This week here at Bustle & Sew HQ a virus has struck! I can honestly say that I haven’t felt so unwell for a very long time, as I picked up a very nasty tummy bug last weekend and have spent the whole week in bed feeling very sorry for myself. I only emerged from my duvet to feed the rather bewildered Newfies who simply couldn’t understand what was going on and why I wasn’t downstairs keeping them company and taking them for lovely walks. But luckily although I did feel ill, it was only a virus and I’m feeling a great deal better today – which is why I’ve called this post “welcome back world!” It is very nice to be back in the land of the living again(!) as until yesterday I hadn’t even had the energy to pick up my needle, let alone answer any emails. I’m gradually clearing the backlog now though, so if you’ve emailed me and are still waiting for an answer, then I’m very sorry and will be with you as soon as I am able.
Having found the energy to begin stitching once more it’s working its usual magic on me and I’ve cheered up no end. Above is the finished embroidery (though still with the Sticky Fabri Solvy in place) for a pennant project for the March Magazine and I’ve also been busy choosing floss colours for a new spring bulb embroidery ….
Ready for some gentle stitching later on this afternoon. It’s going to be a little group of grape hyacinth or muscari in a lovely stripey Cornishware dreadnought jug. I’ve stitched a couple of spring bulb patterns in the past (available here) – snowdrops and a large hyacinth bulb ….
And I think my little muscari will be a nice addition to the set. I’ve once again chosen a neutral coloured background for the top of the hoop and will probably stick to a check for the bottom part – though I haven’t quite settled on this yet. I have a little vase of muscari bulbs to help with stitching …
So with a lovely new project to stitch, a nice cup of tea by my side and lots of viewing to catch up on the TV I’m sure I’ll very soon be back to my usual self again! Oh – and the muscari will also feature in the March edition of the Bustle & Sew Magazine!