Really Random Thursday + WIP

Yesterday I suddenly went down with a mystery illness which apparently is going around. It was like flu without the sneezing/sore throat. I kept randomly alternating between high temperatures and being freezing cold, although it was quite a warm day, and all my muscles ached so much I could hardly move about. Luckily it seems to be wearing off but I missed WIP so I thought it throw it into Really Random Thursday.

I have finished my ever decreasing dots from last week. I wanted to do something with the Dotty Ombre strips from a Simply Color Jelly Roll that couldn’t be done with another fabric but once I’d got to a 30″ square block I was at a loss for what to do with it. After thinking about all the suggestions last week I decided to add a coordinating jelly roll strip to the top and bottom and and turn it into a baby quilt. It’s in the washing machine now and I’m hoping for a sunnier day tomorrow to get a better photo!

Still in progress is my ‘real’ Trip-a-Long. I’ve quilted it in straight lines a walking foot’s width on each side of the ditch in one direction and I’m planning to do the same crosswise so I end up with a square grid.

Now I’m feeling better I’ll have to go and check out everyone else’s WIP from this week.

As a more random fact, I’ve decided I would never have the patience to be a wildlife photographer. These two pheasants were having some kind of an altercation in the garden. The three moves below were repeated three times during the half hour I watched them and when I looked out two or three hours later they were still doing the same. I have no idea how it got resolved but I take my hat off to anyone who sits in a tree for a week on the off chance of getting a shot of a giraff or elephant at night.



What have you been doing lately?

Janine @ Rainbow Hare

16 thoughts on “Really Random Thursday + WIP

  1. Benta AtSLIKstitches says:

    Baby quilt is looking great, I guess the photography thing is related to the 5x7s, if you're passionate about it, that's fine – me- I'd rather be sewing but some people dont understand the point of cutting fabric then sewing it back together!


  2. Live a Colorful Life says:

    I went back to your ever decreasing dots quilt–SOOO great!

    Bummer about the flu–I had something like that two weeks ago where I had four quilt layers on top of me and was still cold–plus severe abdominal cramps. Yuck! Hope you are feeling back to normal again.


  3. P. says:

    Funny, I watched the “wild kingdom” from my kitchen window yesterday too, and took some pics. I'm sure the pheasants sorted it out. It was probably all about a hen, LOL.


  4. linda says:

    hope you are feeling better :)) the pheasant pic are good well done we had a kestrel sitting on the sky dish i nipped in for the camera and the b flew off.


  5. Scrapatches says:

    Randomly responding …

    Hope you are feeling much better with no more ill effects.

    I am enjoying the quick looks at your WIPs and am looking forward to more pictures.

    The only wildlife I try to photograph are my very domesticated felines, who love to pose.

    Thanks for the link to Really Random Thursday and for sharing … :) Pat


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