I started throwing up last Friday, .........and had family/company on the way here, from out of state, to spend a few days ! Needless to say, I wasn't the best hostess, but we got by and hubby enjoyed seeing his nephew for the first time in nearly 40 years. They grew up almost as brothers, so that was nice.
After checking with a local doctor, I found that the sickness was caused by acid reflux, not the creeping crud that everyone else has had. I totally lost my voice off and on for days, and it's still not stable (not that I ever have MUCH voice anymore). And, I couldn't eat, so I lost ANOTHER 5 POUNDS......not good ! I'm looking emaciated now.
I've scheduled a checkup with my surgeon for Monday afternoon, and am asking him to refer me to a gastroenterologist up at Vanderbilt. I hope I can get some kind of solution to this aggravation.
Meanwhile, we've had some beautiful Spring days here, and I've been working in the yard again, now that I've recovered some of my strength from last weekend.
Rose gave me a whole bunch of different styles of buttercups/Daffodils, and I spent most of today setting them out in various places.
While I didn't have much strength, I was able to do enough handwork to get the brown quilt bound.
I present.................DIAMONDS IN THE DIRT........finished !
|Also before washing (check out how the center quilting goes right through the center of the backing !)|
I machine-quilted it until I got sick, and then finished the last of it a few days ago. Today I washed it and threw it into the dryer before I went out to do the yardwork. I FORGOT all about it, and pulled it from the dryer when I came in around 5:30.
It did the cotton-shrink/crinkle-up more than one has in a long time, but it looks good. That USED TO BE my favorite thing about a cotton-battinged quilt.
|Picture's a bit fuzzy........quilt's nice and crinkly. This design is my own adaptation of a quilt I saw offered as a pattern in a catalog. I made a few changes but can't totally claim it as MY design.|
|Nice and wrinkly after washing|
|I can't believe it lined up that well ! Good thing, too, with the arrows pointing it out !|
Maybe I can get a full length shot of the quilt on the clothesline next week.
And, now, .......... I get to think about a NEW PROJECT......... YAY !
Have a great Sunday......and don't forget to thank God for this week !
Praise God for gifts of talent, busy hands, and peaceful days !