Monday, March 14, 2016

No sooner were the words out of my mouth....

then BAM!!! I was sick! I was just saying last week how I had gotten through the winter without a cold or the flu... and then Thursday night rolled around and I was hit like a ton of bricks. Chills, achy-ness and a cough that would not stop. I've coughed so long and so hard that my abs hurt... and I don't have abs. I dragged myself through some obligations on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and as the afternoon is upon on Monday I'm beginning to feel better. I don't know what this was... it didn't seem like a cold as I didn't have any respiratory symptoms  and it didn't seem like the flu as I wasn't nauseous...but it has lasted waaayy too long.

The sunshine and my daffodils have definitely perked me up. I worked in my yard a bit today. I pruned or maybe butchered my rose bushes. I have read that you are suppose to cut them back to 18" but I find it very hard to cut back stuff that has some new growth. Perhaps I should have gotten to this sooner but I'm keeping the faith that I'll have lovely roses later. If nothing else I've postponed the luncheon buffet for the deer and that will be okay too, and it made my day when a neighbor stopped their car and told me how pretty my flowers looked. I LOVE my neighborhood!

So before I got sick I was distracted by a squirrel in my sewing room and sewed up these 18 blocks.

The pattern is called Hi Again and I found in in the March/April edition of Fons & Porter's Quilting Quickly. You can see the cover here. The quilts are made with pre-cuts and there are several I'd like to make. This one is super easy. Now my layer cake is from 2013, it is the Boho Chic collection by Urban Chics... you can see the whole line here. I've done other quilts with their fabrics and I like how this pattern really shows off the big prints.

This is my favorite print...yellow tulips!!

I plan on making 36 blocks and adding little taupe cornerstones... simple...and kinda modern looking. I think it will look great draped over the couch in my living room. Hopefully my energy will return and I will attend to this quilt and several others that require my attention. I do know I won't be making any further statements about the status of my health... I think I just jinxed myself.

Hope you are feeling well and that you and I have a productive week!

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Ohh, I love the colors in these blocks. They are beautiful together. I hope you feel better soon.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @,

  2. This is going to be a fabulous quilt. Stay well!

  3. Love these prints---wild and wonderful!

  4. Oh dear, I hope you are much better. It was probably one of those un-named viruses! Nasty little things. The quilt and the daffodils are so pretty. I have been getting daffodils every time I go to the store. They are 3 bunches for $5. You can't beat that price. Take good care!


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