Sadly, my Relapsing Polychondritis flared up this weekend. Usually I know it's coming when an ear or my nose is inflamed and becomes very painful. Not this time. My cauliflower ear was only tingly and I went straight to crippling joint pain while the disease was attacking the cartilage there. I'm chalking this flare up to the stress of living in an active construction zone. Who knew that could be stressful? (sarcasm)
I'm supposed to treat a flare-up with steroids and I HATE STEROIDS! They rot my stomach, make me manic and chatty, make me rather testy, make me hungry, and make me gain weight. The long-term effects are far worse. I'm blessed to not be on them full-time any more, but I put taking them off as long as possible. When I finally took them, I had to wait until they kicked in.
While I was waiting, though, I dug into my basket of 1 1/2" scrap squares. Quilting is a great distraction.
I made some progress on Dottie (L). She's now 12" tall. I hope she grows to be 60" tall, so I still have a ways to go.
I started playing with a new block (M). I have tons of squares and an entire basket of black scraps so I can work on this for a long, long time.
I have tons and Tons and TONS of blue squares so I decided to put together a 6" blue and white checkerboard block (R). I might make some blue/black and some blue/gray, or maybe I'll just keep up the blue/white theme. I'm not sure yet. Maybe I'll mix in some red/white blocks? Who knows?
So I made some happy blocks while waiting for the happy steroids to kick in. I have quite an energy burst now and am able to move around again. I'll be annoyingly chatty and won't get much sleep for a while. Hopefully a few weeks of treatment will bring my disease back under control.
None of us know what life is going to bring us, but fortunately quilting is always there to get us through the rough spots.