Today has been fairly quiet. I woke up before my alarm went off - not sure why as there was no sunshine or obvious noises. Shrug. After I ate breakfast, I went on with my sewing for the Modern swap.
I had cut out twelve hand-dyed purple circles last night. I needed sixteen for the plan so I hunted up another purple wool print for the last four and made them. Using a handy-dandy fabric glue stick, I stuck all the circles in place at the centers of background four patch units on the quilted swap piece. Then, using a very pretty varigated purple perle cotton, I appliqued all those circles through the quilt with a running stitch to make a grid of purple circles on the back.
If you look in the photo above, you can see two of the sewn down purple circles in place on the design (and bits of others). Do you watch tv while you stitch? I like to watch nature documentaries while I sew as I find them peaceful and not too distracting from my sewing. :) Today I watched three episodes of a BBC production about Africa with Sir David Attenborough narrating. Such a wonderful voice.:)
I was thinking as I stitched the circles down that I definitely do not save hand stitching for Sundays - I do 'slow stitching' almost every day. My fun. :)
Other than that sewing, I've not done much else today. I'm still creeping around carefully with a twingy back, though it is improving. When I woke up this morning I had a scratchy throat ... by evening, it has grown into a sore chest, hoarse voice and nagging cough. Secondary infection, maybe? Grrr.
Tomorrow morning is my day time guild's meeting time ... hope I can get there!