Bird Brain

Yesterday did not go as planned.  I did get the grass cut first thing in the morning – that was planned.  I tossed in a load of laundry so that when I got back in from cutting grass it would be ready to toss in the dryer – Didn’t happen!!  The washer never spun the water out – no matter what I did it didn’t work.  Which meant have to try to get water out of those clothes by hand.  I got some wrung out and tossed in the dryer, carried the jeans out to the porch railing to dry in the sun, came back in and wrung a few more things out – yes I don’t sort my laundry all that much a lot of times some of the Tee’s get tossed in with the jeans and shorts – this is a big washer and can hold a lot but I hate it.  It is one of the new water savers and I have not liked it since I got it about 4 years ago.

Mike is checking to see if he can figure out what is wrong with it and if he can’t a repairman well need to be called – no I didn’t get the extended warranty – I’m not sure how long these even last and I’m really not sure how long I have had it now – at least 4 years if not longer.

But I did go exercise, got my hair cut, and then by time I got back home I had a splitting headache.  I laid down for awhile and got back up thinking if I got busy with something maybe my head would stop aching and I made one bird to join the other one.  Only problem was I made this ones legs a little short – wasn’t thinking when I trimmed it down – but it might still work – we will see.


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19 comments… add one
  • Gretchen May 31, 2017

    I like your birds! Hope your washer problem gets solved. Maybe it’s time to take the loss and get another a different one. Thanks for the link to the site about bleeding quilts. I added it to yesterday’s post.
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  • Marianne May 31, 2017

    There’s almost nothing worse than finding soggy stuff in the washer. Hope you get that working again. And hope your headache goes away. I sometimes get them in spring (which we are still having) – part of the hay fever. But this year it’s just itchy eyes for me.

    I like those bird blocks – does it really matter how long the legs are? A little variation should be fine. They are really cute!

  • Melanie May 31, 2017

    Love the birds!!! I have a bird pattern I dying to start….

  • Teri Dingler May 31, 2017

    Knock on wood my machine is 11 years old and no problems…yet! I have just a plain Jane top loading machine! Ha! Call me old fashioned! I am in love with hires birds! Would you share the pattern again? I would love to either get it or try and figure this block out! Just love it!
    Hope no headaches today!

  • maxine lesline May 31, 2017

    What a mess… clothes to wring out.. uppity washer….enough to cause a headache or two. Yikes. Actually I think the Shorty bird might make be a great addition… a little change..probably almost unnoticeable.. except by you. Extended warranties never attracted me. Not quite the same .. but I always buy a Geek Squad contract at Best Buy.. as my tech skills are underwater.. that is a must. Great birds…even Shorty.

  • Susan May 31, 2017

    My washer is 4 years old and the worst I’ve ever had. It’s a top loader that is low water and twistsmy clothes up. My clothes have bubbles where the fabric has been overstretched. This idiot machine has even ripped zippers! I’m ready for a new front loader- no more top loader he machines for me. I sure feel your pain.

  • Dottie bishaw May 31, 2017

    No wonder you had a headache after all that! I hope you’re better now and your washer is up and running. Mine did this to me a few months ago, and it turned out to be one of the electronic parts went out after about ten years. Now it’s running again just fine. I think that new block is cute with the short legs, just like you meant it to be. Have a better day today!

  • Marsha Cooper May 31, 2017

    aawww that is going to be really cute.
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  • Susan May 31, 2017

    How about adding a branch for the short bird to sit on? Thanks for sharing these cuties on Midweek Makers!

  • Miri May 31, 2017

    Cute birds. Wish we had cute birds-we have pigeons roosting under the solar panels on our roof, very messy and noisy pigeons!
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  • Belarmina May 31, 2017

    Karen entiendo tu dolor de cabeza .
    Cuando se rompe un aparato da igual el que sea
    mi cabeza explota
    tus pájaros son muy bonitos

  • Sharon B. May 31, 2017

    Cute bird blocks! They remind me of sandpipers!
    I had a top loading HE washer… loved it for a week and then the honeymoon was over… never got the clothes clean enough, always left soap behind (no matter how little I used). After 5 years, the seal that goes around the tub gave way (a known issue)… SO, I gave it a good kick out the door and went to our local appliance place and ordered a Speed Queen! Analog dial, all metal construction (including the transmission gears)… traditional agitator washer that fills with water. LOVE IT!!! And, my water bill is the SAME… visit the website and research it… it might just be the one for you too! lol!

  • Karen Jun 1, 2017

    Washing machines are headaches indeed. Their quality has deteriorated significantly over the years. Like Sharon (above) I opted for a Speed Queen last year. It’s not pretty or fancy but gets the job done. And, while it’s big, I can still reach the bottom of it to retrieve the last sock! On to quilting – I love the birds. I think varying the leg size is nothing to worry about and will only add interest.

  • Christine Jun 1, 2017

    I like the bird’s shorter legs. Gives him/her character, and I love the suggestion of a branch to stand on. I had a front loader too, and experienced the no drain/spin. Bigger problem was the door would not unlock until after the spin cycle. I finally thought to take the panel off the front, find the drain line, and drain the water (using a length of hose) out the back door. Found the source of the problem too. One of my daughter’s no-show socks had managed to get sucked into the drain line and was stuck at the bottom. After pulling it out, the problem was solved. I went on-line and found a diagram showing where the drain line was located. Good luck.

  • Lea Jun 1, 2017

    Those bird blocks are adorable!

    I hope your DH can fix the problem. I know someone who repairs appliances and he said that today’s appliances are designed to deliberately start having problems at about 5 years old.

  • Nanette Jun 1, 2017

    Those UFR’s are killers. Your birds are turning out very nice. I think we all have had a “darn – cut that one too short” day when squaring a block! I would hate to think about having to mess with a load of clothes in a washing machine that decided to go belly up during a wash cycle! It would give anyone a headache!

    Hope all is better today.
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  • Julie Thomas Jun 4, 2017

    Karen, love the birds! I may have missed this…where did you get your pattern? thanks, Julie

  • Kate Jun 6, 2017

    I can fully sympathize with your washer issues. I’m in the same boat, except it’s the door sensor that went out. Hope you’ve been able to get it fixed.

    Very fun bird blocks.
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    • Karen Jun 7, 2017

      my issue with the washer has to do with the sensor for spinning and it thinks it is stuck – but if you move the barrel by hand it is not and then it will work after you move it! well get a new one soon

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