Thursday, May 27

Wishing I were Nancy Drew.....

and then I would be able to solve this allergic reaction problem that I'm having. A fever has been added to the mix and my doctor took me off the antibiotic because I could be allergic to that. I was convinced it was bug bites from those Noseum/sand fleas that I stirred up when taking my quilt pics on the line. The doctor says my rash is too widespread for it to be bug bites. All I know is I'm hot, but I'm cold and I itch. He put me on a Prednisone drug to get rid of the rash and gave me something for itching relief. Must admit, I feel awful. Even being at the computer isn't fun. I might not be blogging much til I get over this.
There is good news, though...........I won a Charm pack in a drawing at RJR fabrics. Can hardly wait to get it!! Not because I need more fabric but because they said it will be perfect for me based on my answer which I can't remember now. It's this stuffy head. Brain can't function. I won a copy of Quiltmaker Small quilts the other day just for commenting. Before I found blogs and such, I barely ever won anything. Always something to look forward to in blogging.

And, I promised pics of the finished projects and here they are..........the little wallhanging from a Pat Sloan design.................
The border fabrics has the names of herbs printed on it and the minute I saw it, I knew I would use it with this block design. I'm going to send this one along to Pandora for her Quilts in Bloom show. And then this is the baby quilt that is a donation quilt........
I decided to give it a little extra "fuss" and instead of just sewing the binding by machine, I did blanket stitch all the way around in Perle cotton. I've had that lavendar train print fabric in my stash since the 1980's. Always wanted to use it but never had a project til now. As I was stitching the binding I realized that I should tie the blocks in the center as well as at each corner, so I'll do that tomorrow. Maybe. It will depend on how I feel. :-)
Have a good day!
Sandi

17 comments:

Beth said...

Sandi, so sorry you are still not feling well. I hope you find out what is causing all your symtoms soon so ou can feel better.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Sandi, I hope you will soon be better. How very miserable :-( And congrats on your winnings :-)

joanne lendaro said...

I wish you were Nancy Drew too! She could definately figure this one out, or how about Marcus Wellby? He always had the answers...HOPE you get to feeling better very soon!!!

Beth said...

Sandi,
I just got over a mystery medical issue too. Like you confused it... with allergies. Turns out it was a cold, that decided to settle in my right ear... on meds and finally getting some relief.
Hope you are FEELING better soon.

Back to packing and sorting.

Beth-Near Chicago

SarahVee said...

Rest up, Sandi. Love your herb quilt - perfect for a garden tour. Congrats on your winnings,too!

Kaye said...

Oh Sandi, you must feel awful. Hopefully you get relief soon, hang in there

luv2quilt2 said...

I hope you feel better soon - we've got a holiday weekend coming up. Take care.

Needled Mom said...

Oh Sandi, I am so sorry. That sounds terrible. I hope you are better soon.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Nice for the charm pack. Terrible for how you feel. SO so sorry Sandi. I really do know exactly what you are going through. I did this last year before the wedding. Everyone said it was nerves but it was an allergic reaction and it took 2 weeks to get the medication out of my system. Seriously you will be better in a week or so. I know that is a long time but it will get better, if I've diagnosed you correctly!!! Sorry my dear. try to do anything that relieves the sensation.

Barb said...

When I was just a kid, I got an infection on the bottom of my foot from stepping on a nail. At the same time my brothers were all coming down with the measles. I broke out in a rash and ran a fever--very sick. At first Mom thought I had the measles, but the rash didn't look a measles rash. Turns out I was allergic to the medication prescribed for the infection!! Hope you feel well very soon.

Crispy said...

Oh Sandi, I'm sending some gentle hugs your way and am praying that you are healed quickly!!

Crispy

Sarah or Semmy said...

Sandi, I am so glad you won a prize. You are always so generous to us, your followers and groups members, you should receive many more gifts. I hope that soon the mystery will be solved. I had one like that late last year where I broke out everywhere with fever. It was just an allergy to latex from large pieces of tape holding down a bandage. Afterwards, my skin peeled as if I had a sunburn.

Meredith said...

Hope you feel better. I have gotten really bad rashes from being allergic to an antibotic. Take it easy

Micki said...

So sorry about your allergies nad hope you feel better. Congrats on your win...at least you had a lovely surprise with that!
Micki

Pat said...

I know you are well over a week with this going on.......so I hope it can be figured out soon and you will be back in business. *sigh* Love your little wall-hanging and the baby quilt with that cute train print and the blanket stitching, too.

The Paper Princess said...

Itching is the worst! I hope you feel better soon - congrats on your win - and seeing you on those camels put such a smile on my face!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Laura in IA said...

I assume they ruled out shingles. Many of my friends have suffered this in recent years. Regardless, I know you are having no fun. Pamper yourself.

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