Monday, August 20, 2012

Down, but not Out

I know you've been expecting a fishing post, but this time our trip had to be put off.  Mr. Squash caught a bad cold while we were back East and no sooner did we get home, I got it.  We decided to go fishing anyway and spent the night in a hotel near the river.  During the night I got worse, so we had to cancel and reschedule the trip.  I went to my doctor and she diagnosed pneumonia!  Talk about a shock.  I had no idea it was more than just a bad cold.  I am on antibiotics and still upright, but this does take a lot out of you.  I want to be sure and be perfectly well for our trip to Colorado later this month, so I'm taking it easy.  Well, sort of....


I just can't be idle for long and I thought a little quiet sewing in my studio would fill some of the time.  I got the small quilt bug from Linda over at The Quilted Pineapple.  She is turning out some great little quilts lately in addition to her gifted longarm quilting business.  A dear friend gave me some darling fall themed 2 1/2" squares which I thought would be fun in this little Itty Bitty Primitive pinwheel quilt from Primitive Gatherings.  I finished the top yesterday.  There is still a little surprise I'm adding to this one and I'll show it to you as soon as it's finished.
I also finished another of my Cottage Charm BOM blocks.  I wasn't going to show this one as it feels awfully light in value to me, but it does seem to photograph better than it looks in person!  Imagine that.  I'm really hoping the next one has a tad more color and pizzaz!

Every day I feel a tiny bit better.  I hope by next week I'm good as new.  Until then I think I'll be spending my time right here in my studio having some quiet, summer sewing fun!

17 comments:

Sue said...

Sorry to hear you & hubby have been sick :-( Hope you are on the mend and taking care of yourself. Sewing is always the best medicine :-D

Barb said...

Hope you get better...nothing does a body good than a little sewing...love what you have done.

Stephanie said...

I'm sure you feel like you've been sucker punched. My dad says as long as you're taking nourishment orally you're doing OK. :o) That itty bitty pinwheel is adorable.

Linda said...

Sickies suck!!! Hope you are both on the mend soon!!!!! I tell ya, the mini bug is a much better sickness!! :-)

Me and My Stitches said...

So sorry you've been sick, and pneumonia is sure nothing to mess with. Take good care of yourself and keep working on those minis! And I don't see a thing wrong with that block.

sunny said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you've been sick. Get plenty of rest. Pneumonia takes a lot out of you.

Carrie P. said...

get better soon. not a nice way to spend part of the summer.
Oh, that is a teeny top.
Love your blocks.

Betty Lou said...

Take care of yourself-----I know those fish are calling you.

Mary said...

What a fun little bitty quilt. I am impressed. Great job!

AnnieO said...

Omigosh, hope you heal fast--pneumonia is nothing to trifle at. Glad you were home before you got really sick! Your fabric play really fun-love that tiny twister. And the light block is interesting even though the contrast isn't that significant. It'll all turn out well in the end, I'm sure! Take care you two.

QuiltSue said...

Oh nooo. Get well soon.

Kaaren said...

Take care of yourself, Candace. Pneumonia can be very debilitating.

I'm with you...quilting is just as good a cure as chicken soup!

Get well soon!

Lynn said...

I hope you are doing better Candace. Your quilts and blocks are just darling. Maybe quilting is just what the doctor ordered!

Louise said...

Please feel better soon! I had pneumonia a number of years back and you are right it stops you in your tracks!

ytsmom said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Take it easy!!

Libby said...

Wow - pneumonia! Hope you are back to your regular self real soon.

Houseelf said...

Get well soon Candace. Lemon Eucalyptus helps with pneumonia. I am prone to it too. What lovely sewing you have managed!