Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mergers and Aquistions

The new fabric I bought Monday had worked it's way through the laundry cycle by this afternoon so I took few minutes to get it ironed, trimmed and settled into my stash. Most of these are for midget blocks, but I loved the butterflies and thought I might use them as an inspiration to help Sydney choose a new theme for her room.
It's an continuous process of introducing fabric to go with new and ongoing projects while trying to creatively blend in the extras and work them through the system to produce finished quilts. While I love the quilts that come from perfectly matched and coordinated lines of fabric, It's much more fun to collect little bits and pieces along the way. I had seen a tutorial for crocheted pillowcases a while ago on You Go Girl! and had been saving it in the back of my mind. So before the kids hopped off the bus this afternoon I put one of those together with the butterfly fabric and started to work on the blanket stitch edges. I would have finished it off, but the kids got report cards today and wanted to go to Krispy Creme. They heard a rumor that they could get a free doughnut for every A. Can you believe that they got 6 free donuts each and wouldn't share a single one with me? The machine was very cool to watch and kept them all fascinated for ages.
So, this morning I popped my oatmeal into the microwave. I like to use a mug instead of a bowl because it's easier to carry. When I came back to check on it, it had boiled and exploded over the edge. I grabbed the camera, because I thought it was a funny sight. The kids guessed immediately that I was going to put a picture up on my blog. They thought it was a strange thing to do, but still knew immediately what I was up to. Sometimes when I read other peoples blogs they seem so polished and professional. It's a little intimidating to think about the shiny perfection that they portray. My life doesn't look like that at all, mine looks more like an exploded bowl of oatmeal.

8 comments:

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Haha, I never thought of taking a picture of my oatmeal when it had boiled over. I'm usually cursing when it happens and then rushing to clean it up because once it sets it is so hard to get off.

Janet said...

I love the oatmeal photo. lol

Amanda said...

Polished and professional blogs have their place, but I much prefer to read 'real' blogs, about 'real' life, much more interesting.

Andee said...

I know you are not talking about my blog..polished and proffesional..haha. I love reading about everyone's ordinary chaos! What a mess on that oatmeal!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh Angela---you make me laugh!
I think you should patent that as a new saying......
I can hear it now......

no longer will you hear...."life is like a box of chocolates".....

nope.....

from now on........

"My life is like an exploded bowl of oatmeal....no shiny perfection here."

Linda said...
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Linda said...

The fabric will definitely be an inspiration for any young lady. LOVE the oatmeal--looks like "life" to me! Reminds me of the title of a book by Erma Bombeck, "If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What am I doing in the Pits."

jillquilts said...

Great fabrics! Too funny about the oatmeal! Thanks for sharing!