Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  Like so many of us, I've been sick.  I caught whatever is going around.  And, it's no surprise when it's 85* in February.  We went on an antiquing road trip on Saturday, and I felt worse and worse as the day passed.  By Sunday, I was fever-ey and achey, and grumpy.  Yesterday wasn't much better.  But, last night, I started to feel better, and today, I think I'm back to me. 

I didn't find much in the antique stores.  But, we had a really, really good small town café lunch and it was a nice day for a drive.  I bought a drying rack in one store so I can hang things like socks to dry inside.  It's a really nice one, but it doesn't fold up very small.  I'd been shopping for a vintage one for a couple years, and hadn't found one I was happy with.  I didn't think about how small it would fold up for storage.  Turns out, that's important!

The bargain of the day was a piece of green and white check cotton fabric.  I thought it would make a really nice shirt.  It's new fabric.  It was 3 yards for $15.  That's a good price.  When I was paying, it turned out to be 25% off.  That's even better!  When I got it home, it turned out to be 5 yards.  Deal of the Day!!!  But, a piece that big needs to be saved for a very nice quilt back.  I'll find something else for my next shirt. 

I had two BOMs to make this weekend. 

I had the Academic Quilter's Constellation block.

The new block is the one on the bottom.  The colors are sea green and coral.  I don't use those colors much, but that stash I'm always talking about is so versatile that it had exactly four sea greens and one coral.  It was a fun block.  It didn't go together like I thought it would, but I had faith and followed the instructions, and after putting the coral pieces in the wrong place and studying them for a while, it suddenly dawned on me that they wouldn't fit their background triangles...because I was trying to match them to the wrong triangles!  Once I turned the block an eight of a turn, those coral pieces fit perfect!

And, I made the Bow block from Sew Fresh Quilts Have a Jolly Little Christmas Quilt along. 

That was a fun block.  Lots of pieces.  But, again, I followed the instructions and kept the faith and it went together just exactly as described.  Lorna uses a very easy method that results in lots of hst's that I'm piecing into squares for something...someday...

Everybody have a great Tuesday.  We are having thunderstorms this morning, but by afternoon, it's supposed to be sunshine again.  I managed to work from home yesterday, but today, I really need to go to the office.  It's easier there to get the things done that I need to get done this week.  Yesterday, I had an important meeting.  I pumped myself full of cold medicine to clear my head.  After the meeting started, my boss announced that I would be leading the second half of the discussion.  Surprise!  I miss managers that are predictable.  And polite.  Anyway, I have no idea what I said.  But, I remember being very bright and cheerful while I was saying it! 



Gisela Suski said...

Feel better - it took 2 weeks for me to get better, but I am older.

Anonymous said...

Your boss wouldn't have asked you if he didn't think you were capable.....right! Consider it a compliment. Not the kind of compliment as in Costco free/complimentary foods....try me(s) as my husband would say....but that you are worthy of taking on such a task. Glad you're feeling better and that your quilting didn't slow down. Mary

Mari said...

Looking good! And what a great deal on that fabric. Who doesn't love a bargain? Hope you feel better. The fatigue seems to last forever.