Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Remember that old saying "For want of a nail, the shoe was lost..." and how it goes on to have a whole battle and a life lost because of just one nail?

Well, take a look at what greeted me today when I went out to the car to go shopping for new cushions for the outside furniture. 

This is not a dainty, low pressure-almost flat tire.  It is a sitting-on-the-rim flat tire.  Of course, I called DH to tell him, and he carefully walked me through how to turn on the compressor in the garage and find the correct head for the hose so I could inflate the tire.  Alas, having done all that successfully, I could immediately hear a loud hissing sound, and the tire emptied nearly as quickly as it had filled.

Here's the culprit.  This doesn't look like an ordinary nail -- you know, the kind with the flat, round head on it.  This thing looks more like a peg!  I have not been near a construction site for months, so I have no idea where I picked it up.  But it has fulfilled its purpose in my life today. 

I'm curious who is missing a shoe now...?

And of course, I have a class tomorrow and will be visiting BFF Mary later this week.  So I looked up various discount tire sites on the web -- don't even bother with Costco or Walmart.  They have nothing in stock.  In fact, these days almost no store has tires in stock!  What a shock to find that out!

Hubby to the rescue.  At lunchtime (which we were supposed to share as a side benefit of my shopping plans) he found a store locally that can have the tires by tomorrow AM.  The only down side of this is having to figure out how to get my sewing machine trolley into his Avalon, but where there's a will, there's a way.

So back to the sewing for today.  All the pieces for my Market Bag are cut and primed with fusible fleece.  I have found buttons and have made the handles.  I have enough fabric left over to make matching key chain and checkbook cover, too! 

Pictures tomorrow after all is completed.

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