Being sick has really put me down in the dumps. I didn’t want to do anything but try to sleep most of the time. I rarely came into the computer/sewing room, usually only enough to try to keep up with my school work. I hate this class and being sick has not helped a bit. I am so glad there is only one more week of it left. I have a paper due this evening, which I haven’t started and I’m tempted to not write it at all. In my mood, I will do very poorly, as I did when I first got sick, getting a 13 out of 20 possible points on the last paper. I suppose a 13 is better than nothing, I’m just feeling very impatient with this instructor.
The way I am feeling, I have decided to scrap the top project I was going to do for Layla for the time being – she couldn’t wear it until summer anyway. I need to just get into some simple sewing again to get myself out of my funk and quilting is always a good, easy thing to do. Also, since I hadn’t covered up the materials I was going to use before I got sick, when I came in to look things over, I found that my cats had been sleeping on them, so now I have to clean everything again, which is not going to be easy since it is cut. I love those girls dearly, but sometimes they really bug me!
The online block of the month group I joined has the February block instructions up – it is called Spring Blooms and sounds just like the thing to lift my spirits. They have a center square, surrounded by strip sets out of 5 fabrics. Looking over all the batiks and hand dyed fabrics I have, I found a combination I really like, but one of the pieces is just a small 10” square, so I am hoping I will have enough for three 8 ½” blocks. I only need 12 pieces of that fabric 1 ½” by 3 ½”, so I think it will be okay.
As I have been sitting here being mad at the girls, Lhasa crawled into my lap and is purring as loud as a freight train and being so sweet – she knows I can’t be mad at her when she does that. I guess that’s why I love cats – they are so smart they know how to be manipulative.
Okay, I am going to try to put these three blocks together, even though Harry is going down for a nap and I just want to sleep. We’ll see what wins out – maybe I will have pictures to show tomorrow. I hope so – I hate feeling like this.