Not much happening in my sewing room this week. Last Sunday, while sewing on my signature blocks, I began to feel unwell, and decided to call it a day. Not too long after that I figured out I had managed to allow myself to become quite dehydrated.
With Mister away I only have the puppies to remind me to feed them so I have had a bad habit of just sewing/stitching without taking a break. I also haven’t been eating much, which I tend to do when it’s hot, and since I’m not overly fond of salty tasting foods (with just a couple of exceptions) I never salt what I eat.
I probably should have called a friend and gone to the hospital since I was dizzy, had a hard time holding on to a thought, etc. Since I have lived in the desert off and on for almost 15 years now I figured out what was going on so immediately started drinking something with some electrolytes and made myself something to eat. I will confess that I scared myself enough that I slept with my phone that night. I also went 5 days with no coffee. Yeah, I was that scared.
Tuesday when I went into work I told the shop owner what had happened and she helped me stay on track to guzzling Gatorade all day. It doesn’t help that we’ve been under Extreme Heat conditions around here, even breaking a high temperature record yesterday.
I did buy fabric this week, for a shower curtain for my main upstairs bath. It’s already visited the cutting table and is ready to be stitched up. Yay, me!
Here’s a snap as soon as I got it home. The white is for the main curtain and the black is for the accent.
This week is my Jo Morton Little Women club meeting so I’m sure I’ll be bringing home some fabric, but I’m determined to again only buy the focus fabric for border/sashing and use stash for the rest. I believe this will be the last meeting that I’ll need to purchase fabric for since our last quilt (due in October) is the one I hand appliqued. I just need to figure out what backing and binding to use and I’ve already been auditioning from my stash.
Fabric added this week: 6
Fabric out this week: 7 1/2
Fabric added this year (April – present): 96 7/8
Fabric out this year (April – present): 33 3/8
I’ve also been spending a lot of time stitching on my Elizabeth Sheffield sampler. I’m loving her. The first section was supposed to be finished by today but we’re supposed to have a month to work on each section and this time we only had 17 days. Right now I’m working strictly on continental stitching over 1 and should have it finished tomorrow at the latest if I continue my routine.