Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Winter Flowers

I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.
~Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh, 1903

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words on my Monday post.  Being sick is just the pits!  I'm not feverish, just wiped out from all the coughing.  I'm sore from mid thigh to my jaw.  I found some meds that work fairly well during the day at keeping the coughing to a minimum.  But nighttime is another story.  It takes over an hour for the meds to start working and by then I feel like I've coughed up a lung and swallowed razor blades.  I have a doctor's appointment this morning so maybe he will be able to give me something - something stronger for at night.  Oh well, you don't want to hear my tales of woe.  I'm still sewing and managed to complete all but one of my swaps and all of my bees!  Time to get to the sewing machine!




Today, November 9, is celebrated as National Chaos Never Dies Day.  Today reaffirms what many of us busy folk already knew: chaos never dies. Your hectic life will always be hectic, your days always filled with turmoil. But before you go screaming really loud into a pillow, just remember, chaos is our friend! It keeps us on our toes, brings us exciting surprises, and some scientists theorize it's the reason we're all here in the first place.
I don't know that this a day I want to celebrate.  How about you?



I had to blog today, if for no other reason that it is One Flower Wednesday......

I'm already out of Thanksgiving fabric so decided to go with nature.  I'm not a big fan of mushrooms but thought these little, red speckled shrooms were rather cute. 

And since cooler temperatures have finally arrived, I thought it was time to bring out some cold weather themed flowers.  Aren't this chubby dancing penguins cute?
Thanks to Karen (Journey of a Quilter) you can access all sorts of hexie flowers out there by clicking HERE.  Thanks, Karen!



Here it is the ninth day of the month and I still haven't shared my little mini quilt for November!  Well, it's time to remedy that........

Gobble, gobble, gobble.  This is called Who Me? and the pattern comes from The Wooden Bear, and measures 12" square.   Mr. Tom is proudly being displayed in my entry way.  At least this is one little turkey that's safe from being eaten on Thanksgiving.



Hopefully to get better.  But also to start sewing the Loving Hands quilts.



Happy Cottage Quilter is having a giveaway.  You could win a Beam N Read.  This giveaway ends Monday, November 14.

It's Sew Kiki is having a giveaway.  You could win a Daisy Cottage Rolie Polie.  This giveaway ends Saturday, November 12.

Stitches and etc is having a giveaway.  You could win MyMemories software.  This giveaway ends Tuesday, November 15.

Alderwood Quilts is having a giveaway.  You could win a a pattern by Karla Alexander (Saginaw Street Quilt Company).  This giveaway ends Thursday, December 1.

Annie's Ruby Slipperz is having her weekly Mystery Monday giveaway.  You could win 5 fat quarters.  This giveaway ends Saturday, November 12, at midnight.

World of Charity Stitching is having a giveaway.  You could win your choice of 4 pdf patterns from Gingercake Patterns.  This giveaway ends Monday, November 14.

Quilting Along The Gorge is having a giveaway.  You could win a package of Pinmoors, a charm pack or two, some pins, and a little chocolate, too.  This giveaway ends Saturday, November 12.

The House Of Wilson is having a giveaway.  You could win a quilt pattern, TV Squares, and a charm pack.  This giveaway ends Saturday, November 12, at 9:00 pm AEST.

Ellison Lane Quilts is having a giveaway.  You could win a bundle of In The Beginning fabric.  This giveaway ends Friday, November 11.




Vesuviusmama said...

Oh, get well! I haven't read your blog in eons - or anyone's for that matter - but even though I am still just as swamped at work, I had to come visit. Mr. Tom is adorable, and you know, in real life, I don't like mushrooms, but on fabric or in art, I think they are the cutest things.

Barbara said...

Those penguins are adorable! Always love the hexies. Feel better!

sunny said...

You always have the cutest hexies! Love the last little cartoon. Hope you continue to get better, and get some sleep at night!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Fun hexies, the penguins are adorable and turkey mini quilt is so cute! Get well soon!

Becky G said...

Oh my, your hexi's are super cute as always!

So sorry you are under the weather... And honestly, it just isn't fair that you can't even rest well. Lack of sleep is hard on one even when you feel well, devastating when one is not well. Hope you feel better real soon! B

Connie said...

Linda, I hope your doctor gives you something to help with your cough and that you get better soon, there is nothing worse than being sick. Your hexies are adorable as usual! Those are some chubby penguins!

Love your little turkey!

Linda said...

I hope the doctor can give you something that will magically take care of your awful coughing!
Love your hexies today!

Staci said...

Cute little cartoon at the end! Made me giggle. I hope you get to feeling better and the coughing stops! Miserable to have that night cough interrupting your sleep, especially when you need the sleep to help you feel better.
Darling hexies. You always, always have darling hexies.

Maria said...

Hope you got some good meds from the doctor so you can sleep better.

I always love your cute hexies.

Lovely November Mini.

Needled Mom said...

I hope they can sort things out for you at the doctors today.

Your little hexies are soooo cute. The shrooms are darling, but the chubby penquins are precious. So is your November Tom.

Feel better soon!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, wonderful penquins flower! How cute! And love the new mini for November. He might not be safe by the door - he might get frightened and run out it. I ordered the 12" frame and plan on the monthly minis next year - you inspired.

Maria Teresa said...

you always make the prettiest hexies.
Hope you're feeling better by now.

Lynda said...

Always love those hexies. Those penquins are adorable! Hope you are feeling better soon. Night time is always the worst. Loved the funny at the end....sneezing postits. Perfect.

Sarah Craig said...

I love that it's National Chaos Never Dies Day - because it's also my hubby's birthday! Somehow that seems so appropriate...... Hope you get to feeling better soon! Love those hexies!!

Snoodles said...

Oh, I am so hoping that you are better soon...I didn't comment on the other post because I was afraid you would feel like you had to answer -- but I want to let you know that I'm crossing my fingers that the doctor can stop that cough!

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

Just love you cute hexies,your post makes me smile. hope you feel better take care

Sheila said...

Your hexies are just sweet and love your turkey ,such acute mini quilt!Get well soon. hugs

Hilachas said...

Cute hexie flowers. I like the little fat penguins. The mini turkey hanging "thingie" for your table stand is adorable.

Pokey said...

Laughed at the post-it note cartoon. I'm snuffling along too, get better!

Jamie Lee said...

I love your Tom Turkey...he is really cute! I just entered one of the giveaways you blogged about...if I win I'll split it with you:)

I hope you are feeling better and get some rest tonight!

Char said...

Swallowed razor blades? That's how I used to describe strep throat to my mom when I was a kid (I had it all the time) I'm glad you're going to the Dr. and hope you feel better soon.
Those penguins are too cute!

Jeanette said...

Hope you feel better soon. Love those cute hexagons. The mini wallhanging is adorable. Hugs,

Karen said...

Oh dear, hope you are feeling better soon! Are all these great fabrics you use for your flowers in your stash?

Shaz said...

I love ther way you have done your flowers, they look so adorable. Your work is fabulous

Anonymous said...

I absolute love those two hexagons and the little November Turkey is too cute! Get well soon. You have so much to create!

Bev C said...

Hello Linda,

Those penguins are so cute. I can imagine a whole quilt of them.
Happy days.

Christine said...

I hope you feel better real soon. It is no fun being sick.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Oh my goodness, my friend, this was another of my favorite posts of yours. (Well, except that you are sick. Why does coughing get so much worse at night?? I hope you are sleeping as I type this.)

Your flowers..fab. Your Who Me? also fab!

Sheila said...

Nice picture of Chaos. Makes me think of a quilt. lol.
Beautiful, perfectly sweet little penguins and turtles. You are GOOD.

ANudge said...

I surely like your Mr. Tom. Hope you're all better now.

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