Am I the only one who thinks that it's just the first of April, not the last? Where has the month gone?
When I'm last blogged, I reported that I had all my tumbler pairs stitched into "foursies". Oops, not. :-o I'm not sure what I was thinking ... I'm going to play the "chemo brain" card here. Ha! I still don't have all the pairs stitched together, but I'm close ... close enough to lay them out on my design floor.
Disclaimer: I'm not sure why it appears that my tumblers have 90 degree angles at the corners. Trust me, they don't. Because when I saw the photo I took, I panicked and checked them carefully ... yep, they're all the traditional tumbler shape as you can see here.
(Remember these? They're the pairs sewn together incorrectly. Another oops.) I thought about setting the "foursies" back out on the design floor to see if I couldn't get a picture where the tumblers look like tumblers ... but I think crawling around on the floor once was enough at this stage on my recovery (probably more than enough ha!).
My original plan was to lay the tumblers out 26x26, but now that I saw them laid out in a 24x24 setting, the quilt is larger than I'd anticipated (I'm terrible at visualizing, especially sizes). I want this to be a good-sized wall hanging, so I'm thinking it'll be a little smaller than originally planned. I'm thinking maybe 16x16 ... I'll see how it looks when I get it to that size.
I had my second of twelve chemo sessions this past Tuesday. I'm tolerating the chemo quite well. I'd say every bit as well as I did the first go 'round ... except for my sleep. Since I resumed chemo, I have had trouble falling asleep ... I go to bed at my usual time, lay there wide awake for about an hour, give up and get up for another 2-3 hours. :-o I do sleep later, but even so, I'm only averaging 6-7 hours instead of the 9 I normally get. I'd really rather go to sleep and get up at "normal" hours. I'm reluctant to blame it on chemo as I slept like a baby when I was on chemo before my surgery. I'll definitely mention it when I see my oncologist ... surely there's something mild I can take to help me fall asleep when I go to bed.
The second round of the NHL playoffs has begun. The bad news is that my Blues didn't get off to a good start. The good news is that there are 6 games remaining. Hope springs eternal for Blues fans. ;-)
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!