Tuesday, June 14, 2011
wherein the contraction of strep throat leads to time for blog updates
i haven't posted in AGES, but i've been almost overwhelmed at work. i've been putting in lots more hours than usual, and when i do get home, i've been too exhausted to do much besides lie in bed and play spider solataire.
saturday a tickle in my throat when i awoke turned into a raging throat pain, swollen lymph nodes and a fever by mid-afternoon, leaving me unable to attend the boss' daughter's wedding. alas. fortunately i had finished my bag for the goodie bag swap on friday. anyhow, sunday was a nasty feverish pain-filled day, as was monday, at which point i went to a doc-in-the-box since my real dr couldn't get me in until wednesday. the diagnosis: strep throat. yay. the upside is that a) i'm getting a much needed break from work and b) i have a chance to update my blog so you all (all 27 measly followers) don't think i've disappeared into the void.
i have squeezed in a bit of crafting/sewing time lately. i finished bee blocks for several bees that were languishing on my sewing table and got caught up in all but 2 bees. okay, when i think about it, that's pretty sad, since i'm only still in three bees, as the others have all finished. i also made a bag for the goodie bag swap, and am fairly pleased with how it turned out, especially since it was the first-run at a pattern i'd never tried before, i had to modify said pattern, and i also added a recessed zipper, which i'd never attempted before.
i also have worked on my embroideries for the embroider-bee. i have to make four blocks with embroideries, based on the four people's preferences for embroidery and color schemes. i've got 3 of 4 embroideries done, and have the fourth traced out. i'm feeling a bit better today, so i really should work on it. maybe after i have another nap. . .