Monday, May 10, 2010

This 'n That

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was a mix of good and bad. The good was taking my parents out to dinner at the Texas Roadhouse.. one of our favorite places to eat (love, love, love the baked sweet potato). While we were there, I ran into a former co-worker I hadn't seen in years, so I got her phone number and we are planning to get together for lunch!

The bad was we discovered that our dishwasher is leaking, and when Mr. S. got back there, here is what he found:

Mold... yuck!! I am highly allergic to it, so Mr. S. had to get it out of there. Plus found out that the cabinets on either side are damaged from the water too. Mr. S. decided it would cost nearly as much as a new dishwasher to fix the old one, so we ordered a new one from Sears that should be in this week. I'm actually kind of happy about that part, as my old one was quite noisy and did not always clean the dishes that well! Mr. S. is going to fix the cabinets himself, or at least try to... otherwise, we might be looking at a kitchen re-do that we did not plan on doing.

I did not get much crafting done other than the sewing I showed you on Saturday. I will make some more of those baby items this week, as those babies could arrive any day now. I did not get my Dad's lapghan finished, but decided it would make a great Father's Day gift, so that gives me some more time!

I did purchase a new crafting table at Wally World to replace the rickety old card table I was using for my sewing machine. This is a great table because it folds up and has a carrying handle, so we can use it when we go camping:

Did you spy Miss Mollie Elizabeth on the back of the couch??

Speaking of crafting, I did find two new sites that I wanted to share with you. The first one is this one, called Freebies for Crafters.  There are tons of things on here; a good majority of it is for sewers, but they also have stuff for crochet and knitting too.

I'm sure most of you have heard of The Crochet Dude, Drew Emborsky. What I didn't know is that he had this blog with free patterns. I am adding his fabric bowl to my to-do list. I have always wanted to crochet with fabric strips, and this looks pretty easy.

I best go and clean up my messy house... have a very happy Monday all.


  1. I picked up that same table from Sam's Club for my sewing/craft table. I love it. It's so convenient that you're right, it can be used for camping and a bunch of other things. We have used ours several times as an extra table when the family is over.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your dishwasher. That is always so upsetting because they do all that DAMNage and you don't even know it. I'm sending you good vibrations from Utah.

  2. Hi Sandy...thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. I think I've seen you around Flickrville!!! maybe a time or two!
    We had appliance problems earlier this year and it is a pain in the youknowwhat getting things fixed but in your case you get a new dishwasher, which will be nice and you can take care of the mold etc. too. and you'll know it's been done properly.
    Have a good rest of the day and I'll see you here there or on Flickr.

  3. Hi Sandy,
    I always find when something breaks down, two other things break at the same time. I hope this doesn't happen to you!
    I've got a dishwasher, my dear Hubby ha.ha.
    Thanks for stopping by SIBOL. What a laugh Sandy!
    Hugs to you Suex


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