Monday, August 04, 2014

Red Letter Day

I have been so sick with either the flu or a very bad cold for the past week.  I slept a lot, tried to drink a lot of water, and slept more.  The only good thing about not working and being sick is that I have been on the same tank of gas for almost three weeks!  :)

Since I wasn't quite so shaky this morning when I got up, I decided to get Red Letter Day off my sewing table.  I just had to sew the last three blocks together and then sew the last row on the top.  I almost gave up about halfway through, but a bowl of Corn Flakes and a glass of orange juice fortified me and I kept going.


I really like Thimble Blossom patterns.  They're well written and easy to follow.  That said, I didn't like so much these 22.5" blocks.  Maybe I'm just used to working on smaller blocks, but I found them cumbersome to handle.  It's probably just me.  I have a couple of other quilts in the works with big blocks and I found the same thing on those.  But the quilt is amazing, especially in all of the wonderful fabrics I've seen on blogs and on Instagram.  I'd say Camille struck a home run with this one!

My house is in such a state of upheaval.  I've started packing up some stuff, and realized it's maybe a little too early to start doing that.  I have paths through the downstairs between boxes and tubs.  There are things I wanted to pack and then leave the rest to the packers/moving company.  My very quiet life is upset right now and being sick didn't help at all.  Hopefully, though, I'm on the road to recovery and things will settle down here.

Penny is sitting over there staring at me.  I've neglected her so badly this past week or so.  Poor baby!  I need to spend some quality time with her today because she's just as upset as I am with all of the changes going on around here.

14 comments:

Darlene said...

Vicky, I'm so sorry you've been ill. :-(

I love, love, love your Red Letter Day flimsy. I've been wanting to do but can't decide on fabric. What did you use?

Don't overdo it - take care!

Laura said...

I feel bad for you and Penny with all the upheaval. But just think, you'll both be so happy once you get to the next "LA" in your lives.

Vicky said...

I had an old tower of Narure's Chorus by April Cornell. I just grabbed it off the shelf when I was going to meet Mary Ann at M&L Fabrics a few weeks back. Picked up those Kona solids there.

Vicky said...

It's just that the "getting there" is going to be difficult!

antique quilter said...

Your quilt came out great! Sorry you have not been feeling well I know it's hard to believe but it's all going to be worth it. Penny will have so much space to play outside your new studio!

Thelma said...

Being sick isn't nearly as fun when you're not getting paid to stay in bed, but then, you don't have to work extra to make up the time at home sick when you're retired so maybe it's a wash!

I love that Red Letter Day pattern too. My sister-in-law has asked for a kingsize quilt and I think this may be her ticket to actually getting one, lol!

Take care and don't overdo!

Cathy said...

Love, love, love that color combo you used in your Red Letter Day. I hope you feel better soon. Moving is no fun except for when you finally get there and are all settled. When is your move anyway? Do you have to sell your California home first?

CitricSugar said...

That quilt top looks great! As do your metro blocks...

It's terrible that you've been sick - poor dear - but I'm very excited for your upcoming move and think that your "studio" looks idyllic! And when you need a sewing break, the pool's right there - perfect! I hope everything goes smoothly for you and that you have plenty of help in both LA's. :-)

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

So sorry to read you have been sick! Your RLD turned out gorgeous! Take care of yourself and best of luck with moving!

Nini said...

Beautiful quilt, and glad to hear you're on the mend. Hope Penny gets over being upset!

Kyle said...

Love the blocks you've been working on. The colors are bright and cheerful. Hope you're feeling better.

katie z. said...

I hope you feel t top very soon, as being peakish is not fun. I don't like large blocks all that well either, so it's not just you!

Cathy Stewart said...

Ugh! I hate having the flu and I'm sorry you have it now. I do hope you're feeling better. It's good that you took a hefty amount of fluids, which will really help your body to fight off the flu. Anyway, your work is pretty as always. It's always good to prepare early. I hope everything goes well with regard to the move. All the best!

Cathy Stewart @ The Good Health Practice