Friday, May 15, 2009

a weird day

i'm having a very weird day today.

it started with my daughter sleeping until 9:45, so right off the bat, i had about 2 hours of time to myself. that's unheard of. it was really really nice.

then, out of the blue i had the urge to bake a chocolate cake. i don't care for cake. chocolate cake would be my least favorite of all cakes, so that really really threw me off. i think i'll blame it on katie. :) (i'm baking one using this recipe.) it's all working out, though, because my brother is coming tonight and will be babysitting my kids AND it's his birthday tomorrow, so i guess my gut feeling was timely. hurray for that!

today i was getting serious about finishing my wips. for the first time in months, i have no flimsies (quilt tops completed, but waiting for the quilting) in the house. not even a doll quilt! i can't remember the last time that happened.

i made two quilt backs and basted two quilts this morning. and i'm not planning to stipple either one.

see, i told you i was having a weird day.

40 comments:

KateKwiltz said...

Nice work! And I like the red and white stars! Have we seen that one yet?

Danielle said...

Yum, chocolate cake! Even better? That red and white quilt! I can't wait to see it opened up!

kangaroo said...

hmmmm...is there a chance you could be...um, you know...in the family way? sounds all very nest-y to me!

Meg said...

I agree with kangaroo. Can't wait to see how you quilt those!

Calico Road said...

Sorry, I have to ask the question too....maybe?? I'm so jealous of your motivation. Great looking quilts!

CJ said...

I gotta admit that is the FIRST thing that went through my head. :D That or the TWILIGHT ZONE!

wendylee said...

yep, my first thought as well. followed quickly by "cake! i want cake too!"

Cheryl said...

I really need to start using the term, "flimsies." I teach a quilting class, mind if I nab it? I think it's awesome. That, and "this is my seam ripper. His name is Jack."

Anina said...

Hmmmm....
I'm thinking "hormones" too. And chocolate cake. Yum!

beanie g said...

I've got some flimsies that I'm so sick of, I would ALMOST be willing to give them away ... ALMOST but not yet!

LB3K said...

No stippling? I'm amazed! Although it is kinda fun to change it up a bit. . .

amandajean said...

oh, goodness, no, i'm not pregnant!

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

MMM, I love chocolate cake! I can't wait to see those quilts opened up too. The one on the bottom looks like it would go well with your Bento Box quilt. Happy quilting! I have to finish cutting out (yuck) the fabrics for a mystery quilt class tomorrow. Hope I get that done in time!

Anna

Aimee said...

hee, hee, I was thinking the same as the other girls! Can't wait to see the completed quilts!

Libby said...

Oh! I was thinking baby too! You are a very "productive" girl! Libby

Clair said...

Man, your commenters jump to conclusions!!!!! If you ever figure out what kept little A. asleep that long, let me know as I may want to use it during Camp Clair.
Happy May 15!

One Flew Over said...

WOW! What a productive day and by the sounds of it...started of lovely! The green and blue quilt looks beautiful, cannot wait to see it in all its glory

Jane said...

It DOES sound like an interesting day for you, but isn't it always good to shake it up a little?
Go buy some crazy Vincent furniture! lol!

Beth said...

Wowza! I can't imagine how good that feels. COme to my house if you get the urge to baste!

lera said...

I can't believe she slept in that long! That must have been sooo nice. Unheard of. I'm happy if the two youngest sleep until 8 a.m., but 9:45??? I would have kept checking on her to make sure she was okay, which would have woken her up!

That one quilt reminds me of the Redskins colors. (My BIL is a huge fan.)

tarabu said...

So, if you do not stipple, what will you do? Feathers, echoes, . .. . . share, share, share!

Cheryl said...

Oooh, I am loving that red and white one in that pile in the pic. Have we seen that one? Can we see that one?
Chocolate cake sounds yummy right about now.

~D Spack~ said...

Then what are you planning to do with them??? I remember when my 1 year old slept in until 11:00, I just kept working canning peaches, but oh did I feel bad when I did finally go in to get her and she was sick! ugh That's why she slept so long! I felt so horrible!

Philigry said...

oh, sounds like a good day though. I hope you love the cake. let me know! ours was gone in a flash! It was even better the next day!

Shawn said...

You're funny!

Jackie said...

Ahhhh, the sweet smell of cake and finished quilts!! Can't have a better weird day than that!

Lee-Anne Gilbert said...

Those are the best days... almost as though someone else was guiding you on your way... and hey, if you end up with a chocolate cake out of it, it can't be all that bad!! Keep up the great work... Lx

Theresa said...

I'd love to know what colour thread you're going to use on your red and white quilt. (I'm assuming you're stippling.) I'm in the throws of a red and white and deciding on the cotton colour is really throwing me.
I love your blog amandajean - it's been such an inspiration to me!

Judy said...

NO stippling? Now that is a bit weird. I cleaned out a serious pile of flimsies, but not all, sadly. I'll press on. Can't wait to see your finishes!

L. Jane E. said...

Weird, but insanely productive. Well done.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Sounds like a great day :) Hope it ended well!

nicolette said...

Sounds like a very productive day. Great stash too and I’m very curious to see the quilting on those beauties!

Jodie said...

No stippling???
Now that is weird....

Anne said...

I like the word flimsies! If you need more to quilt, you can come round and do mine!

Karen said...

Have you seen a doctor? The urge to do weird things is very serious. Can I have a piece of the chocolate cake?

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I'm with the rest of them....No stippling? But! You are the Queen of Stippling! No one stipples like you! So...if you're not stippling...then what? Are you going to teach us, and by us, I mean me, something new? Have a great weekend! Thanks for the laughs today!

sulu-design said...

Oh, I love productive days like that! Although I would say productivity is pretty normal around your house. Those extra couple of hours you got in the morning, though? Weird and wonderful!

ale balanzario said...

hmmm. you had a very good day, yes, I would love a piece of cake also,

Your red and white quilt is an eye catch, would love to see it finished.

You always have great post, a pleasure to visit you every time.

Ale

http://withblueberryheartquiltscorner.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

You're not pregnant are you?! ;) It ALWAYS throws me off when Brice sleeps longer that I think he should. Like until 6:30am. :)

Rebekah said...

yay you! that's great that you were able to be so productive