Here are the squares that I completed before being sidelined with my migraine.
These are all of the squares that I've cut in the past few weeks. There are a lot of them!
This is what it looked like yesterday after our predicted "snow flurries" became about 5 inches. Our snow blower has decided to not cooperate this year. I was not happy with it when I finally got it started yesterday and the auger thingy that scoops up the snow and throws it out wouldn't turn. Out came the shovel.
Not long after I finished outside and then took my shower, I decided to sew a bit on my 9 patch quilt squares. I hadn't been sewing long at all, maybe 10 minutes when I noticed jagged lights in my vision. Oh oh. I've only had three of these octicular migraines in the last twenty years but I knew what was coming. The lights flashing is an unmistakable sign. I grabbed my phone and a glass of water and headed for my comfy recliner. Within five minutes I was completely blind. That lasted about an hour and a half and then the pain came. The headache lasted all day and night and is still lingering this morning. I feel for people that have migraines regularly. The first time I lost my sight, it scared me to death. Now I know what's coming and I've luckily been at home each time except the first. I was at work then and terrified. I was completely blind for over four hours and all alone, my bosses were both working out of town that day. I just sat at my desk and didn't move. Hubby was in Egypt on business and the kids were all in school. Luckily I could see again before it was time to leave to get them from school.
The pattern for the doily I was working on was horrendous. I got to row 15 and could not figure it out so I went online to see if there was any errata. Nope. And everyone had the same problem at row 15. Mind you, it was horribly written up to that point, lots of guesswork, but doable if you've made doilies before. I ended up ripping it out back to this point and finishing it off. It makes a fine smaller doily too don't you think?
I finished two dishcloths from Knit Picks Dishie. I really like Dishie for dishcloths and it wears very well.
I've found a similar pattern and tried it...so far, so good. I've finished the middle and one end and am getting ready to start the other end. This one is written SO MUCH better and it's been fun to make.
This will be a newborn sleep sack for a newborn. It's being made for Cooper hospital which was the charity an online crafting friend donated to for years. Ginden passed away last week and several of us are making things to donate to Cooper in her honor. Teresa, I'll include your name on the sleep sack when I send it if that's okay, since you and Dayle bought the yarn for the mitten project.
My plans, as I said before, is to try a quilt as you go blanket. I'll sew up some squares and then cut a backing square of fabric and batting to match. This way I can take them with me anywhere to quilt individually. When you have them done, you put them all together. It should be interesting!
Tomorrow we're having dinner with Neal & Jenny for our monthly "date night". Saturday Hubby is taking me out somewhere for my birthday and Sunday I'm heading to Portland for a week to play with Piper. Next Tuesday lunch is planned with Gracie, Taci & Teresa. Fun times are ahead. I NEED to get over this headache! Hubby has also had a horrible head cold all week so I need to pray I don't get it. That would put all of my plans to go to Portland on hold. The last thing I should do is go make everyone there sick.
Have a lovely weekend my friends. I think it's time to get my shovel out again. It's much easier to clean it off every inch or two than wait until there is lots and it's heavy. :-)