Thursday, July 12, 2007
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.