Here I thought it was just a cold and I'd be over it in no time flat! Duh.......NOT! I mean, it had only lasted about 3 weeks! So, by last Friday, I knew something was up, but did I go to the doctor right away? Hello?? By this past Wednesday, when I could hardly take a breath, I knew things were serious! I have lung problems to start with and you'd think I'd be smarter! But my friends and I were getting together Monday and I had a haircut appointment on Tuesday........well, you know how it is!! In any event, I am now on massive doses of steriods and antibiotic and should recover in no time......hopefully! Good thing I had projects so I didn't have to move much. First of all, I must show you what my very talented friend, Shirley made just for fun:
Can you tell that she's a paper piecer? I am so envious! Maybe someday, I will take a class, or get some professional help in that direction. I probably could do it too! That sun was amazing! My eyes just popped out of my head when she took it out of her "show and tell" packet. Wow! And look at those cute little flying geese....e-gads!
At least I haven't been sitting around idle. A week or so ago, I again joined the Bitty Block swap where you make twelve 3.5 inch blocks of the themed month and send them on to 11 participants. The last one is mine to keep. So, I said I'd make 24 blocks.......which was two sets of 12 in a landscape theme for March. The other choice was pirates and I knew I wouldn't be so good at those. lol Some time ago, I came across a stitcher who blew me away and I knew I wanted to do something similar, but easier, so I got out my fabric and floss and went to town:
Please click on that picture and read the bottom of the photo to link to her flickr site. She is amazing and literally pays her mortgage with her stitched pictures! (Or so she told me! lol) I had a ball with that first one, but the thought of 11 more almost drove me to drink and when you are on prescription medication, that is not such a wise thing! (As we all know!!!) I decided to count the knots on one block and I got 104....times 12 makes............1248 colonial knots, folks! Yes, you read that right! 1248 knots! Eikes!
I was a happy camper when those were done, but now I had to come up with another set of 12. Duh! Good thing I am sick and up and down all night because I started drawing in the middle of the night and came up with another one that I liked!
I thought it kind of fit in my "theme" of summer and nice days, so I got to work and made another 11:
Those, I think, really look like something I'd make. If you are interested, go to the flickr group to see some amazing others. Sometimes, they really are something! It's crazy how many teeny tiny pieces some of those players get in one 3.5 inch square.
Besides, those, I made one more mug rug. I decided to brake out my NEW hand dyed fabrics and do something fun! It did get a bit wonky, but I like it anyway:
So, that's the news for today! We're expecting 6-8 inches of snow today, so I think I am going to get out of this house and get to the grocery store soon before there are too many people there to catch my "crud". You have a nice weekend and I'll be back soon.........I hope!