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