at the end of the tunnel. I sure hope so. These last 10 days have been trying. My husband was off at a wedding in Chile and we decided since we had just been that I should stay home with the kids. Neither of our girls qualify as good sleepers at the best of times so the last 10 days has been spent bed hopping and trying to avoid mentioning Papa in front of them!
To make matters worse, all the teeth in Hanna's mouth have decided to try and push through her gums agonisingly slowly. Her gums are so red and swollen. Poor little mite. Then yesterday she suddenly got a fever out of the blue and started shaking so much I was afraid she was going to go into convulsions. I had them when I was little so I whisked her off to the Doctor. He was so blase about the whole thing.
Yeah, it will probably happen. He told me.
OK so what do I do? Strip clothes off, sponge down with warm water, call the ambulance?
Not a lot you can do, was his very helpful response.
Why do these things always happen when I am alone? I have good friends here but they all have little ones too and can't easily drop things to help me out especially in the middle of the night.
Add to this the fact that it snowed again and I seem to have lost my ability to sew, seams don't line up. Nothing is coming out the way I picture it. I have been quite down.
I am supposed to be finished with my row for my Round Row Quilt. But b****r me if I can get it right. First off I wanted a woodland theme. Then found out that almost every other person wanted that too. So I thought a garden theme.
There are so many wonderful quilts for inspiration. I set about making my row. But it seemed so twee. Perhaps a bit of overdose. Or maybe I just prefer this in a mini quilt.
This is my feeble effort.
Next I thought Houses. I set to work again on a row. I had plans. Big plans involving embroidery, embellishment etc.
This is my row - I even embroidered a cat and dog I was about to embroider a girl walking the dog when I lost my mojo.
Then came the problem of fitting the individual houses together. What colour scheme did I want? Bright in your face. Dull and subdued. What would I do with a huge quilt of this kind at the end? Where would I hang it? Just wasn't feeling it.
So I started cutting up my birdie fabric which I bought on a whim after seeing Katy flashing her stash.
This is where I am at the moment. Although I am having such problems this week with making my points line up. I am about ready to hand in the towel except whatever I decide needs to be posted by Monday.