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What Three Days of Sickness Gets You

So, Brendan and I have both been struck by this weird sickness. It reminds me of having morning sickness. I spent the last three days just being queasy. Never to the point of throwing up. Just feeling yucky. And the more I was up and moving around, the yuckier I felt. So, I spent three days camped out on the couch watching every episode of Stormchasers on Netflix. And crafting, of course. I seem to have a lot of handwork projects going on right now- some embroidery, some knitting for bunnies- but they were all scattered throughout the craft room. I did not feel up to searching for patterns, stitch markers or the right size needle. So, I grabbed the one thing that seemed all ready to go. My English Paper Piecing Kit.

Quilt Kit

And I got more done in three days then I've probably done in the past year.


I made six blocks from start to finish. Ok, I know six blocks in three days doesn't sound all that impressive. But keep in mind, these babies are completely hand stitched. My goal when I first started this project over two years ago was two blocks a week. Six blocks in three days is monumental!


I also attached my six blocks (plus five other blocks that had been gathering dust in the craft room for months) to all my other finished blocks. Yeah, sounds easy but it took hours and hours of stitching. They brought the grand total up to 61 finished blocks and gave me a nice rectangle 63" by 42" or so. It's also given me hope for actually finishing this project. And maybe even reasonably soon. As I figured it last night, I need 24 more blocks, along with a five inch or so border, to make a twin sized quilt. Only 24 more blocks! That sounds like a completely reasonable and obtainable number of blocks. If I could keep up the pace I was on, I could have those blocks done in 12 days! Unfortunately, that is in no way realistic. There are dishes to be washed and laundry to be done. Walks through rose gardens to be taken and other crafts calling my name. But, I am determined not to let this project fall by the wayside again. Only 24 for more blocks, people! And, I might just be already planning my next EPP project. Maybe. Ok, definitely.


balloongal said…
Wow. You are the crafty lady. When I feel sick like that, I don't feel like doing any crafts. Give me DVDs or a book and that's it.

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