We had a great event filled Labor Day weekend!
It started off with bugs (what else?).
I had been bitten several times on each ankle Wednesday night, and Friday night when I went to apply more anti-itch cream, my kids freaked out when they saw my ankle! YIKES. One of the bites had swollen to the size of a golf ball.
I clearly wasn't thinking straight, because I honestly hadn't even noticed. Sheesh. So, my kids insisted I go to "Quick Care" a.k.a. Doc in the Box. The doctor took a look at my ankle and said, "Hmm. That's unusual." Gee, thanks, Doc. He said I was having an allergic reaction and needed to take a double dose of Zyrtec every day until the lump was gone. (That was Friday night. It's now Tuesday morning, and lump is still there ... maybe a bit smaller.)
Saturday, I hit the ground running (even though Doc said I should rest all weekend). I had a Stampin' Up! workshop in the morning.
|photo source: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/margo|
Then met some friends and used a long arm quilting machine to quilt an big queen sized log cabin quilt. YAY!
|This isn't the exact machine I used, but silly me, I forgot to take my camera!|
Here's the quilt (it still needs the binding finished):
|Close up of the free motion quilting I did (this is the back side of the quilt).|
After quilting for 4 1/2 hours, I raced home, grabbed the kids, and headed for Meridian. Because, we had free tickets for the Meridian Speedway! And, it was a crazy crashed filled night! What a blast!
|picture source: http://www.asa-racing.com/news.aspx?Id=47835|
By Saturday night, my swollen ankle was killing me. So, I took the doctor's advice on Sunday and rested. I finished the hand embroidery on one of my favorite quilts. Then Monday, I sewed the blocks together and "sandwiched" the quilt. While my family watched movies, I started the hand quilting. YAY. Great weekend.
What did you do over the holiday weekend?