After having a fun weekend away last week, sadly I’ve been feeling a bit miserable this week. Presumably picking up a bug which has left me with a raging sore throat, coughing and sneezing the week away, with thumping headaches too. So I’ve been self medicating with these two, plus Strepsils for my throat and Panadol for my headaches. My goodness, sorry to sound such a misery, and luckily after a week it’s starting to ease. My symptoms seem to clear up during the day, but sadly that nasty cough is just waiting for me to lie down on the pillow and try and get to sleep, then it pops up to say “remember me – I’m still here”
I hosted the Sew Wot ladies on Tuesday and do hope I didn’t pass any bugs on to them to take home. If I had, I’m so sorry, ladies. And we had a couple of appointments we couldn’t get out of during the week, had to attend, coughing and spluttering my way through them. It would have been nice to stay at home, but that’s not always possible.
So there was not too much happening on my ABC Animal Quilt this week. I’ve managed to complete stitching in the ditch around all the blocks to keep the quilt stable, so any further machine quilting will have to wait till next time.
I do think that sometimes we quilters are much too hard on ourselves when things don’t go to plan. We may have hoped to get so much done each day or week on a project, but when that doesn’t happen, why should we beat ourselves up? All sorts of things can conspire to keep us from our stitching, nice things such as social activities, friends and family, and not so nice such as sickness or emergencies. Sometimes you just want to sit and relax, read a book, or potter about in the kitchen, and there is nothing wrong with that. After all, our hobby is meant to be fun, not a nine to five job waiting for us to clock in every day.
In the interests of sharing, I seem to have passed on my sore throat to Robin. It took a few days, but I guess he couldn’t really escape from the germs. But I’m looking after him, and cooked up some tasty broccoli and cheese soup for lunch. With roast lamb for dinner, so that should put me back in the good books.
It’s green, so it must be healthy!