Tuesday, October 06, 2009

It's Tuesday...

There is nothing like being ill to make you appreciate the simple things like being able to breathe through your nose. I have had a mild flu bug experience and am thankful to be feeling much better this quickly. This has been my second day home from work and each day I have been able to get some quilting stuff done- yesterday I quilted and trimmed the strip twist top shown in the last post. Today I have cut the binding and am half done sewing it together - I have another hour to work on it-and then I am going into the office.

It's great to be on track to finish this quilt by the weekend-my personal deadline for it. I leave a week from tomorrow and I want to finish several things before leaving town.

I was trying to remember when I last finished a quilt and it's been quite a while now. I have been on a break from quilting since mid August when the FABS +2 all met at my home and we had a wonderful quilty time together.

As Autumn makes itself felt here in chilly evenings and colder mornings-I am wrapping up all the outside chores and looking forward to being inside more as the weather continues onto the wet and cold season.

Hard to believe with the sunshine lately that those wet days will soon be here-it has been frustrating to be ill and unable to be out in the garden. Digging in the dirt really soothes my soul.

Once this quilt is done I will post a photo- due to my bad arm..and weakness from the 'flu...I did straight line quilting instead of free motion. I am happy with the design I came up with.

I am working on string blocks-none finished yet-another easy going project to get back into the quilting mood.

I have one special project I started and am itching to get back to...now that makes me smile, as it means I surely must be on the mend! Don't you always feel you don't have time to be ill? And yet, resting and healing is as important as everything else we do with our lives.

There is joy in every day.



At 4:45 PM, Blogger Silverthimble said...

You are ahead of me on that Strip Twist! The quilting is done, but I still need to trim the quilt, cut the binding strips, attach the binding, hand stitch the binding.... Glad to hear you are on the mend. It is very frustrating to be sick when the sun shines.

At 6:49 PM, Blogger Michele Bilyeu said...

Here's to getting better soon and being able to enjoy the special people in your life, quilting, and being able to breathe out of both nostrils at once!

Your quilt is serene! Soothing and peaceful and even when you're under the weather...you're still pretty darn fast!

Have lots and lots of fun in Texas!

At 3:17 PM, Blogger Sharon said...

I sure understand your frustration with the time it takes to heal . . . I broke my arm 2 weeks ago. :( No yard work, no sewing/quilting. Also no housework or cooking, so not all bad. *grin*

Sounds like you've gotten a lot done in spite of the virus - Wow! You must be really fast when at peak condition!

At 2:28 PM, Blogger Rosalyn Manesse said...

Right you are!


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