Well this has been an interesting week...... since my last post on Monday I haven't made it to work!
It takes a lot for me to be off work but sometimes you just know that you're better off at home. I hate letting people down & understand what it's like when someone is off sick but I haven't been off for 6 months so I guess these things happen.
I didn't sleep well on Tuesday night as the cold had gone to my chest & I was having problems breathing.... a quick visit to the doctors yesterday in the hope of getting some antibiotics didn't work out. As cold bugs have been so bad this year she wasn't keen to hand any out but suggested I tried natural things first...even though I already had..... & if I was still ill on Friday I had to go back.
So yesterday I could be seen steaming every few hours & gargling with salt water :(
The steaming worked a treat but the salt water isn't doing much for my poorly throat. I'm taking flu plus tablets every 4 hours & even through it says not to take them for more then 4 days ...I'm on my 5th.... the doctor says it's ok.
So this week I've been mostly doing this....
Can you see my steamer???
Now that was a good buy.... only a few pounds from Lidl years ago but I've never needed it. After trying to steam over a bowl of water yesterday I suddenly remember it. It's a god send as you can watch the TV whilst doing it & you don't get hot & bothered..... buy one if you see it!
Being ill has meant I've had more time for blogging & I've enjoyed catching up with ever one. Yesterday I was reading Sarah's post about the new Cath Kidston book....
Mine arrived on Tuesday....... what good timing although but I haven't done anything yet.
My favourite thing....
Maybe one day!
So Sarah mentioned that she used to do a lot of cross stitch & tapestry..... that got me thinking about the things I'd made in the past so I thought I'd share them with you.
I can't remember my first project but we used to make embroidery pillow cases when I was very young!
My friend gave me this kit years ago ......
It took a while to finish & even longer to make it into a cushion.
I then got adventurous & designed my own wall hanging....
This was my pride & joy for years but it's been packed away for the last 4 years!
I couldn't find the right home when I moved house so it never went up.
Do you recognise them??
Yes that's Charlie on the left, Zoe in the middle & naughty Nanny on the right!
I must find a home for it as it took so long to make.
I've been looking for a frame for this cross stitch for years...
I want a black frame that crosses over like the old religious one..... know what I mean?
Now I wish had made this cushion but my lovely friend Claire spotted it in Otto Retro & brought it for me....
How kind is that?
It looks lovely on my sofa...
And ties in very well with this post!
I have everything crossed that I will be feeling better tomorrow as I have a very long day ahead of me.
As you know I really wanted my Stitch book to arrive before Friday as I had plans....... tomorrow sees me heading off to Cheltenham with my lovely friends Erica & Sarah to see the lady herself....
Yes that's right I'm off to see Cath Kidston!!!
She's at the Cheltenham literary festival talking for 1 hour...... I'm hoping she'll also be signing books :)
It's been planned for months now but I didn't say anything just in case I couldn't go..... being sick was not in the plan! This is the 3rd time I've been anywhere with Erica in the last year & each time I've been ill...... what's going on????
Fingers crossed I can still go & they don't mind the germs :)
I'll be back to tell you all about it.