Wednesday, January 25, 2012


   The newest trend in my life is not good.  Its called lack of sleep.  I'm going on my 3rd night of either not being able to fall asleep 'til the wee hours of the morning, or waking during the middle of the night for several hours. And now I'm sick with the cough/cold that my kids had last week.  [Let us all pause for a moment of sympathy here for Elisa.]  Okay.  Done.
   The trend on the quilting front has not been good either.  Let's just say I'm at a ratio of 1:1 with making progress on the paper piecing and then ripping it out.  The 3rd and final class meets on Saturday.  I am  trying my best not to stress about how ill-prepared I am (thanks to some wise advice from some of my favorite readers who commented on my post over the weekend-- you know who you are-- thank you :0) ).  I will just have to take lots of pictures during class so I have the techniques and info I need to complete it at home at my own snail's pace.
    Here's a peak at what I have:

   The above units will be matched with all those circles with spikes/stars in them that I've been sharing recently.  Here's the overall pattern to give you the bigger picture:
  And now I shall make an attempt to take care of myself and try to get in a wee nap in (borrowed the "wee" term from my Brit friends)-- I want to be in better shape when the kids get home from school.
   Bye for now!


Jackie said...

You have made great progress! Don't stress out, you need to stay well. Rest, lots of fluids. Whatever you get done, you get done! You are close to the finish line. See you Saturday!

QuiltinMama said...

Rest now so you're raring to go on Saturday..wishing you several uninterrupted hours of quality sleep (and some NyQuil wouldn't hurt either).

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Take your time, and stop comparing yourself to others in your class, these are looking fab, and the finished quilt will be awesome!

Judith, Belfast said...

Those curved pieces are stunning E! I love the brown backgrounds. Get yourself some high strength vit.C and camomile tea! I'm sure the lack of sleep is pulling your immune system down too! Hope you get back to normal soon. Jxo

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the units you've done, you're doing so well! Now go and get some rest while you can!