Sunday, February 12, 2012

back to the land of the living

Last Sunday I started with a sore throat.  Figuring it was yet another cold (my new workplace seems to be a germ incubator - yes, I'm a microbiologist, but this is the sickest I've ever been, so it's not ME), I thought little of it.  By Tuesday it was STILL a sore throat and I came home from work early - exhausted and hurting, but hoping a long afternoon nap and an early bedtime would kick my immune system into high gear and I'd be over it soon.  Wednesday morning it was worse and a trip to the doctor was in store.

Strep throat.

So after a course of antibiotics and lots of naps, I'm finally starting to feel like myself again.  I am worried about my ear still being sore and wondering if I've got an ear infection too, but we'll see how that is tomorrow.  Thanks to feeling awful and exhausted, I've done little - not quilting, not cooking, not even reading.  Even watching television was sometimes just too much!

Today I decided it was time to get off the couch and back into the sewing room, if only for a short while.  I'd dreamed up a pieced border for my 30's quilt (before I got sick) and wanted to get started.

It's pretty simple - just 4-patches - but I'm using up a few more scraps of fabric.  I'll put a skinny white border between the blocks and this border and another skinny white outer border to frame things, too.

The blocks are not yet sewn together, but since it will require laying them all out and sewing carefully, it will probably wait until next weekend.

I've been working a bit on hand quilting my Rose of Sharon quilt, too, but not until yesterday.  It's not calling to me, but we all know it's a UFO for a reason!

And now the hubby is sick.  He thinks I gave him Strep throat, but he's really stuffed up in addition to his sore throat, so I think it's more likely he's got a head cold.  For his sake, I hope it is.  I went grocery shopping this morning and stocked up on juice, pudding, Jell-O, chicken soup and a few medicines to help ease the pain and congestion.

Sorry this post doesn't have much to show photo-wise - I hope by this time next week I'll have a lot more to share!  (And that we'll all be healthy and happy again.)

Happy quilting!


A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Take care of yourself and your hubby first - the quilting/blog/photos can wait. We quilters are a patient bunch - we'll be here when you get all health and happy again. ;))

Beth said...

I hope that you and the hubby will be feeling 100% soon.
I had the sore throat for 3 days and then finally bam a cold. At least my throat doesn't hurt anymore. ;)

Marsha said...

Oh, I hope you are all better soon and that hubby does just have a bad cold. Strep is not fun. Take it easy so you heal completely. Do what feels good and let the rest go until later. Have fun with your quilting when you feel like it, it is going to be so cute!

---"Love" said...

Hope you and hubby both feel better real soon! That bad stuff is no fun! Your little pieces are going to be cute inside a white border around your quilt! ---"Love"

seventhsister26 said...

You will be back in the swing with lots of photos in no time;) Hope the hubby recovers soon....they are always a hand full when then are sick;)
Happy Quilting!!

canuckquilter said...

Here's wishing you and the hubby better health soon! I'm looking forward to seeing the border you dreamed up.

lisa said...

I hope you feel much better soon! I woke up on thurs with a sore throat and the night before I had a dream I had strep. It felt better the next day but today my voice is all scratchy (like a sexy smoker)

take your time with quilting, rest is more important some times!

Vivian said...

There is noting like being sick when there are things you want to get done! You and hubby take some more time to rest and get better!

LOL, my word verification is "expandol"--perhaps that's some new cold medicine for you to take?!

Liriopia said...

Hope you both feel better soon!