Thursday, October 16, 2008

Missing in action

It's a good thing I'm typing this and not trying to carry on a conversation orally. At the moment I sound sort of like a stuffed up, croaky frog. My dear husband - gotta love the guy! - shared his cold with me last week. Started getting a sore throat on Wednesday, and by the weekend I was a washout in most every way that counts. Didn't even get dressed all weekend! Sunday he announced that after 3 weeks he thought he was finally feeling like himself again. I was glad to hear that, but at the same time hoped that I don't have to wait three weeks to feel better!

Needless to say I've not been accomplishing much in the way of sewing. Finished the three aprons I cut out several weeks ago for gifts - a good thing! Took all weekend and every ounce of energy I had, but they are done. After that I couldn't face anything requiring thought, so decided to make some quilt backs. Seemed like a good thing to do because it would (1) use up a bunch of stash, (2) take very little thought beyond some basic arithmetic with the help of a calculator, (3) get a bunch more tops one step closer to being finished quilts, and finally (4) sounded like something I could do with little or no energy. I'm happy to report that I now have completed backs for almost every flimsy in my sidebar list. I think there are only three or four left. Here they all are, hanging together with their tops in the closet in the longarm room, waiting their turn with Gandalf. The stash didn't go down nearly as much as I'd hoped - I still have more fabric than will fit on my shelves - but it's a beginning.

Looking on the bright side of things - being sick certainly helped my weight loss because I've not felt like eating much of the time. Fred lost 8 pounds while he was sick - 8 pounds he couldn't afford to lose. I've not lost nearly that much, but did weigh in yesterday morning two pounds lighter than the week before for a total lost of 24 pounds. I even found the energy to try on some of the clothes I've been saving and some of them actually fit!


Elaine Adair said...

Oh, poor babies ... I'm sorry you're under the weather ... please don't send it my way, and I hope you feel good soon.

I was startled to see the photo of your Quilt Closet, because at first, I thought it was a photo of MY Quilt Closet and wondered how you had a photo of my house! LOL I wonder if many of us have that same closet/photo. 8-))

Anonymous said...

Wow, that closet looks great. That is a lot of tops. You lucky gal!


McIrish Annie said...

Patti, Sorry to hear you are under the weather. Don't you love when hubbies share??! I haven't been by to see you lately so had to catch up with a bunch of posts. seww here are my thoughts

1. Congrats on being a granny again! I love her name and she is adorable.

2. Your halloween top is to die for! What a super job you did.

3. Way to go on the weight loss! I need to get back on the wagon and you are definitely inspiring me!

4. your house decked out for autumn looks fabulous. Fall is my second favorite season, after summer.

Keep up the good work and hope you are on the mend quickly

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Hope you are feeling better soon...Husbands can be so loving can't they! My DH was kind enough to share his "good fortune" and I've got the sniffles now....plenty of Vitamin C for me!

scraphappy said...

I am so sorry you are under the weather. I had it for the last two weeks and am just starting to feel normal again. It is great that you are able to muddle through and still be productive under the circumstances.

Cascade Lily said...

Oh you poor thing! LOL at doing something requiring no calculations. That's me permanently!

andsewitis Holly said...

Sorry about your cold but yea baby on the weight loss! Sending healthy well wishes your way...

Finn said...

Hi Patti, hope it wanders away very soon and leaves you thinner but feeling fine! I have managed to catch a cold also, drat! Lots of nasty coughing, which lingers.
I think making the backing is great solution to sew without much effort. Hang in there! Hugs, Finn