Sunday, February 12, 2012

The last house

Here she is.  The last house for the wonky house swap.  This African Hut created itself, practically.  I had a pile of scraps on the cutting table from other projects, and they asked to be made into a hut.  Do your scraps ever talk to you, or is it the diet I am on that has turned my mind toward hallucinations?  Anyway, this is the last one I am making for now.  I need 11 to send in for the swap.  The object was to make 12, then decide which one to keep.  That choice was becoming very difficult.  I wanted so many, and Tom wanted other ones.  This way, I don't have to choose.  I can make the 12th one after I get my 11 back from the bee and see just what is needed to make that quilt work best.  And, I have photos of all the others in case I want to recreate one of them.
This is a pretty pitiful showing for an entire day, but I am off my game these days.  My body has been invaded by a pesky and irksome bacteria, and my doctor has put me on some hideous medicine to get rid of it.  The bacteria is less annoying than the side affects of the antibiotic.  I am a big believer in the development of all modern medicine, but I think we may have gone a bit over the top with some of it.  I won't get on my soap box here, so rest easy.  I only have to take this terrible stuff for another couple of days, then I should be as good as new, and back in a creative frame of mind.
Hopefully, I will be somewhat productive tomorrow.  I have siggy blocks to make, and blocks to mail.
Until then, joyful quilting everyone.
(By the way, for anyone intrigued by my diet statement above, I have lost 23 pounds since January 1, and almost 4 inches around my middle.  I am on my way to a new streamlined me.)


Vroomans' Quilts said...

It has been fun to watch everyone's houses grouw - all so different with the ideas flowing from each ones' mind. And good for you in your weight loss, hope you are feeling better soon.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Love the hut. 23 pounds?!?! You go girl!!! Fabulous!

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Beautiful hut, and congratulations on the weight loss! When I had my physical a couple weeks ago my BMI was in the "overweight" range, so my doctor recommends losing 15 pounds - he says one pound a month is enough to aim for, but knowing me I better aim for more than that! I was diabetic on medication, and losing 50 pounds is what brought it under control.

I know you'll be glad to get the wonky stuff in the mail - I was! I'm still deciding if I want to do the trees or not.

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! That's a lot of weight loss. Congratulations!! Hope you're feeling better soon. Love the little hut.

Venus de Hilo said...

Congratulations on the -23 lbs, that's a great accomplishment!
And on creating such a lovely assortment of house blocks.

Peggy said...

Yeah! I'm in your wonky house swap group, I love your hut Maybe it will come to me!!!