Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Don't You Just Hate It When...

...things don't work out like you had planned?

Well, at least I am prepared with a back-up plan or two although some contingencies cannot be overcome.

It's Saturday afternoon and just under a week until I launch the Blog Hop. I am the first to post my project using Mirror Ball Dot and Cotton Couture and I have not even begun my piece. Oh, it's all mapped out in my brain, and sketched out on paper. After weeks of preparation, the fabrics are finally finished and I am set to go but now... NOW! what I had designed isn't gelling.... meaning the fabrics don't coordinate as I had envisioned. Okay, no worries. Don't panic. I am fortunate enough to have enough fabric to open a small, local quilt shop.

Thusly, move on to Plan B. I can be very happy with this option. Prepped yet again and ready to go... Mother Nature decides to stick it to me. 25-30 mph winds start blowing. Can't keep anything that isn't tied down on the lanai from taking flight and rearranging itself to another location. Fabric included. Maybe the writing on the wall says, "Call it a day. Take a chill. Go inside and blog."

Thanks, I think I'll do just that... but... hmmm...I wonder if I can get the charcoal grill started as planned... =\

Next day Sunday. Day 2: Quilt top done. Happyish with it. More than that really. I am always too hard on myself. There are things I would change, pieced work the seam riper is just longing to tear out but I shall leave it. The design is one I hope to make several times and each time I know I'll get better and better...

But until I get to unveil the completed realization of my endeavors in Sunday's post, here's some food for thought... literally!

The packaging of the ferns, no less intriguing than its contents, and the ferns themselves awaiting picking over and washing.

Grilled Maui Cattle Company New York Strip Steak, Wild Porcini Mushroom Sea Salt and Butcher Grind Black Pepper, Grilled Maui Onions

Grilled Fillet of Atlantic Salmon, Sweet Chili-Red Pepper and Honey Glaze

Sauteed Pohole Ferns, Meyer Lemon Brown Butter, Macadamia Nuts

Grilled thick cut Sour Dough Garlic Bread, Grilled NY Strip Steak, Caramelized Maui Onions, Wisconsin Blue Cheese


  1. I'll be right over for dinner.....

    Glad to know I am not the only one who had to make a MBD Plan B. Hmmm...that may be a good name for the quilt.

    Can't wait to see what you come up with!