Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cutting, cleaning, clearing clutter........

I pressed the fabric for the next Trip Around the World quilt, the strips I will use for demo purposes during my class next week.  While the iron was hot I pressed this little colorwash made with mostly Liberty Lawn squares that a friend sent to me.  I will get out my box of Liberties soon too.  Also while cleaning and clearing clutter in the basement I found a pile of floral scraps waiting to be cut into 2.5" squares.  Two passes through the Studio cutter and I have a pile of squares.  

Today I'm getting a headlight replaced on my van.  Luckily my insurance will pick up the amount over $250.  The part is $310 and I have no idea how much the labor will be.  My dryer needs a repair too.  It is 30 years old so I hope they will have the part it needs.  I also hope there aren't any more repairs needed in the near future.

14 comments:

B Hunter said...

oh yes, parts and repairs are becoming more expensive than replacing! I will be ordering a new dishwasher soon... fixing everything that is wrong with it will cost more than it is worth!!!

Sharon W. said...

Oh no!!! Use for repairs money that could buy fabric? NOT!!!!

Sewing Junkie said...

Owning things means fix and repair. I want another sewing machine and I just hate to repair the little one I have, but if the money isn't there you do what you have to. Chris

Debbie said...

Beautiful Liberty fabrics! That headlight is costing as much as a new dryer!

MontyBear said...

Life is maintenance.

Ruth said...

Beautiful little quilt and a great tongue twister!

Hedy Hahn said...

Love your little squares and you put them into a beautiful little quilt so easily. About 6 years ago, my washer went out on me. We lived over an hour away from any stores. The newspaper came out and there were 3 used Maytag washers for sale for $50. Dear husband bought one and I am still using it. Dryer went out two years ago and we did the same thing, bought an almost brand new dryer for $100. So do not despair, there are other choices out there.

Gene Black said...

I hope your dryer is an easy and inexpensive repair. Quite often it is just the drive belt that has broken. (If so the drum doesn't spin) That is a really easy repair in most cases. I did my own repair when mine broke.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

hope your repairs go well, I always hate it when something needs fixing or we decide it has to be replaced - cost is everything now days - a lot of times DH can fix it with help from the internet

Needled Mom said...

I can't believe how much a headlight costs! Wow. It seems like there is always something in need of repair.

donaleen said...

Very nice. You do such a wonderful job with fabric. Love seeing it.

Paule-Marie said...

I hate it when things break. My 20+ year old washer broke. The repairman told us about repairclinic.com since he couldn't find the part locally. We were able to get the part, hubby installed it and I was on my way. He also said to keep the mechanical machines and keep repairing them. The new electronic ones break and are horribly expensive to repair IF you can get the part - another contractor told us about the 1.5 year old built-in refrigerator (something like $5000) that died and the owner was told that the company didn't make the circuit board any more. Can you say boat anchor? And don't get me started about car and truck parts. Drives my husband crazy to have to buy the whole assembly when he only needs a small piece of it (like the headlight lens.)

JJM said...

Your color washes are always so perfect. So mesmerizing.

30 year old dryer and is this the first time you have had to call in repair ? That is amazing in itself. Even it it isn't to have a dryer last that long is a bonus.

JJM

Sheila said...

Your colorwash is beautiful!