Friday, 10 June 2011

Missing in action



It's been a very unproductive week here for me.  I've had a nasty tummy bug which kept me away from work both on- and off-farm and feeling very sorry for myself.  So far the rest of the family have not succumbed, so for that I am grateful.   

I started to feel a little better yesterday, so finished these Butterfly Garden miniblocks.  The plan for the weekend is to piece Block 1 of this quilt together and also piece my next A Gardeners Journal block.
Grethe is also working on her Butterfly Garden quilt again, her blocks are beautiful - do take a look, and Fiona has some wonderful fabrics ready to go here too.  Cardygirl says she's got one to finish too ...........as does Peg ................ no pressure ladies .........lol ..............and then there's the little challenge with Josie .......if anyone else has one lurking or ready to go feel free to out yourself ..........................



I've also dragged Virtues Sampler from the bottom of the stitching basket and got some more done. It's been quite some months since I did any cross stitch and I'm enjoying it. Both of these projects were on my WIP list from the start of the year, so I'm easing the guilts a little. lol   Sorry about all those wrinkles in these pics!

I am so behind on blog reading and returning emails so will try and catch up over the weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend.......till next time Happy Stitching...................Nicky


23 comments:

By Hoki Quilts said...

Hi Nicky, oh you poor wee thing. There has been a terrible tummy bug running round this place too but now we all seem to be fine. For sonme one that has been ill you've achieved a fair bit - good on you.
It's cold and very wet here and although it's perfect for stitching I just can't be bothered - you put me to shame my freind.
Get well soon
hugs
Miche'le

Theresa said...

Poor you, hope your tummy's better really soon. Love the Virtues sampler (I have the pattern but have taken no action on it yet!) and your blocks are lovely.

Aunty Bee said...

Hope your feeling better, the Virtues Sampler is really nice, I love that olden times stitchery look if you know what I mean.

BubzRugz said...

Hope you feel lots better soon.... love the blocks... can't wait to start mine...
Hugz

shez said...

Glad you are feeling better Nicky and your blocks are so pretty and what a cute cross stitch and you are nearly at the finishing line with it,well done

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hope you're feeling better Nicky. Your BG and cross stitch look beautiful, it is a lovely pattern. Hope you have a healthy, good weekend!

Michelle said...

Well it's the weekend so take time to recoup and just look after yourself!
Hugs
Michelle

Cardygirl said...

Oh the pressure! I might get motivated...who knows? Love that Virtues sampler...really nice...is it a Little House pattern? Hope you feel better soon!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I might just pull mine our this weekend....LOl...I do hope you are back to normal soon Nicky...

Annie said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well. These bodies just don't cooperate sometimes! But sounds like you are improving and you do seem to have gotten a lot of great work done. Love that block with the big flower!

Josie said...

Sorry you've been suffering.... tummy bugs are the worst kind!
You stitching didn't suffer though.... you did great. TWO blocks of BG done.... I'm going to get my skates on before you overtake me!
Take care and enjoy your weekend.

Carol said...

Hope that nasty flu has left for good, Nicky--sure hope no one else in your house comes down with it.

Your blocks are gorgeous and your Virtue sampler is really coming along nicely. Hope you continue to rest up this weekend and feel all better very soon :)

Tricia said...

I'm so sorry you've been sick. :( That is *not fun*! Your blocks are so pretty, though, and I really like your Virtue Sampler. I have that pattern in my binders!!

staci said...

Sorry to hear that you've been sick, but glad that you seem to be on the mend now.

Love your quilt blocks and your stitching is lovely!

Chookyblue...... said...

not fun being sick............take care........

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky,

Hope the bug has well and truly gone. Good luck with the stitching.
happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Too many eggs said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a little better, the blocks look wonderful

i have a cross stitch way down south in the bottom of my basket.... haven't touched it for over 12months....probably shouldn't dig it out need to get cracking on the Stitch-a-long ....

rosie said...

I hope you are feeling so much better now Nicky, and able to get some stitching done...

Sally said...

I hope you're feeling much better Nicky.

Your quilt blocks are gorgeous as is your Virtue Sampler.

Ali Honey said...

I hope you are feeling much better by now.
Lovely stitching!

Aunty Bee said...

Thanks Nicky, we are fine, although I type this at 1.05am, can't sleep yet. The men are up playing Playstation, only Basil is asleep, he finished night shift Monday morning. How did the quake feel to you, it was truly frightening we so hope it's going to stop soon but then we get another. Basil said if we win Lotto we are going to move to Omarau, which sounds like heaven to me.

Suzanne said...

Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well, I hope that you are better now.

Love the quilting and stitching.

Leanne said...

Hope you feel better soon. You have a lovely blog....love the Butterfly Garden blocks. I'm yet to start Gardener's Journal - have the kit, all stitcheries traced....looking forward to continue stitching.

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