Luckily, the doctor set me up with plenty of high-powered pain medication to get through the times when the stone moves (kidney stones only cause pain when they're on the move—unfortunately I know this all too well after having had them four times in the last 15 years). I've had a good day today, so thought I should write a post while I'm pain free! I enjoyed a relaxing afternoon, curled up with a cup of hot tea and a good book.
My husband took pity on me during a rough bout with the kidney stone a couple weeks ago and bought me this encouraging book to read. I liked the subtitle—Meditations for Courage, Confidence, and Spirit. You definitely need all those qualities to get through an episode of moving stones!
I'm a big tea drinker and love this organic green tea chai from England. It's a mix of green tea leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, and orange peel. Thought it was only fitting to sip it from my English teacup! The pattern is Royal Albert's Lady Carlyle.
And here's some other inspired reading—the latest issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine—hot off the press! As a regular editorial contributor to the magazine, I am always thrilled to see the results of our hard work in print.
You don't want to miss this issue! In addition to Cheri Payne's cozy basket cover quilt (above), you'll find other quilted treasures like this appliquéd beauty from Renée Plains. This issue even includes a bonus project from Renée—a vintage-style pin cube that would be perfect for your sewing room.
You'll also find an ADORABLE mohair bunny named Seymour designed by Heather Lynn. What a fun way to welcome spring! I hope I've piqued your curiosity and that you will check out our Spring 2012 issue! It's filled with many more beautiful projects by more of your favorite designers—Paula Barnes, Maggie Bonanomi, Lisa Bongean, Lori Brechlin, Jan Goos, Lynda Hall, Dawn Heese, Janice Minear, Jo Ann Mullaly, Gloria Parsons, Marcie Patch, and Tonya Robey.