Some Important Lessons learned

Hello Fellow Quilters!

Lesson #1 – I hated these fabrics when thy were given to me to make a donation quilt.  I hate them a little lesson now that it is together.  It looked better on the design wall than it did in the picture.  I think this would look better with some different fabric.  I may try it with some of my own at some point. Lesson is,don’t always judge fabrics so harshly, sometimes they will surprise you.

Lesson #2 – If you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector, get one.  We all could have lost 20200531_200223our lives.  Our ancient (20+ years) carbon monoxide detector, went off and would not stop.  Initilly we thought it was nothing, but something said call the fire department and have it checked.  It goes off when the kids unplug it or bump it and it beeps to let you know that it is on battery power.   Well, when the firre department came, they opened the door and shut it immediatly.  They said that they could not go in without oxygen.  They suited up and returned to tell us that they had never seen carbon monoxide this high in any house.  They set up some fans and got us some things we needed out of the houser and we were off to spend the night at the neighbors.  The next day it turned out that the exhaust pipe from our water heater became disconnected and all the Carbon monoxide was going directly into the house.  We had it repaired and the fire department came back did a recheck and we could return home.  Please, if you have propane or natural gas anywhere in yur home, pleaase get one.  If yours is old, please replace it.  It saved us.  We would have all been dead in less than 30 minutes.  Lucky for us it was a nice day and we had been outside, so we had only been in the house for about 10 minutes.  Phew.  I was bit freaked out about the whole thing.  Yikes.

Happy Sewing

Happy Quilting



26 thoughts on “Some Important Lessons learned

  1. Oh Lori, I am so happy that you and your family are safe! Now we know why you did not feel well for awhile. I had the same experience from a gas heater when I had my first home that I had purchased while single. I thought that the system needed to be cleaned! This is a blessing for you and you certainly deserve some blessings and continued good 2020! Love ya! Sure do miss your posts, we both need to get back to our quilting!!!

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  2. Hi Lori! Holy cow! I do have a carbon monoxide detector that’s fairly new, and thank heavens yours was still working. How scary. Nice job on the donation quilt. Someone will feel all the love you stitched into it. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. The quilt is coming out ok and I think the colors work well together. But once the quilting is done I think it will really look great. A happy ending is the bast ending and you certainly had one. Have a great week 🙂

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  4. It’s funny how fabric changes when its a quilt top. Some of my most liked quilts began as a dislike for either fabric or initial piecing but once together I loved it. It looks nice. Glad to hear you are safe and healthy.

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  5. I was with you about the fabric choice early on. But, now that I see it all together…I’m thinking that the colors/fabrics turned out better that I thought… So glad you and your family are safe. Yikes! How scary!

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