What’s that you say?

A noise coming from the washing machine?

Well yes, but it was a different kind of noise this time. Not the bumpity bump noise that comes from an uneven load. Similar, yet quieter.

More scratchier.

From my seat in the living room my first thought was that one of the animals was dying.

I could see all but Wally so he was obviously in the washing machine desperately scratching away at the sides of the drum as he entered the final spin cycle. It did smack me as slightly odd that he hadn’t attempted to escape before the spin, but probably the suds had muddled his senses.

I found him in the hallway lounging in the sun patch.

So I stood by the laundry room door and strained to listen. Senses on high alert. But nothing.

So I ignored it.

This morning I found the necklace I made last week.

Newly washed.

I hadn’t liked it and it had stayed in my pocket as I wondered what to do with it.

It is nice and sparkly now albeit missing one half of its chain.


So if any of you are wondering if you can wash your turquoise on the normal setting.

Yes you can, just be sure to put it in a little baggy first so that the chain doesn’t disappear in the machine workings and cause a flood later.

And this, people, is why I shouldn’t be in charge of the laundry – or any other house hold duties come to that.

About coldfeetstudio

I am English, but live in Houston, TX. I have a degree in Sculpture. I love to make art. I sell my art for charity as I believe there should be no reason for someone to go hungry in this world. I am a wife, mother, pottery maker, jewelry maker, quilt maker, painter, cat lover, and, dog liker. And I am very fortunate to be all these things. View all posts by coldfeetstudio

7 responses to “What’s that you say?

  • Vandicrafts

    That is too funny. I always used to wash my lighters back when I was a smoker … I was always amazed they never blew up since they usually make it to the dryer too! :)

    • coldfeetstudio

      Well, I haven’t tried using the washing machine since as I’m a bit worried about the chain. I can’t handle a flood, my life’s too on the edge right now ;)

      Where is your husband from in England. I’m English also.

      I’m going to check out your card challenge thing as it sounds intriguing.

  • nkcornett

    I have built up a little bit of anxiety trying to get a number of pieces ready for an event tomorrow. I took a break and checked email, where I ran across your fun post. Thanks, it was a much needed and appreciated laugh. You so funny!

  • Fresh Baked Designs

    Ha! Never thought of using the washing machine for a giant jewelry tumbler. And love your conclusion that you should never be in charge of household chores. Love it!

    • coldfeetstudio

      I know! Who would have thought. And it came out more sparkly than the regular old tumbler. It could have been the Oxyclean I used with the load though. I can see my face in the turquoise …

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