20 November 2013

First it was Lazy

And then it was hazy.

Yes, hazy is what I've been. You see, I caught a bug. A really nasty one. And now I have something called viral arthritis which basically means that my joints hurt - a lot!

I've been told I just have to wait it out. Which could take weeks!

So in the meantime there's not been much sewing. *sad*

But I do have something to show... something I finished up before the virus.

Introducing Pink Rainbows aka Scrappy Pinks 2:

(You can see from the sky in the background that it's  been raining a LOT here lately).

This little quilt was really easy to make -  turns out I have a lot of pink scraps!

I indulged in some free motion stippling, my absolute favourite type of quilting. I really should be a bit braver and try out new designs...

For the back I used up a yard of a really sweet lavender fabric from Annette Tatum which I've been hoarding for at least a couple of years:

I took it out and put it back on the shelves. Then pulled it out again. Pretty fabric is meant to be used, right? There wasn't quite enough of it, so I pieced it with another print. And I quite like the result actually :-)

I feel perhaps that my hands are recovered enough to be able to handle a little bit of easy sewing soon. I've been itching to get to my sewing machine. It's no fun being on sick leave and not being able to sew! I might try a small project or two ...

Hope everyone stays happy and healthy!


MamaDaniel said...

owh..cik zara... please get well soon!! tak pernah dengar pasal viral arthritis ni (kena gugle baru tau..) biasanya lepas demam sesetengah orang memang akan kena sakit sendi.. dan memang makan masa untuk fully recover..

maybe no harm if u do little sewing.. maybe boleh jahit-jahit hexagon sambil lepak depan tv..

take care ek! selamat berehat ek.. :D

Zara said...

Thank you MamaD for your kind concern, I'm feeling much, much better now :-)