Monday, September 10, 2012

The dreaded lurgy

Ah, well, all things come to those who wait, don't they?  I have been offline for a few weeks with a very bad dose of the 'flu.  We Aussies call it the dreaded lurgy.  I am on the mend now and getting back into my rhythm.  It is Spring here and the gartden is blooming, but with it comes hay fever - Yuck!  But you have to take the good with the bad.

In my last post I told you of my new toy - a silhouette cameo!  Before I got sick, I did a little work in my journal with some stencils I made.
I layered two stencils, the flower one and the butterfly one on top of each other, so the flower pattern filled the butterflies.
Then I went around the outlines with a very sketchy fineliner to define it.  The page needs more work, but has been sitting for a bit.
We had our monthly quilting day a week or two ago and here are some of the regular ladies in our new community house.  On that day I was working on one of the UFOs in my cupboards.
Obviously still not finished, but getting close.
Since then, I have really only been doing bits and pieces, between lots of resting.
I crochetted this  beanie for my hubby, who has also been very sick (and sooky, as they are)
I started this table mat, I used my Silhouette to cut the applique pieces.  It will be for our fund raising stall at christmas.  It is an adaptation of a free pattern from martingale.
I worked on a bobbin lace bookmark, that had been sitting around for a while.
I did a little piecing practice with my huge stash of charms.
And I did a little quilting practice on the longarm.  (no closeups neccesary).  If you have been following me for a while, you will know that my hubby created my machine for me.  He is very good at that sort of thing.  He is a fitter and turner by trade.  I used to have it set up on rails, but find this sit down arrangement much easier.
And since it's spring, I thought I'd finish with some gorgeous gum blossoms I picked the other day.

Thanks for the comments on the last post. I will get back to you, just haven't been well enough.