Wednesday, June 1, 2011

that kind of day

*the kind of day when you get out early in the morning to pull weeds (oh, joy) because it's going to be 100 degrees.

*the kind of day when you find out that making circle blocks may not be your thing.

*the kind of day where you 4 year old draws with oil pastels on the rug, the carpet, the walls, the door (oh, and his rock).

*the kind of day where your 6 year old sticks her tongue out at you in a seriously defiant way.

*the kind of day when you're late to work and a customer has a problem that you just can't fix.

*the kind of day when your husband says, "Let's take the kids swimming after dinner" and you think "can I stay home?"

*the kind of day where you go swimming anyways and everyone has a fabulous time and everything feels remarkably better.

 the kind of day...

*the kind of day when you try out the blanket stitch on your machine and it works surprisingly well to applique those circle blocks.  So well, in fact, that you smile.

the kind of day...

And take lots of silly pictures....

the kind of day...


Because it's been that kind of day.

30 comments:

  1. I'm sorry to hear you are having that kind of day and that circle blocks had something to do with it! But they look great so far and the blanket stitch works fabulously :) can't wait to see where you're headed with these!!

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  2. Some days are just like that.....I lke using the blanket for circles too. It looks great.

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  3. Sooo understand you. Glad that the day turned around!

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  4. Don't worry, Holly, it wasn't the circles! I didn't hate them, just didn't love them. I'm glad to have tried.

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  5. Glad you had a good thing happen! Im really interested in the circles.. tell us more!!!

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  6. 100 degrees! what is up with that? It is still in the 70s here in Central California. Wrong...

    The circles look lovely BTW.

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  7. it's always nice when something works out for good in 'one of those days'! love the circles!!

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  8. Can totally relate to "just wanting to stay home" haha. Glad you had a good time anyway. Loving the circle blocks!! :)

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  9. :) great positive turnaround! :)

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  10. Love how time with family can fix everything even when you didn't expect it. :) Love those circles an a blanket stitch. I think that might solve my circle applique woes... :)

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  11. What an interesting day you've had! So glad it ended with a smile... lovely circles by the way.

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  12. Aww, Rach . . . some days are just like that, aren't they? Happy the day turned around!

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  13. Oh--yeah! The kind of day when your boss is in town so you actually have to work... The kind of day when your husband is in Canada on a business trip... The kind of day when you have to go to a birthday party for a one year old and remember to buy and wrap a gift and go to straight from work... The kind of day when you have 30(!) women coming over for a bridal shower tomorrow and you haven't even started cleaning or cooking because you didn;t know about the boss in town or the husband out of the country when you scheduled it...Just Skyped with the husband and he and the son made it so much better with the funny faces and teary goodbyes. Husband home tomorrow. It's looking up!!!!

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  14. Oh, how I know 'that kind of day' Glad it turned around for you. I'm going to attempt the blanket stick for my first time on my next quilt. I hope it makes me smile too.

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  15. preaching to the choir...only I didn't end mine with pretty fabric. Every day should end with pretty fabric!

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  16. I have so many days like that, but the happy endings make it all worthwhile xx

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  17. Happy your day ended well and your circle blocks are beautiful!

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  18. sSome days it is hard not to let all the little annoyances accumulate and put us in a bad mood - so glad you let the good things accumulate too :)

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  19. So glad your day ended well. I've had those kind of days. Just want to say that I thoroughly enjoy your blog and check it almost daily. Of course I'm not busy at work right now so that allows me to! I also love, love, love your the Bottled Rainbow idea! You are super creative!

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  20. soooo been there! and the sticking the tongue out thing? a spoon of vinegar or hot sauce would keep that tongue in line real quick :)

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  21. I'm glad your day ended with positivity. Your circles are beautiful! Silly pictures and fabric go a long way in making things better.

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  22. Been there too! Yesterday, in fact! So glad that your day ended well! The circles look great! Can't wait to be able to afford a machine that can do some fun stitching too! :) Hoping today is a much better day!

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  23. Tara - Yes, exactly that kind of day! OK, no, yours sounds harder. Good luck with the shower!

    Angela - Yes, surely true. Pretty fabric or chocolate? Sometimes both is a bad idea...

    Esch House Quilts - Oh, I WAS in a bad mood. My husband's idea to swim was a gift, really. So glad I agreed!

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  24. Yep, one of those days.
    Went to the grocery store. Stepped in a hole in the parking lot and pulled all those little muscles in the top of my foot and now I'm limping. Opened up the pen to mark things off the list. Pen exploded all over my hand. Had black ink up to the elbow, between my fingers, all over both sides of my hand. Lovely. . . Turned a corner to fast and banged the back of my hand on one of those portable freezer cases and now have a huge, painful bruise on the back of my hand. And to add insult to injury, the store was out of about a half dozen things I HAVE to have, so today I have to go to another grocery store. I hope this trip proves to be less painful!

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  25. Those circle blocks are great. I sneaked a peak at your next post and saw them altogether for your back. Who knew the back to the quilt could be so beautiful.

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  26. I just got the chills reading your post. Yes, I've had that day more than a time or two. Keep your chin up and it will all be better tomorrow!
    P.S. Those circles are scrumptious!

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  27. i know you already finished your project...but here is the MOST fantastic circle making technique. anna maria's drove me NUTS with the tin foil, it was taking me forever and i had 80 some circles to do on my cat in the hat quilt http://bethgracie.blogspot.com/2011/03/cat-in-hat.html.

    seriously, this one is the best. use it next time!

    http://www.purlbee.com/mini-quilt-circular-applique/2011/2/24/mini-quilt-of-the-month-february-liberty-of-london-tana-lawn.html

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