Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hi everyone

I can't believe it's been so long since I was here. Well, once again I've been ill. Just recently I've had one thing after another, and it's really getting me down, although it has been said that I was already run down, and that's why I keep getting one thing after another. My latest thing is a really bad cold, and I just can't shake it off, had it two weeks now, and just wishing to see the back of it. At first I was suffering with really bad sinuses, and felt like I had a hangover for several days, feeling really sick all the time, now I have really bad catarrh.
Anyway, enough of that. I got my new PC up and running, and I'm learning my way around Ubuntu, I've not tried to upload any photo's yet, but I'll be giving that a whirl tonight. I've been awake since 4 am, and hence that's why I'm on here this early, I'm not sleeping, so I just knew I had to get up.
I've got out all my exchanges. I've received a needle roll from Kathy, thank you, well it's still wrapped up, we have to save them for Christmas Day, so it'll be awhile before I can show pictures of the one I've received, and the one I've stitched. I have another stitched gift, that's still wrapped, and that's another we have to save until Christmas Day. I received two beautiful ornaments from Satomi, I'll show you the pics later, they are stunning, and really something I have to try. I've sent my Christmas orni out, but getting worried that it's not arrived yet, and I posted it at the same time as my stitched gift, and that's not arrived yet either, so hoping they turn up soon. I've also stitched a Christmas tuffet for an exchange, but that's another you'll have to wait for. I'm hoping to upload a picture of an ornament I stitched for my friend Carol, now I know that's arrived as I delivered it personally on Saturday.
What else have I been up to, well, I went to the NEC on 9th November to the Crafts for Christmas show, and had a great day, well afternoon, unfortunately due to the traffic it took over 4 hours to get there. This show also includes entry to two other shows - Hobbycrafts and Art Materials Live, but I hardly spent anything. In fact I can't remember what I bought now! Then on 24th November, I went to the Knitting & Stitching Show at Harrogate and had a great day there, now I did spend there, but can't remember what on. I did buy some back issues of New Stitches, I used to subscribe to this magazine when it first came out, up to about issue 100, and then stopped, and now just buy them now and again, but a good buy at the show at 10 issues for £10. I also bought a book on Kumihimo, and DD and I have had a go at making some braids. I've been looking at this for a long time, and I think I'll definitely be doing more. Maybe I'll take some pictures to show you.
I better go and get ready for work now. Hope to be back soon.


Stitchingranny said...

Glad to see you back, I was wondering where you were. Sorry you have not been well and hope you will be feeling better soon but at this time of year we all seem to have coughs and colds.

Looking forward to seeing your pictures.

Barbara said...

I am just so sorry to hear of your continuing health woes. I know from experience what a downer it can be, to go from one bout of bad health to the next. I hope you'll soon be on the road to full recovery!!!!

Dawn said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling ill. I hope you get better soon. (((Hugs)))

Sally said...

Good to see you back Chris. Can't wait to see to see all the things you have to show:)

Hope you can shake off your cold soon. I can't remember which tonic my Dad swears by. It tastes awful I do know! Lol!

Karan said...

It's good to see you back posting again Chris - was wondering how you were doing. (((((hugs))))) hope you start to feel better soon. Marshmallow (the herb, not the fluffy things) is good for shifting catarrh - getting myself some of that next time I'm at the herbalist.
Look forward to seeing the pics of what you've been up to stitchywise. :0)

Simone said...

Hi Chris,
Today I received your gorgeous Christmas ornament!!! Thank you, it's so pretty!
It got the best place in my tree ;)

Julie said...

Get Well Soon {hugs}. There are a lot of bugs around at the minute. Take care. x

Jeanne said...

So many are sick with colds etc this time of year. I'm getting obsessive about washing my hands especially if I'm out shopping. I wish I'd had more time to check out some of the holiday craft fairs but I didn't this year. Not enough time for everything unfortunately. Hope you get time for some stitch therapy over the holidays. :) Happy Christmas!