Sunday, August 6, 2006

Splish, Splash

Saturday Estimate for Emergency Well Repair: $1,695
Actual Charge for Sunday Morning Work: $1,395
Hot Showers: Priceless

Yep, we've got water again. Ahhhhh!! And $200 more in our pockets than we were expecting last night. Dave was a straight arrow after all and adjusted the price for something in the works that did not have to be replaced. He could've not mentioned it, pocketed the $200, and we would never have known. But I'm glad that he, like us, subscribes to theory of What Goes Around Comes Around. All of our neighbors are on wells here too, and we will definitely spread the Good Word about Dave, which should come back to him in new business at some point down the road.

The laundry is churning again, and my cut of fabric is next up on the hit list. In the meantime, I'm finishing the top I traced and cut last night. I did have one major brain-fade goof, but it's not going to matter in the long run. This top from the August 2006 issue of Burda WOF is what I'm making. But I'm doing it in a knit and with short sleeves because I need more tees. The goof-up was that I cut the center front as two pieces instead of on the fold because when I traced it, I added a seam allowance to the CF and forgot to mark it as Cut on Fold. I was a little distracted yesterday so I suppose some little oddity was to be expected. That's my excuse and I'm stickin' with it!

I'm using a subtle (vs. shocking) lime green interlock. It goes beautifully with the skirt I made up a few days ago. Interlock is not my favorite choice for tees since it tends to bag out when you wear it, but I'm hoping this will be one of the better-behaved interlocks. If not, it's only a tee and I'll move on.


  1. Deb - glad to hear that the water is fixed and no longer rusty! That top is fabulous. Where do you get WOF? I would love to have it, but no local bookstores carry it in my area and I don't know where to subscribe.

    Hope you get your PSD today.

  2. Love that top, I'll have to give it a try when I get my august issue.

  3. I like it with the CF seam, especially with your coverstitch seam. Very stylish! Congratulations on your water, too!


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