Thursday, May 31, 2007


Today I finally gave in to the cough that has been annoying me for the last week or so and went to the doctor who, after telling me off for not looking after myself, gave me a prescription for antibiotics and told me to go home and rest since I have a nasty chest infection and shouldn't be out of the house. So I phoned my boss and took the rest of the week off work. Luckily I have also been bitten by the stitching bug at the moment so a day spent sitting on the sofa stitching was most welcome.

So far I have finished two blue & silver humbugs which I did the stitching on last week and have also done the stitching for two more humbugs, hopefully I can get the finishing done on these tomorrow. I have fallen in love with these little humbugs and they are a great way of using up bits and pieces of threads, fabric and beads. Several of the ones I have finished recently are destined to be posted out on Saturday as thank-you gifts. Fingers crossed the reciepients will like them.

As well as stitching the humbugs I have been progressing with Vicki and hope to have this piece finished by the end of this weekend. I am finding this piece a little addictive and hard to put down. This weekend I also want to get back to some of the larger projects that I have and also get some pre-stitching done for a class that I am taking later in the year.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

A Lazy Rainy Sunday

I love rainy Sundays because they give me the perfect excuse to sit on the sofa watching TV and stitching. So far today I have finished two more humbugs:
stitched using Cranberry thread by The Gentle Art and a couple of scraps of fabric that I just knew I would find a use for one day. These are finishes 17 and 18 on my 50 Projects Challenge.
Since finishing the humbugs I have been working on one of my WIPs (Vicki by Bizzi Creations).

In a little while I am going to stop stitching but only to go to the pub for something to eat before heading back to my sofa, stitching and the TV. Fingers crossed tomorrow will be another rainy day since it is a Bank Holiday and I can get more stitching done.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Still Here (Just)

Sorry for the log time between posts but I have been struggling with my energy levels and have been coming home from work and just wanting to sleep. Since the end of last year I have been battling with depression. It has taken me sometime to admit to myself that I had a problem and need the help of doctors, friends and family to get better. I find it difficult to talk about such things and to admit that I can not cope on my own. I was feeling much much better but then I came down with a chest infection which has set me back a little and has taken away all my spare energy. Thankfully I am now very much on the mend and have a long weeekend off work to help the recovery process.