Monday, February 25, 2008

My World Today

Only one person has actually taken the above medicine, but we are all (except for 2 of us) sick with the crud that's been going around...high fever, cough, sore throat, sinus congestion, and all other manner of fun.

I am not feeling all the effects (yet), but I don't think it will be long for me either.

I finished up all the "A" blocks for the Mennonite Mosaic quilt this morning. There are 8 A and 8 B. I ran out of steam (physically, not in the ironing sense) after blocks A were complete. I took a 2-1/2 hour nap, and feel like having another. Hard to believe that this entire quilt can be broken down into such simple sewing. Sewing the strips made it go really quickly and look so good. I think sewing all the little squares together is less neat from a sewing standpoint. My design wall is only big enough for 3 of these blocks at a time (well, 6 if you count the invisible ones).

I had the camera in hand when I went out to check the mail. Saw these beauties coming up...tulips we planted 2 falls ago. Last year they were pretty. Seems like they have multiplied a lot already just after a year. I think Emily planted them. I can't even remember what colors are where. Our front yard is mostly 2 huge natural areas. We planted several groups of these. Once in bloom they won't last long, but they are spectacular when they show up.

My only non-ill daughter in the middle, playing hula hoops with 2 of the neighbor's children.

Time for a good, brisk SIT. Hope you're all doing well.



Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Hope you feel better! I love the blocks.

Eileen said...

Sorry that most of you have gotten the crd. I know it really knocks you out. Take it easy and be careful trying to sew all those tiny strips. Now is the time you will make a mistake.

Take Care.

Sherry said...

Love those blocks. That crud has been going around all over the US it seems. Hope you all get to feeling better soon, take care of yourself!

Tazzie said...

I hope you feel better soon, it's no fun when you all feel icky.

Marcie said...

Hi Joan, Did you miss me? I have been out of the loop much of the past week. Your Mennonite quilt is looking good and the pinwheels turned out great! Hope the family is feeling better soon.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

The blocks are wonderful! Get better quick as you can!

Marie said...

Sorry that your family has this bug that is going around. I live in Graham, NC and it is bad here. You are a very talented lady. We had a lady at our church with 8 kids and was a nurse, home schooled, scrapbooking, sewing, etc. I was amazed with you. Sorry to say that they have moved to VA.

Kairle said...

I hope you're all feeling better soon, Joan. Your blocks are coming along nicely!!!

Sue R said...

Sorry to hear your family is not feeling well. I sure would like to see some tulips up here. We're getting another foot of snow tonight!