Saturday, May 31, 2008

wiped out

I've been struck down with a horrible virus all week - a fever, hot and cold sweats, continuous headaches, sore throat, you get the picture. The doctor thinks it was triggered by hayfever, which I am very dubious about. I've had hayfever for over 20 years now and never had these symptoms. On further inspection of my throat - which he said was 'raw' he's given me a strong course of antibiotics. I'm feeling a little better today - I sat out in the garden this afternoon to get some fresh air, and I did a little bit of hand sewing too. As you can imagine nothing has been created here this week (except for germs), but I can now reveal my last creation, which is safely now with it's recipient. This is the mini quilt I made for Jodie of RicRac fame: I really enjoyed making it - despite the time pressure to get it done and sent off before my holiday. This was the first time I have made anything resembling a quilt (with wadding and bound edges) as my usual embroideries are just backed and not at all padded.
Thankfully Jodie really loved her quilt - she asked for bright colours and nothing too country style. The spotty fabric I used was a cotton tea towel from Laura Ashley. If you have read Jodies blog you will know she loves selvedges and buttons, so I had to add these in to the mix. I think I am having a problem with birds though - they are everywhere - and I just don't think it's going to stop!

I'm going to spend the rest of the weekend recuperating, nothing too stressful will be happening in the Monda household that's for sure.

12 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow - I love that quilt. I am like your friend in that Im not into quilts that are too country - that is perfect in my eyes. Hope you feel better soon. Amanda. PS Have been reading for a few weeks now and really enjoying your blog.

dottydesigns said...

hope you feel better soon, nasty germs, tell them to go away. love your mini-quilt. X

Lina said...

Great job - love the colours.

paper-and-string said...

I had the same germs! and I don't get hayfever! I spent 5 days in bed, near enough, and with every sleep I felt a tiny bit better...I hope you get well soon xxx

Katy said...

promise me you will NEVER stop with the birds, I want them to take over the world! I love that quilt, so so so much, lucky lucky Jodie!
(ps thanks for signing up to the russian doll swap)

Hope you feel better soon :(

sooziebee said...

Wow, beautiful quilt

emma & spanner said...

Sorry you're not well, hopefully the antibiotics will kick in quickly so you'll feel better soon.

Love your mini-quilt, not too country at all.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your quilt for Jodie is just amazing - I don't think I want her to get the one I've made now! Sorry you have been poorly - hope you get better really quickly and get some more birds appliqued somewhere! Lucy x

Gina said...

That quilt is absolutely stunning - love it! Hope you're feeling better soon.
Gina x

saraeden said...

Hope your feeling better , there are some grotty bugs about at the moment !! I love the quilt you have made !!

Sara x

dontlooknow said...

This little quilt is just simply delightful! I totally love it! Lucky Jody!

Meander said...

oh this honestly couldn't be any cuter darling!!!