Sunday, 6 April 2014

Where has the time gone?

I seem to be having longer and longer gaps between blogs; I haven't even had time to read many blogs lately and I am missing you!

However I have had time at night to do some hand stitching.

 I didn't realise how similar these two pieces are till I put them together. 
The second one is quite a bit smaller however.  I have had so much fun with this course of Jackie's.  I have another couple of pieces waiting for stitch.
 The Oticanthus in my garden bed decided it liked the sunny side much better and has managed to creep through to the other side of the trellis.  It is really bluer than the photo shows, and is such a happy flower.
 It is really good for picking too as it lasts for well over a week - and in our tropical climate, that is very good going.
 I haven't shown a photo of Jock for ages.  We had just come back from a walk in  the Gardens, which he loves.
 I really do know where most of the time has gone - visiting doctors!  Bill is very slowly improving, but still needs to have a long rest (or sleep) after any physical exertion.  We are pretty certain it is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, so the road to recovery is likely to be long.  At least we know he can't possibly have a fatal illness.  He has had so many tests and scans there is nothing left to look at - and everything comes up showing nothing abnormal.  Frustrating from the point of view of diagnosing, but good to know all the same.

I had better get some dinner - and I will try to be back sooner next time.


  1. Your textile work is beautiful! Such vibrant colours.

    Sorry to hear that your husband is not well. These chronic problems can be very debilitating and sap your energy.
    Hoping that he will gradually heal and feel better.

  2. Visits to the doctor do chop the weeks up, don't they? Poor Bill, he must be feeling so frustrated but, as you say, Chronic Fatigue isn't life threatening. My daughter used to find that working with it was best - do what you can when you can and rest when you can't. Don't try to fight it. The Oticanthus is so pretty and Jack seems to be inspecting the plants to see you have cared for them correctly! I love your felt pieces and think that your shapes and colours echo your tropical surroundings. Don't forget to look after yourself too.

  3. Hiya Robyn, great to see your felt pieces from Jackies workshop - I did it too, wasn't it wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it sounds like you did too.
    Hope your hubby picks up - a terrible illness to have, and my heart goes out to him. Look forward to seeing some more of your felt pieces in the future, if you're anything like me you're itching to do some more.

  4. I love the felt pieces and I can see a dragonfly in the first one.

    I'm glad to hear that all Bill's tests came back negative but sorry that he has the Chronic Fatigue to deal with.

  5. Your felts are looking lovely. I know just what you mean about medical events taking more time than imaginable. My DH has had a bug for three weeks - scarily high fevers and then shaking with cold, but the doctors can find nothing causing it. Then I complicated it by needing a wisdom tooth out and then developing a dry socket! Arrgghh! It dragged on for two weeks, during which nothing got done, so I'm now seriously behind in the felting department. Yours are so inspirational I'll make a real effort!!


Thank you for visiting my blog. I do enjoy reading your comments and will reply if you leave your email address.