Saturday, January 21, 2012
A Quilty Little Jaunt
I haven't mentioned it on the blog yet, but after I got back from New York, I got very sick. Very, very sick. I stayed in bed all day on Saturday, Sunday, and then on Monday went to the ER, where I was then admitted into the hospital until Wednesday morning. You know that stomach bug that has been 'going around'? Not just 'going around' for me. Apparently some people are getting hit by it a lot harder than others, and I was one of them. After feeling entirely miserable and then slowly recovering from home over the last week, I was pleased to have finally fully turned the corner on Thursday evening.
You see, up until yesterday, I couldn't do many of the things I do on a daily basis. Go into the office, drive to the store, check the mail, spin yarn, knit... all of these things were clouded by a feeling of overwhelming nausea and exhaustion. Until today. Today, after stopping by the office and assuring them that I hadn't secretly moved to Tahiti, and had, actually, been sick (and had a hospital doctor's note to prove it), I had my boyfriend drop me off at the local sewing store, which is about a block from my apartment, and after visiting, I walked home. Walked. If you have ever been very sick, you know what an accomplishment this can be. Your first time having enough energy to get yourself further than bed to kitchen, to stand up longer than the time it takes to have a shower, to spend time talking to someone other than yourself or Twitter. Today was a big deal.
The sewing shop I stopped into is quilting, mainly, and was having a 'Fat Quarter Friday' buy 4, get one free promotional. I picked up 10 quarters total in a little spectrum, and the last copy of a Tula Pink quilt pattern. It looks complex but the saleswoman assured me that I can do it. It's only half square triangles, after all. And that they'll help.
I think I'm going to like having a little sewing store around the corner.