To Do Tuesday – 28 June 2022 and Cabin Fever

CABIN FEVER definition:

  1. Boredom, restlessness, or irritability that results from a lack of environmental stimulation, as from a prolonged stay in a remote, sparsely populated region or a confined indoor area.
  2. A condition that produces restlessness and irritability caused from being in a confined space.

Does Cabin Fever remind anyone of how they are feeling now or is it just me! I have everything a quilter would want, yet I just cannot get with the excitement of making, much less working on one that I have started! The big “C” did not impact our lives in 2020 and 2021 as other issues were going on. We had thought last November and December that we were back to where we could just get up and go somewhere. NOT NOW! I have been through Cabin Fever when I lived in Sterling Virginia during the winter months which were 6 months long, but NEVER in Texas where the temperatures stay at 100-114 every day since May.

I would love to go on a trip (even with the high cost of fuel) BUT where to go? Where are the idiots not protesting and killing people? Anyone know? If you do, let me know.

So I decided that I would do something different! Read a book! Now I have plenty of books in the library to read, but I thought it would be nice to purchase a Kindle. I decided on a Kindle Oasis – bad move! That one went back yesterday and it was an expensive one, but I could not read the screen well as it was not a white paper background.

On to the next one, my friend Wanda is a very avid reader and has a Kindle Fire, so I decided I would purchase one of those. I ordered the Kindle Fire HD 10” and it is a neat toy to have, besides I saved $200.00. (I won’t tell you how many Apple products I have that I can read a book on, but the Kindle is lightweight and I can take it with me.) I mainly did this to start reading again. My favorite authors are Clancy, Grisham, Tony Hillerman, and Mary Clark Higgins and of course all of the O’Reilly books. I subscribe to Bill and each year I receive a free book, so I can either read the hard copy or read it on the Kindle as long as I do not have to pay for it. I joined the unlimited with Amazon for 3 months free so we shall see what they offer me as whether or not I keep that subscription.

I am calling this week a lost cause because I have another dental appointment in the morning. Our lives are beginning to feel like Ground Hog Day – EVERYDAY!


I did succeed in selecting the fabric I like for my Wedding Ring Quilt and made 2 1/2 blocks and this was after the other 2 fabric selections bombed! There is more cutting to do and a lot of sewing to work on. Hopefully after tomorrow I begin to have the desire to cut and sew. I have not selected the colors where it is blank. They need to be a color to really make the quilt pop!

I am moving along on my Bat’s and Boo’s Cross Stitch, slowly but surely! The Kindle acquisitions have kept me from doing anything but trying to decide to keep it!

I now have 4 blocks completed on the Moda Holiday Stitch-A-Long. I enjoyed completing Block 5 before Block 4 (it has a lot of circles).

This next week I will continue working on the above projects, and start on my 20 Churn Dash blocks for the SAL.

Other than that, I know NOTHING. I do hope this Cabin Fever leaves me soon. Maybe if I start reading a book it will help me become inspired with my quilting this week. I plan on setting time aside for reading.

I am curious though, anyone else feel like I do now? I guess it will go away as soon as I give myself a good talking to! There is one thing that I am pleased with – I have met my goals for exercise, move, and standing 2 months in a row. It took me some time to get here but it is worth it! AND we did get 6 tenths of an inch of rain last night! Happy Dance on that one.

Hugs, and stay away from Cabin Fever!


Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap BagBOM’s Away;  Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdaySlow Sunday Stitching  Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock PartyDesign Wall Monday, Scrap Happy DaysQuilting Patch Linky Party, To Do Tuesdays

To Do (Tuesday) Friday! 24 June 2022

Good afternoon! This is an historical day in America and I am so proud of PresidentTrump who added the 3 new Conservative Judges. He will go down in History of this Nation for appointing these Judges! The Supreme Court did their job and stuck with the Constitution as written! It is not the end of abortion because there are states that will allow it. People need to understand that and not destroy our cities NOR SHOULD THEY HURT THE Supreme Court Justices and their families. In the last 50 years things have changed drastically to prevent pregnancies. So if someone doesn’t want to be bothered with having a child, then take responsibility and prevent it through planning! END OF STORY.

Now on to where I am in quilting…… NOWHERE…. I have decided to not continue on with Lori’s Smith small 6” applique blocks project. I really hated to tell Jaydee because it was I that agreed to work on it. But even working with the grid I made for the first 6 blocks, I had a difficult time working with tiny tiny pieces. So that is GONE!

Next on the list was to make a Wedding Ring Quilt. Long story short – I auditioned 2 sets of fabrics that I thought would work! The first one bombed – that was the French General fabrics. The second go round was to use blues and mauve/pink. That took time to prepare the fabric, cut the pieces out for 4 melons only to find out it looked like @@@@! So I came into the Studio today and watched Shar Jorgenson’s You Tube Video, but that did not help me at all. I sat and looked at all the fabric I have in this studio and could not find anything that I would/could use. That is because I can not do scrappy! So this project is gone, fabric put up and templates put back in the drawer out of site! I did not waste a lot of fabric making the one block, just spun my wheels for 4 days! Oh well! (After thought – I may TRY one more time to make this quilt using a focus fabric) My problem is that I think Logically and scrappy blows my mind because it just does not make sense!

By now you must be asking – what is next? Well for this afternoon I am going to work on my Bats and Boos cross stitch and the old Moda Holiday Stitch-a-Long project to clear my head of a feeling of failure! I hate it when I give up on something, but I have learned 2 things in my quilting life – Number 1 – If it is not fun – don’t do it! Number 2 – Realize that I cannot do scrappy like others! Too much logic and abstract reasoning in my brain. Oh well.

Here is were I am on the hand projects.

Have a great week-end and see all on Slow Stitching Sunday! And it is only 109 this afternoon! Wow – cold wave! LOL

Hugs Nanette

Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap BagBOM’s Away;  Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdaySlow Sunday Stitching  Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock PartyDesign Wall Monday, Scrap Happy DaysQuilting Patch Linky Party, To Do Tuesdays

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