Saturday, January 21, 2012

LAZY AFTERNOON

Things are looking up here after a rough start to the weekend. I've been battling another kidney stone for the past few weeks and because it's been taking so long to pass, my doctor sent me over to get a CAT scan yesterday afternoon to figure out the stone's location, if there are multiple stones, and whether it's likely to pass on its own. It's a rather intimidating machine, although it reminds me a huge donut!


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.

17 comments:

  1. I hope your kidney stone resolves itself quickly and painlessly. I am looking forward to curling up with the latest issue of that magazine. Perfect for this time of year!
    Be well!
    Courtney

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  2. I hope you get rid of that kidney stone soon. I've never had them but I've heard how painful they are. I love your cup and saucer. I'm not a tea drinker but I do love those fine china cups (too small to have a coffee in!).

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  3. I hope that kidney stone passes soon... it does sound like an awful thing to have to live through.

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  4. I sure hope that kidney stone passes soon! How dreadful! I do think I need to subscribe to that mag. I keep thinking so and not doing anything about it -- so silly!

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  5. I know what the kidney stone thing is like! I hope you pass it/them soon. Positive thinking!

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  6. I have settings for 4 of that china! Perfect for tea with friends...I can empathize with your stone trouble. Drink lots of liquids and take warm baths...

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  7. Wishing you safe passage.............(ouch). Feel better.

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  8. I'm so sorry you're in pain.....that's awful! Hopefully it will be over soon. Do they know what caused this? Is there anything you can do besides endure it?

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  9. Poor you Kimber - hope you are better soon!

    Approve of the tea! Hope it helps!

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  10. Hope you are feeling better soon! My favorite project in the PQ magazine is Renee's wool applique project.

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  11. Hope you get rid of that kidney stone soon. Glad that you had good reading material to curl up with!

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  12. That teacup set is beautiful! I sure hope your feeling better soon.

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  13. OH NO....not another kidney stone. I so hate to hear that. Your sweet husband certainly knows how to help you through with his thoughtful gift. I will keep you in my thoughts this week and hopefully your meds will see you through this ordeal.

    As for the Primitive Quilts magazine, I so enjoyed having my copy come to the house and took note right away as to who was on the editorial team..... job well done Kimber.

    Take care dear.

    Valerie

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  14. Oh Kimber, how awful. Get well soon!

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  15. Kimber,
    Hope this moving stone passes soon! Thanks so much for the glimpse of the new issue of your mag. Very inspiring.

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  16. it's always a pleasure to read your blog;
    get well soon
    vero

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  17. Hurry up and get well soon Kimber. Hope the English tea helps and soothes. I have that tea set (and dinner service). My sister used to work on the factory that made them so maybe you have a piece that was made by her. Just take it easy.

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