Monday, May 17, 2010


I've had a couple of requests for my source for the border print I used on the birthday quilt. Here's a link to that fabric at The line is called Folklorica, designed by Julie Paschkis for In The Beginning Fabrics. There's a gorgeous floral print too, here. There are also a couple of tone-on-tone prints available in the line. Hold on a minute...

So here's a link to the page at In The Beginning Fabrics where the whole line is shown. There's some yummy stuff there! I have to say that I like the quilt I made better than the free pattern they make available though. Guess that's only appropriate. ;- )

We're off to a roaring start for the week here in the Nest. We have discovered there's a leak in the main water line coming into the house. When I was out there one day last week I pulled some big ole weeds and was surprised that they came out of the ground so easily. The ground in that spot was very wet too, almost mushy. We haven't had any rain to speak of lately. Then we sat down to pay our monthly bills and discovered our water bill was nearly double what it usually is. So tomorrow we have a plumber coming over to verify our suspicions. Can't say that I'm looking forward to his visit, although in the long run he may end up saving us a bunch of money. It's possible there has been a tiny leak in this line for years and now it's bigger for some reason. Our water bills have always seemed on the high side to me, considering the number of people living in this house and our lifestyle. I guess we'll find out.


  1. I love, love, love the fabric! And I really hope that the leak is minor, I had one for a week that then decided to burst and dump about 3 inches of water in my basement. When the plumber showed me the leak, it was the size of a pin head. Amazing that something so small could wreak that much havoc. Luckily, it was simple for them to fix...I hope yours is too!

  2. Water leaks are not fun. We're on well water and we share it with one of our neighbors. About a month or two ago, we discovered we had a leak in the line and had to identify where the water line was because the previous owner didn't mark it when it was installed. It turned out the leak was on our neighbor's line, but it took a lot of digging before it was found.

    Good luck!

  3. I thought that border fabric was exceptional so thanks for the links, I shall peek and drool at all of her companion fabrics. Dang, water leaks. I actually gave my son an Indian 'water spirits' rock because he had so many plumbing issues in his old 'new' house. I think it helped though he didn't want to tell me. Ha! Hope your ailment is cured and the spirits keep their peace ;)

  4. A big Thank You for the links regarding the fabric. I LOVE it! And may actually have to order some. The same designer is doing the Shop Hop fabric for Western WA too. It's similar, but I don't like it as much.

    Oh, and I like your quilt better than theirs too!

    Sorry to hear of your water leak. We had that problem in CA. Not cheap, but not quite an arm and a leg. I hope yours won't be too bad. *fingers crossed*

  5. My new Hancocks of Paducah catalog arrived yesterday - and there is a NEW line of fabrics featuring musical mermaids ... wonderful blues and soothing water-themed colors.

    Good luck with the leak!

  6. My sister had a leak that a plumber fixed very cheaply for her. Thank goodness as she had no money to pay. She got away with a $50 bill to dig up the main front pipe and for him to put new hose spigots on front and back. Somehow I think he knew she was poor and I'm afraid you won't get off so cheap. How do these leaks happen anyhow?


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