I've been laid low with various ailments since my return from the States. I think exhaustion has played it's part and perhaps working flat out for war weekend was not the best idea as I fought off a fever. The lurgy got me good and proper last week - flu, shingles and tracheitis (infection of the trachea). I know I push myself a bit too hard sometimes and as I get older I realise that I can't do as much as I used to do - or accomplish as much in a given time but when I said to myself that I needed to rest and catch up on my sleep I didn't mean I wanted to be struck down!
I'm about rattling with the number of pills and potions I've taken and have been listening to my very sad and sorry for itself body. I didn't do much of anything but wanted to show you my latest creation - a commission for a friend's niece in Canada as she loved the one I made for Anja.
This one is made from linen with Liberty lawn for the letters and some of the butterflies and trimmed with Liberty lawn piping. I must confess that I love it and am thinking of changing my name so I can keep it!
The zingy blanket is also finished - it has been for a while but I was waiting for a sunny day to photograph it so that it would do justice to the colours. Well, I gave up waiting as it seems to have been nothing but grey of late so here it is anyway. Sideways and not very artfully displayed but I was in a rush to get the photos uploaded before my ride to the airport turned up.
The edge was a round of treble clusters and then 4 rounds of single trebles into each stitch and finally a round of doubles. It's very bright and cheerful and very heavy!
And lastly, a few cushions I made a while ago from some of my gorgeous Tilda stash. I quilted the fronts and embellished with a heart and a bird which don't show up too well in these photos, sorry. Hiding in the background is the flimsy - now edged and backed and stuffed with a duvet - it's getting closer to being an eiderdown but it's not quite there yet!
So, I am on the road again - Finland this time for the week. It's cold (minus 1 this morning) and there is a light dusting of snow on the ground. I'm taking this lot on the trip with me - I feel a bag in the making. This is the wool I bought in Finland ages and ages ago - it's knitting up beautifully but I don't think I'll get time this trip to buy anymore. (I did bring the labels with me though so I might be able to prevail on one of my good colleagues to help me out).
Wishing you all a happy and productive week.