A little pick me up

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I need a little pick me up, I think. Do you ever have a day or two when things just seem to go wrong? You make stupid little mistakes, things don't work the way they should. Well, I am having one of those days. Mind if I share? I'll try to keep it short.

So it all started yesterday while at a friends house where we were working on our Watermelon Quilts.

Here's a little sneak peak of mine.
I'm really excited about my red and pink polka dot backing
that I got from Lanie Jane's liquidation sale last week for only $5.50/yd!

After I had spent about an hour figuring out the placement for all of the words and applique that are going to go on my border, I went to iron them on and as I pressed down on the first three letters, a big burn mark appeared where I had just pressed. Oh stupid me! I should have known better than to have the heat up to it's highest! So of course frustration ensues and I am wondering what to do, what to do. Do I start over, try to cover it up or just ignore it? Because I am such a perfectionist I just knew I wouldn't be happy every time I looked at that quilt, so I decided it was worth it to cut another long piece of fabric, make a few new letters and start over. I decided to pack up my things and head home, where I would start again after a short break. Well after getting home, I realize that not only had I left my cutting mat and ruler (which was no big deal because I have two sets) but I left my whole bag of fabric! So I couldn't work on it even if I had wanted to. Well, I knew I couldn't go more than a day or two without my stuff, so back to Shelby's I went to get my stuff.

That was Day 1.

Then today, I got up nice and early. Did my run, got showered really fast, and was out the door to go to Tai Pan Trading by 8 a.m. I needed a few things, but most importantly, I needed to find a glass dome lid for my sister-in-law's cake stand (that my daughter broke a few weeks ago as she was climbing on her entry way table and it fell over on top of her, breaking about 3 glass things.) Anyways, I found a beautiful dome, the size was right, the price was right and so I bought it. Well, I get home, head up the stairs in my garage and suddenly I hear a crunching sound and glass breaking. The bag slipped out of my hand and landed with a big thump on my stairs. Of course, it was not salvageable. Didn't even make it in my house before it broke. Guess I need another trip to Tai Pan and another dome lid. Nice. Don't you hate that?

So here's my pick-me-up: these cute little cupcakes (well, actually just a photo of them. We made these two weeks ago.)

They're easy to make. Just make your favorite cupcakes and frost with your favorite white frosting. Then, using a pair of scissors that are slightly wet, cut large marshmallows into 4 or 5 slices. Arrange 5 slices on top of the cupcake in a flower shape, overlapping each "petal" in the center. Sprinkle immediately with your choice of colored sugar granules.

Here is one from me to you:

Thanks for listening! Hope you have a great day!

~ Amber


  1. What an adorable quilt!! That fabric will make the perfect backing. Found you from the quilt parade, cute stuff!

  2. So sorry ambs, I hope things are getting better. I hate days like that! However, your quilt and cupcakes are adorable as usual! Good luck with the quilt repairs! I can't wait to see the finished product.

  3. Amber, sorry the Tai Pan trip was a bust, but maybe I'll be able to go next time! :)

    P.S. I just got your message. My boys are at the neighbors playing, so we'll have to make sure and do it another time soon!

  4. Thanks for the cupcake. :) ADORABLE! Sorry about your week. It's always nice to have those kind of days/weeks behind us. And it's always nice when we can laugh at them. Like one of my favorite people, Brad Wilcox, says, "If you can laugh at it, you can live with it." The quilt is adorable though . . . hope you have better luck with glass next time around - they say 3rd time's a charm . . .

  5. Love the quilt, and what a bargain on the fabrics! The cupcakes look heavenly!

  6. The watermelon quilt is really cute!

  7. So cute!! I love the watermelon quilt!! Where do you get these ideas? :)


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