Sunday, February 23, 2014
Slow Sunday Stitching
Whatever this bug is, it sure is a strange one. I wake up in the morning feeling like I’ve been run over, I hit a spot in the afternoon where I’m feeling much better, and by dinnertime I once again start to feel like I’ve been run over. I haven’t taken my temperature, but I wonder if I’m running a bit of a fever as I have spells where I’m feeling way too warm … trust me, the only time that happens is if the temperature is about 95 degrees and the A/C isn't on! ha! Thankfully this bug isn’t keeping me from some time with my needle and thread … English paper piecing is fairly mindless, so working with my hexies doesn’t overtax my brain.
Yesterday I managed to finish up the MWFG block I started last week and complete another block. Hand quilting is slow, but it seems speedy when compared to EPP … but there’s something addicting about working with those little pieces of paper.Forgive the poor quality picture … I took that this morning when I was up waaaaay before the crack of dawn. I started a third, but when I sewed together two wrong hexies, ripped out the stitches and then proceeded to sew them back together, I knew that it was time to be done.
I took a break in my stitching yesterday … and spent some time reading some quilting blogs. Reading blogs always runs the risk of chasing a few rabbit trails … yesterday was no exception, but this time it led me to the discovery of a quilt shop in St. Louis that’s a mere 45 minutes away, as opposed to an hour away. Plus, this shop offers classes, a retreat, Friday night sew-ins and bus trips to Quilt Week in Paducah! 45 minutes is a bit of a trip, but it sounds like it might be worth the drive!
Another thing I’ve noticed with this bug is that it’s definitely affecting my sleep … I fall asleep easily enough … I just can’t seem to stay asleep. Friday morning I was up at 3:30, yesterday at 4:30 and today at 4:00. At least I was up in time to watch the gold medal hockey game.
I plan to take it easy again today … and spend some time in my recliner, slow stitching hexies. Hopefully I’ll have a couple more blocks under my belt by the end of the day. I’m linking up to Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching … if you want to see what everyone else is up to, just click on the button.
Have a blessed Sunday!