Thanks to everyone that’s been checking up on me and my rather fragile mental health recently. My doctor signed me off for another 2 weeks, after which I had 4 weeks of holiday time owing anyway, so I will go back to work in mid January, hopefully bright eyed and bushy tailed, and raring to go, rather than the nervous wreck that had several sleepless nights over the last week leading up to a meeting with my boss and going back to the doctor again. I’m now armed with a blood pressure monitor which I have to use morning and night to see whether mine is coming down, and the threat of another needle stick in a few weeks after the nurse tried and failed to get some on Monday from my exceedingly shy veins.
When I haven’t been distracted by that, I have actually been sewing, some things that were ‘have to’, and some just because I could. It’s been nice getting to the bits that were just because I could :o)
Finishes This Week:
I got my IG Mini Swap finished and sent off (I’ll show the rest of the parcel when it arrives, as one of the extras might have been a giveaway) I should have pressed it before this photo, it had just been smushed and srunched about as I buried the background quilting ends!
I turned this into something for Issue 8 or Quilt Now:
I made these bee blocks for Hadley for her twin Stitch Tease quilts (excusing the rushed, dark background):
And then made them again when I suddenly noticed just before I went to put them in the envelope, that they were meant to have an LV background (excusing the even more rushed, dark background):
In Progress This Week:
I’m quilting this now. Yes, I know, you still haven’t seen it, it’s a big star, okay? I will take a photo when it’s done and not smushed up under the machine:
And this is waiting to be basted, but being cuddle fleece I couldn’t stick it to the design wall to show you I’m afraid!
To Be Worked On This Week:
I picked up some fabrics from Remnant Kings yesterday to make a little something for their 12 days of Christmas.
Finish the 2 quilts above
Anything else that wanders through my mind/past my line of vision
Linking up with Lee and the gang:
That mini is gorgeous! I hope you get that blood pressure down with some relaxing quilting and maybe a bit of Lego 😉 x
I'm glad you are on the mend and not off to aggravate the situation just before you holiday. Nice to see you sewing again too.
Glad to hear you have been signed off for longer: more healing time for you. Absolutely love your mini!
Thanks for my block, bit disappointed that the #IGmini didm;t fall into my parcel by mistake, but that would be greedy!
Keep mending xxx
Do be extra careful not to think you are better before you are. Glad you have a nice long spell off to relax in. I love your mini quilt. So much detail and effort, it's truly a star quilt for a very lucky partner.
Sorry to hear about your health issues. Your mini is looking great! Love it!
Absolutely love your mini, lucky recipient! Hope more time off will get you on the mend
It's great to hear you've got a good amount of time to take it easy and look after yourself. That mini is really awesome, Id have been tempted to make the background for the flowers into a LV fabric with a fabric pen or marker. You were good to make them again.
That mini quilt is just gorgeous. Enjoy your time off – the only thing you should be working hard on is getting yourself better x x x
I am glad you don't have to rush to go back to work. I hope you tell that boss, to not put you under the pump so much. The main thing is for you to have time to enjoy your quilting and not make it a chore.
Take care of yourself, my friend! I am absolutely drooling over your IG mini. Big ole American hugs to ya.
Isn't that camera brilliant! Love it
That's a brill mini! Enjoy the rest! Jxo
Ack….you best take care of the BP!!! "Shy veins"…made me chuckle!:)
You have been busy on your time off, enjoy.
Is that animal print cuddle fleece for Gran?? Yowr!! That'll get the manly babes stopping by!
I am so heartily glad you're going to take the rest of the time off. When they want you badly enough, perhaps they will treat you right, and maybe even sweeten the deal with more moolah. until then they can suck it up without you. Harumph!! I love your IG mini swap!! Brilliance! and I thought for sure that said 'Sexy' linen…
What is going on with your health? I missed something. Take it easy and rest on your time off from work. All the sewing can wait. ❤️
If the doc says rest then rest it is! No job is worth risking your health for. You are good to redo those Bee blocks both sets are lovely.
I'm glad you're not being rushed back to work but please make sure you're well enough to go back when the time comes and you're not just going back because your sick note has run out and you can't face going back to the doctor (if you can't face the doctor you definitely can't face work!!). I hope your blood pressure comes down soon and the next lot of blood taking goes better (drink plenty before you go and keep warm – doing those two simple things has changed me from a 'how on earth did the last person get any blood out of you?' patient (answer: they didn't!) to a 'first time nearly every time' patient and it's so much nicer to not be in the room for half an hour while they try various veins and then make you lie down when you turn grey…
Love the mini and the tulip blocks (bravo for rescuing the coloured fabrics!). Take care x
Just keep stitching … just keep stitching (channelling Dory …)
Need to get the image of high blood pressure combined with being stuck with a needle away, going lightheaded at the thought! Enjoy your extra sewing time, I wish that mini was coming to me 🙂
Your mini is gorgeous!
So glad you are taking the time out to improve Katy.
Really hoping all the best for your time away from those commitments.
Not sure that the thought of the needle would be calming for the blood pressure!!! keep on with the mending.
I LOVE that mini!! It is amazing!!
I'm glad you get to take off more time from work. I love your ig mini quilt! 🙂
I had two days off this week, (hosp check up under light sedation, so I couldn't drive for 24 hours) and feel so much more chilled than usual on a Friday! Hope your days are chillin' you too xxxxx
Oh dear, been there done that. Sometimes you have to get a doctor's certificate to get bosses to take their unreasonable demands seriously. Look after yourself…
Glad you got the extra 2 weeks (but not that you needed it). Hope you're taking it easy and looking after yourself. It's time to put yourself first and tell everyone else "NO!" (And yes, I know, easier said than done).
Good to see you've been busy crafting. Love the little camera mini.
love the mini 🙂
Glad to hear you are feeling a little better and that you have a good space of time to help recover more before you head back to work. Love the camera!
Your mini is of course stunning, but more importantly I am so glad that you will be getting some much needed rest. Take care of yourself!!!!!
So sorry to hear you've not been well, though not surprised when you told me the hours you'd been working last time we met. This is totally your bosses fault for working you too hard! So pleased you are getting a nice break now – make sure you properly rest!!
DO take care! Enjoy the time "off" and I'm hoping you are back to you old self after a good change of pace…
Love the mini and wondering who the lucky recipient is!?? Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!
Love that camera mini and those flowers–too cute!
I'm sorry to hear about your health issues as well. I hope you find time to rest over the next few weeks. I'm glad you have found time to quilt. Your camera mini is awesome.