What a difference a day (and a big needle!) makes. I've been feeling so much better today--not quite normal yet (whatever THAT is), but at least I've felt like I had some energy and a little more interest in life.
Yes, my--I'm not sure what to call it. Lump? Mt. Vesuvius? Third breast? Well, whatever it is, it's still there and still a bit tender, but it's much smaller and much less sore than it was yesterday. And I slept pretty well--something I hadn't really been doing for the last several days when it hurt to move my arm.
What did I do today? I cleaned house! Maybe it's not that exciting to some people, but yesterday, before the doctor, I wouldn't have been able to do it. Now my house is nice and clean. I even cleaned out the refrigerator and put together a few meals for the next couple days using leftovers. I made stuff like homemade croutons, tomato/vegetable soup, and mac and cheese with ham. Yum! And, now that I think about it, I actually had an appetite today. I didn't realize my appetite was missing, but today food TASTED good.
What else? I went into the Sweat Shop and SEWED! I've been working on a larger version of a Schnibbles pattern, Plan C, for the last week or so, but I really haven't felt very motivated. I'm happy to say that I finished the top today. Yay me! I'm teaching a Schnibbles class in about a month, and I wanted a sample of one of the larger quilts using two layer cakes instead of two charm packs--this one was made with Minnick & Simpson's Bar Harbor line.
I haven't measured it, but I think this quilt measures around 65" square--a really nice size, in my opinion. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get far enough back to get the whole quilt into the photo, but I think you get the idea, right? I'm just missing the side borders and the corners, which are four-patch blocks. I'll get a better photo another time--maybe when I get around to quilting it.
Once I finished Plan C, I pulled out my Spooktacular jelly roll and got busy with the next Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along block. We were given the pattern for this one nearly two weeks ago I think, but I wasn't able to set my other projects aside and make it until now.
I like the way block 3 turned out and I think it looks great with the other two blocks we've made so far--
If I've got my dates right, we'll be getting another block pattern in a couple days, and I'm kind of excited!
Now that I'm feeling better, I realize how unenthusiastic I've been over the last couple weeks. It's funny how much everything is affected when we don't feel quite right, isn't it? Or maybe I'm feeling happier because of dessert--antibiotics four times a day that must be taken with food definitely means dessert is a necessity for that fourth meal. At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it! Happy weekend everyone!