Monday, November 06, 2006


Whatza Monday?

It's just another day of the week. Nothing special, but somehow... it's a day that can make me a bit moody. Maybe because I am always starting another diet on Mondays! The diet du jour- and that's all I can hope it will last- no caffeine (wah!) and I am trying to seriously restrict the artificial sweeteners. And for some one with BB's- that's a challenge. So I went without my morning cup of tea. Honestly, I'm havin' chest pains. And hot flashes. and a bad headache. And my toes are cold and my nose is hot. And I hear this strange ringing... Oh, OK, I'll survive. But I'm not happy about it.

DH Bill and the 3 oldest boys are hunting, today. They left yesterday afternoon and spent the night in the woods. So that might attest to my normal routine being out of whack. Speaking of whacking... hope they get something. I figure that with 4 people hunting, surely they will be coming home with some protein for the freezer, right? I have been bumping around the house with all the extra room their absence has afforded me. Just me and the 5 little ones. We've done some cooking and watched a movie. I made a few more postcards- I like this dragon fly one. It is a lot of fun to make- I use the 4x6" stabilizer as my foundation and then just stitch and flip- improvisationally. I don't even trim up the extra fabric- what fer? It's just a post card, right? When I have covered the whole peice of stabilizer, I iron it down and trim it up. Ta-da! I stitched over all the seams with some pretty variegated primary color thread- rayon. (5 adjectives in that sentence-shew!) And then stitched it to the card base.

The table runners I made to sell at a tea room. (Notice the empty tea cup?) Now aren't you all just shocked at their traditional colors and patterns? I can do traditional if I put my mind to it! These are the poetry collection fabrics by Moda. I got them while down in Tennessee with Sarah. I have been making a few things to sell at the tea room and at the craft show- but I always have someone specific in mind, if they don't sell. That way I have some gifts all ready to go.

oh, I think my decaffeinated body needs a nap! Now why am I doing this? Oh, that's right, caffeine and artificial sweetners are supposed to be bad for me. I'm wondering if I really care... Now stop that, Nines! I can do this!

12 comments:

Rae said...

I always get a BAD headach with caffine withdrawl. Whenever I get ill (flue, blader infections, ect.) I have to go without cafine. I get such a headach but at those times I never sure if it is the illness or cafine withdrawl. Mind you, my cafine intake is 1 to 1 1/2 cups of coffee a day and the odd bite of chocolate. Can you imagine what it would be if I was like some people who drink a pot of coffee a day.

Hedgehog said...

As a fellow addict, good luck!! Love the runners - even if they are subdued!

McIrish Annie said...

Couldn't make it through any day never mind a MONDAY without my java fix!! Good luck with that! Like the postcard. really need to do that!! (note..postcard to self, make a postcard) They are so cute!

McIrish Annie said...

Couldn't make it through any day never mind a MONDAY without my java fix!! Good luck with that! Like the postcard. really need to do that!! (note..postcard to self, make a postcard) They are so cute!

quiltpixie said...

Caffene withdrawl is real -- the worse the symtoms the more it tells you perhaps moderating your intake is a good thing -- I tried giving up caffene one lent and lasted 24 hours before I was so sick there was no way! Hang in there, your body will thank you...

DubiQuilts said...

I had bad caffine withdrawl years ago and just wanted to die. But I got over it and did just fine.

I love the bright colors in the post cards. I am going to steal your design if it is OK and use a novelty block in the middle and my hand dyes around it.

I have been making and selling table runners for years and you should have no problems selling yours. Make sure you price them right.

Peni said...

Poor, poor, poor. The best way to get through is lots of naps....like you can take naps all day since you're down to ONLY five kids. :)

Hope your guys come back with a heaping cartop.

Love you so, Mom

meggie said...

Love those pretty colours in that postcard. I dont know "postcards"? are they small?
Also love the table runners.
I came here via Dubiquilts.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

That's very brave of you to give up the caffeine. Hang in there

Darcie said...

Hope your day at work without the caffeine is do-able, Nines. Perhaps easing into this would be easier on your system? I feel for you, girlfriend.

Your postcard is delightful! And your runners are lovely as well. Good luck with your sales!!! (Do you label your postcards and other pieces?)

Dawn said...

Oh I love your tea runners! I loved that line of fabric!

cher said...

oh..I wondered about those colors in the table runners..they seemed, well, not so much you :-) oh my, giving up coffee?? or tea?? that makes you one brave strong woman...it's my last holdout of vice...coffee in the morning just go together for me. love, love the postcard! hope your stuff sells well.