Friday, January 23, 2009

Ever have days like that? I was making a chocolate cake for the kids(OK, so I was making it for me, but I was gonna share!) And as I was taking the cake out of the oven...whoopsidaisy!! the whole cake flipped over and landed on the oven door. I have no idea how that happened. As I stood there, jaw slack, Jacob helped me salvage it by scooping it up with a spatula and setting it back on the pan. We poured the icing over it and ate it anyway. If you're given cake crumbs...make crumb cake. The kids were all very good sports and said that it was even better this way because the icing soaked into all the little cracks and crevices.
Quilting can be like that, too. Sometimes, for mysterious reasons, there's a big ole whoosidaisy! And something didn't quite turn out like I planned. But I'll be like the kids and insist that it's better this way. Really. I am starting work on a Dear Jane quilt(insane, I know. Now you know and we're even.) I was really mystified by the whole thing and after a couple whoopsidaisy moments, I have a few blocks that I can live with. Hey, they measure 5" and I'm guessing that they'll fit into the quilt. Who says they have to be identical to Jane's. She has a fair amount of wonky in those blocks. No, I'm not being catty, I'm just saying, she's one of us. Has anyone tried the EQ Dear Jane? Curious how it measures up to the challenge. They are kinda addictive- though I am sure it is like any addiction. Fun at first but a terrible monkey on your back after a while. Hope all of you are dealing with your whoopsidaisy moments with grace and a sense of humor!


Sarah N. said...

The cake looks perfectly yummy to me!

Michelle said...

Looks great! I started Dear Jane back in!

Michele said...

Looks delicious from here!

Good luck with Dear Jane. I'm not nearly that brave yet. :)

cindyquiltsOR said...

My boss is doing Dear Jane ... I would have to take a vacation in the cookie bin!

All those itty bitty pieces!

Good luck!
Cindy B.

anne bebbington said...

Sounds like that cake was a fortunate accident - this usually happens to pizzas in our house

Darcie said...

Oh poor girl! Jacob to the rescue! Yes...we have lots of those moments...days...weeks around here too. Sometimes I'm not so understanding and forgiving...but I try...most of the time.

Love you heaps!