Of all of my Christmas gift quilts, I have to say, this one is my favorite. It is called Message in a Bottle, a Miss Rosie's Quilt Company pattern. I love everything about this quilt. The colors are gorgeous--a wonderful selection of Civil War blues, tans and browns from my stash, and the pattern the blocks make is wonderful. I call this quilt Facets, as the design reminds me of gem stones cut for maximum sparkle by master jewelers. This quilt could not have been easier, and looks wonderfully complex.
The quilt is made up of two basic, simple blocks, which are set on the diagonal. The two blocks are a pinwheel and a square in a square. Look carefully at the quilt. Find a pinwheel block, look diagonally next to it and find the square in a square block. See? Isn't it mind blowing? What a complex design out of two beginner blocks. There is a pieced outer row around the quilt that continues the design and ties it all together.
Wonderful pattern. I may have to make this one again in colors I use in my home for decorating. Imagine it in French General reds...
This quilt is going to a favorite man in my life, who appreciates my quilts and will be thrilled to receive it. I can't wait to give it to him!
My week has been kind of crazy. I came down with a minor cold on Friday, and was a bit sniffly on Saturday. Sunday I felt a fairly lousy and laid around with a good book all day, and didn't go out. Monday was my day off, and I was over the worst of the cold. I rested up at home that day, and my cold symptoms were pretty much gone. No cough, no sneezing, no stuffiness. I did get a call from work, asking if I could come in for a couple of hours and help out with a project. Being a conscientious person, I explained I had been a bit under the weather with a minor case of sniffles and should probably not come in that day, although I was over my symptoms. I explained I was better but thought I should give it another day to stay home and be sure I was well. Tuesday I was scheduled to work and woke up symptom free and feeling great. I got all ready for work and was about to go out the door when the phone rang. It was a woman I work with who flat out told me she sure hoped I wasn't planning to come in and contaminate and infect the rest of my co-workers. "But I'm all better", I told her. She said she doubted it and sure hoped I would stay home. She isn't my boss, just a co-worker I barely know.
I wasn't sure how to feel about her calling me and dictating how I was to spend my day. I was completely recovered. I wasn't sneezing, coughing or otherwise showing any symptoms of having a cold. I am an adult and am responsible about not going out when I am ill--in other words, if I am sick I stay home. I thought it was nervy of someone to dictate to me that I needed to miss a day of work because for all she knew I was contagious. I felt it was insulting that she would imply that I was so thoughtless of my colleagues that I would infect them. I did end up staying home, and missing a day's work. Not because I was still ill, but because she made such a fuss over it. What do you all think? Has anything like that happened to you? Did she over step her authority? Should I have brushed her off and continued with my plan to go to work as scheduled?