Thursday, 15 January 2009

I hate being ill

I managed to get the Pay it Forward packages down to the post office yesterday and about half an hour after felt terrible - I have finally succumbed to the dreaded 'flu. I couldn't be staying in bed all day so decided to do something simple which didn't involve using creativity. I have joined the Black and White Quilt Challenge and also the Friday Block Party so decided to combine the two and audition some of the black and white fabrics I have collected. I quite enjoyed some simple piecing which I have not done for a long time and although the points don't always match there is no place for the Quilt Police here.

This block is called Broken Dishes Variation.

and this one is Foot Stool (slightly adapted from the original) - who comes up with these names?

I also like to use samples done in classes as something useful. I recently did a course with Fibre in Form called Textile Surface which resulted in lots of different technique samples. They have been cut up and have made what I think are very effective bookmarks.

Off now to feed the cat and indulge in a hot toddy - unlikely that it will make me better but I will enjoy trying.


  1. I love the bookmarks Maggi. I hope the hot toddy works and you will feel better soon. I had a touch of it, but DH had a very bad bout, ending with a chest infection, so do take care.

  2. Being ill is such a waste of time. The bookmarks look fantastic. Hope you feel better soon

  3. Love your blocks. I joined that project too, but haven't done anything yet. Like your B & W with green, but then I like green no matter what.

  4. I'm sorry you're not feeling well, Maggi. Wrap up warm, pamper yourself and stroke some fabric - you'll soon feel better ;o)
    Take care & I hope you feel better soon.

  5. Sorry you feel so rotten and hope you will soon feel a lot better. The bookmarks are great and your quilting blocks look far too technical for a relaxing pastime!! I love looking at quilts but all the maths required to achieve perfection takes away the pleasure of making them.

  6. Hi Maggie. Your point and block works is beautiful. I have never tried it, it looks quite difficult and precise work. I absolutely love your bookmarks. I do hope you are feeling better soon. Healing hugs. xx

  7. Get well Maggi, Hugs from Donna

  8. Hello Maggi,

    I hope you are starting to feel better. Your blocks and bookmarks are great looking, heaven knows how you created them when you was feeling unwell. Please Take care, PS Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave me a message. Hugs Judy

  9. Ciao,
    I'm very glad to meet you.
    I'm sorry to answer so late but I too caught a very bad flu and I had to stay in bed.
    Friday's blocks are really nice and interesting.
    ciao ciao

  10. Hope you are feeling better, love the bookmarks and your blocks

  11. Thank you for the hug comment. There really isn't anything to say, I know. I'm sick with the crud too. I hope you feel better soon. I'm just starting to feel like I can do something besides read. HUGS

  12. I hope you're feeling better, Maggi. I agree with you - being ill is a pain, especially when it stops me doing textile art.


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