Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's amazing.....

how good you can feel when you still feel so bad! You know the feeling after you have hit rock bottom but are suddenly seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Yesterday was my rock bottom day and it was truly rock bottom for me. One other time have I been in a situation where I really wasn't sure that I would live to see the next day or not, and that was the day that Leslie was born. I had no idea that I would live thru labor with her nor did I feel that I was going to live thru day gazillionteen of this flu. I had chest pain so bad, I couldn't breath in or out, I had zero energy and I was making funeral arrangements!! I mean it's to be my party and I want it how I want it!!

Well Thank goodness I made it thru that horrible 24 hours and today was a lot better. Not perfect by any stretch but I have a feeling I will not be needing that red casket with white roses and carnations....for a little while longer!!

Yesterday was spent on the couch or in the bathroom but in my mind I really wanted to work on my quilt. I went to the bottom of the stairs and I would look up towards the sewing room and get dizzy and go straight back to the sofa. It felt like it was a million miles away and up hill all the way. I did make it up those, what 13 steps?? tonight and when I got to the top I needed a breathing treatment but I just sat in front of my sewing machine until I gained my composure and then I was able to find the strength to work on my quilt a little bit. I think it was in my plans to finish this up ....like ..maybe ...."soon" was the word that I used......ha! The jokes on me! This baby will take a while. Well if I ever get to set things like I had mentioned in assembly line fashion it should go together really quick.

I did a lot more cutting out and quilted a few more blocks tonight. I just had to put a few blocks together so I could see if this was going to work after all....good idea? I am very happy with they way the blocks go together.....whew! burden lifted off my shoulders here!!!! I have decided to use the rose fabric on the back and I am sashing the back with coordinates of pinks, cream and roses fabric. The front is being sashed with the Alexander Henry pear and apple fabric. I love love love this fabric. It may not be the most desirable print for a bedroom but you know I don't care! I always color outside the lines. If you come to my house and you don't like my quilt made with apple and pear fabrics just flip it over and you will have roses!!!!

I have no pictures to show you tonight because blogger doesn't feel they are worthy of being shown!! Maybe tomorrow! Thanks for all the well wishes from you guys! I don't think I would have made it thru this with you!!


OurCrazyFarm said...

Can't wait to see the quilt pictures! So glad you are back to having a little pep again:))

Brenda said...

Becky - I'm glad you're feeling better. I'm sorry to hear that yesterday was such a horrible day though.

I had to go to the "big city" this afternoon and I went into a fabric store searching for some thin muslin for draining cheeses and a thin fine weave white cotton fabric that I use to drain whey from my goat milk yogurt to make the yogurt cheese.

Anyway ... I was in the quilter's section of the fabric store and I thought of you! I thought how interesting it would be to bump into you in a place like that. :D

Have a great evening and a better tomorrow!

the canned quilter said...

Here's hoping you are better on this St Patty's Day morning.
Gosh this must have been a really bad bug !

Farmhouse Country said...

Good for you girl! I say go fishing! Bite or not it's the fact that you did what you wanted and said the hey with the "list". Sometimes we have to do that in order to be able to do what is on the list. I love to fish with my kiddos and hubs and can't wait til we head out for our first trip. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week.