Sunday, February 5, 2012

It's been a snotty kind of week.......

I mentioned in my previous post that I had contracted some kind of lurgy.....ended up taking another day off work and I think the cotton wool is finally leaving my head and I am starting to feel much better.....these were my constant companions all week......


Not much of anything got done last week.....didn't have the energy to tackle too much around the house and didn't feel like stitching......checked a few blogs and emails during the time I was home from work and as I sat at the kitchen table I could see an army of tiny ants making their way across the kitchen bench and into the pantry.....just didn't have the energy to deal with them...so hope they got their winter stocks in while I was feeling ill.....because their days (hours) are now numbered! 

Leanne posted about the photo Scavenger Hunt she is taking part in on Kathy's blog - I think it's a great idea and have taken down the list for February.....have a couple of topics crossed off so far!  Will see how I go with the rest.

I did get some stitching done yesterday and last night......finished 5 little birds which will become needle cases.......eventually......I got out of my comfort zone and used some colours I don't use very often....the blues especially.......these will go into my gift box once they are done........


Here's one I made earlier.... :) - Another of Gail's patterns - it makes up really quickly.....love it!



I was thinking the other day that I hadn't  posted pics of my SSCS gift which I sent to Shiree in NZ.........I was reminded when Chooky posted about the gifts she had made......I enjoyed stitching Leanne Beasley's Sew Laugh Love pattern using a range of colours to tie in with the Ruby fabrics I used in the applique pieces.  I would like to make one for myself so must get it traced and ready to go.........will add it to my "to do" list......


 I also sent this table runner - it's a  pattern I have had for a few years - it's simple and fun to make.  I know I am late posting the pics.......can't believe we are into February already!!


Back to feeling "normal" this week hopefully.  .....haven't been walking in the mornings for a few days....I am sure Rose will be happy to be getting back to walking again. 

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

15 comments:

Lenora said...

Wow, how lucky is Shiree! What a gorgeous gift you made, looks like hours of work. Glad you are on the mend and back into the stitching.

AnnieO said...

Darling little birdies, hope they brightened your mood among the tissues :) Love your swap gift, lucky lady indeed to receive your fine work! The tablerunner looks great too. Hard to believe it is time for Valentines almost!

Cheryl said...

Yes, I agree, Shiree is very, very lucky. Wonderful gifties. Your handwork is just beautiful. Glad your getting back to feeling better.

Amanda said...

Glad you are on the mend. I am going to have to start a present box, madly stitching at the moment for a present in february and I don't like the stress. Have a good one.

Shay said...

Love those whimsical little birds Loz. Veryyyyy cute.

Sew Laugh Love is brilliant. I love it. Im almost tempted to make one myself.

Glad you’re feeling less cotton wool like. Have a wonderful week. Im hoping to survive today with no blood shed.

shez said...

Hope you get better soon,love your SSCS gifts that you sent,love the needlecase it looks fantastic,well done.xx

Lynda said...

What a fabulous present you made for Shiree. I have a kit for this in my sewing roo . It's on the One Day list of things to be done. I'm glad you're feeling much better. Love the table runner too.

Nell said...

Hope you are feeling better soon Lorraine! You have very lucky friends - love the blue birdies and that Leanne Beasley pattern is on my "one day...'list!
p.s. you wouldn't believe it but my word verification was "gargle" - so did you? I can thoroughly recommend the betadine throat gargle to get rid of lurgies LOL

Anita said...

Lovely little needlecases! Hope you are feeling better.

Sue SA said...

Love the way you stitched all the birds together, very cute and great gift idea. Hate summer colds glad your feeling better. Great gifts, happy to see them even if it is feb, don't know where jan disappears to!

joolzmac said...

Summer colds are the worst. Hope you are back feeling better now. Love the little stitcheries, I do like the varigated floss colours.

Cheers - Joolz

Chookyblue...... said...

glad you have improved and returned to the real world....I have stitched a couple of those bird stitcheries......must get them finished......
loved what you sent to Shiree in the swap......makes me feel good now your slower then me..........LOL.....better late then never I say......

Katie said...

Glad you are feeling better! Love the little birds. Gail has such sweet designs. :-)

Frogdancer said...

You're so productive even when you're sick.
Amazing!

Kimonos and Sushi(OLD BLOG) said...

Dislike the snooty bit...love your stitchery work