May 30, 2009

i'm back!!!!

I have to give a huge "sorry" to all my bloggy friends.  I have left you all hanging and you don't know how much I have missed you.  

I have had quite an interesting two weeks.  It all started off with a creative slump.  I just wasn't getting inspired when I walked into my craft room.  Then I got hit with the slap cheek virus.  Ever heard of it?  Well.... it isn't fun at all.  It started off with a terrible cold and then I started waking up with weird symptoms.  My hand and feet were swollen and I got itchy hives all over.  Yeah all of that no fun individually.  You can imagine all at the same time.  I have to say though that I was happy to hear the doctor knew what I had right away because I was imagining a rare and not so easy to discover disease.  The bad news that came with the quick diagnosis was the length of time I had to live with this thing... on the early end 7-10 days, but could last 4 weeks.  I have been very good about carrying benadryl around with me and it seems as though the virus is finally starting to subside.  No more swollen hands or feet and very few hives and almost no itching.  A vast improvement!! 

Then the last thing, my little cherry on top, my computer keyboard was all sorts of messed up.  I couldn't type any c's  or x's and occasionally other keys.  So off it went to get repaired and I just got it back today.  

So in honor of things looking up I thought I would show you some blocks I made for Bee Inspired.  

This block was for Nettie.  She wanted flying geese made out of the cutest japanese prints.   Sorry the lighting totally stinks on this one but I wasn't able to take another one before sending it off.
This block is now with Deanna.  She was using a brown and pink color scheme for her daughter who requested a star block.  

I promise to keep posting more often now.

take care,


  1. Hi Natalie. Good hearing from you again. I'm glad that you were able to find out what's wrong. Try to take it easy. Hey, one day, you'll have to email me to let me know how long you've been quilting and how you got started. :-)