Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sicky Day; Sicky Tea

Today, Sunday, was not much forward progress on Step 3 of the mystery from Quiltville's Quips and Snips by Bonnie K. Hunter. I was too sick to want to play much. I took a morning nap. Then after lunch, I took an afternoon nap. All that wore me out, so I rested by reading emails and sipping "Sicky Tea."

Sicky Tea:

Two decaf tea bags with hot water in a very large mug,
Add a giant squeeze (2 tablespoons?) of honey,
Add a giant squeeze of Real Lemon,
Add a shot of Napoleon Brandy.

Some people call this a hot toddy and it can be made lots of ways, but this is my version. When you have scratchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing and sniffling on a cold winter's day, it sure is a comfort!

On Friday and Saturday, I pushed myself hard and was very pleased to get 30 of the 60 total string blocks done. They are fun and kinda addictive to do as they are mindless sewing of strips with no worry about matching points or seams. Even if your 1/4 seam is off a little, it's okay!
I fretted a bit when using paper foundations for the first time because my blocks were awful "curly!" They would not flatten out even with ironing.

Then I found that once I removed all the paper from the back while sitting upstairs watching TV, all my blocks relaxed their curls and laid flat again. Yippee!
My personal bias for creamy buttery ecru-ish sorts of neutrals begins to show here, right? And I still love all those darling little calico florals that are so dated and out of fashion now. So, IN THEY GO!!! LOL! Now I just need to do another 30 blocks of them.

4 comments:

Nanato4 said...

Sorry you're not feeling well ... hope you get to feeling better SOON so you can get back to work on Step 3 -- so you'll be ready for Step 4. I can't wait to see your finished quilt.

Laurie said...

They look wonderful Victoria! Hope you're feeling better. *hugs*

Kim said...

They look perfect!
Good luck with the rest :0).

Happy Sewing

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

My don't our blocks look better when trimmed!!
Great job!

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