Sunday, April 11, 2021

Almost Human

I don't often have side effects from medication, but the antibiotics I took for a tummy problem last week laid me low.  I think I had every known side effect except ruptured tendon.  Yes, ruptured tendon was one of the less-likely side effects!  I have let the clinic know that I do not want to take those pills again!

But I am much improved!  Since I had planned to attend a quilting retreat during my birthday week, Mr. Lakeside booked an overnight at a posh Nashville hotel Saturday night.  On the way there, we stopped to pick up a couple of quilts from the LAQ.  Wait till you see them!

He also patiently waited while I got rid of my Covid hair.

We spent the afternoon lounging in the suite, enjoying champagne, and watching The Masters.  Son-1 and his bride joined us for dinner and a grand time was had by all.

Oh, I bet you want to see the quilts!  Well, I'm reserving full-on shots till I have proper space and lighting.  But here are a few highlights of the quilting.  First is a smallish quilt, Twisted Ribbons, that I made in retreats with Cindy Williams (The Math Whisperer).

I don't normally like heavy quilting, but this is going to be a wall hanging so I asked my LAQ to have fun with it. And fun she had!  I especially like the detail in the outer ribbon.

The other quilt is a favorite of mine, started in a class with Debbie Caffrey about 10 years ago.  This one is staying with me so I requested custom quilting.

Custom, but not heavy.  I can't wait to show the whole quilts!


  1. glad you are feeling better - looks like a fun time! one thing I allowed myself this past year was a haircut every 3 months at a early time in the morning when there was no one else in the shop and we both had a mask on - quick dry cut no shampoo just a cut

  2. That sounds like the perfect way to celebrate feeling better, Libby! You look wonderful, and so do your quilts!

  3. Bye, bye Covid hair and hello beautiful, Libby!! Looking forward to seeing the full reveal of those quilts. SEW glad to hear that you are feeling better, too!!

  4. I can't wait to see your quilts if full. The quilting is gorgeous on what you've shown. So sorry that you've not felt well. I have five quilts waiting for binding that came back from my quilter, but i need to find the fabric for binding! I haven't even started to unpack my quilting stuff yet. {sigh}

  5. Love that pretty photo of you Libby and so happy you got to have a special time out and about. But my gosh, that quilting-wow!!

  6. Ooh, that quilting looks luscious! I can't wait to see more!


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