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Saturday, 5 January 2019

Out of sorts?

Have I had the same cold bug since late November or a succession of silly little ones?  M. isn't right either.  Nothing major, just snuffles, headaches, sort throats, lethargic limbs.  Longing for some brightness, some weather which encourages me to be outside and active.  Instead, another grey and dull day requiring lights on nearly all the time.

Woke up feeling tired and out of sorts but cheered up hugely by an unexpected phone call from Australia  😎  Wonderful to have a new year catch-up with Susan and start to make tentative plans to spend time together this summer when she comes back to the UK.

Very little actually done today, but an hour of mindless and thoroughly relaxing piecing after lunch.  Having joked to a friend that my sewing table looked like a piñata had been exploded on it, I finally made a start on sewing strips together to make larger pieces of fabric.  I keep hearing the Bonnie Hunter comment "all those scraps originally cost just the same amount as the rest of the fabric in your stash".  Trying not to waste even the smallest piece - just 'because'  😊  Not decided yet how I will square up the pieces, triangles? rectangles? squares?  Don't need to make any decisions yet.



Nothing pressed, it has all had a good dose of spray starch and the iron can wait until everything is completely dry.



Also had a play with these hexagons.  Don't get excited, a finish is unlikely in the near future . . . the fabric has been tacked over these papers for at least ten years!








14 comments:

  1. Ooh, thank you!(blushing). It was fun. I've a handmade basket (by me), that I throw all my binding leftovers into & have sewn "some" together, but should do another lot & make a quilt for charity. It would certainly be bright. I've made a hexagon cushion, back in the very late 70's (probably whilst pregnant) & decided that wasn't for me. The cushion did last for a loooong time, but although I've many papers for them stashed away from magazine freebies, I don't think I'll be attempting them any time soon. Hope you are both feeling a lot better soon & look forward to seeing what the scraps become. Take care & huggles.

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    1. No need to blush, xx

      Not really sure yet what I am doing with the scraps but I'm enjoying myself!

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  2. I've had days/weeks like that, fortunately recently less of them - they do pass, especially as the weather improves - so here is to spring and summer xx

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    1. I know, m'lovely, and I know you understand. Here's to sunlight and longer days!

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  3. Lingering colds are "the worst." Well, any cold is "the worst."

    Here, I wear a germ mask, every time I go in a store. And I am making my husband do so too. He has been sick, and we do not need a cold!!!!

    I am really used to it now. Well, almost. Glasses do steam up, at first. But if they give protection, from germs, it is worth it. :-)

    Your project is and will be fun. That's what counts.

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    1. Germ masks are not really the thing in England (well, certainly not in my isolated little rural part!)

      I confess to having used hand sanitiser wipes occasionally when I've been out shopping during flu outbreaks and so far, neither of us have been struck down badly.

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  4. It'll be lovely for you to meet up with your friend, something to look forward to. I hope you both feel better soon. I don't like these grey days and I always seem to wake up with a headache.

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    1. I have to wait until August to see Susan, but we have a couple of campervan-assisted walks in the planning stages.

      Do you have a window open at night? If we have to close a window due to high wind I wake up feeling very thick & muggy.

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  5. I too am sick of the grey, we have loads of lights and candles around the house, little pools of light, just counting the days until the sun comes back. I too have a huge stash of hexigans all stitched and ready to work with, but mine are staying put.

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    1. It sounds like lots of us have a bag of hexagons which are working their way to becoming antiques :-)

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  6. Re: your comment in my blog...
    I don't "do" Instagram any more. Posted to it, and followed others, "liking" them and leaving comments, for about a year. But it got to be too much work.

    So now, I do IG casually. :-) Don't post. Read lovely ones. Sometimes "liking" a post, and sometimes, leaving a comment. But no duty involved. :-)

    Blogging is my thing.... Where I have the most fun. And where I read and comment, on the blogs, of those who do the same, with mine.

    No Facebook or Twitter or etc., for me.

    We each do Social Media, as it suits us.

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    1. No IG here, or Faceache or Twitter. This is my only 'social media'.

      I do get sad when favourite bloggers abandon their sites and put everything on FB or IG, but stuff changes {shrugs shoulders}, it always has done and probably always will.

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  7. Just a thought - have you had your carbon monoxide levels checked from your boiler recently?

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    1. EXCELLENT thought Hazel, and big thank you 😊 . With the woodburner we're very aware of CO and have Kidde monitors in the house (with fresh batteries every winter).

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