Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Too Cold

I hope those of you who are being hit with these freezing cold temperatures are fairing well.  Here at the homestead our water pipe going up to second floor toilet froze last night.  Luckily we have two other toilets that are still working.  What do you want with temps -11 and with the wind chill -30? He tried a blow dryer and an electric heater to try to thaw it out but to no avail. The pipe is in an outside wall so we aren't able to get to it without tearing into the wall or the ceiling below it.  So, while taking my shower this morning Steve tore into the ceiling below before calling the landlord. Lucky for us our landlord is great and trusts whatever we do.  It still isn't thawed yet but Steve is going to turn off the water in the house and move the pipe out of the wall to keep it from happening again.  He is a plumber so I trust him. lol.  It is suppose to warm up in the next few days, but I can't wait that long.

Since it's been so cold around here I haven't worked in my craft room in the basement.  I decided to start a new stitchery.  I am working with variegated floss, which I've never used before.  There are many ways to use it "correctly" I'm sure, but me I'm just winging it and using my eye to determine how to start a new strand.  We'll have to wait and see how this turns out because I didn't start high enough on this piece to include the entire pattern.  So, some of it will be left off.

I did organize my stitching bag while I was at it, but will wait for another day to show you.  I will have to go out and brave the cold today to buy a new car battery or otherwise I can't go to work tomorrow. :-( Wait that wouldn't be a bad thing!  I didn't realize I had bought my last one in 2009.  This is not a very good start to 2014! Lol.
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Primitive Stars said...

Beautiful stitchery, keep Cozy warm, Francine.

jennifer768 said...

Lovely cross stitch piece! So sorry about the frozen pipe.I can't wait to see how your stitching bag is organized. Stay warm.Hugs,Jen

Prims By The Water said...

What I see of your stitching so far looks good! Not good about the pipe being frozen, but good thing hubby can fix it. Good luck with the battery. Janice

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Love the stitching! It just looks perfect for these cold winter days stitching. Sorry about the pipes and car battery but lucky you that Steve is handy and can get things fixed for ya.
Stay warm!

lilraggedyangie said...

LOVE the stitching ...our shower froze here but finally thawed 2 hours ago ...snuggle up...Hugs lil raggedy