4.26.2008

Updates...

Hmmm... At the continued urging of my co-workers (who are tired of hearing me cough), I went to an after-hours clinic on Friday. Diagnosis? Allergies. Duh ;) I knew going in there wasn't really anything anyone could do for me, unless there was an underlying issue that I was assuming was allergy-related but wasn't. Luckily -- and unluckily, I guess! -- I was right. I did get enough samples of my everyday allergy medicine to get me back to Rochester next weekend when I can get my Rx refilled. (My so-called "national network" insurance is, well, not.)

I did some work today on my little quilt for Kate's swap. It's slow going -- paper piecing 3" blocks is not for the faint of heart (or those in a hurry!). There's plenty of time to make this little darling; I was just surprised that it took 75 minutes to chain piece four blocks! I'd give you a sneak peek, but that would require me to know where the cord is for the camera! I've got half the blocks made now, and everything cut for the remaining ones, so maybe I'll be able to move a little more quickly. (I prefer to paper piece the Carol Doak way, where you trim firm, then stitch; it makes pre-cutting very easy and accurate, and wastes less fabric as a result.)

I also fused this month's block in our year-long Birthday Block Swap on quilting.about.com. It's not exactly as I imagined it, but it'll do. Miss April requested 9" blocks to make a village; mine's just a house, but it's kind of cute. (Doesn't your house have a brown and pink homespun plaid roof?!) Again with the camera cord... Now I have to figure out what kind of stitching it needs to keep it together. Not quite sure this one's going to make it in the mail by April 30, but I'll do my level best tomorrow!

6 comments:

sophie said...

Ugh! I hate allergies. Feel Better!

You have my sympathies on the paper piecing front, too, as I am also planning to make 3 inch paper pieced blocks for the Little Quilt swap.

steaksprincess said...

You've got big problems if the co-workers are ALREADY sick of your allergy cough. Oh no!

John Adams said...

Hi Amy,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comments! I, too, started my ALQS project this weekend ... after deciding I couldn't use the blocks I had posted, I was waiting for some inspiration. It finally struck, and I got a lot done this evening. Glad to hear you're making progress too ... but no paper piecing for me! Can't wait to see updates ...
Thanks again!
John
P.S. The pollen is KILLING ME down here in North Carolina. I have an annoying allergy cough too ...

Cindy Hunter Morgan said...

Hope you're feeling better!

Sarah Nopp said...

Thanks for your nice comments at my blog :)
I understand the allergy thing. The first time I ever had eye itchy allergies, I called the health department alarmed that there was something in the air. The voice on the line had a hard time not laughing at me.
Now I take the allergy medicine the vet prescribed the dog :)

blackbearcabin said...

Allergies...what a pain in the a**! Hopefully it will blow over soon...at least now you can tell all your co-workers to relax...its not contagious!
As for all your quilting progress...id love to see the pics...i hope you post soon!

Fell Better Soon!!!

lisajo