Forgive the title of this post. My brain is on holiday.The past few weeks have been a blur. I've been travelling a lot for work - all over the countryside and even a quick trip to Melbourne - and my poor little Gus came down with a nasty gastro bug that saw us housebound for 5 days. By day 3 I'd completed 22 loads of washing. A mixture of towels, sheets and clothing. Inevitably whenever Gus vomited, he'd get me too and the same applied when the vomiting swiftly moved to diarrhoea. A change of clothes for him. A change of clothes for me. And a shower together in between.
Stupidly the morning after the first episode of vomiting I assumed it was a 24 hour bug and took the DH to the airport (he was out of town working for the first 3 days of the bug - super fun!). Gus was 'perkier' and I decided a trip to the airport and the garden centre was a good idea since the weather was perfect and Ollie wanted to plant some strawberries. Of course, Gus vomited all over me at the garden centre and as my trolly was already loaded with potted colour, potting mix, strawberry plants and a bunch of other bits, I was forced to pay in my vomit covered state (sooo embarrassing! You could definitely tell the mums at the centre - I got empathetic looks and offers of help! The non parents looked horrified. Just you wait!).
The bug continued without let up until Wednesday. Thank goodness. In between playing nurse and cleaner, I didn't get too much time to sew, but I did finish this second swoon block.
And now that things have returned to normal, I've managed to finish up two more blocks.
4 blocks complete. 5 to go! I am getting quicker with each block... but they do require a little more focus than I am used to. I am a somewhat lazy quilter. I like nice and easy, no real thought blocks most of the time. But I am pleased with how this quilt is coming together.
I do have a question for you though, usually I am a 2fer girl. In that, I like to make things in twos when they are for the boys (and buy things in two etc). Two Dick and Jane baby quilts. Two Bot Camp quilts. I figure the boys will quite possibly share a room in the very near future. As such, I've invested in enough Children at Play to make another quilt.
So here's my question: Should I make a matching Swoon quilt? Or something similar but different with the fabrics? Would love to hear your thoughts. And if I was to do something different, what would you suggest?
Hope you've all had a lovely weekend. Mine has been quite lovely. Pity tomorrow is Monday. Here's hoping my Monday is made better by the arrival of a parcel I've been waiting for!