Monday, 23 April 2012

I'm still here!

Oh dear, it seems I have neglected my blog lately...but I'm still here! 

Last Tuesday I came down with the flu....I have spent the week with no energy whatsoever.  I am pleased to say that it is slowly returning!

Just before I fell ill, I received some lovely post -

I had a quick flick through them, and from the Rainbow of Stitches book I was instantly filled with so much inspiration!  You can imagine my disappointment at then ending up so ill and not having the energy to try out any of the designs in the book!!  Since learning a bit more about embroidery at the recent Meet and Make embroidery workshop I went to, I have been really keen to try out some more designs - I found this book and love it!

I did not manage to do much in the way of crafts last week, in fact, the  most useful thing I managed to do was transplant some tomato and pea seedlings into bigger pots.

I also had a few creature comforts to keep me going...including this - my new subscription :)

Some of these -

And some of this - well known for helping the ill -

I also managed to pick these up from the library -

So all-in-all it's been a pretty lazy week, but boy did I need it!


  1. Oooh, I have Patch...look what I made with the fabric that came with it...


    1. i love what you did!
      I've started following your blogso I await more inspiration.
      Did you ever cover your sewing machine? Its a project I've been thinking about doing for a while now, but as a beginner Im not sure where to start.

  2. Sometimes our bodies just let us know when we need a break! Sounds like yours has but glad you are on the mend and back to posting again!

  3. OMG chocolate Mackies ice-cream....... I;ve never seen this before when i've been food shopping - where did you get this delectable item from?

  4. Hope you are up and running soon Rachael! Fi

  5. Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well but hope you will be back to normal soon. Those books look wonderful!

  6. I've got my eye on A Rainbow of Stitches, looking forward to seeing what you make from it.

  7. Sorry to hear you were poorly, although, you managed to cope in high style. Chocolate ice cream can cure many many ailments.
    What do you think of the CK Patch book? I have Make and Sew, but I don't know if I want to invest in another one of her books. Is it worth having?

  8. ohhhh waffles!!! They look so tasty...I'm totally loving your get well style...must remember it for next time I get sneezed on by one of the children! Glad you're feeling better :) x

  9. Oh, you poor thing. I'm sorry to read that you've been ill (and with new crafty inspiration tugging at you too)!
    I like the sound of the Rainbow of Stitches book very much! It's going straight on to my Amazon wish list.... ;-)


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