Thursday, December 29, 2011

Why, Oh Why Didn’t I Get That Flu Shot?

I’m down with the plague. I’ve had to resort to stuffing tissues up my nose in order to post this without drowning my keyboard. I can barely put two words together, so this is going to be random, I’m sure.

May I present, the quilt I made for my brother for Christmas. I carefully chose each fabric to match the paint colors in his condo. Now he’s moving. It’s a good thing I like that guy or else I’d think he’s been trying to annoy me lately.

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Another, smaller quilt I made during that retreat back in November. My friend, Michelle, did a fabulous job quilting it with her new long arm quilting machine. She has talent I’ll never have and I’m okay with that. I’ll just mail all my tops to her from now on.
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While I’ve been sick, I’ve been sitting on the couch knitting. I’d have two hats to show you, except I got half-way with two before ripping them out. Together that qualifies as one, and then there is this one, which I made with my very-first homespun yarn.

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I’m not even sure I can knit today. We’ll have to wait and see if my head explodes.

19 comments:

Joie said...

Hope your head stays intact today! And all other days, for that matter. Much like the flu, exploding heads are no fun.

earlene said...

Your brothers quilt is BEAUTIFUL! I love the color combination and design!
Get Well Soon!
Earlene

Betty Lou said...

Beautiful Christmas quilts--------hope that throbbing head settles down. Note on calendar-----remind self to get a flue shot. Hope you feel better soon.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Feel better soon!! I love the homespun hat...I'm working on one myself! The quilts are beautiful!
Hugs--well, maybe just a wave! ~grin~
Courtney

Nancy K. said...

I'm sorry to hear that you've got the flue. Take very good care of yourself so it doesn't get even worse!

I think that your BROTHER should come over and take care of you while you're sick. That's the least he could do considering how thoughtless and selfish he's been (talking about moving, after you custom made him that beautiful quilt)!

Now, off the couch and to BED with you Woman!!!

XO

June said...

Hope you feel better real soon!! Your quilts and knitting is beautiful!

Lori said...

Love both quilts, but hope you are feeling better soon!!

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

The quilts are beautiful. The homespun hat is impressive. Now you need to curl up under one of those quilts and sleep as much as you can. The rest will do you good and speed your recovery.
Feel better soon,
kim

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow - I really LOVE the quilt you made for your brother! If it doesn't match his new place, he can feel free to send it to me. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Anonymous said...

After baby sitting his cats and making a quilt to match the colors of his place -- he has no choice but to paint the new place to match the quilt!
Hope you fell better soon

Jean - MN

The Barn Door said...

Feel better soon!!! The image of kleenex stuffed up your nose so you can type is one that will stay with me for awhile!!

Mary Ann said...

Ooooo... sorry about the flu. I had to close my eyes and pray while I got my shot, I've turned into a chicken in my old age!

Beth said...

the quilts are just beautiful. take care of yourself. relax. feel better really soon. (:

Milah said...

I got sick on Christmas day and I'm still fighting it. The runny nose has gotten better but the sneezing has been unreal!

And about your quilts. You make me sick. There, I said it. You have two finished projects and I still have the same little stack of flying geese I left retreat with. I'm so ticked!

And....BTW....hope you don't run out of Kleenex.

Karen Anne said...

I'm with Jean - MN, your brother has to repaint his new place :-)

Hope you feel better soon.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Beautiful job on the quilts and I love the pattern on the hat. I've caught a cold (tis the season)hoping it doesn't get any worse. Get well soon. Take care.

Michelle said...

I hope you feel better soon! No fun being sick!! The design of your brother's quilt is sooo cool! I love it! Great job with all that binding! Get ready for some more! LOL :P

Karen Patrick said...

I can commiserate with you. I've been sick for almost a month. I always thought someone should invent a product similar to a tampon to stick up your nose to stop those drips when you have a cold or the flu. They should have a small string on them to pull them out when they are full, too. I bet someone could make a zillion bucks. Anyway... love your quilts and your hat. Hope you feel better sooner than I am feeling better. Finally broke down and made a dr. appt. for tomorrow. I know I have a lung infection which people with asthma wind up with whenever they get a cold or the flu. Oh well. Enough whining about me. Get your rest and drink lots of fluids.

Karen Patrick said...

Oh, BTW, I got a flu shot and got sick anyway.