Monday, 11 March 2013

and it's Tonsillitis for me!

I went to the Glasgow SECC to see the International Craft and Hobby Fair on Saturday.
I went with a card-making friend and she was thrilled at seeing an entire exhibition hall full to the brim with traders all focused on card making.  I looked around with her but of course I was just itching to get into the other exhibition hall for stitchers!

There were lots of cross-stitch and embroidery stalls, lots of patchwork and a few knitting stalls.
Only one stand had bolts of dressmaking fabrics, so I got these:

The red one is quilting cotton that I will make into the godets of a red skirt.  I don't have a pattern yet, but this fabric knows what it wants to be.  I love how the wild flowers get smaller and smaller the further up the fabric they go.
I knew immediately that the green lawn and the white/blue/red chiffon-like fabric would become the blouse from Butterick 5692.  I just love it when the material knows what it wants to be!

I am also planning to make a quilt for a niece as a house-warming gift in blues, so here are some of the fabrics I bought for that quilt:

The greens won't be going into the quilt, but they came with the selection of blues as a pack, but I don't mind as green is my favourite colour and i will definitely be able to find a happy home for them.  The brown fat quarter with the vintage ladies I bought on a whim really and have no idea what I will do with those pretty gals - probably a gift.

So that was Saturday... then I woke up on Sunday, with lots of sewing intentions, and had a very sore throat and very little ability to swallow or even move for that matter.  I was so achey all over that I took the day off work and went to the Doctors today.
Turns out I have tonsillitis.
 Ugh.
Now I am on bed rest, paracetomol and antibiotics.  Hopefully I'll be back to work by Friday.

9 comments:

  1. Hope you feel better soon!

    Alison
    x

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  2. Oh Nessa, hope you can knit and feel better soon. Those are some lovely fabrics and yes - I love it when a fabric knows what it wants to be. g

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  3. Oooh, i love the wildflower fabric!

    Feel better soon! Boo tonsillitis!

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  4. Hope you feel better soon. Poppies are one of my favourite flowers, so I too love the red fabric! And the vintage ladies are fabulous!

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  5. So sorry to hear you're unwell. Hope you're back on your feet again soon, with plenty of energy to start creating with those gorgeous fabrics!

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  6. Just came to say hi. Hope your tonsillitis is much better now - I used to get it a lot and it is horrible. Lovely new fabrics. Juliex

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  7. Love your haul from the show! Esp that craft cotton with the retro ladies! Hope you're feeling better! :)

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  8. Thanks for all your kind thoughts ladies. I'm feeling about 80% which is much better. Such a pain to be at home all day but have no energy to create anything at all. Imagine getting a week at home with good health - all the things that would be accomplished!!!
    I'm back to work on Monday and hopefully everything else will be back to normal too.

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  9. oooh, I recognise some of those fabrics!

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