10 September, 2010

Running (on Fumes)

Oh to have the energy.

My first week as a freelancer/stay-at-home mom/housewife/lazybones/artist and I'm sick as a dog. So much for much in the creating, cooking, and fun department. Shh, don't anyone, but the girls watched a lot of TV this week. And ate graham crackers for breakfast. In my defense, they were homemade.

Somewhere in there I did manage to finish my little quilt top. I had grand plans to make this bigger so it was at least a good nap size for an adult. But to do so would have necessitated buying more fabric and I already have that habit down pat. I didn't want to buy anything more for this quilt; I even used stash for the backing.

So it ended up at 48 inches on all sides. I really do prefer to make larger quilts, but I'm fine with it. This was one of those quilts that just had to be made. I'll tell you why another day.

Now to find the time and space to baste it because I already know how I'm going to quilt it. But for now, it must be added to the pile of UFOs. At least it is a pretty pile.

12 comments:

Anina said...

Aaaaaaw! I hope you feel better soon.
I love the photo.

live a colorful life said...

Yes, I hope you feel better soon too! Can I borrow your quilt model?

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry that your first "new Person " week has to be delayed by illness. Hope you get well soon and we get to see lots of great things the rest of the fall.
I am going to be checking in more often as i see you're from Alberta!!
Nina in BC

Purple Quilter Queen said...

So sorry to hear you are sick. That stinks! Same at our house too but I had both kids sick at the same time too! Hope you are well soon. Quilt is great! Comfy and just the right size. Take care! Jenn

Victoria said...

What a wonderful photo!

So sorry that you got off to a bumpy start and I hope that you feel all better soon!

A. said...

Feel better SOON! :)

Sue said...

I hope you feel better soon and that energy returns

CitricSugar said...

Get better soon! I hope it's warmer and drier there than here in SK...

Homemade graham crackers rock.

amandajean said...

the photo is wonderful!

i know what you mean about the quilt size. i had that same conundrum with my flock block quilt. i did NOT want to buy more fabric for that quilt. but i didn't want it 48" square, either. pieced borders to the rescue! :)

Lara said...

from one stay-at-home-mom-writer-quilter-foodie-blogger to another, congrats on the retirement from the desk job!

sulu-design said...

Maybe the sickness you're experiencing was laying inside you, waiting for you to take a breath with your life change before it pounced. Think of this as a little cleansing period, maybe? I hope you feel better.
By the way, I had graham crackers with cream cheese and peanut butter (don't knock it 'til you try it) for a late night snack last night. I'd say your girls are lucky!

HipHome said...

Hope you are feeling better. I have been out of blog reading land and am just reading this (Friday). Love the pic and love how ridiculously creative you are. I just finished a quilt for my niece and it took FOREVER. I don't think I will ever acheive the quilting hopes I have for myself...
Have a great weekend!