Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Boring Blogger

Warning: I'm boring today. At least I'm feeling awfully boring right now, so you might as well stop right here and go on to the next blog.

Work yesterday had me so wound up I couldn't sleep last night. I tried reading and that was just fine, but every time I closed my book and turned out the light, my mind would go back to the work day. Then I'd turn the light back on and read a little more. The last time I looked at the clock, it was nearly 3 a.m.

Despite only having gotten about four hours of sleep last night, I seemed to do okay today. Well, except maybe when I microwaved my frozen mac and cheese for lunch. That five minutes seemed to be taking an awfully long time, but I was chatting about quilting with another gal, so I was a little side tracked. Finally I went to check the microwave and saw it had 38 minutes left to go. I guess I must have pushed an extra "0" and had it set to cook for 50 minutes instead of 5. You know what, though? Frozen mac and cheese cooked for 12 minutes tastes a heck of a lot better than frozen mac and cheese cooked for 5 minutes. Funny the things you learn when you're talking about quilting!

What part of quilting is your least favorite? Tonight I cut and sewed binding on the Gardener's Touch quilt and tried to find suitable fabric for the back of the latest rabbit quilt. I'm not sure which task inspires me least. Usually pulling backing fabric from my stash isn't all that hard, but this quilt uses a lot of pastels, polka dots, and spring colors, and I just don't seem to have much of that kind of thing in my stash to pull. I was very tempted to go to the quilt shop tomorrow on my lunch hour and look for something, but I'm planning to stitch binding down and I didn't want to change my plans. By the time I settled on some fabrics that didn't seem too bad, it was time to think about going to bed, so I still don't have a back made for that quilt. Getting it done by Easter isn't looking promising. Can we just turn the clocks back again? Like maybe a day or two?

You know what though? I'm still thinking about going by the quilt shop for a different backing fabric. If I leave work on time, I can get to one of the local shops before they close at 6 p.m. I sure hope the thought of going to the quilt shop tomorrow doesn't keep me awake tonight. I need to have my wits about me. I don't think the frozen raviolis I have for lunch tomorrow could take the microwave abuse.


Denise (Nour) said...

Sure why not!!! Just go to the quilt shop - you'll make it on time. Sounds good to me!!

Caryn said...

My least favorite is putting on borders - especially on a large quilt. Everytime I do it I call two of my quilting friends and say "have I ever told you how much I hate doing borders?"

Eileen said...

Really Kim, Most anything will go with that bunny quilt. Too bad I'm so far away. But I guess you'll just have to go to the QS today. Darn what a job. LOL

Anonymous said...

A visit to the quiltshop will make you feel better and when you go to sleep you'll have happy quilting thoughts, I'm sure!!
Oh, and I HATE, HATE bindings! Second is layering a bedsized quilt :(
Happy dreams!!

Amanda said...

I think going to the quilt shop will help to make your workday better. At least it will give you something to look forward to!

I don't like to do bindings. The second least favortie is sewing on borders.

Darlene said...

Another cute quilt that should be mine but I know you'll just say NO! :-) LOL

I absolutely love to sit and sew down bindings. Shouldn't be surprising cuz I love handwork. I'll be happy to sew down your binding - go ahead send that quilt to me - aw come on let me help you with it. teehee!

Thimbleanna said...

Kim, you just crack me up everytime I come here. The only part I hate about the quilt process is the mess that happens when pulling out all the fabrics for the audition. Those that don't get selected must be returned to the shelves and that's so boring when I want to get on with the project. The rest is all good!

Nan said...

I don't think you're ever boring, Kim! That's my forte. Anyhoo, my least fave part of quilt creating is the binding. I will finish a quilt top, quilt it, and leave it sitting FOREVER! Shame on me!
I too have had many nights when I can't turn my brain off, so I totally understand. Where's the "off" switch?

DPUTiger said...

Least favorite? I'd probably vote for making labels. As much as I hate that, I can't quite convince myself to skip that step. There's nothing else that I really DON'T like.

Hope you were able to enjoy your weekend. Obviously, I'm behind on my blog reading! :)