Hello friends :)
Nothing new but I have been terribly poorly the last two weeks, still have pneumonia and then I some how got full blown flu on top!! I know such bad luck!! With me being quite poorly I could not stitch much as it strained my eyes.. I had my eye prescription updated and now have my glasses back!! Ha ha the optician explained to me that I now have 'old eyes' !! I need a pair of glasses to see far distances and also a pair to see close up too! So the photo are of my close up ones, they have a special tint in them so I can read better off white things... Helps with my dyslexia. With me being poorly they have sat in the opticians for weeks, I had to collect them to make sure they were right and did not need adjusting. As it happens they were just fine when I put them on! Oh and it's great as now I can see again! Ha ha
I have been doing a few little things that did not need much concentration, but you all know what it's like when your feeling poorly... Just can't be bothered!! But I did try and be bothered as I love to make things...here is what I have been up to...
I w a really nice design in one of my magazines for English Paper piecing so this is what I tried...
As you can see from my phone next to the pieces, it's a small design! The little squares are 1 cm and the hexies fit to it.
Choosing fabrics! omg!! Yes I love feeling fabrics, got a thing about them lately! This is what I eventually chose!
Opted for a random look... Ha ha I found this quite difficult if I am honest. I literally had to close my eyes and choose one out of the pot! Han thought it all rather funny that I was having difficulty understanding the whole random thing. See at first I thought well as long as two colours did not touch that is still random! But it's not!! This is why I ended up closing my eyes and just picking one out!
Han thought this looked like a turtle!
And this is where. I am now,..
I love it!!
And I kept getting asked... What is it going to be?! Ha ha well I am just making it! Lol we shall have to wait and see!!
What else have I been up to?.......
I had an idea, the fragmin boxes I use a lot of ha ha for the daily injections I have to have... To stop me getting more blood clots. Well it's actually really good card, so thought I would use them for templates for EPP!!
I did try to do some cross stitch, and thought seeing as it was just lines I would be ok?? Hmm appeared not! Ha ha!! Thankfully I have my glasses back now so will be able to catch up.
Here is where I am with the Prairie Schooler design called A Prairie Garden...
And sad to say not much progress without glasses on the Scarlet Letter Mary Gail design either :(. Well it is 45 count linen!! And with no glasses impossible!!!
I love the colours of this and cannot wait to pick up my needle and thread again :)
You all know I love experimenting and trying new things... I saw a lovely freebie design by a lovely lady called Lori in one of the FB groups I belong to. I thought I would try a bit of applique, I have done it with felt before and loved it. I would ideally love to try with wools... Soon maybe? So as I have cotton fabrics I thought I would use them. I made the design slightly smaller, I did this as I was not actually sure if I could do it and it was more achievable, to finish... I thought!
So here is what I made... I have a lot to learn! I did enjoy it though.
Finally I thought I would show you all what is beside me on the sofa! Just for a giggle! Bearing in mind my mobility is still zero so everything is to hand!
The dotty pot literally holds everything! Even my strepsils for my cough! And drinks as you can never have too many fluids! Mmmmm
Threads, fabrics I am using and my sewing box too... I so need a craft room!! Ha ha Oooh do you think Han would move out! Ha ah nah, oh well maybe one day I will get one?
Hope your all well and happy? Now I am feeling a little better I shall have to pop around your blogs and catch up!
Smiles to you all :)