Tuesday, July 01, 2008

You have to eat the yuck to get the yum!

Thinking of childhood memories, especially mealtimes, a friend of mine always quoted her own mother from her childhood mealtimes.......

"You have to eat the yuck to get the yum!'

Of course roughly translated this means you have to clear your plate of the savoury course - including those brussel sprouts you've surreptitiously hidden under some leftover mashed potato - before you can have your pudding.

That's what my own little corner of the world feels like at the moment.

Not from a home point of view - but work is 'pants' at present so patchwork and quilting is balancing the equation somewhat.

However this morning as the kids left the house at 8.05am and I don't have to be at work until 9.30 I thought I'd grab a bit of yum before I tackled today's particular brand of yuck

I got the four plaid blocks together with sawtooth sashings over the weekend - lots of sitting in front of the tv watching Glastonbury gave me a home run on the hand applique


Then yesterday I put the borders on and appliqued the corner blocks in front of the tv last night

After nearly crucifying myself scrabbling about on the lounge floor this morning to get it sandwiched I thought tha,t after I'd put in some 'in the ditch' stabilising lines, I'd indulge myself with a free form feather down at least one border before I head off to the mad house! One border down, three to go - then to decide what to do in the middle - watch this space.........................

17 comments:

Karol-Ann said...

It's very yum! Looking forward to delivery on Monday ROTFLOL!! Just teasing, but I hope it goes some ways to making you feel like you can get over the dreadful work situation!

Cascade Lily said...

Sorry to hear work is dreadful at present! That blue plaid really sets off the red beautifully.

So glad you found some mashed potato in amongst all the brussel sprouts of this world :)

Joyce said...

Your quilt looks great. I'm so glad to be retired and having mostly yum with only a bit of yuk housework which often has to give way for some yum quilting.

Clare said...

Sorry to hear things aren't good at work at the moment. It's not the head again is it?

I love this quilt - it's got to be one of your best.

Andrea said...

Oh wow - I want to do applique like that ! It is VERY yum.. Not long til the school holidays now - do you get the whole of them off along with the kids ?

Exuberant Color said...

I love plaids and have been thinking about getting mine out. Yours is spectacular with the applique on it.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It looks great!
Sorry to hear work is getting you down...doesn't help when the weather is nice. We're all tired here and ready for a break. I'm counting the days!!!

Diane said...

These blocks are fabulous. How different they look with the blue border. And then the feather quilting. It just gets better and better!

McIrish Annie said...

really yummy! nice to have some yum first thing in the morning!

Screen Door said...

Beauitful border... Great job... The stress was worth it.

Stacy A. said...

Anne, it is gorgeous. The blue border and little corner blocks bring it all together so nicely. It really doesn't look busy at all.

That's a great concept. I was thinking about that exact thing earlier but coudn't put it into such pretty words. I'll remember it now. Hope work wasn't too bad. Love Stacy

About my last comment, luckily the kid who boiled the eggs over did them a bit, or it would have been a big mess! lol

Tanya said...

Love your border! How artistic! The plaids and triangles in the border really gives the whole quilt movement! I'll have to remember this!

loulee1 said...

Oooh! I remember the sprouts! Yeuck!!

Your little quilt looks darling, you're a constant source of ideas and inspiration.

Elaine Adair said...

What a wonderful combination of fabrics, etc. This it tooooo coool, and it's not "supposed" to work - girl you have proved them wrong. I want it! It surely is proof that doing your own thing can work perfectly. 8-)

Nancy said...

Oh, how wonderful! I like it so much.

n, np

Carol E. said...

it's getting prettier with every step! Fantastic quilting.

dot said...

This is a lovely little quilt.