As you may know I was laid up for a while with vertigo. (See my last blog post.) I lived on these:
And eventually moved onto these:
Obviously the Betahistine aka: "Serc" did the trick like NO OTHER! I was up on my own two feet and moving within 24 hours! It took me another 4 days or so to actually get back to "normal" but I don't care how long it took... I am afraid to think how long I would've been laying there if I didn't have the Serc. Praise the Lord for medications!!! Thank you so much to those of you who provided us with meals and also to those who encouraged me via social media websites and the like!
And just as a side note: I have a sneaking suspicion that this bout of vertigo is in DIRECT correlation to the line drive to the face! If you are a new reader and have NO idea what I am talking about you can read this blog post: Destiny
Enough about that...
...As I started feeling better, I pulled out yet another ongoing quilting project I am working on. Usually I carry it around in my purse and when I am sitting anywhere waiting or watching anything (ie: doctors office, appointments in general, and/or hockey games and other child-related extra-curriculars) I pull out this awful looking ziploc bag (I still love you Ziploc but for Pete's sake make the bags at least a little more attractive!) and start hand sewing.
If you like HEXAGONS aka: "Hexies" - then read on! If you have cruised through my Pinterest board titled: Quilts you will see that one of my most pinned objects is anything hexi-related! Of course, not to feel left behind in the huge, current hexi-craze, I grabbed some coordinating fabrics and started paper piecing some hexi flowers together in the hopes of
I love just the look of the hexies in stacks:
Or just laying all jumbly (I posted this photo on my Instagram - follow me!)
Here are some of the finished hexie flowers. These ones have been traditionally english paper-pieced and then hand-sewn together. I am making the center of each flower with the green polka-dot fabric and then sewing the other hexies on randomly.
My bed tray was FULL of hexagon goodness:
This was something I could do in bed while recuperating and still feel like I was keeping my hands busy.
Since Christmas we have added a new little family member as per one of Chickadee's DESPARATE requests: a Siamese kitten named "Simon." Here he is giving Kirby the stare down...
The problem with hand-sewing these hexies in bed is that Simon, in true feline fashion, LOVES to attack the thread as I sew. But being an animal lover I don't have the heart to dissuade him as he is having so much fun and looks SO cute as he huddles and pounces onto the thread sinking his claws into my chest!... (I'm nuts... so goes the universe!)
Eventually once these flowers are all put together, I would like to frame them out in these gray hexies and hopefully create a great antique-looking flower garden quilt like something my grandmother would have made. I am such a SUCKER for vintage-y, country-prim, antique-y looking quilts.
I am not going to sew all the gray hexagons on until I see how many flowers I get made. You see, I have started yet another project without a hint of how much fabric I have for this or need - classic! Needless to say, I will put together all the flowers and then if needed I will incorporate another fabric with the gray hexies to border out the flowers. You think? It will be interesting to see how it all ends up.
As an aside, I follow so many great bloggers and fabric designers on twitter (@KeithaAm)- I invite you to check out an Australian quilter: Red Pepper Quilts. I HAVE to add her button to my blog! I just LOOOOOVE her stuff! I am sure you will love it too!