Thursday, July 12, 2007

Progress !



Well, its been another eventful week around here. (Get some cheese out while I serve up a little whine before I get to the good news). This weekend it was my turn to visit the ER. I took an over-the-counter med on Friday, by Saturday was having an allergic reaction for which the Dr. told me to take benadryl . Sunday morning things were worse, went to the ER and was put on iv for a while. That stuff worked quickly and well! Since then I have been on pills, and they work fairly well, but I can tell when they are starting to wear off and it takes a good while after the next dose before they start kicking in again. Things get really colorful and itchy during those times. Of course, I must count my blessings that it is only hives/rash/itches/general discomfort and not breathing problems, true pain or the like. The meds also have the side effect of drowsiness, or sleeplessness. I think I am seeing improvement, sure hope so.

Anyway, on to the good news. I have finished one of the Christmas gift tops. I was so eager to get a picture outside in the sun (while it lasts) that I didn't even pull off threads or press it. The wind is delightful today, expect for silly quilters trying to get a good photo. Please forgive the shadows and breeze, I'm just so glad to have it finished this far. Now I have to think of how I want to quilt it. I'll be using my mid-arm. I could always stipple/meander, or clamshell, or Baptist fan, some sort of swirl. I sort of like the idea of making use of the sq in a sq instead of all over, though. I don't want to bite off more than I can chew, but I am so tempted to try something new. Ideas anyone?

PS - I notice that once again, since the contrast between the blues is much less than I originally thought, you will have to click on a photo to be able to see the difference.

9 comments:

tami said...

Sorry about your washer woes. Sounds like an eventful day.
I love the quilt. Simple patterns come out so stunning when using scraps.

Karen said...

Gail, get well soon, sorry to hear that you had a bad response to medicine. You take care! Somebody's really going to enjoy that quilt.

Screen Door said...

I'm so glad you're OK. The over the counter stuff...who would have thought...I guess I need to pay more attention too.

Susan said...

Sorry you had such a bad reaction, but I hope the itching and hives end soon. The quilt looks great! I like the way you did the whole outside part. I agree, something curvy to quilt it!

Helen in the UK said...

Hope you're feeling completely better soon. Love the finished quilt top. How about a square 'spiral' following the shape of the square in square blocks for the quilting?

dot said...

This is a really nice quilt. Your color choices are great. No idea on the quilting pattern but it will be great when finished.

Suze said...

I can't believe that it has been a month since I was able to visit my list. You sure have been busy.

I like the setting you used for the ninepatch.

Jeanne said...

Love your nine patch! It's my favorite block to use for quilts. I'm glad the Benadryl helped your med reaction.

Linda_J said...

Hope you are feeling much, much better today after that trip to the ER.

Hurray for the finished top. The blues do look subtle in shade difference on the smaller pic but I am sure the contrast is more apparent in person. Did you decide how you are going to quilt it? I see something that emphasizes the diagonals but that's just me! It would make the division more apparent in the hour glass blocks perhaps.