Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Oh how time flies!

Some times it really scares me how fast time goes by.  Like the old saying, "So many things to do, so little time to do them in", so rings true in my life for sure!  I've been busy with things like teaching my niece to do a Swedish Weave blanket.  She was super worried that she wouldn't be able to do it but I knew she would be awesome at it. She had that "itch" in her fingers to do it, and you can't fight that.  Like a mosquito bite, no matter how much you try to ignore it, eventually you scratch it.  (or maybe I'm just weak lol)

Any how shes going right to town and loving it. Shes about 3/4 of the way done and shes doing an amazing job being her first time.  Of course shes made her mistakes along the way, so plenty of pulling it out and starting over, but that's the joy of learning sumfin new!

Also this past two weeks we found out that there is going to be lots of babies on the way due to arrive early spring.  The fabric stores have been having such great sales since Labor Day, blowing all their stuff out. I'm eagerly hoping that the sales were for new stuff coming in.  I'm excited to see.  I got some great material so  far and made a few diaper bags that turned out awesome, and I'm all pumped up to make more from the other prints!
The fabric for this is all gone :( they are completely out of it.

I have plenty of this left.
Out of this too.

Today I have two more to make so I best get busy or I will find something else to blog on or to do and just procrastinate lol.  Until my next up date...Huggles!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Dumb Bubbles!

Oh my gosh I so know better! LOL  Here I have had my HE washer for almost 7 years and boy did I make a huge booboo.  Normally I am totally OCD when it comes to buying cleaning products, so I take my time. Oh no, not this time.  Maybe it was because Tide has new labeling that they started around the 4th of July that distracted me.  Yes you've probably guessed I bought regular instead of the HE.  Amazingly I have been using it for about a week now, there was only one small clue that I noticed in that time and that was my clothes didn't feel as soft as usual. (little crunchy like I didn't use softener when I did).  Of course like most people I don't sit and watch the entire cycle on the machine, well admittedly I do some times when I need a time out to calm down. LOL But anywho...I threw a load in and noticed it was taking a rather long time. Low and behold the lcd said SUD. I said UGH. :(
This isn't my washer but just imagine covering the entire glass lol
  A whole wonderful tub full of suds that completely covered the glass. So I pulled out my manual, and found the problem right off, wrong soap!  Fortunately, it has a cycle to take care of the problem but it takes a long time.  So here are the steps I took to rid the SUD problem...

I was able to cancel the load wash so the door would unlock.  I took a large bath towel and had it ready when I ever so SLOWLY opened the door. ( don't open fast cause your just asking for a massive bubble blob to land on your feet! lol ) Cradle the bubbles with the towel and roll them back in the tub and spread the towel over as much of the suds as you can.  The dry towel will start to break the bubbles, this works in the tub too when the bubble bath gets out of control lol.  

Once the suds are somewhat under control and you have at least half of the tub free, take about a cup of vinegar and pour over the towel.  I learned a long time ago from my Grandma that vinegar will kill the suds even with Dawn.  (Grandpa put Dawn directly in the dishwasher heh heh men).

I started a rinse and spin cycle and woo hoo them little babies went poof! Yay!  The laundry room smelled like I was making pickles in the washer for a while but it  certainly was better than doing the "Scoop and Dump" some where routine to get rid of them lol.

Teehee until my next blunder...
Huggles T

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