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Breaking the radio silence.

Well, last week was a crazy week in the Wee household. DH came down with what was first suspected as a bacterial infection, which was subsequently rediagnosed as viral fever, which was subbsequently termed “mild dengue fever”. He’s on the mend, but it’ll be some time yet before he’s back to his normal active self.

Of course, DH being sick meant that I had to be a bit more hands-on with the kids since he couldn’t do much because dengue fever is really debilitating. That left little time for stitching. I’m happy to report, though, that I did manage to get some work done. I dug out Still Waters on Saturday night to catch up on my SAL with Melissa and here’s how far I got:

I like the peacock!

I like the peacock! He's missing his neck, though.

I also put a few more words into To Laugh Often. I’d not picked it up since January so it was high time to get it out again. DH asked me when I was planning to give this to my Dad, and I said November this year for his birthday. ‘Course, he was supposed to have received it LAST year for his birthday, but I’m not called The Slow Stitcher for nothing!

I made some headway last night while watching Prison Break Season 4.

I made some headway last night while watching Prison Break Season 4.

Some stash arrived, which made me happy. I think I will stop now, since my stash boxes are overflowing and I think I’ve achieved S.A.B.L.E.

Goodies from Drema.

More goodies from Drema at Needlecraft Corner.

Lovely fabrics from Lakeside Linens, Picture this Plus and Countrystitch!

Lovely fabrics from Lakeside Linens, Picture this Plus and Countrystitch!

That’s all, folks! Be stitchy!

Written by Jean

April 28, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Exchange received and a WIP.

After news of SBEBB closing broke, one of my blog readers kindly invited me to join the Tiny Treasures Exchange group. I signed up for the very first exchange for a scissor fob, and received this lovely fob from Lisa.

Scissor fob from Lisa

Scissor fob from Lisa

I just love it! It goes perfectly with my current pair of scissors, which is red. Thank you, Lisa.

My own exchange went out a few days late and I feel so bad about it, but one of my little girls fell seriously ill recently and I spent a full week with her in the hospital, so everything had to be put on hold until she was well enough to be discharged. Thankfully my fob and SBEBB Frosty Friends have both gone out in the mail, and I only have one outstanding exchange left to fulfil.

Since it doesn’t look like I will be participating in many other exchanges this year, I have resolved to catch up on all my WIPs that are threatening to become UFOs. I pulled out To Laugh Often, which I am stitching as a gift for my Dad, and made some headway on it in the last couple of days. Dad’s had some worrying news about his health lately, and I’m hoping this will cheer him up.

Last update:
To Laugh Often WIP update #3

This update:
To Laugh Often WIP update #4

Please excuse the rumpled linen, I’ll be giving this a good iron when it’s finally finished!

Written by Jean

January 25, 2009 at 1:52 am

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