I love this rhino by Susan Carlson! (click on the photo to go see her website)
My lovely quilting weekend was totally derailed by the Trampling Rhinocerous Virus - I'm calling it that right now because this is what I imagine being trampled by a rhino would feel like. Bruised, aching and totally without starch. Yuk!
I woke up early on Saturday (crack-of-dawn early), sick, sick, sick. So sick in fact that I had my husband take me to the doctor around 11 a.m. because I thought I was maybe having a gall bladder attack or some such. Never felt such violent cramping before. :P After an exam and tests (no, I did NOT have a flu virus, they checked that), they told me I had the 'virus' that is going around. I've been down for the count ever since. I slept the rest of the day Saturday and almost all of Sunday (yes, real horizontal sleep around the clock with only brief breaks for bathroom and drinking tiny sips of water).
Pretty much took care of any ability to go to my quilting fun dates. Sigh. Monday I was still really tottery so my sweet husband stayed home to take care of me - took me back to the doctor for more blood tests ... and we rode into Baltimore to take our income tax info to the accountant's office. I slept from 12:30 in the afternoon until 6:30 in the evening ... got up and Skip took me to Springwater to exchange Quilt-in-a-Box packages with Maria O (who had picked up mine at the Sunday guild meeting I missed) ... and then I went home and right back to bed. :P
Today Skip had to go to work so I got myself up in the late morning, very slowly and tottery, and went to the post office to mail my Modern guild swap quilt off to Australia. Had to go back to fill out paperwork twice, I was so vacant-minded. Sigh. Once I got home from that, I thought I might be able to sew some.
I decided to use my Book Nerd pattern to make a block with the first Box quilt bundle, from Monica. I managed to choose fabrics and create a spine and the front of the book cover:
After that effort, I was so shaky I laid down for the rest of the afternoon. This virus is probably a new incarnation of the nasty cold I've been suffering from ... and if so it is one mean sucker. :P Totally trampled.
I did manage to get some daylight photos of my swap quilt (not 'sunlight' photos as it was a pretty overcast day today and in the mid 30's temperature wise).
I am really pleased with how my little quilt came out. I particularly like the spiral quilting ... will do that again sometime. :) The selveges I used on the back were from the 'background' fabrics I chose for the front. The green print is in honor of the Pantone Color for 2017, 'greenery.' I feel badly that it has taken me so long to mail this off to its new 'mommie' - was four days late posting it - but couldn't be helped, sadly.
I have received my quilt, too - which I LOVE - but will show photos and talk about that later. Am off to bed again, now. Sigh.