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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Under The Weather

Good morning everyone. We are lucky enough to be still enjoying lovely rain on our gardens here.
The bird bath is full and overflowing, which the resident magpies just love.
I on the other hand have managed to come down with a nasty virus and have spent a lot of time like this little bloke.
I haven't done much stitching because the steriods I am on make me really shaky and trying to concentrate on stitchery or quilting is erk but I did make another attempt at the 'ye olde granny squares' and I have to say I am happier this time around. I was using the wrong size hook and changing that has helped a lot...
I think it is going to take me a very long time however to have a rug as I am very slow. But is was nice to have a change and do something different. I crocheted a lot when I was a young woman but seemed to have forgotten where I put the "how to" in my brain!
Last week before the bug crossed over to my side I finished quilting another little bear. This little lady is dedicated to a lovely lady called June who gave me my best friend and was always so lovely to me. She was a beautiful needlewoman and quilter, always looked emmaculate and stylish and loved the colour lavender (hence the lavender cardy) and when I came to draw this block she came immediately to mind and nothing else would do!
Hopefully I can get back to the quilting soon....wavy lines are not attractive when they should be straight.
I have had a go at joining my first Lucy Boston blocks and I think I may do a little more on that today.
I was impatient to see what they would look like. I am loving the vintagey look of the blocks....they look a little dull but are richer in person.
Thats it from me. I wish you all a lovely weekend.
Be kind to YOU and others.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

34 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you are not well Michelle. Hopefully those steriods and a bit of rest will knock your virus on the head and you will be feeling good again soon. Nice to see what you are working on. I adore your bear quilt (I'm sure I've said that before!) and your granny squares are so cute. Also loveing your LB blocks - wow they look good joined up :-)

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  2. Oh dear, hope you feel better soon. Take care, and look after yourself.

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  3. Please take care sorry to hear you are unwell...love your projects...

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  4. Please take care sorry to hear you are unwell...love your projects...

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  5. Hope you feel better soon Michelle! The bear stitchery is soooo gorgeous and I love your LB blocks-love the colours! Those granny squares are going to look gorgeous as a blanket. Take care, Michelle.

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  6. Hope you are soon feeling much better.
    Love your granny squares and gorgeous bear :)

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  7. Get well soon, Michelle. It is good weather to be "under the weather" though.. great for snuggling with a cup of tea and a good book!

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  8. Oh get well soon! The granny squares look lovely as does your EPP blocks, don't they look nice! Your hand quilting is making your stitched teddy bear look very classy.

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  9. Hope you feel better soon ! Love your granny squares :)

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  10. Sorry to hear you are a sickie. Not much fun at all. Your sewing projects look wonderful, as does the crochet.

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  11. That's not good to hear.......take it easy, and I hope you feel better soon!

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  12. Oh Michelle I hope you are soon feeling lots better, there are lots of funny virus's around here lately too. I adore your projects & especially that little teddy you are quilting. Theres something so adorable & timeless about teddies.

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  13. Get well soon Michelle. Your squares look great and I love your Lucy Boston.

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  14. Hope you're feeling better soon, and back to your lovely projects.

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  15. Oh noooo... not the dreaded BuG.
    He should move on now I think so you can get back to what you do best...creating magic! :)

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  16. Hi Michelle,so sorry you are not feeling well,hope you start feeling better soon,great that you got some rain,and such lovely work my friend,take care.xx

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  17. Hope you're feeling better soon. Love your projects. I haven't attempted to attach my POTC blocks yet. Think I'm intimidated by those little pieces!

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  18. This is not good! Get better very quickly.
    Your crochet blocks are looking great. And I love the Lucy Boston blocks!!

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  19. The crocheting is coming along beautifully and those Lucy Boston blocks divine. Do hope you are feeling better soon Michelle

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  20. HOpe you have a speedy recovery.
    Lovely pics of your works in progress.

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  21. hope youre getting better Michelle....that was me last week and uuurgh, it's not nice! Love your Lucy Boston Blocks and I'm with you....crochet just isn't my thing. Look after yourself xoxo
    sugary sweet hugs
    WEndy :o)

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  22. Sorry to hear that you're ill, I hope you will be feel better soon.
    Your blocks are gorgeous and your granny's look beautifull.

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  23. Sorry to hear you are unwell Michelle. I do hope you are better soon. Love your projects. Hugs,xx

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  24. Take care of yourself Michelle and don't expect to recover quickly. Im still feeling mildly blah after three weeks !

    Lucy Boston is looking fantastic!I really need to do some more prep on mine so I can make any sort of progress...stalled here .

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  25. I hope you are well again very soon Michelle.
    Love that gorgeous little bear, well all your stitching actually.
    Wishing you and Mr R many more years of happiness together.
    Hugs R.

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  26. some awesome projects there Michelle and it has been lovely to have the rain.... I know you will get better soon... xx
    Hugz

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  27. My birdbath is full too. The noisy mynas and the black birds are having a swim. Crocheting is in my bucket list of things to learn. Hope you feel bette soon.

    Have a good weekend

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  28. Get better soon. Not nice to have the shakes when you need to sew. Love the bear and your Lucy Bostons

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  29. You have a lovely blog. So sorry to hear you haven't been well. I can relate, I was sick for the entire month of July. I hope you get well soon and bounce back.

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  30. I am sorry to her you are sick Michelle, glad to hear you are resting, hopefully you will recover quickly. The crocheted granny squares look lovely.

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  31. I am sorry to her you are sick Michelle, glad to hear you are resting, hopefully you will recover quickly. The crocheted granny squares look lovely.

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  32. I am sorry to her you are sick Michelle, glad to hear you are resting, hopefully you will recover quickly. The crocheted granny squares look lovely.

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  33. Hope you are on the mend, look after yourself and get some rest. Lucky the bears are keeping you company.

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  34. Hope you are on the mend, look after yourself and get some rest. Lucky the bears are keeping you company.

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