Monday, August 14, 2006

First day and I'm behind already.....


Here I was, being so good, doing at least an hour a day of quilting things, if not actually sewing. I had finally measured and marked the Turning Twenty top, mounted it to the frame. I even began a row of quilting. About 18 inches into it, I decided the top wasn't mounted 'straight' enough, did some frog stitching and remounted the top. This was all on or before Saturday. Sunday I woke up with vertigo, and unable to keep any food down because of it. Major bummer, a day set aside for nothing but quilting/sewing and I couldn't move my head without major unpleasantness. Today I am improved, but not cured. I can finally look at the computer screen for a little while before it starts to affect me, and if I don't move to quickly, or tilt my head in particular directions, I'm pretty good. I even managed to keep down some food. Since I feel good from the neck down, laying still gets pretty boring, especially with the siren song of the sewing room, and Judy's challenge quilt starting today. I didn't feel safe using the rotary cutter under the circumtances, blood not being one of my favorite things when its mine and outside my body, so I didn't cut anything. But I did pull some fabrics that should give me enough squares to make my HSTs. I also pulled some for the little squares around each block. Once I feel more stable, watch out! I want to get this thing started. I am also starting the Ostrich that Forest Jane mentioned for Peach Quilting. I picked a small and ultra simple block that is made from scraps of my very first quilt. I made the quilt, and this block back around 1994, and can not for the life of me remember what this block was supposed to be for, except that it had to do with the guild I belonged to at the time. Anyway, this is my only little orphan floating around. It may be more of a challenge to create something around this block which should probably be just one of many than a block meant to be a centerpiece which shines on its own.

14 comments:

joyce said...

How disappointing to set aside a sewing day and have it ruined by poor health. I hope you feel better soon and can get right back at it.

Sweet P said...

I hope you are feeling better soon! Nothing worse than having your plans put aside because you're not feeling well.

Screen Door said...

take care. The fabric is still going to be there. Planning sewing days for me using get changed. So I know what you are feeling.

ForestJane said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well - but hope you can get back to sewing soon!

I can hardly wait till Kim announces the next round of the Ostrich challenge. :)

I love the fabrics in your center block.

Melzie said...

aw :( sorry and hope you feel very much better very much soon! xoxo melzie

quiltpixie said...

feel better.... I love the simplicity of the block...

Susan said...

Hope it's all gone by tomorrow, and you still have time to sew and play!

Hanne said...

Get better soon ! If you have pulled fabrics you have done something related to the challenge.

EileenKNY said...

If the vertigo hits you often, have you had your inner ears checked out?
Looks like we're at the same stage with our hour a day, I'm pulling fabrics too.
Feel better-the quilt will still be there when you're ready.

Laurie Ann said...

Sorry you're feeling bad. Hope you continue to improve quickly so you can get back to quilting!!

cher said...

great that you found an old block and decided to jump in on the ostrich challenge..it's going to be fun-hope you are feeling well again today

Pam said...

Feel better soon.

Pam said...

Feel better soon.

Stephanie said...

Gail, my sister has permanent vertigo as a result of a bad ear infection she left go too long. Physical therapy that specifically addresses this helped enormously and may have been more effective had she had it earlier. Talk to your doctor for referral. Most physical therapists are not trained in this area and you want someone who is. You can do this WHILE eliminating other potential causes of it. Hope you feel better soon.

We are currently making a similar quilt, but with totally different fabrics. I call mine Paddlewheels for lack of an 'official' name because they are just fat pinwheels. You can see it at my blog. I plan to machine quilt mine section by section and then put it together. I plan to hand quilt a miniature version of the same thing. It's so easy to make!