On Monday my Sis-n-law Brenda from LA stopped by with three of her college classmates/sorority sisters for a four hour visit. Today the conversation was more general and the time passed quickly. My daughter Rene dropped by to see her Aunt and after they left Rene and I went out to my favorite eating place, "Sweet Tomato",
All of this sickly stuff started on Tuesday.I could tell my taste buds were off as I was eating a salad in the food court at the Mall to which I had walked because I was in search of a small back pack or back pack purse to wear when I do my morning walk. In it I plan to put my camera, a journal and a pen, maybe some fruit, nuts and a container of yogurt. I can't tell you how many mornings I have wished for my camera to capture some texture, pattern or image. I have often thought how nice it would be to sit near the water to journal as well. Alas, no small back packs to be found,
On Wednesday with a cough and a low grade temperature I finished hand stitching the facing on my last piece and began to plans for my next one.
Note: to all who are concerned that I roll my work and put them in the closet. Don't worry, they will be seen as I am working toward the total number of pieces I need for an exhibit in Ann Arbor, MI that opens Feb. 12th, 2010. In my next post I will give you more details about local, etc.
On Thursday, I was alternating between hot tea with lemon when I had a chill and cold ginger ale when my temperature spiked and I took to my bed with some knitting which I did between periods of drowsiness.
On Friday I was out of bed and working in spurts interrupted with periods of sitting on the couch with my feet up knitting.
On Saturday I made a trip to one of the local quilt shop to buy 505, thread and some fabric for the backing of this current piece, since I did not have a two yard length of any thing suitable for a backing in the house.
So sad... I still have not found that one quilt shop that carries all of my favorite things. Right now I am not having any luck finding Superior Mono-poly locally that I use as my bobbin thread. By local I mean withing 15 miles. I think the shop in Deland has it but that is about 40 miles away.
Today I sandwiched and began quilting on this piece. It measures 34" x 65" at this point but will be smaller once quilted, blocked and trued up.