Monday, May 18, 2009

Dark days are behind us, PLEASE!

Ah the innocence of the last post.... the frivolity, the carefree nature...
Little did I know that only one day later the dreaded gastroenteritis would darken our doors... leaving no grown-up unscathed. It has been a dark, dark time...Let us return to a happier time, when a kind mail person came right to the door and delivered all of these wonderful presents...a BEAUTIFUL quilt from the famous Quilt Dad (I have now been the lucky recipient of 2 of his fabulous quilts...  I knew that these memories would cheer me up).  He was my secret partner for Doll Quilt Swap #6.  (a great, fabulous group of quilters.)
And he totally spoiled me with a whole slew of presents...  It was a really nice way to start a Saturday.  One of my favorite things was a little notebook that says "Trust your crazy ideas" it is full of graph paper!!!  What a great idea for a quilter!  I am going to keep my eyes open for little notebooks like this in the future.  Thanks John!  I would happily be your partner anytime!!!
Here is my next stop as I walk down swap memory lane....  a lovely chocolate and pink log cabin/courthouse steps mini from Mari, one of my Flickr friends from this swap.  I really like the pink in it.  Thanks Mari!

I was going through my stash today to prepare for my month of Another Quilting Bee and I realized that I just don't have that much pink fabric.  I guess there are so many pinks that are too treacly and sweeeeeet (with kind of a screech at the end) and so I am just not drawn to them.  I was surprised at how much orange and green I have.  I never thought of myself as an orange and green type of person, but apparently I am attracted to those colors of fabric.  

One thing I was able to do the past few days besides lay around with the pukes was read "The Host" by Stephanie Meyer (of "Twilight" fame)  It was great sci-fi for me.  I couldn't stop reading it and that is always nice when you are to weak and sore to get out of bed.  I also just finished Maeve Binchy's latest "Heart and Soul" and it was classic Maeve.... the colorful Irish, some immigrants thrown in for good measure, old characters mixed with new ones, just a nice, easy, entertaining read.

So, today I am doing pretty good, I hope you are too.
JMB

8 comments:

j said...

hey Mommy,

I love your blog but you are missing the Liberated Quilter blog ring box and so the buck stop here and I can go no further. Might you get a chance to remedy this soon?

Lily Boot said...

Hi Jessica - poor you! I KNOW how you've been feeling - and I'm so OVER IT too! Thank goodness for books hey! I'm completely bewitched by Sarah Waters' new novel "The Little Stranger" and having to stop reading and prepare dinner for the family has made me crotchety and desperate to scurry back to bed and read into the wee hours of the morning. You are clearly deserving of those lovely presents - it blows me away how generous people are. And a book of graph paper is just perfect. hope you continue to feel better dearie - look after yourself. :-)

Lily Boot said...

Hi Jessica - poor you! I KNOW how you've been feeling - and I'm so OVER IT too! Thank goodness for books hey! I'm completely bewitched by Sarah Waters' new novel "The Little Stranger" and having to stop reading and prepare dinner for the family has made me crotchety and desperate to scurry back to bed and read into the wee hours of the morning. You are clearly deserving of those lovely presents - it blows me away how generous people are. And a book of graph paper is just perfect. hope you continue to feel better dearie - look after yourself. :-)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

ick, the illnesses sound terrible, hope you all are feeling tip top again and have lots and lots of sunshine. fun stuff in the mail! love the bright happy colors on the new quilt.

Katy said...

yuk yuk yuk. I hope the dark days are behind you too. Nasty!

But 2 lovely quilts - which do make any dull day bright, don't they?

John said...

You're very welcome! Thanks for all of the nice words. But "famous"?? ... I'm not so sure about that : )

And I TOTALLY wish I had picked up some more of those little notebooks.

byneedleandthread said...

glad you liked the quilt from John. When i matched you up, i didn't know you had already swaped with him. but he makes great stuff and appently has amazing present taste too. so you're lucky X2.

have you decided what tpe of blocks you want for your month on Another Quiting Bee?

Yaz and Rob said...

I definitely think of you as all about the green and orange when it comes to crafting. Maybe those are your inner craft colors?....