Sunday, August 18, 2013

Half Speed Ahead?

Today, Sunday, marks one week from when I first got sick with the norovirus, back on the 11th. I've endured several relapses along the course of the week, but I seem to be recovering now. I say that with fingers crossed against any jinx of speaking too soon.
None the less, here are some of the very small bits of progress that I made this week when I felt well enough to be vertical.
Made and pressed a couple of new Sawtooth Stars:
They always look so awful before they are pressed! Here is the same star when pressed and flipped over.
Many of these fabrics are Civil War scraps that were in the Keepsake Quilting's stuff a scrap bag for $5 that was their booth at the Ladies of the Lakes Quilt Show a couple of weeks ago.

It is fun to be using them right away! I confess that I did not prewash them as I usually do.

That cheddar/turkey red paisley in the cornerstones of the above was a "find" at Marvelous Marden's Department store over in Maine.
It tickles me to be using such a fancy selection in a humble potholder, but the other colors just screamed out for me to break out some cheddar!

On another note, it was too hot to be outdoors much this summer, so I did even less than my "hardly ever" weeding. Look what sprang up on its own!!!!

I think that a chipmunk planted a small cache of my black oil sunflower seeds from the birdfeeder and then forgot them.

Also, if you haven't viewed it yet, you might get a good chuckle out of Cathy Miller's singing on the video of "You Can Quilt That Out," on youtube. Here is the link .

Stay calm and quilt on!





5 comments:

Janet O. said...

What great blocks--I LOVE that red/cheddar fabric!
What a great way of putting it--"even less than my 'hardly ever' weeding." : )

Elaine Adair said...

Blacghkauq!!! on that "neurovirus" thing. I'm sorry to hear you're mostly down but glad you are feeling well enough to sew, and post! Get 100% better soon!

cityquilter grace said...

vic, so good to see you posting again,hoping you are soon at 100% and i LOVE that cheddar...it's gorgeous....love that marden's!

Kathleen Wilson said...

Oh Vic, so sorry to hear you have sick. Sending a quick prayer that you will be up and at it again real soon. As always, love your quilts blocks.

Helen in the UK said...

Thought it unusual that you weren't posting as regularly. Hope you're soon fighting fit and quilting up a storm :)

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