Sunday, 16 January 2011

Wet and Miserable.

 What a HORRIBLE couple of weather days we have had in the North West. Not only has the rain hardly stopped, it hasn't allowed much sunlight through, so the days have not ever really been 'light'
 We have known for a while that our roof is in need of some MAJOR work, most of the beams supporting it are rotting and need repairs or completely replacing, but as neither Mr Juicy or myself are currently in full time work, and only just managing to pay the bills, it has been put on hold until we have the money! 
Yesterday the rain seamed to be coming in from the East, hitting the front of the house, and pouring into my beloved sewing room above the window. I have rescued my hand made blind, and moved most of the items on my workbench (in front of the window) - there are two large pans catching the water, about 4" during the night.

 I just didn't have the heart to sit in their and work around the water yesterday, so to try and cheer myself up, and inspired by the cushion I received in the swap I have dug out my own granny's garden quilt project, now in it's 20th year, and sat down stairs in the gloom, sewing until my fingers hurt!

The hexagons sides are just 1" long, and it contains bits of fabrics from most of my projects over the past 20 years, and still fits in the first Octagon box I ever made!

 Even Bodkin was in a funk about the weather (I had to get him to open his eyes to focus the camera on him!) 
While Stitch is having a wonderful time asking to be let out into the rain, then returning 5 minutes later for a good rub down with a towel and a purr, then asking to go out again!

9 comments:

Jules said...

Roof repairs - think you might have to sell your body as well as some quilts! Love the hexagon project - it adds to it that it has been on the go for so long - it will tell a nice story when it's finished. I am embracing the rain as it gives me an excuse to sit with my feet up and my crochet but now I've seen your hexagons.... x

Twiggy said...

We try to go for a nice long walk on Sunday but rain has stopped play. The boys are upstairs painting and I'm going to go and make some soup. As you say it's a bit grim at the moment. I love your pretty hexagons.
Twiggy x

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Oh No...don't talk about leaky roof's...dont know how we are ever going to get ours fixed...its so depressing!
Still we have cheery Hexagons ....nice!

Chin up xx Vicky xx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I love love your hexagons, such sweet idea.
Have a happy start to the new week! xx

Maggie said...

Oh I can remember the misery of living in an oldish house and water coming in... one day it will get fixed you keep telling yourself. And it does.. or like us, you have to move!
But living in an old house, even one with an unlined roof, no cavity insulation and once-leaking-but-now-replaced windows, is much, much better than an estate box. (With apologies to anyone happily living in one of course!)

Catherine said...

Your hexagons are so bright and beautiful and how organised to have a box just the right size to fit them into - my patchwork projects (and there are a few!) sit in a jumble of carrier bags

Bad news about your roof, I hope you get it fixed soon! (better still the sun comes out)

C x

Catherine said...

Your hexagons are so bright and beautiful and how organised to have a box just the right size to fit them into - my patchwork projects (and there are a few!) sit in a jumble of carrier bags

Bad news about your roof, I hope you get it fixed soon! (better still the sun comes out)

C x

Pooch Purple Reign said...

i hope the sun comes out and warms your sewing room again. was -11 C today in prince edward island but i think i actually got sun burn while painting the sunporch. i will send it your way!
still no seville oranges for me. ill keep looking
~laura

Padihamknitter said...

Oh what a bummer about the roof. Isn't it always the way. Stuff finally gives up the ghost just when you can least afford it. We had to get a new oven a couple of weeks before christmas and a washing machine a couple of months before that. The fridge is on it's last legs too but am ignoring it and hoping it will keep going for a few more months!