Thursday, 22 September 2011

The Very Picture of Efficiency

Efficiency and me are not two words that are often used together in the same sentence. Prevaricator? Yes. Procrastinator? Oh, most definitely. Ponderer? That's me. Efficient? Nah, I am just not that good at efficient. Except today. Today I was the very model of it.

I think it is Thursdays that bring out this rare streak in me. The girls have a dance club before school so I am home by 8am with the day spread out before me to do with what is required. I'm wide awake because I had to organise my two and get them out the door on time. And days like today I was on a real roll and even had the laundry in before we left for school. By 9:30am I had a banana cake all baked and cooling, calling my name like a siren's song. The laundry was outside in the sunshine, I was fed (not cake) and the dishes were done.

Off I went to the quilt shop for the backing fabric for the Across the Seas QAL. Now I am going to really shock you. That was all I bought. I didn't linger. I didn't see what new fabric lines were in. I didn't even paw the sales basket to see if something good was hidden in the bottom. No, I left and went and did the weekend grocery shop.

As I said, efficient or what?! I'll probably have to stay in bed tomorrow to recover from the shock.

The postman has been brilliant again this week, delivering two more bee blocks packages.

These two from the brilliant Judith.
She is the one doing Bee Blessed if you are still interested in helping out.
And these two from Trudi
Who would intimidate me with her quilting ability if she wasn't so incredibly nice.
(She's got a massive quilting frame that I covet!)
I rounded out my day by cutting the fabric for the blocks for the pieced backing of the Across the Seas quilt. (I've even started sewing but there is not enough to show to bother taking a photo so you will have to make do with some chopped up fabric. How sad!)


Now we have a bonus child over for a play so I shall have to keep that sewing dining room table clear at least on one half so I can feed them in a manner that they (the guest not mine!) are accustomed to rather than our usual slapdash manner when my fabric takes priority over where we eat. I've got fajitas to make so I had best be off.

I'm liking my Thursdays so much that I think that I will put them down as my Favourite Thing Friday and link this up with Shay at Quilting in My Pyjamas when she has her post ready later on. It often is up on a Thursday evening for me, what with her being on the other side of the world and way ahead of me.

If you are looking for - or interested in - the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap then come on over to Flickr and see who has already signed up and join in too, if you are so inclined.

Susan

21 comments:

  1. See, you're a true domestic goddess really!! Trudi's blocks are stunning. Jxo

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  2. Sounds like you had a great Thursday - homemade banana cake, sewing...what more could a girl ask for. I`m very inefficient and am just finishing the last block for the QAL back...sow or what?

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  3. If I had that much done by 10am I'd be back in bed by 11am... Well done missus, you model of efficiency you :-)

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  4. I thought you were doing a solid back for your Across the Sea quilt...change of mind? BTW I have been waiting all day for my cake but haven't seen you pull in the drive.

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  5. First jam making and now this? Move over Nigella because she can't also whip up a lovely quilt!

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  6. Blimey, who bumped you on the head!?

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  7. Wow you got your Thursdays locked down and sorted! Love Judith's blocks :) And awe, don't you say the nicest things, happy quilting! :)))) x

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  8. Wow, I'm like Sarah but I'd probably only make it to 10:15!! Love your bee blocks - when do we get a group photo?! I may have to get some bananas to make another banana loaf - can't abide bananas but like that! I had half a banana and chocolate scone yesterday - it was nice but a bit banana-y for my liking ;o)

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  9. Oh my goodness even I'm tired! Whew. Sit down and have a little rest there, overachiever :)

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  10. I love your stunning bee block,just wonderful!!

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  11. I was exhausted just reading about all your domestic activity ...are you sure you feel OK? You didn't check out the sale bin at the quilting store and I'm a bit worried.

    More pretty bee blocks. It looks like you had the perfect day!

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  12. I'm speechless. You are putting me to shame.
    Off to check out the sale bin of somewhere (anywhere!) right now just to take up your slack!!

    Mwa xx

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  13. And you didn't even need a nap?! Good for you! Gotta love days like that when you amaze yourself by getting so much accomplished. Happy FTF!

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  14. I had a day of domestic goddess doings Tuesday and haven't been the same since....lovely blocks and great restraint in the quilt shop. I will put off going even when I need to as I have NO willpower! I hope you treated your self to a little nap after all that.

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  15. What a great day to have under your belt, giives you that smug feeling doesn't it?

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  16. You have more will power than I do! :-)

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  17. OUTSTANDING - and stayed away from the bargain bin at the LQS too - such restraint! Hey, wouldn't mind some banana bread down-under - they're like gold here because they're sooooo expensive (cyclones and floods in the growing area will do that for you. Well done to you - you deserve a slonk on the couch!

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  18. Impressive, and staying away from the bargain bin, extra impressive! Much more will power than I would have had.
    I seem to have very few days like that these days, sigh.

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  19. Wow, quite a productive day. Plus staying on the straight and narrow at the quilt shop. Very impressive!

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  20. Can you channel some of that productivity and energy my way, please? ☺ Way to go! Happy FTF.

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  21. I didn't post yesterday as I was in transit to the cottage, just a note to say I am exhausted reading of your very productive day...whew!

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