Tuesday, November 6, 2012

cough, cough, cough!

There is a very unwanted visitor here at our house. It's a virus that has caused some very nasty coughing. Most of the house is affected by this nasty visitor and we are certain it's outstayed it's welcome!

I thought I was pretty on task for all my crafting for up coming markets, but I hadn't taken into account we might all get sick! My sewing table is in our bedroom, which is currently a quarantine zone for my husband so sneaking in for some sewing time is out of the question. To be honest I don't feel one bit like sewing anyway. But in order to feel like I'm actually doing something, I've been doing a little bit of rustic hand sewing.

I found a woollen picnic blanket for $1 at my local thrift store. It was marked as a pet blanket, ie. suitable for only pets to sleep on due to the fact it had a few holes. The colours appealed to me,  I love green and red and I could easily work around the holes! I thought it would be good for some decorations. So over the past few days, I've been stitching a few little pohutukawa flowers. I'm not sure yet how I'm going to finish them, I was thinking they might look good as circles - but that might change. It's been the perfect little project to tend to between tending to patients.

Better late than never, congratulations to Lisa of Big little the winner of the bean seeds! I'll pop them in the post this week for you.


  1. Hope you're on the mend soon. It's always nice to have a little 'in between other stuff' project on hand and I think they would be perfect as circles (on my tree hehe).

  2. Oh I love your pohutukawa flowers!
    I hope everyone is well again fast!

  3. Sorry to hear your clan has been unwell, I hope they are on the mend soon. Loving your Pohutukawa flowers, they are gorgeous! I'm so happy I won your seeds giveaway - I look forward to planting them :) Lisa x

  4. Hi Louana, so sorry to hear you have all been unwell - lots of bugs & things around at this time of year. I am loving your pohutakawa flowers & the first thing I thought of when I quickly glanced at them was . . . needlecases!! Thought they would make lovely needlecases. Do hope you are soon all feeling much better, take care, Julie :-)

  5. Hope you have a speedy recovery Louana! I know how frustrating it is having so much to do, and then having illnesses that hold you back... The decorations look gorgeous!

  6. gorgeous pohutukawa! get better soon, all of you :)


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