Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Finally! I am returning to the land of the living. What an awful two weeks. Who would have thought that a simple summer cold could sap so much from a person? Hubby and I both went down with it and went down hard. I attribute it to we have settled enough to relax - really relax after two stressful years - and that allowed the crud to take hold.
For the most part, I spent the last two weeks reading, sniffling and coughing. But when a burst of energy would come upon me, I would engage in strenuous activities like internet shopping. That shopping resulted in a new addition to the quilting space.
A cubby to hold knick-knacks and supplies. Those empty spots won't be there long.
Next I unearthed the Juki and did some quilting.
I didn't feel all that smooth with meandering at first, but it got better as I went along.
I now have two of the June Lake Camp quilts ready for binding.
Hand stitching binding remains my favorite part of quilting.
Daisy is pretty happy that we are up and about again, too.
She was able to hold her energy level down and just snuggle for the most part. But look at the joy on her face when we finally played in the sprinkler on a warm afternoon. These are summer days that a puppy has just been waiting for.

28 comments:

JulieF1962 said...

So glad you're feeling better again! Yours is one of my favorite blogs to read. Daisy is a cutie!

sewprimitive karen said...

Glad you are feeling better! What an expressive sweet dog Daisy is!

AnnieO said...

Yuck! Hope the germs stay away for a long time now. Love your new cubby and the quilts. Daisy looks just ecstatic too :)

paula, the quilter said...

So glad you are feeling better.

McIrish Annie said...

Glad you are on the mend! now send me your address cause I gots quilts that need binding sewn down and since you LOVE it soooo much, I'll send you mine! :)

Dawn said...

Good you are feeling better! Ohhh - you got a lot done though.
Love the cubbies - have a great time filling them up.
and TWO finishes - good job.
Love your puppy - how sweet.
Have a great week!

Milah said...

Nice score on the cubby! Glad you're feeling better.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

So happy to read that you're back up and at 'em again. Daisy looks SO HAPPY too!! Take it easy and stay cool~ looks like your space is coming together beautifully.

quiltmom said...

Very nice to see you feeling better Linda.
Isn't meandering fun - you can get so much done in a short space time and the quilt will look beautiful.
I love the little cabinet for your quilting room.
Nice to see you getting settled back in California.
I have a babylock machine like your Juki. A friend had a Juki and that is the first quilting machine I ever sewed on- it is so much easier than quilting on my little domestic machine. That extra space and added extended table are great.
Happy quilting- hope you are soon recovered to your normal self.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Me and My Stitches said...

Glad you are on the mend! And, I love your cubby - very cool! Daisy looks SO happy!!

Rhonda said...

So happy you are feeling better.

Karen said...

Glad your feeling better - that's a long time to be down with the crud. Looks like Daisy is happy and cool with you feeling better. Love that new cubby :)

Karen

Quilter Kathy said...

So happy to hear you are feeling better :)
I love binding quilts by hand also...so fun!
Love that new cubby/shelf!

Nancy in MT said...

Thank goodness, glad to hear from you, I was beginning to get worried.

Nancy

Melanie said...

I'm so glad you feel healthy again. Summer colds are the worst....Your sewing area is coming to life.... Love your nutcrackers on top. What is life without sprinklers anyway....thank goodness for internet shopping....

Kim said...

Hey there, glad to hear that you made it through the crud and found the strength to pick up some quilting. I've never minded binding quilts cause I know that soon I can toss it in the washing machine, dry and enjoy a finish...nothing like it. :-D

Daisy always has such a happy face - no matter the suffering she's seen, LOL, she's a happy girl!

WoolenSails said...

Not fun being sick in the summer, glad you are finally feeling better. Love your new cubby, nice piece. My guy hates being hosed or sprinkled, but he loves to jump in a lake or the bay.

Debbie

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Glad you are feeling better. You were missed. I love your new cubby. Daisy is just beautiful!

Kathie said...

glad your feeling better oh and such a cute picture of Daisy!
TWo quilts quilted good for you!!!
Kathie

Barbara said...

Welcome back.....glad that you are feeling better. Love the cubbies.
Miss Daisy looks like one happy girl.♥

Quilt Hollow said...

Glad your better. I too was taken down and am finally on the mend.

Carol said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better...and I sure can tell Daisy's happy!

Gayle said...

Glad you're on the mend! Stitching down the binding by hand is also MY favorite part of the quilt process - I savor every stitch!

MARCIE said...

So glad you are feeling better. At least you had the strength to do some shopping on line! Your cubby is adorable And Daisy cracks me up! What is it about that yukky green that makes all your quilts look so awesome? LOL!

Lori said...

Summer sickness can be the worst!! I'm glad you are feeling better.
Love your cubby!!

Candace said...

Oh happy day - for all of you! I just love your little cubby, too! Do you mind if I ask where you found it? Soon there will be many new quilting additions to the new digs!
Cheers!

Linda said...

I've been lusting after one of those cubbies! Yours looks great!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your new cubby is sooo cute!