Thursday, April 7, 2011

Car trouble

Ever had one of those days when everything seems to going along too well then...
Chris and the girls had set off good and early this morning predicting an arrival about 10.30 just in time for the banana and chocolate chip muffins ...
then I got the text ... 
car broken down half way to you, have called RAC will keep you posted....  

After a very prompt service from the roadside patrol, off they set again, this time followed by the RAC man to ensure all was well ...
it seemed to be fine ...
but no ...
 the warning lights came back again. He had another look at it then decided that the best course of action would be to follow them to their destination and then tow the car to the nearest garage.

Chris, I can't believe you remembered to take photos for the blog!

They arrived at about 11.50 and of course were in time for muffins - we just didn't leave much time in between muffins and lunch today. 
Unfortunately Caroline was working today, you were missed!

Show and tell and some sewing soon got under way. Janet has just got the binding to sew on her Thimbleberries 9 patch and snowball quilt, she had hoped that making this quilt would make a dent in her  Thimbleberries collection - not likely!! 

Isn't it gorgeous? so cosy or should I say sew cosy!  She was also busy putting together more diamond stars - the collection is growing but judging from the comments Janet made I don't think it's destined to be a queen size quilt!

Amanda has been busy creating a mini quilt using one of the panels that Chris brought back as 'postcards'. We are all trying hard to live up to the saying.

Chris had brought her houses draught excluder/back cushion with her - its sleek lines made mine look very overstuffed, mind you we had some howling gales coming under the door in the winter so it needed to be well stuffed.

Chris was also showing her beautiful log cabin wall hanging/throw, it really is lovely - sorry I can't remember the name of the fabrics. The quilting motif looks really good.

In between making cups of tea I was working on my diamond stars, don't know why I forgot to take a picture of them.We even managed to squeeze in some lemon drizzle  cake which was a yummy finish to the day.  
 Recipe is from here - delicious and not too many calories

Throughout the day Chris was kept occupied trying to ascertain whether a promised replacement car would be available and delivered or would the garage be able to solve the problem. The end result was the garage said they couldn't find anything wrong with the car but the suggested that Chris book it into her own garage where they could have another look at it. So off we went to collect the car that had nothing wrong with it and the girls set off home. unfortunately the problem re-occurred and as the car computer inhibited their speed it took them a very long time to get home. 

Post script to the car saga is that a replacement part has had to be ordered and will be fitted asap!! Cars - they are great when they work but a total pain when they don't.

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