Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Sunday Morning

Hello!  I feel like I have been away from my blog forever! Well it has been a week.  I have spent most of this week on the phone trying to resolve an issue with a bank.  Yes, 7 hours on the phone over several days, one day off of work, 1 1/2 hours at an actual physical bank (where no one could help me because no one in Georgia could correct the problem....), 6 days of not being able to use my checking account--all because of the BANK'S ERROR!  Grrrrr.....

The bank I've had since the mid-1990s was bought out during the financial crisis and was "converted" to this new national bank on Oct. 23. My problem started Oct. 26.  It was resolved late Friday Nov. 5. Guess who is taking their accounts and going to a new bank? 

OK enough with the evil, horrible, uncaring, too-big-to-fail, they-better-not-come-looking-for-another-bailout bank......except I have a suggestion of where they can park their stagecoach!!!!!!!

Moving on...
Yesterday was Groovy Girls at Sweet Home.  Before class, I talked with Melisa about her trip to quilt market. Can't wait for those new fabrics, patterns, & books to arrive.  Did a wee bit o' shopping.  Then it was time for class.  If your local quilt shop offers the Groovy Girls program, I highly recommend signing up and if they don't offer it, why not?  It is a super fun program with wonderful, easy projects (great for gifts) that you can make with your stash.
I came home and worked on this month's Le Petite project.

 These cute little churn dash blocks are 4 1/2 inches finished.  Sweet little blocks! The weird lighting is sunshine from the windows. It was freezing cold here in GA (in the 40s F) so I had the blinds up trying to get some warmth. I also made a big pot of beef stew and piled on the quilts.

Today is catching up on usual housework, blog reading, more sewing, etc.  Hooray for any extra hour of sleep and an extra hour to the weekend.

5 comments:

*karendianne. said...

We feel like you've been away from your blog forever, too. Oh no! You've been dealing with the BANKSTERS? GAWD. Grrrr is right. I'm sorry this happened and I'm not sure I'm ready to move on. Can I carry the "chip on the shoulder" for this episode?

Love those Churn Dash blocks and friend, some Beef Stew sounds AWESOME!!!

sewprimitive karen said...

Such pretty colors in your Churn Dashes. Sorry you had to waste so much time on the bank error. I had to spend seven months trying to get Bank of America to correct their error (only credited me half of my mortgage payment) and it only ended when I had hand poised to open litigation against them. Such a simple thing to correct and they simply were not capable or interested in getting it done. Not easy to get Bank of America out of your life but that is my goal.

Micki said...

I love your churn dashes...I always loved that block!
Micki

A Quilter Awakens said...

I started hating on banks when the one I'd been with for 20 years started charging me for EACH TELLER INTERACTION. It seemed like I'd signed up, somehow, for ATM-only banking. What kind of banking is that? Now I am with the local credit union. So far, so good. Love your blocks! Karmen

dianne said...

i'm not even gonna get started on banks cuz i will end up rantin' and cussin' ... but i gotta tell you that it was in the 70s here yesterday and today!!! in NOVEMBER!!! in COLORADO!!! and it hasn't SNOWED (on the plains) YET!!! but is supposed to get frigid and nasty tomorrow and thursday, so i will probably be whining about being cold before the week is out...