sinus headaches & the shortest day

Side Note: The reason why I am up right now is because every time I lay down, I can barely breathe. This is the worst feeling ever.

We woke up at 11:00AM. The man had the worst headache ever and could barely look at light. I’m not sure how everyone else’s husbands are when they are sick, but mine can barely keep his own together. He becomes a whimpering little boy, but goodness I love him. Considering the fact that I am sick way more than him, I attempt to go above and beyond for him when he’s feeling a little under the weather. We managed to both get out of the house around 1:00PM – the day wasn’t very well managed. After our separate errands, a sinus headache on my end, and grocery shopping by the man – it was 9:00.

As for me, I’ve been congested all day long to the point where my chest is on fire. This has been going on for the past week – hindering me from running, hitting up a volleyball open gym I want to try, and breathing (which is very important to staying alive). Despite all of this, I did manage to get some fabric measured and cut for a few projects that I am working on. Here are a few things that I have in the works:

  • 5 coffee sleeves
  • cosmetic bag
  • surprise gift for a sweet friend
  • dog bed out of old pillows
  • a large tote bag
  • my third quilt


A lot right, but the most impressive part is that I’m moving on to quilt number 3. That’s right, I’m on my third quilt. I am hoping that I can crank another one out in the next few weeks, because I am trying to find a way to QuiltCon in Austin. It’s literally in my back yard (not really, about 4 hours away, but worth it) and why the hell not! It’s a stepping stone to the 8 additional quilts I need to piece together.

Sew-Ology Bias Tape in Black

Sew-Ology Bias Tape in Black

For the quilt that I finished today was nothing too fancy – just a boy version of the one that I made the first time, minus the intricate fabric cutting (I despise cutting fabric and I will make that known as much as possible). Instead of making my own binding, I took some pride in taking the easy way out with Sew-Ology bias tape – it was a quick and easy find at Hobby Lobby. Boy, was it practical for this mini quilt project. This was the final part just adding the binding – this second time around it was much easier to find the best way to work with the binding.

Indigo LaRue purrs like a little kitten when we tackle simple little tasks like this. Having a quality machine like a Janome really makes projects more satisfying.

After pinning everything down, Indigo and I finished off this project. Like my first quilt, it was just a simple stitch in the ditch. It’s looking like I am about to have to branch out and try other quilting stitches. Unfortunately, I couldn’t partake in any of the bottles of wine in my house because of all the medication that I took. I’m actually surprised at how well this one came out.

Finished quilt - full size pictures will be on my Flickr.

Finished quilt – full size pictures will be on my Flickr.

All in all – I’m pretty happy with this quilt. Onward to the next few projects!

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  • Reply Trista

    Hmmm, I don’t see “supplies for my project for the craft exchange” on here. 🙂 I hope you feel better soon.

    January 6, 2013 at 10:11 am
    • Reply Sevi

      Just wait! That is coming up soon!

      January 6, 2013 at 10:55 am

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