Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday Stuff

Last night just before I wrote my post, I suddenly started feeling quite ill. At first I thought it might be food poisoning, but as the night progressed, I felt more and more achy, which made me suspect a bug instead. Whatever it was, I felt really ill much of the night, but I slowly got better as the day went on. Now, tonight, I'd say I'm back to about 80 percent of normal.

Last night I wanted to tell you a little bit about my day but by the time I sat down to write, I just wanted to go to bed as soon as possible. Up until the time I became ill, though, it was a really nice day. The Wild Child and I had a mom/daughter date in the afternoon for mani/pedis followed by a late lunch out. I've told you how much I enjoy getting spa pedicures, but I've never mentioned manicures, have I? That's because I never get them. I always think I'm too hard on my hands, so it's not worth it, but the Wild Child and I had a special deal through Living Social, so I thought I'd give it a try and see if I was wrong.

Nope, I was right. Here's how my manicure looked by the evening of the first day. No, I didn't get an orange French.

After painting pumpkins, though, that's what I ended up with. Sheesh!

In honor of Halloween, the Wild Child also got a French manicure, but she got black tips. I should have done that too--it would have looked better with the orange. Almost planned. And since that time? I've nicked up the thumbnail polish with my applique needle. I think I'll stick to just getting pedicures from now on.

While I was sitting around today, recovering from whatever I had, I finished the pumpkins I showed you--

They're each perched atop a rusty mattress spring with name tags--all ready for our Thanksgiving table. I can't believe I'm so far ahead of the calendar!

I also resurrected an old applique project today, Rabbits Prefer Chocolate. I started the quilt in a block of the month class and, as is often typical for me, decided to "tweek" some of the block designs. I'd finished about five of the blocks and then went off and did a block of my own before I put it aside for some reason. Now I'm trying to remember what direction I'd decided to take with it. I'll get a photo to share with you soon of what I've done so far. Now it's time for bed--I sure hope to sleep a lot better tonight than I did last night!


Sheila said...

The pumpkins are really cute. Can you give the directions on making them. Glad you are feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Those pumpkins are 'stinkin' cute!! You did a super job. I made a sunflower pincushion on a bed spring (Buggy Barn pattern), but never thought of displaying pumpkins. Are the pumpkins glued to the spring?

Me and My Stitches said...

LOVE the pumpkins on springs! Hope you are feeling better!!

Unknown said...

I love those pumpkins!

Don’t fret - I’m like you - so hard of my nails that I won’t get a manicure either.

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

So sorry to hear you were under the weather. Pumpkins are super - just like you. As for me and my nails - what nails. Take care Kim!

quiltmom anna said...

Hope you are feeling better Kim- I love your pumpkins- what a clever way to have them displayed. You are a most talented lady.
Hope that you have had a great Sunday.

Penny said...

Kim ~ Oh my goodness you are talented even when not feeling 100%& not very well rested! I love the pumpkins! Too Cute! Thanks for sharing! Penny

Quilt Doodle Designs said...

Love the pumpkins! What a wonderful decoration for fall!