Tuesday, April 15, 2008

One down...

Hi everyone! My whirlwind weekend was really nice. I had a great time catching up with Caroline. We went to a nice dinner at a cool little Cambridge Haunt. We had salmon ceviche, mussels, and baked Gouda, all of which was fantastic. Even more so since Doug doesn't eat fish so I rarely get to myself. Then I took her to one of the last authentic Irish Pubs left in the area, The Druid*. We talked about the old days and the new days, both of us being married now, etc. Then hung out with my hubby and his friend who were rightfully jovial just coming from a victorious Red Sox game. The game was rain delayed several hours so their speech was a little more slurred than usual but I'm just happy when he has a great time. He spends a lot of time worrying about and taking care of me so a good night out without me can only do him good. Plus he brought me home a little surprise which I will show you in a minute. Then Sunday morning I took Caroline to the greatest breakfast eatery in the neighborhood, aptly called The Neighborhood. I took my camera but I am really bad at remembering to use it when I am doing things. In the summer they serve breakfast outside under grape vines and colorful umbrellas so I will get some then. My friend Sheila owns it. Her family is from Portugal so a lot of the food is influenced in that way. They had strawberry cheesecake french toast on special that looked amazing. It was Portuguese sweet bread french toast sandwiching fresh strawberries and sweet cream. I already had my heart set on the eggs benedict or I would have been in. Anyway it is a very unique little place and I usually take company there when I can. Caroline had to be at her conference by noon though so she got ready and left soon after breakfast but I think she really enjoyed the short little slice of my life I was able to show her. It had been a long time since we'd seen each other but we seemed to pick up right where we left off. Isn't that the best kind of friendship?
After she left on Sunday I got really tired and had to lay down. I have been feeling that way again since then, having to sleep and sleep and feeling sick to my tummy and weak. Ahhh. It is very frustrating, but I have still been doing the best I can when I am not sleeping, making my embroidery group and appointments. Thank you all so much for your well wishes. They mean a lot to me, and help keep me focused on doing what I can to feel better. I know it won't last but sometimes it just stays longer than I would like.
Needless to say I didn't get my Baby Jane blocks done Sunday night like I had wanted. I did finish appliquéing K-7, but since I am going slower than usual these days it took me several hours and by that time I had to lay down again. Finally tonight I was able to sit down and sew it together. I think it looks pretty good. This was also my first attempt at any sort of fussy cutting which I think adds that extra touch.
K-7 Rose of Sharing

I still have 2 to finish to get caught up by Thursday hopefully but this was a good start. When I'm gone, I am going to try to work on my blocks but am not sure how easy that will be so I really want to leave caught up! I hadn't thought about it but I guess I will just take a few fabrics in each color line with me since I don't know what the blocks are yet but am trying to follow a pattern.
I got my quilt books in the mail yesterday. I picked the one Jacquie suggested, "Quilts, Quilts, Quilts" by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes. Thanks Jacquie, it looks great. I also grabbed a few on sale and finally got Lisa Boyers first book. Here to show them off we have Mr. Tiny Green Monster, who the husband brought home for me from the game Saturday. He likes to bring me little things like that when I can't go with him. I love it.

One week tomorrow I will be heading to AZ for some fun with mumsy, quilting, dessert making, and sitting in the sun! All of which should do me some good. Thank you again for all the lovely comments. I have a feeling I had something else to tell you but it has slipped my mind for the moment. Ahh well. Sleep Tight!

*Check out the Druids web site. Isn't it nice? It was made by my one and only husband : )


Anina said...

It sounds like you had fun!
We'll be working only on Row B on Dear Jane until it's completed so you can safely just take your Row B fabrics with you. That's 3 weeks worth of blocks.

upstateLisa said...

Sounds like you had a great time with Caroline! Hope you are feeling better! sounds like a change of scenery might be just the thing!
My friend and I are thinking of doing the dear baby jane even tho' we are starting late. Do you use the same fabric for all the backgrounds? if so, how much do you have? thanks!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Have a lovely time. Your clover turned out super. I love it. Wasn't that such a fun block!