Hi all, feel like I have been away for ages, when in reality I haven't been away at all. I have just spent nine days in bed with a horrible head cold. Today was the first day I woke up and could swallow without moaning in pain. I think I have had enough Panadol in the last nine days to keep me pain free until Christmas. Anyway, after a big dose of antibiotics from the Dr I am up today & at last on the mend. Considering I spent most of the day catching up on washing, dishes, cleaning etc I should feel a lot more poorly than I now do. Every day since I started the dose on Tuesday I have said tomorrow I will wake up & the tablets will have started working & finally they have.
During those many days flat on my back with Hun-bun by my side, he and I have come to the conclusion he is need of a manly make over. Calling Honey-bun at the front door does nothing for his standing with the neighbourhood cats & dogs. As my cats do tend to go through name changes in their life times we are now trying out HB for size, much more manly. Not much can be done with his girly creamy furs but with a more 'man of the house' name maybe he will start walking a little taller.
In a show of manly giving this afternoon HB brought me a mouse, through the cat door & it's alive - still! It is currently hiding behind my cabinet in the sewing/study room. I had my freak out about it earlier & may go back to that later. HB thought the game with him, muma, the mouse & the shoebox played out in our small galley kitchen was heaps of fun. He happily needed a nap after all that excitement.
Now on to some sewing. I haven't done any while sick but did do some stitching. I was making a baby stuffy but as they were so easy for the small bits of stitching I felt like doing I have now made 5, 3 from the Melly & Me pattern & two I stitched up from colouring in pages found online. They need their backs & stuffing and then picks will follow.
Here's the couch companion I made my cousin for her birthday in late February. I am just loving the fabric & how the end product turned out. I started with a magazine pattern but changed it to suit so it fits in her knitting rather than sewing. On one side is the basket for wool & needles and the work in progress.
On the top is a pin cushion for when you get to that awful part of sewing the knitting together. My mum always used to make me sew her knitting together too as I did a much neater job. I did some running stitches here to bring out the deep maroon colour.
I think it's very pretty & the feedback was good too. I'm still not having much luck getting presents into my pressie bin, just finish & in the post though hopefully after Easter that may change.
Now it's off to get a few more things done before I get to sit & relax watching Midsummer Murders. It's a good thing those Midsummer towns are so pretty & so many people want to live there otherwise they would run out of people to kill off!
Hope to get to some blog reading later this week too! Sorry I haven't replied to comments in the last 2 weeks either but soon will be back on top of things.