Thursday, March 31, 2011

Back to work.....take two.......

I did go back last week.....but came home just after lunch on Friday after contracting some virus lurgy thing which left me feeling pretty awful......I don't deal very well with being ill......I tend to employ the "wounded animal retreating to its lair" method of dealing with it.....so off  I went......and spent the weekend resting and licking my wounds (so to speak) - thought I would be fine after a couple of days but it wasn't until Tuesday morning I emerged from the lair and went back to work.  Rose hasn't been too impressed with the fact that our morning walks have been temporarily suspended....back into it tomorrow - I have promised!  Last week (before I fell foul of the lurking lurgy) I was taking a different route on our walks to avoid spiders which make their webs between street trees and fences/hedges and tripped up on an unfamiliar bit of road and fell over.....You probably felt the earth move where you live??  A skun knee and wounded pride were the only "injuries"..and they have pretty much healed now.  ....but the spiders are way more scary than the thought of falling over in the dark - I will take that any day over walking through a web and not knowing if you have the spider on you somewhere.......eeeeeeuuuuuuuuuuuuw!  Daylight saving finishes on Sunday so I will be getting up and walking in daylight again......for a while at least until winter gets here........

The couch time hasn't been all wasted....I did manage to finish the stitcheries from day two at Port Pirie.......

Rosalie's......

and  Melly's.........(only the stitchery at this stage......still have to make the bag!)


Caught up with Deb and Yvonne for "show and tell" with our Civil War Legacy quilts.....a couple of borders to go and we are done...........Yvonne's is top left.....mine on the right and Deb's bottom left.....

Speaking of things Civil War.......I have managed to fall a bit lot behind with my CW Blocks of the Week...so Sunday's task is to catch up.  .......along with some work in the garden...recent rain followed by sunshine has seen the front yard sprout a lovely crop of weeds......and tonight I spotted two leaves on the trees in the front that have "turned".....yikes.....it really is Autumn!  I am probably lying about the gardening on Sunday....I think it will be fine for a while longer while I get some stitching done.  Catching up with some bloggy friends on Saturday.......looking forward to that!

Rose decided to air some dirty laundry (literally) the other day.......here I was feeling really ill...(and really sorry for myself!).....I was at the kitchen sink (so my tears of pity could drain away easily...LOLOLOL - I am hilarious aren't I???)  and looked out to see something on the back lawn....well...lots of "somethings" actually.....on closer inspection it was obvious that the entire contents of the dirty laundry basket had been removed and scattered all over the back garden.......oh she was proud of herself......!!  No harm done except for one work shirt that had one sleeve chewed .......it was an old one (luckily not  the new one I had only worn once!) .......and I thought falling over would have provided a laugh to anyone watching........seeing me picking up my knickers from the garden would have surely raised a giggle!! 

I realised the other day that this month is the three year anniversary of starting my blog......it's been an interesting three years and I have made some wonderful friends through my blog........I am really pleased I ventured into blogland - it's been a fascinating journey to date!

The weekend is almost upon us again......I am hoping it will be better than the last one!

Gratitudes:
Feeling well
Rose (although she looks after sick people about as well as I do!)
bloggy friends

'Til next time..............................Lorraine



25 comments:

Shay said...

Where to start ???

I'm glad you're feeling better Loz. It's no fun at all being sick. I also subscribe to the wounded animal type of recovery from illness.

Oh my goodness...that stitching is inspiring. Completely wonderful.

I'm glad you wandered into Blogland too - because it gave me a chance to meet you.

Im sure Rose was trying to help...maybe.

Maree: said...

I thought it was Quiet around the Traps...
Sorry to hear you had been unwell & you are on the mend...
It's Usually Me that Falls Over..Hope your Knee is Better Too..
Love the Stitchery & I Think Your Quilt is Fabulous...
Hope you Achieve your sewing list over the weekend & here's to a Better Week Ahead..
we are Blogaversary Buddies..3yrs for me too this month...
Take Care

Nancy said...

oh...my...i am trying to figure out how Rosie got the dirty laundry outside? Or do you Aussie's leave your dirty knickers outside all the time?

Linda said...

What a week you've had! I've seen those spider webs in Sydney, and if you're referring to St. John's Cross... I'd keep my distance too! They're intimidating!

I absolutely LOVE your stitcheries, and totally covet that purse. I've looked at an online US shop and the purse pattern isn't available yet. I think you were fortunate to get a brand new pattern before it even went to spring (US) market.

Please do take care of our friend, Loz. No more stumbles, and let's get back to good health, okay?

AnnieO said...

Sorry you got sick--staying home for that reason is never desired! Glad Rose was able to add charm to your day :)

Love the stitcheries!

Happy Blog Anniversary--how great that you have kept it up all this time. I'm a bit behind you, having just had my 2nd :)

Doris said...

We both started blogging around the same time. My 3 year blog-i-versary slipped by at the very beginning of March. It's true, good friends can be made and kept here.... ;->

Lovely stitchery!

Chookyblue...... said...

glad your feeling better........

simplestitches said...

glad you're feeling better.

love your civil war quilts, all different, but very lovely!

congrats on your blogaversary...

Rose sounds like a great help, sick or not...cutie!!!

Love your stitching...

happy weekend stitching/gardening/whatever!
Julz

Farmyard Crafts said...

Glad that you're feeling better! Ouch about the wounded pride. :( Good to see that you're getting some stitching done!!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Glad that you're feeling better! Ouch about the wounded pride. :( Good to see that you're getting some stitching done!!

Amanda said...

Glad you are feeling better it was probably the shock of going back to work that gave it to you. The stitchery looks lovely, Sue is nearly finished her's too. I did a bit last night as I have finished the other project I was working on. Picked up some nice fine linen to do the Melly one the other day and ordered black cosmo thread and the seasons to do the big stitchery pattern that I bought of Rosie's to stitch when I have a minute.

Karen said...

Sorry to hear that you have been under the weather. But you were able to do some wonderful stitching regardless.

You have ups and downs in your three years in Blogland but are up and going strong now. And I am happy to have met you via our blogs.

Jo in TAS said...

Sorry to hear you've been unwell Loz, I'm a bit of a misery guts too when I feel like crap. Rose knows how to get you up, knickers and bras strewn across the lawn always works for my Lucy too.
Happy 3rd Blogoversary, let's hope this next year is full of good news to tell!
Hugs
Jo

Linda said...

So glad you are feeling better....it is so not nice being sick! Hope you get some gardening done over the weekend. Linda :)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh my goodness---even ill you can manage to have some "funny" adventures!!!!
be good to yourself--there is only one of you and we need you--soooo!!!
Love the stitcheries--
hugs, to Rosie--
hugs, to you from Di and miss gracie

Roseanne said...

I love your Rosalie's stitchery. I have got this one to do as well.

Lyn said...

It's not nice to catch those bugs-takes too much out of you. I had a laugh about Rose- funny how we can find it amusing when it is someone else's dog but when it is your own- grrrh!, We have also had our moments with our 1 year old golden retriever who had a particular fondness for socks.

Lounging with a Latte said...

Sorry to hear you've been unwell and to read of your fall. Glad you're on the mend. You are very brave to go out walking in the dark with the spiders. I do a crazy dance if I walk through a web as I have a bit of a phobia about spiders!

Nays Place said...

glad to hear youre feeling on the mend - although not sure if it was a deliberate ploy to get another weekend of stitching in...mmm...wonder if that will work for me.

Kris said...

Lovely stitching!

I wondered a little what you were up to. Just a little because I have been busy driving, driving and then doing all the things I have to do when visiting Adelaide. Just about finished with all the obligations and looking forward to going to Val's tomorrow for the fun! I even have stitching to do.

Katie said...

Oh my. So funny! At least she didn't chew up your knickers.

Glad you're feeling better. :-)

Quilt Hollow said...

Crazy week girl! I'm hoping this weekend proofs to be especially lovely for you!

Jan said...

What an eventful time you've had, Lorraine - too eventful by half. I'm glad you are on the mend now; hope it is sunshine and flowers all the way from now on. Your retreat sounds lovely. I chose that stitchery of Rosalie's to do at the gathering in Hobart in Saturday; didn't do much stitching but had a ball anyway. Take care.

Lynda said...

The Civil War quilts are beautiful Lorraine - you girls are so clever. And I love your stitcheries from the weekend in Port Pirie.

Leanne said...

That's not a very nice welcome back pressy glad to hear your feeling better. You gotta love puppy fun. We were laughing the other day a sewing before you are 50 you fall over after 50 you have had a fall.LOL. Love the sticheries. I must have been in blog land for the same time I think.