Saturday, August 27, 2011

Catching Up...

Still getting fatigued way too easily. 

Still taking my daily nap.

I've been working on some easy things, though.
Things that don't require too much energy.

I'm stitching on block 7 of the 'snow days' quilt.
(no photo)

I finished piecing this quilt top today.
Right now, it measures ~48 x 57.
I'm not sure if I'll add a border.
This took me all week to put together...
working in small increments of time.
If you'll go visit my friend, Erin
you'll see that she is working on something similar.
Actually, I totally ripped off the idea from her.
The big difference is that
I used a charm pack (5" squares)...
she is using a layer cake (10" squares).

She knows I did this.
(Thanks, Erin!)

I've been reading.
A lot!
Way more than usual.
I'll for sure hit my goal
of 80 books read this year.
I'm at 51 right now.

 Hope the weekend goes well for you.

Those on the east coast...
I'm thinking of you.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11


Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

oh, jacque, i love it so much!!! it looks great with charms too :)

i wish i read more. unfortunately i don't enjoy fiction and if i have free time i want to sew.

Pokey said...

Hang in there, Jacque, Lord willin', your strength will return soon....
Your quilt top is a happy one, glad you are finding energy in your creative sewing!

Farm Girl said...

So glad you are resting still. I like your quilt you always inspire me. But I am hooking a rug so that keeps my mind off of quilting.
I really do love hooking.
Really your goal is to read 80 books a year. That is the same as Stephen King. I wanted to beat his record one year and I read 120 but I don't think I did more that that. I think I stay about 100 or so a year.
I quit keeping track. It was nice though to look through the lists I kept to know what I read and who the author was.
Take care of yourself.

Brenis said...

Oh Jacq i LOVE LOVE LOVE that top!! I am still head over heels for the pips, but never got myself any! You did a great job on the top! Sure hope you get to feeling better soon!! xo

WoolenSails said...

It is beautiful, you are doing such wonderful quilting.
I am mentally tired lately, need to get my brains back, lol.


kelley said...

Napping is the only way I can get through most days! hoping your energy is back before you know it...

wonderful quilt you're working on...full of life...

Anonymous said...

Love the quilt top and who is that lovely person holding it up for your?? lol
Glad you are feeling better, you sound better too. Keep resting and following doctors orders.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Glad to read you are gaining, love the quilt, you are amazing, even when you are down and out you still are able to get things accomplished. From stormy Maine, Julie.