I've always considered myself a pretty good cook. I have followed recipes since my grandmother helped me bake my first cake at 7, and since my father told me the importance of recipes, but that it was OK to stray a little. So, this morning in a burst of pre-coffee genius, I decided to add just a cup of cake mix to my pancake mix this morning. This proved to be interesting. While the pancakes themselves are rather scrumptious...they tend to be a tad delicate in cooking. Translation: They burn...quite easily. And this, dear friends, poses a problem. Neither the boy or I will eat burnt food. Ugh. Needless to say that it is lucky there is cake mix in this better, otherwise I don't think The Monk would eat breakfast this morning.
This quilt hasn't quite been the bane of my existence, but I will say that I really hate pinwheels and that I went around and around with my teacher about half-square triangles. Still, I think that this Midnight Winter Wonderland is turning out better than I had expected. It's my first quilt doing pinwheels and the hst (half-square triangles), but I don't think that I'm doing too terribly bad. I only cut the points off a few triangles, and for the most part, most of my seems are matching up rather nicely if I do say so myself.
I'm still rather behind on the whole quilt-as-you-go process (which mean, basically, that I haven't quilted any of pieces that should be quilted at this point) and we're coming to the point where I actually need to have sections quilted so that I can start fitting everything together. BIG SIGH.
It's just so hard now with the weather being nice and warm and things needing to be done in the garden (both here and at my parent's house), plus beginning the transition into 3rd grade, I just feel as though I don't have time. But I am trying. We are working really hard to have the afternoons free to do our hobbies and such. I think that's the only way I've been able to get any work on this project done at all!
Update (May 5, 2015): Ok...I have most of the project done actually. I have things quilted and bound. I'm only missing a few of the edges and I need to finish adding swirls to a couple of the border pieces, but other than that, I can almost call this thing done. Granted, I have a few other quilts that I've started in the mean time, but I truly am hoping to get this beast finished by the end of this month...or maybe June...Ugh!