Friday, January 28, 2011

WHAT DOES A PERSON DO AT FOUR IN THE MORNING AND THEY CAN'T SLEEP?

Well....I don't know about you but I do this!!!!! Been working on it all day!



This is my main diet while my husband had been gone. That stove had not been turned on and the microwave only twice.....whohoooooo....no dishes....no mess.....more free time! Hubby left Tuesday morning, now you know my silver lining from the flat tire...if it had happened while he was gone, I would have surely been in a pickle.


43 comments:

Fiesta said...

Barb, the quilting design is stunning.

Tangos Treasures said...

Looks great!! How are you keeping your lines so straight??

JustCindy said...

Very pretty! Are you going to do quilting on just the white or add a different quilting on the colors?

marth225 said...

I do the same thing when mine goes out of town

Jackie said...

If I got up that early, I don't know if I would trust myself to quilt. I think that I would make tons of errors. Yours looks gorgeous though!! Love the no dishes, no mess... can't beat that!

Gene Black said...

Glad he was home when it happened. Pickles probably wouldn't go well with raisin bran crunch. :-)

Is that a schnibbles quilt?

Terry said...

I think I'd have the same diet if I was alone. Not much sense cooking for one! LOL

Cyndi said...

Ha ha, you are so much like me it's scary! That's the kind of food I eat when Jeff is gone on business...just throw in some oatmeal and you have my whole menu!

That quilt is awesome, Barb! Love the way you're quilting it!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Hazel said...

Love the quilting and the pattern .

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Barb, beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting... sounds like we all have the same diet when hubby is away.

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

I cannot wait to see the finished product :)

Crispy said...

When I'm alone, I make a big batch of baked chicken wings....I'm not a big snacker :0)

Crispy

Yvette said...

Your doing such a great job on the quilting. At least your diet wasn't a box of chocolates.

I am up at 4am everyday but unfortunately that is to go work. LOL!!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

That quilt is fantastic so far. I can't wait to see when it's finished.

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

Love the quilting on this !

Lynn said...

Love how you are quilting this!

Mary L. said...

Love the quilt. I kind of miss those days when DH was gone all week. Retirement does change things. LOL.

Needled Mom said...

You and that new machine are working well together. It looks just great. It really is nice to get a break from cooking once in awhile.

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

It's good to know your eating well balanced, nutritious food, LOL. Love your project.

Nanci said...

When my sweetie asked if I'd miss him when he went away on a trip, I replied that yes of course. He closed the door and I was cheering....he came back in to tell me he'd heard that!
I'm like you, just do what I want at the times I want to do it!
Yipee!

wackywoman said...

You are becoming the star quilter. I like you new "pink" look by the way.

Linda said...

This is looking great. I think you have definitely bonded with Mr. Big! Love the quilting on this...What a great diet too, no dishes and no mess, I love it, more sewing time! I'm glad he was there for your flat, you have angels watching over you, girl! Have a great Friday and get some rest....

jdqltr said...

I just had to laugh at your post... sounds like what I do when DH is gone! Except for me it's Cherrios and Mini-wheats, but the prezetels, yes! But any 4am no sleep for any reason and I will hit the sewing room and sew. Love your project! Good on ya!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Barb, It is stunning!!! and if I had known you were up I would have emailed, I was up too!!!

Melissa said...

No wonder you can't sleep! You are carb overloaded! Ha! The quilt is looking wonderful!

Barb said...

nice quilt! and good way to spend nonsleeping time.
Good diet - no mess. I like popcorn too :)

kpaints said...

Love the stitiching!!!! Always wanted a quilt with just solid quilting! Very lovely...great colors.

Joanna said...

Very nice quilt, and I like the way you are quilting it. Crafts are a good way to stay out of trouble, aren't they?

Susan In Texas said...

Very pretty! I've been known to get up and go swimming at the gym at 4am, especially if I'm wide awake and my husband is snoring. I love having the pool ALL to myself. 8)

Happy quilting,
Susan in Texas

Millie said...

Barb, it is looking good. Quilting early in the morning if you can't sleep is the best thing to do. I am a very bad sleeper too.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

29 comments? I have to give something away to get 29 comments girl!!!!

I'm so glad to see you are not getting gourmet on us :)

Kelly

Janice said...

I too get up and quilt at 4am, when I cannot sleep. And if my DH is out of town I never cook. Come to think of it I don't really cook when he is home.

But occasionally I do like I did tonight and cook a wonderful meal. And he is so grateful and enthusiastic that I don't have to do it again for another week.

Glad the flat wasn't too traumatic.

Patty said...

I do the same thing when I am home along and don't need to make supper. I could eat cereal for lunch or supper. If I use my microwave it's to reheat something or make hot cocoa. Have fun. Love your quilt. Is it a bow tie?

Kim said...

This quilt is looking just great! There are times when I am so excited about quilting that I can't sleep cause my brain just won't stop quilting! Lol, so I understand the 4am quilting sessions - and the meals of cereal! Enjoy your quilting retreat time while hubby is away. Hope you've thawed out since the flat tire incident.

SewCalGal said...

Oh my, beautiful quilt and quilting. Love it.

I'm also a big fan of Raisin Bran and Pretzels. Just not at the same time.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Joanne Lendaro said...

Hahahaha!! Love the "diet"!! you have got to get a AAA memebership girl!! The quilt looks fabulous!!

Stormy Days said...

So funny, when hubby's away I live on Raisin Bran too, no pretzels, but the occasional Granola bar.

Elizabeth said...

Barb, that quilt is just gorgeous! You are so amazing with all the beautiful things you do!

xo -El

julieQ said...

Barb, your quilting is just gorgeous! Insomnia can sometimes be a fun thing!!

Cathi said...

Very pretty!! I can totally understand doing that at 4:00 a.m. -- this morning I was up at 5:00, fussy cutting! :-)

imquilternity said...

Beautiful quilt....beautiful quilting! Have FUN!

Michelle May said...

Girlfriend, you are too funny! Your quilt is beautiful!
xx, shell

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

We do the same thing when Hubby isn't home. We eat anything we want and don't worry about cooking big meals.

Your quilt turned out gorgeous! I can't believe you are turning the quilt for each block. The results are stunning but I bet that was alot of work.