Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Late to work
First the good news = Macbeth, my Scotty terrier, is no longer ignoring me. Hopefully the lab reports will go as well.
The photo is of a miniquilt I made using 3/4 inch strips for the log cabins. The difference between Bonnie and I is mine finished quilt is about 15 inches by 15 inches where hers will cover a real bed! I stitched this by hand during in ice storm where the lights kept going on and off. It has some of the first reproduction fabrics that I collected - the Harriet Hargrave shirtings, cadet blues, and indigos. I ended up tying the quilt since there is so much seam allowance behind the strips.
I'm allowing myself to take it slow this morning. Last night my muscles were acting up...I'm sure it was a combination of stress and just plain being tired. I called in and told them I was coming in late to the office so I could take some extra time stretching, drinking coffee, and patting the animals. I didn't have anything scheduled so I do not feel guilty in the least! I may even cruise past the quilt shop on the way and see if they have that perfect blue and green stripe I need for the donation quilt (of course I only have an 8-inch square left in my stash!)
When I do go out today I will have to use my cane to keep my balance...I so hate that. The alternative however is to get these funny looks from people like "I can't believe she is drunk this early in the day." MS irritating in how erratic it can be...one day fine the next I have problems seeing...standing...speaking etc. Today is not a bad day - just not a good one. I've had thoughts of embellishing a cane! I mean if you have to have one it might as well be wild, right?