My latest bout with the grimm reaper has either been strep throat or a flu. My Emma brought it home to me. Ethan, Sam and I quickly caught it and I think it is beginning to reproduce in my husband's bloodstream. I am a horrible patient. I figure if I am awake, there are things to be done! By Golly! So I started off my day this morning with just that mindset. I got my little cup of coffee and stood in the middle of my studio, finding my peace, when I passed out. Yay me. Apparently I had a fairly high fever, so I got up, blotted up the coffee and went back to bed. I did finish the Gimenez set later in the day....but for most of the day I just tired to read a trashy romance novel and just ended up reading the same line about 200 times.
I do want to give a some happy thanks to Leah over at Hyena in petticoats. I saw her tutorial for this Cathedral Window quilt and just had to try it. My friend Tambur and Ondrea were working on one here, but I just couldn't figure it out. Looked so insanely complicated. Well, this tutorial made it so clear! I put a tiny 2" of cotton batting behind each colored diamond since when this quilt is finished it is going to be a baby gift for a dear friend.
Since I clearly need more Vitamin C in my diet, Emma and I went over to the empty house down the street and picked a bunch of Grapefruit. These are so nice. They are pink grapefruit and are so juicy and sweet. Some friends moved back to the States and left us their juicer. I cut the fruit and Emma and Ethan take turns juicing them. Then we drink it all up. Good times. As a side note....I really hate the membrane of grapefruit. It is nasty bitter, so if I am going to eat grapefruit I peel it like an orange and separate the flesh from the membranes. I don't know why I am sharing that, but there you go.
I finished this set. I did some hand stitching on the flower while laying in bed this afternoon. Ok...go look at the tutorial on the Cathedral Window quilt, and have a great day. We leave for our R&R on the 12th of August. I think I am going to be able to make all my bags on my list by then! Yay!
The Theraflu is kicking in....good night.