Wednesday, 7 March 2012


Well, let's get the 'bad' progress out of the way first . . .

Thank you to everyone who left me get well wishes on my last post, unfortunately silly me let the cold go on too long and put off going to the Docs so last weekend it turned into a nasty chest infection and being both asthmatic and diabetic this was not really good news!  I've been on antibiotics and steroids since and it seems to be a very slow and long process to getting well again.  I still don't have much voice to speak with and my breathing feels very hard work but I am actually dressed and up and about today and that feels like a BIG step in the right direction.

There is a funny side to it all though ~ with my voice as it is I can do a brilliant impression of Ron Weasley when his voice was breaking in The Chamber of Secrets and a lovely gift of beautiful flowers from DH and the kids made my breathing even worse so they had to go outside and I can only see them through the french doors in the Dining Room!!!

 I hate posting dreary, miserable news so let's crack on with some 'good' progress ~ Christmas Patches is stitching up a treat and I'm really, really enjoying it . . .

This has really been the only thing I've felt comfortable doing at the moment ~ I can wheeze in time with each stitch!  I have nearly finished Santa himself then it will be his sack of toys, a teddy bear at his feet, the lovely heart, berry and pine needle border and finally, did I mention? every bit of this design is back-stitched!  I don't mind back-stitching so I'm quite looking forward to seeing Santa coming to life!

Finally, here's a picture of Tilly impersonating me and how I feel most mornings . . .

Her little paw and nose was twitching like mad when I took this photo ~ I'm guessing Mr. McGregor's garden might be in her dreams!!!

Thanks for stopping by


Anonymous said...


Sorry to hear that you are unwell.

Your Patchwork Santa is looking lovely. His coat looks great.

I love your picture of Tilly, she's absolutely gorgeous.

Catherine said...

Oh no, I do hope you are feeling much better and back to 100% soon!
Christmas Patches is coming along!

Pumpkin said...

Oh Jane! I feel for you. I've been battling a head cold and I thought that was torture enough. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Looks like you've had plenty of time to stitch! WOW! I can't believe how much you've gotten done :o)

LOL! What a cute picture!

Vickie said...

Christmas Patches looks great. I have prayed for your improved health Jane. :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Your stitching is just beautiful and I love your bunny picture, but I am *so sorry* that you are still fighting being sick! Take care of yourself!!!!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Your Santa is lovely. :)

I hope you get to feeling better very soon....and your bunny is so sweet sleeping away.

Blessings always

Elaine said...

Sorry to hear you have been so poorly Jane hope your much better soon.
Wonderful progress on Santa he is looking fab!
Take care, hugs.

McKenna C. said...

I'm sorry you're sick. I hope you get better soon. I love Christmas Patches! You're bunny is cutie too. :) btw I am now a follower of your blog. :D


Deb said...

I hope you're feeling better soon, and I love the progress on your Santa!

Kate said...

Hope you feel much better soon - sounds like a really bad dose.
Loving the Santa and Tilly looks so comfy.

Lesleyanne said...

Hope you are soon well. Great progress on Patchwork Santa. Love the picture of Tilly. Thank you so very much for my gorgeous birthday gift.

Cath said...

Hope you feel better soon Jane .
ilove your Santa ,so pretty .X

Sarah said...

Oh dear Jane, I hope you are feeling better soon! Christmas patches looks gorgeous though.

Michelle May said...

Sending light and love your way that you'll be well again very soon my friend! Not fun feeling so bad!
Looooooooove that sweet little Tilly girl. Precious!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I love your cross stitch piece, and that adorable sleeping bunny! I hope you feel better soon!

Barb said...

Jane I was just the same and it just seemed to go on and on and on. Hope you are over it soon . Christmas Patches is looking fabulous and no words to describe Tillys pic.
Take care ,keep warm and a big squishy hug to make you feel better from me to you.

Denise said...

I really like your Patchwork Santa, I love all the colors in it.
I hope you are on the road to recovery.
Happy Stitching

Dani - tkdchick said...

I wish you a speedy recovery.

Your Christmas patches looks adorable!

Veronica said...

Hope you feel better soon.

Christmas Patches is progressing beautifully. You've certainly gotten a lot of stitches in since your last update!


Sally said...

Awww Jane I'm so sorry to hear that you've been so poorly. Here's hoping you're well on the mend now {{{{hugs}}}}

Christmas Patches is gorgeous!

Bless Tilly! What a cute photo!

Lynn said...

Oh Jane, that's miserable! I hope you're feeling much better soon!
I imagine that Tilly's imitation is pretty spot on. Cute!

Lovely progress on Christmas Patches!

Lois said...

Jane, I hope you're starting to feel a bit better. Sounds like you've had quite the time of it with those germs.

What nice progress on the Santa - such a nice chart. I have that one somewhere in my stash and I've stitched some of the ornaments from it in the past. Always loved them.

Such a nice pic of Tilly!

Take care of yourself!

cindy said...

Verry beautifull i like the paterns that you stitch.

greetings from belguim