Saturday, January 13, 2018

Sick Saturday

While spending days in bed fighting a nasty influenza virus and trying not to go crazy/crazier, I treated myself to some Angela Walters Midnight Quilt Show videos. When you're too tired to quilt, watching someone else having fun in their quilting room is the next best thing to actually doing it yourself, don't you think?!? If you're not familiar with the show, here's the link to the last episode of 2017, which might be a fun place to start watching - Midnight Quilt Show
Angela demonstrates how she makes an interesting quilt top, and then shows how she machine quilts the project on her home sewing machine. She ostensibly makes the quilt in one evening, but of course there are days of work in each part of the quiltmaking process. She has a great sense of humour and I adore watching her machine quilt.
This is my new favourite line from Angela ... 
"Quilting is my therapy and threads are my meds".
Yes! Love this line!
Well, you'll never guess what happened to me... some thread medication arrived at my door while I was lollygagging in bed, trying to recover from influenza! I was in bed for the 7th day, sweating, coughing, exhausted, and trying not to move due to severe headaches, when this parcel came to the door.


I had won the end of year draw in December from Patty at the One Monthly Goal linkup partyWhat a great box the gift came in... I loved that movie that I saw with my sister and niece over the holidays. 

Just look at this! A whole box of my favourite Aurifil threads from Fig Tree & Co.!!!  I was so excited but had to quietly celebrate from my sick bed. Just look at the delicious colours! 
I have propped up the thread box beside my bed so I can see it all the time and dream about quilting. I am in the second week of suffering recovery and Doctor says that is just how the flu is this year... nothing to do but rest, drink fluids, wait, and hope you don't get pneumonia.
Remember that Angela says:
"Quilting is my therapy and threads are my meds".
Unfortunately this beautiful box of medication did not help with the influenza, but it sure did help me to feel a little better each day while trying to recover from it.
Thank you Aurifil for sponsoring One Monthly Goal and thank you to Patty who encourages the members of the quilting community to finish their wonderful projects!

24 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I feel for you - my daughter is in the second week of recovering and feeling horrible still she was back to the doctor yesterday to make sure she didn't have pneumonia - didn't thank goodness. I wish you well and hope you well day by day get stronger and back to sewing - until then - yes watch video's!

Ellen said...

I am sorry that you are still under the weather. :( I really enjoy watching her videos as well. She is entertaining and she does feature some really nice quilt patterns.

Patty said...

I'm sorry to hear you are ill with the flu but happy that this beautiful box of thread made it to you! Thanks for being part of One Monthly Goal link-up and congratulations again to you!

Mary said...

Congrats on the WIN!! I like that line too. Feel better soon. Your machines are lonely. OMG is a great motivation to get in a finish, now to just get one done for January.

Mary said...

It does seem to be a wicked flu this winter. Glad you are resting and a dose of thread just might be the remedy you need. We are well here but I might just check out The Midnight Quilt Show.

Robin said...

What a great pick-me-up! It's a lovely collection of thread (and a great quote). Hope you're on the mend soon.

Deb from Frugal Little Bungalow said...

oh no sorry to hear that you are still sick!! :(

The Joyful Quilter said...

Hoping you will soon be feeling well enough to use those wonderful threads that you won!!

Donna Defined said...

Hope you are on the mend. Did you know that her husband's grandfather taught Angela how to quilt?

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

And just 'who' gave you permission to get the Flu????
One of my friends up north had it really bad the first week in Jan too--said it was the worse--sure hope you 'order' it to leave you and your house at once--so you can get back to all your lovely sewing!!
keep resting--di

Deb said...

Get Well Soon, that flu is a nasty one this year. Congrats on the win and sweet dreams of colorful threads and the quilting you will do soon.

Deb A said...

Oh no! So sorry to hear you are still fighting that darn bug. At least you have some pretty thread to brighten your room as you dream of all the quilts you will make with them.

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry you're sick, Kathy. I hope you feel betters soon and can get back to doing everything you love. Congratulations on winning the beautiful thread. Very exciting!

Karen said...

You had one of the nasty versions of the flu. So much of it going around. I have managed to stay well thus far.
Thanks for the link to The Midnight Quilt Show. I will be watching some of the shows as time allows. I hope I won't be watching them in bed sick.

Deanna W said...

I was starting to get worried about you...was going to finish just one more UFO and then coming looking for ya!! haha(I have way more than one UFO!!) Hope those colourful meds are just what you need to get on the mend. Here's to better days ahead.

Shasta Matova said...

Hope you feel better soon. The flu sounds serious this year! Those threads are gorgeous - congrats on the win. I love watching Angela quilt - she has really given me confidence to try quilting my own quilts.

cityquilter grace said...

fantastic giveaway and lucky you....i've gotten an aurifil box before....very nice surprise!

The Civil War Quilter said...

Awww, sorry you've been so ill. I hope you get better every day till one day you're back at your quilting. Think of the fun you'll have putting those beautiful Aurifil threads to work. Congratulations on the win!

scraphappy said...

I am so sorry that the flu has found you. They say it is a bad year. So happy that you have such beautiful thread to cheer you up though. It will keep you dreaming of quilting while you recover.

Jill said...

So sorry, you got that awful flu. Since you are enjoying watching quilt videos, perhaps you have turned the corner and the worse is behind you. I am happy for you that you won and received such pretty thread meds.

Kristin said...

Congratulations on your win! You're very deserving of a special shipment of thread. And I'm very very very sorry to hear how sick you are. That sounds like a bit of a nightmare. I hope you recover quickly.

Janet O. said...

Oh, wow! That sounds like a very nasty flu! Don't think I have ever been that sick before. Hope you are beginning to feel human again and you can start "taking your meds" to the sewing machine. What a sweet win!

Barb said...

Get better soon ! Sounds like you were hit hard.
Great giveaway loot! and wonderful colors of thread.

Kate said...

Oh definitely not fun. So sorry you are still in recovery mode. I have heard that the flu this year is really bad. Take care. Hopefully you'll be back up and able to play with your new pretties very soon.