my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom

Thursday, November 20, 2008

a wasted day?

It's 10:30 and I don't know if or when a tech will be here to look at my dryer (we cancelled the plumber because we realized that the toilet wasn't leaking). Guy calls at 9:30 or so to let me know that he's coming and asks about my dishwasher. I say the dryer's the problem. He says they've got it down as a dishwasher and he doesn't have the truck stock for a dryer. We chat briefly about the problem (I think he was going to come look at it until he realized that we're probably going to need parts replaced, like the heating element). So, he says he'll call the routers. I call Hubby. I do not blame him; he doesn't make mistakes like that. Guy calls me back. They're seeing what they can do and I should get a call, but it's already 10 o'clock and I may want to call them. So far, no call. I, of course, deleted the message from them last night confirming the appointment. There was no mention of what appliance as far as I remember, but there was a phone number. I'll see if I can get a hold of them. I think I remember the number.

In other news, I definitely need a different zipper (the one I have is 18", pattern calls for 16"). I do have the pattern pieces cut out. I actually spent a lot of time transferring the 5/6 size to white paper because I just couldn't bear cutting away sizes 7-12.

I'm going to try to call the repair number and then I'm cutting out the fabric.

Is it just me or do you often feel like there's no way you're going to have enough fabric when you're cutting out the pattern pieces?

One gripe about the pattern I'm using, no cutting layout. I have to fiddle around myself to figure the best placement.

1 comment:

Stephie Pea.... said...

Why on earth are you cutting a pattern? Get one of these: http://www.joann.com/joann/shop/shop_tszoom.jsp?path=http://www.joann.com/images/35/69/4/356943_p.jpg

I find that it's a HUGE time saver. Unless you're working with a fabric that's super thin (like netting, or something see through-y).

I, personally :), refuse to waste time transferring patterns to other paper and all that. I also, no longer transfer all of the markings from the pattern to the fabric, as it's a waste of time and the chalk tends to wear off before I have a chance to get to them. I tend to just cut out the fabric and leave the pattern sort-of folded up around the material until I need that piece and then I just use pins to make the marks before I line things up.


Good Luck with the repair guys.
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