Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Needlework for the Feeble

I've been struggling with fatigue and what seems to be a combination of bronchitis, bubonic plague and a touch of footrot.  I am Not Well.  I'm making soup, coughing, forcing fluids, sleeping, coughing, doing very simple stitching, not too demanding for my tired brain, canceling events I was supposed to attend, over the next few days, coughing, sneezing and reading the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, obligingly offered via my Kindle, no traveling required.  

I'm getting a bit tired of this, not used to being unable to do everything I have in mind without collapsing the whole time.  My voice is shot, too, but the cats don't mind.   I wonder if this sort of collapse is Nature's way of telling me I'm doing too much.  One of my friends made this point last week and I said airily, oh no.  Ha. I think I might have to rethink my speed and number of  operations.

Okay, end of organ recital, but here's the nice little piece I made, pattern from one of the mags I was given.  This is worked in no 3 perle, on black aida.  Supposed to be done in cross stitch, but I found I liked it like this, no need to cross all the ts.

It's an ornament, not my usual  thing, but why not have a little detour now and then from the serious stuff.  Finishing it will take its turn with the various other stitched items I have to frame, stretch, and generally fiddle with.  But not today. Off to lie down now. Dangit.


  1. Nice bit of stitchery but DO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!

  2. do hope you recover soon, relax and do not push yourself, take care.

  3. Oh no - the plague! Take care of you and hie yourself off to the doctor if things don't soon right themselves. Sending healing thoughts your direction....

  4. Like your uncross stitch.
    Take care of yourself.
    I've been feeling a bit droopy myself lately, so can sympathize. I did manage to eliminate footrot, but clipped my toenails just to be on the safe side.


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