Tuesday, 19 January 2016

LIKE MANY OTHERS...

... my family gradually went down with a NASTY bug during December and early January. I resisted until the end of last week! ...

....then it started.. first the headache/sore throat and nausea.... then the flu type phase were all you are capable of doing is sleep and pour fluids down your throat ... then the stuffy head quickly followed by the runny nose ... THIS IS PAINTING A VERY ATTRACTIVE PICTURE I AM SURE xx...

 THEN you wake up in a puddle of sweat (just as YUCKY as it sounds) indicating the fever has broken so that you can proceed to the chest infection .. oh my! When the coughing stops I sound like a cross between a broken down horse and a 40 a day smoker .. which.. when I last checked ..I am neither!

Along-side this is the time when you start to feel better and ... of course being a woman/mother etc. ....you do TOO MUCH.. and end up in a heap on the sofa ... wondering why didn't I stay here reaching out a hand for the peeled grapes and next offering of food and drink ... answers on a Post card to that one please xx lol x 

I HAVE decided not to shuffle off this mortal coil just yet.. it involves just TOO MUCH effort!! lol .. so you are stuck with me Blogging .. and sharing lol xx

I have .. while SITTING  DOWN... done some machine quilting on the pattern test top.....



I was going to make a wall hanging BUT.. we have a new baby due in the family in April .. so as the gender is not known.. and the colours are neutral .. I decided it will be a pram/car seat cover.. AND it wouldn't be one of mine without some embellishments... and a terrible bit of NON-matching of points he-he x..


He-He x There is a Do-Your-Own-Thing day on Saturday that I am DETERMINED I will be fit enough to attend ...  the flowers will be sown on and the binding sewn down then x

I also finished a shawl... in the interests of honesty I have to say that there were about 3 rows that I worked on .. when I wasn't well and should have left it be!!... it looked as if I had been working from a different pattern! lol x So they were undone and re-knitted ....






I LOVE the pattern .. BUT I have a few issues with it. I don't like the colour I chose.. maybe because I have been using BRIGHT and BOLD colours it seems dull and lustreless... also I was working on it during the last days that the family were here and it reminds me of that .. it will go into the gift pile and I will just have to make another with BRIGHT and BOLD wool xx

Keep warm and well

Diane xx

10 comments:

DaisyChain said...

You have my sympathies, Diane. I've had the exact same thing for the past week. It really wipes you out. I'm attempting normality from tomorrow!

Chookyblue...... said...

yep regular snot machine here too..........runny nose, sinuses blocked, chest cough and lots of rubbish.......yes can relate to the 40 smokes a day cough......OMG have not had a head cold for sooooo long.........

Chookyblue...... said...

take care and get better.......

kiwikid said...

Oh Diane don't do too much too soon, give yourself time to get better completely. That sounds like a really bad bug to be getting. Yuck!!! Hope,it stays over your side of the world!!! I like reading your blog posts so need yiu to hang around!!!! The quilt looks wonderful, you have done a great job. ..love the shawl too, I like the colour, maybe as you say it is the association with the family that puts you off. Hope yiu are much/completely better soon.

Catherine said...

I hope that you are much better very soon! It is a beautiful shawl, even if it is the wrong colour for you. Take care and look after yourself!

Ali Honey said...

Sympathy - get completely well soon. Glad you decided NOT to shuffle off!

Janice Smith said...

Oh, my! That sounds positively dreadful. . . Don't try to do too much too soon. Pamper yourself for a bit.

Terry said...

Any illness is ugly; but the cold/flu bug is particularly awful. Isn't it crazy that after all these years and vaccinations, that bug still can lay low whole families in nothing flat? Your quilting is a good choice for your pram cover and I like your shawl. It would be beautiful over a bold/bright blouse or dress! Get better soon!--Terry

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Poor you, lovely quilt,, great shawl . . . Hang on, back track . . . New baby? Who??????

Maggi said...

Poor you. I hope you recover quickly.