Monday, 25 July 2011

12 Days - Day 3 - Oh Noooooooo!

Yes, I got to a great start, thinking I can get those cakes baked, wrap presents whilst they're in the oven, by the time that's all done, nip to shops for flowers ...  etc etc  yep I was on a mission! 

I made good progress, until crash, I smacked the mixing bowl against the plate in the microwave and took a huge chunk out of it ....


the phone rang, it's my mother, can you take me up to A & E? 

OK, I have enough time to get cakes in and out of the oven and collect her at agreed time for the emergency appointment ....

back to the cakes, weigh flour  ....  aaaaaaaah, flour mites - Oh B**%%%er!  Shops quick! 

Fastest shower on earth, just getting sorted for that and there's banging on the front door...

morning son!  Happy Birthday! 


Sorry, presents not wrapped, cake not ready,  ... you're early! AND, you can't stay I've got to get Grandma in 10 minutes!  He was great, I even had a hug, not bad  :)  And he still loved his presents, and the cake mixture  :) 

So, off to the hospital, back again, pick up more flour on way back ... and continue with baking....

Phew!  and it's only lunchtime! 

Time for some thread auditioning... I settled on this one,  Superior Rainbows called Northern Lights


Machine cleaned, oiled and set up ready to go, time for bobbin winding - 8 should do it.  Nooooooo! The bobbin winder decided after 6 it wasn't going to work again!  

the air may have changed colour by now  :)

So I start sewing, and it's not happy, then I realise after about 18" that I haven't changed to the right colour bobbin thread and there is light blue in the machine!  No, I am NOT unpicking, I'm sure Jean will understand.  Really, I'm not unpicking!


At this point I went to the shops (again) to get flowers and some new Kilner jars for the flour.  The Teenage Diva finally arrived home about 4 pm. 

time to finish those cakes ...


Cakes - Check!

We walked round to Grandma's with flowers, cake and pressies. (wrapped) 

After we were back we had a visitor in the house ...


time for tea and very little achieved, I needed some quality time with the sewing machine ...


piece Sunkissed blocks ready to lay out - check!

and a big pile of half square triangle to boot ...


Bonus! 

I did get one whole row of quilting done on Jean's quilt ...


So although I achieved my project for the day, boy, did it feel like I should have just gone back to bed and not bothered!

Tomorrow?  Priority goes to the allotment, I have leeks, spring cabbage and kale to plant,  and my beau is heading out in the afternoon, so I am going to concentrate on finishing my Brit Bee Blocks for Miss July...



as well as Pea Room Quilters blocks, after that I'm going to concentrate on these...


Mystery blocks, I think I have 2 to catch up on,  Sassy Christmas Stars, I have last months blocks to do, and I'd really like to do some more Farmers Wife blocks,  that should keep me out of trouble!

  1. Day One - Borders on Jeans Quilt - Check!
  2. Day 2 - Piece Kaleidoscope quilt -  Check!
  3. Day 3 - piece Sunkissed blocks -  Check!
OK, I'm tired, time for bed!

 

13 comments:

Sunnybec said...

Your tired!?!? I'm exhausted reading that!!! Hugs Linda x

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Oh gosh, what a day! I'm planning one UFO in one day tomorrow,: curtains for the no-longer-a-teenager's bedroom!

susan said...

What a day!! Glad it turned out alright in the end.

Flying Blind... said...

Right, I am going to have to have a sit down now, and that is just from reading about your day!
So pleased all was OK in the end x

Manda said...

Good grief woman i would have given up and crawled back into bed. Made me sleepy just reading that! Lovely quilting though and sunkissed blocks look beautiful!

Ann Marie said...

Just think, I thought I was the ONLY one that had days like that, all the time too! Glad you got over it all, and you kept on moving forward. Where is the sassy christmas star mystery at? I love mysteries.

QuiltSwissy said...

Well, I have to say that I admire you for pushing onward through it all! I would have dropped everything, grabbed a leash and taken the dogs for a nice long slow walk!

glen

Judith said...

I'm ready for a stiff drink & a lie down after reading your blog - I dread to think how you must be! You don't ever think you take too much on yourself, perchance? Jxo

Lis said...

I'm too shattered to comment after reading that! Have a day off (I won't tell)

9patchnurse said...

Your middle name must be Perseverance! I think that quilting looks wonderful. Happy birthday to your son, aren't hugs from sons the best?

Pat said...

You are so busy that you are making my head spin. That's a whole lot of projects for one day. I wish I had your energy.

Sheila said...

OMG I hope you had a nice glass of something at the end of all that!!

Kathleen said...

Love your visitor, what a nice surprise! Vibrant colors - great palette for a quilt ... hint hint. That's if you haven't anything to do! Love reading your blog. :D