Monday, January 12, 2015

Burst of Energy.....

Albeit for only a few moments.
I am in the throes of the flu.  I have bursts of energy and then downright in bed.
I just wanted to share the super gifts I received from my quilt-y pals at our annual January retreat (which was shortened for me when I came down with symptoms looking like the flu).
This was our Christmas exchange.
A great smelling Cranberry candle, an on-line organizer, some peach scented spray, a box of chocolates, a gift certificate to one of the new and local quilt shops, a lint roller for all those threads that are always hanging on us after we are done quilting,  a great panto,  the Steady Betty to keep control of my foot pedal on my sewing machine and a "top 15 UFO's for 2015 that we plan on getting done this year (and I say that one with tongue in cheek!).  All great things!
Here's a close up of the panto.
Love it.  Can't wait to have a quilt that I can use it on.  In fact, I am thinking of using up that jelly roll and using this to quilt that.  I think that would work out great. 
,....and now  there is this one which had us stumped for a few minutes.
Is it a thread catcher?
It's reversible!
No!!!  It's a microwave soup bowl holder.
.....and boy have I used it the last couple of days, too, since that is what I am living on.
You microwave your soup in its bowl in the bowl holder  and then you can get it out of the microwave without burning your fingers by holding on to the little corners.  I love it!  I think I need to make more or at least one for DH. What a great idea that Nancy says she got off of Pinterest.
So, I sit here in my pjs enjoying looking at my gifts.  I haven't even had the energy to unpack my sewing stuff yet.  For retreat I only made it through Friday afternoon and then Saturday morning when I started to not feel so well.  I got a text from my daughter who told me that the grandson whom I had babysat for on Thursday was just diagnosed with the flu and she was headed to the Clinic, too.  I have to say....the flu hits you like a truck.  I packed up quickly and headed to the Clinic and was put on Tamiflu within six hours of the onset of my symptoms.  Sure hope I haven't infected my friends.
I did manage to get my show-n-tell out for the gals just before packing them up again to leave.   I got the binding on my B/W/red Chinese Coins.
I had hoped to get them to hold it up  so that I could have a full quilt picture for you, but this will have to do for now.  I love my striped binding.
As for what I did get to work on Friday night and Saturday morning......well, I will have to wait until my next burst of energy to unpack things and then I will share the 13 alternating blocks that I was working on that are almost done. 
I had such high hopes for this weekend.  I planned on having three UFOs almost completed.
Oh well, that is life and that is what happens when you babysit a little one that goes to daycare.
Nap time.
Be back soon with more.  


  1. Sorry to hear you've got the Flu - YIKES!
    Hope you shake it quickly.
    Love that microwave soup bowl holder.
    Looks like it was the perfect project - just in time.

  2. I hate that you're sick. Hope the meds kick in quickly. I really love that panto! Makes me want to make a quilt just so you can use it. :-)

  3. What a lousy thing to take away your retreat weekend - hope you are over this real soon and that the Tamiflu works the way it is supposed to. Wishing the same speedy recovery for your grandson
    Little ones sure don't need that either.
    Liking your binding - stripes always add so much when used there.

  4. I just love our new bowl thingie!!!
    Love that striped binding too!

  5. I hope you are feeling better.
    Loving that beautiful seam ripper...I gave it a real work out today!

  6. My mom showed me those bowl holders. What a good idea!


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