Sunday, July 31, 2011

Unintended Hiatus

It's been a few weeks since I posted last. My hiatus was unintended. A couple of Fridays ago I caught some type of stomach virus necessitating an urgent care visit. It was most likely food poisoning and it's taken me some time to recover and to gather up energy for anything other than work.

I have not stitched in over 2 weeks. I just picked up my knitting needles Wednesday (where I immediately messed up my project so bad that I had to rip and rip and rip). I did some sewing last weekend which was my first foray back into my hobbies. When I don't feel well I read - and there hasn't been much of that either. I'm glad to get back to my various needles.

I did pick up my framed HallowEden. My camera settings must have been moved as these pictures are a bit grainy. The linen color is off here as it's a light green in real life. I really enjoyed stitching on this linen.
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Not where this will stay but another picture.
HallowEden Framed
A close up of the frame. I've found I enjoy selecting frames, it's fun!
HallowEden - Close up of frame
I have been reading blogs posts, just not commenting quite so often. I'll get better at that this week. This weekend I've purposely spent at home - not that I've accomplished much but these days Saturdays seem to be spent on the go and away from my husband. It's been nice to have two whole days with him without any list of things to get accomplished. I hope you all had a great weekend and I hope to have something else to show you soon! Happy Stitches!

41 comments:

Gabi said...

Oh gosh that sounds horrible. Food poisoning can make you very sick and weak. My daughter had it and it took her also a while to recover.
Your frame looks awesome. It suits the piece very well.

Catherine said...

Sorry to hear you have been feeling so bad - food poisoning is not any fun at all.

Love the frame you chose for HallowEden!!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Food poisoning takes so much out of you. Glad to hear you are on the mend though.

Katherine said...

Hey Jax - glad to hear you're on the mend! YAY! HallowEden looks cool! I like that frame shopping doesn't intimidate you like it does so many others; that takes all the fun out of it.

Margaret said...

Hope you're feeling back to normal now. Stomach things are the worst -- especially food poisoning. Ugh! Love your framed piece! You're very good at picking frames. I just feel lost when I'm at the framer's. lol!

Barb said...

Glad you are better now....and love the stitchery,

Susan said...

Sounds like you have had quite a time...I'm glad that you are finally feeling better!

Deborah said...

Hope you are feeling better. I have had foof poisining and it does takeawhile to get to feeling like your old self. Love HallowEden. That one is on my to-do list.

valerie said...

Hope you're feeling better Jackie. How horrible...food poisoning! Glad you are getting back to the things you enjoy. Hallow Eden looks fantastic!

Tammy said...

So sorry you picked up a bug and/or food poisoning. Wow, that is not fun and can really set you back. I'm glad to hear you are on the mend and back to your projects. Take care of yourself and before I forget I love you latest stitchery!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Glad you're back! And glad you got back the energy to spend time with your needle(s). What a lovely piece of work and you found the perfect frame. Beautiful!
Have a good week!

Marie said...

Very happpy your better!! Have missed your posts. ake it easy and slowly like your doing will be better. Hugs, Marie

Annie said...

Ugh.. no way to spend the summer! But glad to have you back and if you are stitching, you obviously are feeling better. And indeed, it's beautiful stitching! Take care..

Laurie in Iowa said...

Hope you'll be fully recovered soon. Being sick in the summer is truly the pits. Your framed piece looks wonderful.

mdgtjulie said...

I'm so sorry you weren't feeling well. It sucks to be sick!!! Glad you're getting back to your hobbies though. It's a definite sign you're feeling better! Grats on the finish. You picked just the right frame for it, IMO. Wonder why the fabby is so off???

Kathleen said...

Ugh. So glad you are feeling better!

Anita said...

Jackie,

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better and getting back to your crafts. I hate being sick I always feel like I am missing so much while I don't feel good.

Anita

Pat said...

Sorry you've been under the weather but glad you are rallying now. Your framed stitchery looks terrific!

Jean in Georgia said...

Hope you're feeling much better! Penny sends gentle healing kisses and some toe nibbles.

QuiltSue said...

Sorry you've been ill, but it's good to see you back. Hopefully a really quiet relaxing weekend has helped you to feel better.

Carol said...

So glad to hear you're feeling more like your self, Jackie. Food poisoning can be devastating--my husband had it and the effects lasted for months... Take good care now...

Love our framed beauty--I agree picking out frames is half the fun!

Katrina said...

Glad you are starting to feel a bit better!!! Gorgeous finish and I love the frame you chose too.

Vonna said...

Glad to hear that you are ok and feeling a bit better! In the meantime your framed Hallowed Eden is GORGEOUS!!!

Melanie said...

So glad to see you are feeling better. :)
That's a wonderful piece!! Looks totally fab all framed up.

Dee said...

Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. Hope you are on the mend by now.

I love that picture. The snake just cracks me UP! The picture frame holder is just too, too cute!

Stephanie said...

I've had food poisoning. Not fun. Glad you're feeling much better. That frame is just perfect to show off your beautiful work.

Candace said...

Oh - Mr. Squash and I have been ther a couple of times - not pleasant at all! I'm so glad you're on the mend, Jackie! I LOVE this stitchery and the frame is perfect! Where do you find the frames?
Cheers!

Patty C. said...

So sorry your weren't feeling well - I am glad you are doing better

Your finish is lovely - It is a great pattern

Siobhan said...

I'm sorry to hear that you were so sick, Jackie! I hope you've recovered well by now. :P Stomach issues are the worst. We had a virulent stomach virus work its way through our house a few weeks ago and I think I'd prefer a sore throat any day over that!

Congrats on the beautiful framing!

Sally said...

So sorry to hear you've been so ill jackie. I do hope you're feeling much better now.

Beautiful framing:)

woolwoman said...

Sorry to hear you 've been sick Jackie - your frame selection is perfect for this piece - Love seeing it close up - enjoy !
Mel

Michele said...

Glad you are feeling better! Sorry to hear that you were so sick. I've been sick like that before......It's just awful!

*karendianne. said...

Oh no! This isn't good news at all. I wonder if we got the same thing. Although I haven't had to hit the ER I'm also have similar symptoms (day 7) and have to hit the DR myself. Hmmm… Listen, you get much better and by the way, I need to go back and catch up. Last I left you - you were in the midst of waiting on a design wall. for all your creativity to flourish even more.

geeky Heather said...

Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well...food poisoning sounds AWFUL. Glad you're feeling better!

Congrats on the nice framing!

Kathie said...

glad your feeling better, thats tough
I Love the stitchery still need to get back to that someday! ,that frame is BEAUTIFUL perfect choice.
spending weekends home sometimes is just the perfect solution to slowing down and enjoying your home and family
Kathie

Suzanne said...

I am sorry to hear that you have been sick. I hope that you are feeling better now.

Lovely progress on your AotH and lovely quilt. The frame for HallowEden is lovely, it looks great.

KarenV said...

Sorry you've not been well, that sounds nasty. Your HallowEden is wonderful - love the detail on the frame :)

*karendianne. said...

Jackie, just checking in on you. Hope you're feeling better. Thinking of you, *karendianne.

Giovanna said...

So sorry that you've been so ill - I hope you're ok now. You've chosen the perfect frame for HallowEden!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Hello, I am back from vacation, I am going to walk on your blog kisses

Katie :o) said...

Oh! I hope you feel better quickly and can get back to all your sewing and crafting! Take care of yourself!