I sewed something today. It's a little mug rug. I was testing out block piece sizes of this little basket. The basket was inspired by Bonnie Hunter's new pattern called Basket Toss. You can find her pattern here. Here it is on the stand between our tv chairs. It is next to the mini jelly roll rug mat. The basket part is red. The backing is red. I wasn't motivated to do a binding, so I turned it and stitched. My quality of sewing is off a little right now. It will be fine...
I'm just not motivated to sew. I went to the doctor last week for my Covid pneumonia stuff. He finally gave me a round of antibiotics and steroids. He gave me the option of trying the meds or just waiting 3-4 weeks for it to clear up. I thought it was a no brainer. I got the meds. He told me to call him this week if I wasn't feeling better.
This week came and I was only feeling a smidgen better. I called him. My issues are still cough, phlegm, and being tired more than usual. I'm still trying to do things with Owen like ride bikes and run him to his events. (I'm no longer contagious.) I'm sleeping with using any sleep meds (which is great now.) I'm mowing the yard. BUT, when I do these things I usually end up taking a 2 - 3 hour nap the next day. My doctor gave me cough syrup.
I still find myself in a brain fog. It's a really weird feeling. I'm kinda embarrassed to explain it, but here it goes...
1.) When I read things it seems I have to read them numerous times. If I am interrupted I have to start over again.
2.) Yesterday it took me over 10 minutes to figure out how to open the squeeze sour cream container. Seriously!!! I never purchased that before. I thought I would use less if I bought it that way. I almost cheated and googled how to open it. I tried to pry it open with a knife. I thought about cutting it inside the squeeze part. Finally I realized that the square cap screwed off.
3.) When I make a quilt block like a star or basket. I end up turning HSTs in the wrong direction or sewing the wrong side of the seam.
4.) It took me a while to figure out the best way to rip out my Veggie blocks to fix the missing rows on the short carrots and the short squash. I eventually figured it out. Usually my brain jumps to math mode and I have it. Not lately.
5.) Yesterday I couldn't figure out how to turn on the garden hose. It has two valves. I didn't realize that my husband secretly installed a third valve so that he only had to shut off that one when we went on vacation... Duh. Back in the day I would follow the line with a flashlight in the basement. I never even thought of that. The new valve was in the garage, but I didn't notice it.
6.) I have to be really, really careful when paying bills and writing things in the checkbook. Whew.
My brain feels like this. This is the computer area behind my sewing machine. It's been like this on and off for a month. That's some of my veggie blocks that need another row sewn on them. I managed to sew SEVEN 2.5" squares together this week. Wow... That's it. It will come back to me.
I don't want pitty. I am recovering and getting a little better each day. School is out for summer. Things are looking up. I just need time to get over the rest of it. I have really adjusted my eating habits in a good way. I lost a little weight -- WOOHOO!
I'm linking up at Joy's blog, The Joyful Quilter, for the Table Scraps Challenge.
I'm so excited to have a finish that I'm linking up at Alycia Quilts for Finished (or not) Friday.
I'm linking up at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?