Sunday, 28 October 2012

Is it November yet?

I will be truly glad to see the back of October.  It has been one of those months.  After my husband having his appendix out rather suddenly I thought that that was as bad as October could get.  How wrong was I?  I was just getting ready to take my sons to school on Tuesday morning when I heard what I thought was a tap running in the bathroom.  I sent my youngest son upstairs to turn said tap off.  He came flying downing the stairs to tell me water was squirting out of the back of the sink, it had sprung a leak.  What we actually had was a burst water pipe.  I ran upstairs tried to get it to stop, hair dripping, glasses misting whilst my eldest son phoned my dad who came to the rescue to turn off the water.  The kitchen ceiling dripped for over an hour and the plumber came out and has now replaced my bathroom room and kitchen ceiling.  So all is well again but I will be glad to see the back of October.

I have managed to get a bit of stitching in amongst all the excitement but I have done a LOT of frogging too.  I decided to stitch on one of my long term wips, Lizzie Kate's Halloween ABCs.  I haven't quite got it finished but I am hoping to get it done by the end of next week although we are going away to the seaside for a few days so not sure how much stitching I will get in but it is definitely coming with me.  According to the weather forecast for the East of England coast I am going to need my umbrella and thermal underwear but I am really looking forward to blowing the cobwebs away.


I also hope to start my SAL with Angela next week too but will tell you more about that next week.

Until next time, happy stitching and to all my friends in the path of Hurricane Sandy be safe.

Love Lesleyanne

21 comments:

Fiona said...

Wonderful progress on your wip :) sorry to hear about your house troubles and have a wonderful time on holiday :)

Emma said...

Have a great trip and I hope November is better for you.

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching..have a lovely day dear xxx

Kathy A. said...

Hi Lesleyanne. Mixed up the two blogs I was reading. Here's the post I wanted.

Yep, that would convince me that October is better left behind. I hope November is kinder to you.
Great progress on your Lizzie Kate.

Please delete my previous post.

Lulu said...

I hope November brings you better luck than last. I really like your Halloween sampler it is so cute!

Angela said...

October has not been kind to you but it's almost over! I love this LK design, it's great to see it again despite the frogs. Hope you had a nice time away. I'll email you a bit later on, catching up on my blog posts first. It's wet, cold and starting to get windy here but hopefully we won't get it too bad from Sandy.

Melissa said...

I am sorry to hear about the burst water pipe. Yuck!

Your Halloween ABCs looks cute!

Have fun on vacation :)

blue star stitcher said...

Oh no, broken pipes are never good. Glad your dad was there to save the day. I hope November is better for you!

Linda said...

Your L*K piece is looking great. Makes me want to work on mine. Have fun on your trip. Hoping November is better for you.

Linda

Peggy Lee said...

Here's to a dry, cobweb free November!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Yup I'd be glad to see the back of this month too if I were you!

Carol said...

Oh, aren't water troubles the worst, Lesleyanne?! We had our share in October, too, with the laundry tub overflowing and a skylight leaking--ugh!!

Love your LK piece--what fun that must be to stitch :)

Hope your seaside visit is enjoyable!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, that doesn't sound like fun. At all. What a mess it must have been to replace the ceiling and everything. So, you must be very glad that everything is repaired by now.
I hope that your husband has fully recovered from his surgery.

Christine said...

That is definitely enough drama for one month.
Great work on the wip

Melissa said...

November is within sight my dear! just 2 more days to go!

Love the Halloween ABC stitch!!!

Cheers

Melissa

SoCal Debbie said...

ABC Halloween looks great!

I also had a water pipe leak under my bathroom sink. It flooded the bathroom and got the floors wet in the hallway, living room, and bedrooms. My insurance paid to have all new carpet in the whole house, all new paint in the whole house, a new bathroom vanity, countertop, sink, and mirror. Hurray for insurance!

Mouse said...

eeee I can join you on the water troubles ... each house we have moved to has sprung a leak ....
love your halloween ABC's :)

it has gone rather cold up by the mouse house too brrrrr ... take care and hope this month is much better for you too :)
love mouse xxxxx

Sally said...

I hope November is better for you {{{{hugs}}}}

Love how your L*K is coming along.

♥ Nia said...

Good progress on you stitching!
I hope November will bring you happier days!!

Bev said...

i hope November is definitely a better month for you!, I love your progress on the LK too

Julie said...

Hope you've had a lovely few days away.
Great WIP.
Good job you were at home when the leak sprung!