspect there might be a lot of towels being wrung out.

Oh well.
It could be a whole lot worse
as we're seeing more and more reports
coming in on the news.

I took a little break after finishing Secret Project #1 (sorry, still can't show you even a teeny little hint of what it is) and before starting Secret Project #2 (sorry, can't show you that one either) to create these little gifts....


Recycled denim tote bags,
in the crazy quilt style with
the stitching done with my machine.
Thrifted labels here and there for
additional interest.

Might not be a post for you tomorrow because I'm teaching again and will probably be too pooped to participate when I get home!

Today's quote (very appropriate for me I think!) is from Lady Bird Johnson.... "Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid" 




12 comments:

Vicki W said...

I'm sorry to hear about your leaks! I hope the rain ends soon so you can do repairs. The tote bags are really nice.

Mosaic Magpie said...

You are such a tease with these Top Secret projects of yours! Good thing for the rain so you could see the windows leak...think of all the heating and cooling that has been escaping through those tiny cracks. Storms plowing through here tonight, but nothing like what they have experienced in the South.
xo,
Deb

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Great bags..Big Secrets...Good quote..wet towels.

Janie said...

What a good quote,"Get so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." Such good words. I like your blog, Have a great day!

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

You need to get some chamois cloths to help soak up the water. So sorry to hear that you're having terrible weather. :-( Here's to sunny skies soon. And I'm super intrigued by all your hints as to the secret projects. Can't wait to see them. Have fun at your class.

karen said...

leaks? Boo! Make sure your secret project is well away from the dripping window....

Terri said...

You sound very busy with fun things!
Secret projects are fab! And the tote bags you squeezed in are wonderful. I am sure you sew much better than I do : )
I look forward to seeing the tea wallet you make for your hubby. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comment.
Hugs,
Terri

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Sorry to hear about the leaks! The denim bags look great. Am jotting down your quote too :)

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Waiting for the big reveal!! The denim bags look nice and so much easier on the hands. Are you being published???

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Is your landlord going to do anything about the leaks?

liniecat said...

Oh those bags are smashing MA !!

Renee said...

These totes are darling! I hope the leaks are all repaired.