Well some of you may have noticed I have been missing in action. It seems a very nasty virus "bushwacked" me as we say downunder and gave me a throat full of razor blades for 5 days, no voice (can you imagine ME not being able to talk) and a bark like a drovers dog. I don't remember the last time I took to my bed through illness but I did with this. Husband knew I was truly ill when I didn't respond to his "you've got lots of emails here!"There were some funny moments though......like instructions from a mute person to a husband who is deaf!!! Told to "sing out if you need anything" Derr! Getting in to trouble for not eating all my dinner that he had so thoughtfully cooked ....and the fact that it wouldn't go past the razor blades just didn't hold up in court. I am pleased to say I am at least on my feet and I at least have a 'croak' with which to converse and anyone who knows me knows I don't give up the 'gift of the gab' easily. I had been feeling so good about not sucumbing to any of the bugs going around. "Smugness" does not pay off!
While I was feeling so dreadful Husband bought the mail in and gave me a parcel addressed to me. Inside it was wrapped in pristine white tissue with a gorgeous card attached which said "Just because" the nicest words from the very kind and thoughtful FIONA from bubzrugz. Inside the tissue were two beautiful vintage dish cloths with Apples (one of my favourites) appliqued on them. They are gorgeous and will only be used for the "good" dishes. Fiona's act of kindness cheered me up considerably when I felt so awful...she is such a sweetie. So I think Kindness & Niceness should never be undervalued...they matter so much!
In the early days of my blog I gave some sneak peeks of a quilt I was working on for Country Threads Magazine and it has now been published so I thought I would give you a look see at how it turned out. It's called "Heartspun" and is in Vol 12 No 3. It even made it to the cover. Just chuffed not boasting!
Blessings Michelle xx