Saturday, September 02, 2006

Back on my feet...and off and running

I saw the ENT this week and am now taking some meds and doing some vestibular exercises for the vertigo. Things have improved quite a bit, not quite normal but definitely a WHOLE lot better-and improving each day. I am one happy gal! I celebrated by indulging in some retail therapy while taking advantage of the Labor Day sale at one of my favorite LQS.

Now, I didn't do the no-buy challenge in August as 95% of the large pieces in my stash are pre-destined for backings of specific UFOs, the rest of my stash are FQs which occupy one set of those plastic drawers. Seemed like a large stash to me, but would probably fill less than two or three shelves all together. Doing Judy's 1 hour a day challenge revealed a sizeable fault with my stash-no background fabrics. Since Judy is going to give us another challenge in October, I figured I'd get some backgrounds and be prepared. If I have the backgrounds, I can use up the FQs and diminish the stash, right? Sounds logical to me!

Secondly, I have a challenge quilt to make for my guild, so I needed a main fabric/background fabric for it. I found something I hope will work for that.

Then, my son has requested a blue and white quilt, so I have been playing with different designs in EQ (and scouring Bonnie's site)trying to figure out something simple, quick, masculine that would work well in 2 colors. Thought I would pick up something specifically for that, but didn't see anything that screamed, "buy me, I'm perfect for Jim's quilt", so I didn't.

I guess this group is wearing off on me. I saw a number of beautiful fabrics that I would love to have, just to look at and enjoy-like artwork or chocolate. But, I didn't have a designated project for them, so I passed. .....maybe I'm still sick??? I saw some that might have worked for some projects still in planning, but this voice in my head kept saying, "there will be something suitable when you are ready, you don't have to store and hoard." Yep-hearing voices, definitely still sick.

Now I'm eager to finish the borders on the JudyL 1 hr challenge, finally. I have been procrastinating on that, not sure why. Once that is done, I will divide my time between the guild challenge quilt and finishing the quilting on the TT which is on the frame. There's lots more that I would like to do in September, but that is all I'm ready to 'commit to' right now.

13 comments:

Melzie said...

I am going to do a scrappy mountain majesty off Bonnie's site, it looks very easy and good for 2 colors. Good luck :) xoxo melzie

Carol said...

So glad you're feeling better...and there is nothing in the world better that retail therapy...doesn't matter what the problem is :)

quiltpixie said...

glad the meds and excersises seem to be helping.

Cynthia said...

glad to hear you're feeling better.

You certainly will be kept busy during September with those quilts to make. Look forward to hearing your progress on them

Patti said...

I did a blue and white Burgoyne Surrounded that I just love, and it is a very masculing quilt. No triangles either. Here's a link to a blue and white on on webshots. If you like the look I'll be happy to send you the pattern. I've made two so probably will not ever make another one.

http://community.webshots.com/photo/88780538/1201321993049275517LWnGFx

Patti said...

Oh - forgot to say how happy I am that you are feeling so much better! That has to be such a relief for you.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It is so terrible when you don't feel well, so I am happy to hear that you are feeling better.

About no-buy - I went to the store today and came home with only a 2 metre cut of solid blue - for a specific set of blocks that are already made! I am sooo over buying just to buy (but a few fat quarters here and there are always nice!). AND - I am always short of sizable yardage for background fabrics too!

Cheers!

Evelyn

ForestJane said...

It looks like your little voice is a GOOD one, at least!

I'd probably have one saying 'buy it, it won't be here next time you come in, and you'll wish you had... ' lol

Susan said...

Backgrounds are always a good investment. You can never have too many. =) Glad you are feeling better! I wonder if not buying fabric begins to break us of the buying habit?

Karen said...

Glad that you're feeling better, Gail!

Sweet P said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. A little retail therapy never hurt anyone. I had plenty of "therapy" in August and am now ready to work through September and October.

Suze said...

Glad to know that you are up and about again. At least somewhat.

Linda_J said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better. I wondered what vestibular exercises were and had to do some googling to find out.