Monday, 24 August 2015

Bright Spring

Spring is almost here. We've had a few foggy, cloudy days, but no real rain to speak of. The flu has been hanging around, but I seemed to have shook it off. Since my hysterectomy last year I've been having issues with bad dry skin and itching, so I was prescribed Promethanzine. The last couple of days have been awful with the itching so I took, a bit of one tablet ( I can't take a full one as it knocks me out) and the funny thing is not only did it stop the terrible itching but it seemed to have killed off the flu. Maybe I am kidding myself, either way it's nice to be flu free.

The monthly jumble sale was on, which is just around the corner from us. I came home with a new sewing basket. For $2, I don't think I could have said no. I like this one as it is deep. The lady serving me told me she was happy someone brought it as it used to belong to her and was her first sewing basket. 

The teapot embroidery is for a Luncheon cloth, there's one pot in each corner. This is to go with the other finished items for the 'one day home'. I hope to get this finished, it's just one of the items from the UFO basket. I brought two vintage books with crochet edgings so I can finish it up nice. I'll include instructions for the edging when I'm done.  Those french knot flowers take ages to do.

I've also had some incoming mail. This was for a swap, send three things, receive three things. The gal who sent these is from Australia, she said the bookmark came from an orphanage in Thailand. Isn't it cute?

I've been sending out mail. This one is for a Pet themed letter swap. So I am writing about Mister Simba, who technically is a Pom-Pom Chow, but still in the Pomeranian family. I made a little Zine up explaining all the things you should know about Poms.

I hope every one is having a good day or evening where ever you are


  1. Glad you are feeling a bit better, Shiralee. Goodness me the flu has been hanging on a long time for you hasn't it? I hope it is all over now.

  2. I had my hysterectomy last week. Not feeling too bad but I tire easily. Love that basket. What a find! You are so very talented! Love all these things you are doing. Our weather is unseasonably cool right now. Feels more like fall than summer. I love it! Hope you have a blessed day!

  3. The creativity just flows from you like a river Shiralee - dunno how you do it all frankly.