The above were doctor's orders but it took a couple of days of getting worse before I took heed! Having spent the weekend, yesterday and today sitting in the lounge with my wheat bag and all of the "Anne of Green Gables" DVD's has brought about some relief, so much so that I have done a little stitching today.
I didn't get the quilt finished for my grandson number 2, but when I showed him what I had completed so far he loved it and is happy to wait until his Nonna is better. I even have an order for one from grandson number 1 who is nine in October. This should be enough time for recovery, finishing one and starting another!
My daughter in law usually makes a special cake when the kids have a birthday and the request from Aidan this year was for a....................wait for it..............................A Dung Beetle! LOL. I think he is the next David Attenborough as he just loves nature. He did ask me to make him a hyena book mark last year!
I just couldn't resist a photo. He even wanted the balls of dung! and his mother was going to put on some Maltesers as the dung, but alas, dad ate them all before they got to the cake! I didn't realise Dung Beetles were so tasty! LOL!
I have dug out some UFO's to finish stitching while resting my knee and have finished this one. I had to unpick a couple of completed sections as I hated the colours I had used.
I am making this into a small wall hanging. I have to hunt out some fabric now from the scrap bin. This is a stitchery panel from a Bronwyn Hayes quilt that I completed a few years ago. Can't remember the name of it at the moment! Here it is below! I think I need to take a better piccy of it. You will notice that the peacock is done in blue and red, but for this one I wanted to use up some left-over Cottage Garden threads.
I have also finished some small cards to pop in when I'm doing birthday or fat-quarter swaps. I got the idea from one of the swappers who sent me a lovely little card with my fat-quarters.
They were easy to do and I used left over card stock, a sheet of stickers and a stamp.