Yesterday only went half as planned
The plan was to do my fabric dyeing yesterday. Mom left around 2 and I got busy prepping all the fabric. Then a friend came by to drop off things for the food pantry and we sat outside a talked a while. The grass had been mowed in the morning so that might be why I had a monumental allergic reaction as soon as I cam inside. Now my allergies aren't nearly as bad as they were 10 years ago but it did take 4 Benedryl in an hour and 1 every couple of hours after that to get it under control. That much Benedryl is nothing for me, there was a period of about 15 years when I took 16 every day. But the combination of the allergy and the Benedryl impaired my math and concentration skills so dyeing was off for the day.
Fortunately my boss is easy and the schedule can change. Today is now dyeing day but since everything is ready to go it should only take a few hours and then I can get the everything ready for my brother's arrival tomorrow and get some quilting in.
There was a time in my life when an allergy attack would last days and take a phenomenal amount of drugs to resolve. I'm lucky now that it's usually a few hours at most and most times it's just an annoyance.
Even in a drug fog yesterday wasn't a loss. Last night I loaded and started quilting 2 veterans quilts. These are 2 that I cut out and Peg sewed. I should have these finished tonight.
I have 2 more sets ready to quilt. Once I get these done I'll be caught up.
5/28/2020 11:14:41 am
That red, white and blue quilt really makes a statement!
5/29/2020 07:09:08 am
Wow, for me that much Benadryl would knock me out for at least a couple of days.
5/29/2020 10:17:17 am
I thought you were going to say the smell of freshly mown grass was why you stayed out so long. Still able to quilt on drugs! I would have sewn my finger. Glad you are feeling better.
5/29/2020 10:49:04 am
I am glad you have your allergies under control. I would be sound asleep after just taking two Benadryl!
5/30/2020 10:11:01 am
I generally avoid going out in the spring and fall as much as possible because the trees are huge triggers. How I would love to be outdoors right now but I know the repercussions aren't worth it. Going to the store with streaming eyes and nose would be sure to cause a riot so I know I'd better lay low.
5/31/2020 11:11:40 am
Glad you were able to get your allergies calmed down!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.