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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Snuffling through a tissue mountain.

I hab a coad.
At least that is what it sounds like when I say it. It hit me out of the blue on Sunday and yesterday  ( I hope ) it reached its peak. I dutifully swallowed my day and night nurse capsules, for all the good it did, and am repeating the exercise today futile though it might be. I do not feel quite so stuffed up and have not sneezed for at least an hour. That is not bad considering that I have been ricocheting around the house since Monday afternoon.

Today I sat and hand stitched the binding onto a pair of baby quilts, I took care not to sneeze anywhere near them, these are 27" by 32" so it was not tedious.  They have used up a stack of charms that I had cut from the scrap bin and some small fabric pieces from the stash cupboard.

 
 

 
 
I bought this Michael Miller print ages ago and had only used half of it, I thought that is was perfect to back the girlie quilt, I think that the back is as pretty as the front.


 
 
This backing fabric was bought when I was in Cardiff buying the 8200 QC, they had a sale on and it was very cheap. I have quite a bit left for another day.
 
I have sold the first thing from my £5 challenge and when I ( if I ) get up to £30 I will try and sell these, the materials cost £15 for each quilt. I am hoping to have inspiration strike this evening for my next make, I have £10 to spend on materials. Any suggestions/requests.
 
I am going to get some hooky going tonight, my knitting is a complicated pattern and my brain is not up to it. Some soothing rows of chain and half trebles are called for. After all I will be watching Bones and Elementary so I will only have half an eye on my hands.
 
Dinner tonight will be a very lazy sausages in onion gravy with as many veg as I can stuff into the steamer. Last night was a chick pea and squash curry and, although I ate a bowl full,  it might have been chewed up and reformed cardboard for all I could taste.
 
The old saying is "feed a cold",  Granny I hear you loud and clear.
 
I am just going to keep schtum about the little matter of my high temperature, there will be no starving a fever here.
 
On that note it has to be time for tea, no matter what it doesn't taste like.
 
    TTFN                                                             Pam

30 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you're sick, Pam. I had a cold about 10 days ago but luckily it was short-lived and I was over the snotty stage within a couple of days. Hope you're feeling better soon. Hugs, Helen x

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    1. Thank you Helen, I can cope with most of it but hate this snotty stage. Mind you my nose is nice and shiny if my eyes are not.

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  2. I'm sorry to hear you've been poorly, sounds like you are on the mend now though. Lovely quilts as always, it's an evening of hooky for myself too xx

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    1. My hooky was short lived, by 8.30 I was falling asleep over it . Never mind at least I got some sleep.

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  3. Oh Pam, what a shame having this bloomin' cold - hope you feel better soon. Well done on your first sale and those baby quilts look devine! Keep warm. CMW

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    1. Thank you CMW, it is so annoying having to stop and sneeze my head off every 15 minutes or so. It makes my head ring and hurts my neck.

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  4. Pam the quilts are really nice, I hope you get better soon, everyone seems to have a cold, we are ok at the moment she says with everything crossed x

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    1. It is the second one this winter, I hope that it will be the last. It is the inconvenience that gets me down. I hate having to have a box of tissues on my lap, and walking the dogs is interesting shall we say. They stop and look at me in amazement at every fresh sneeze.

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  5. Pam, hope your feeling better soon x

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    1. Thank you Lisa, I hope so too.

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  6. Oh dear, we are just recovering from colds. Hope you feel better soon. Lovely little quilts x

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    1. It could be worse, I could be off my food.

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  7. Hope you recover quickly . The baby quilts are beautiful xxxx

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    1. Thank you Leisha, I am determined to get rid off this asap.

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  8. We too are suffering at the hands of the dreaded germs .. I'm sat here with my hot toddy. Hope you are feeling better soon.

    Vicky x

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    1. I never thought of that, I have all the makings, so tonight I will be joining you, in spirit.

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  9. I LOVE those baby quilts, so cute. Keep feeding that cold............mine is hanging around like a bad smell......LOL

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    1. I have my fingers crossed that it will soon be gone, I am generally very healthy and bugs do not normally hang around.

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  10. Gorgeous quilts, Pam. Hope you feel better soon, these blooming bugs are everywhere.

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    1. Thank you, I was fine and had not had so much as a snuffle and then Wham, it hit me head on. Not to worry, it will pass.

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  11. Get well soon! My shingles are still with me, but they are fading into the background now! Phew. Gorgeous quilts as ever x

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    1. Ooh, my best wishes to you, I know that shingles are very, very painful.

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  12. Oh dear, I know only too well how you feel. Stay warm and get well soon.
    Love the colours in your quilts.

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    1. Thank you Wean, I am on the mend.

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  13. Ahh bless you, colds aren't nice are they, I'm lucky I very rarely get them but Mr B gets everyone that's doing the rounds then it turns to chest infections! It's usually the fault of a member of staff coming in with a streaming cold, sneezing and coughing everywhere constantly telling the other they shouldn't have come in they feel so ill! Your quilts look beautiful and the backing fabric suits them perfectly. Enjoy your afternoon Peg x

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    1. I can not think where I got this from, or how it caught me, I thought that I was moving too fast.

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  14. Pam I hope you get better soon. I had the flu that went into a terrible cough which all in all last 4 weeks. I love your quilts so pretty.
    Rosezeeta.

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    1. I kept my fingers crossed and have more or less shaken it off now. Thank you

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  15. Sorry about your ickies. I hope that you are by now all recovered and much better! xx

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    1. Up and (almost) fighting fit again. Thank you.

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