24 Sep. 2007

Lots of updates.

We have all been sick!!! It started with Luke who has had over a week off school with the flu. Then DH last week, couldn't get out of bed on Monday of last week but has been slowly improving. The two little ones, Joel and Caitlyn, have been in and out of bed for about a week now with varying temperatures and other symptoms. I went to a work training course last Wednesday in Shepparton, 1 and 1/2 hours away from home, didn't feel to flash when I woke up in the morning, but just put it down to tiredness from looking after everyone else. I don't know how I made it home, but when I did I just went to bed. DH took Joel, Caitlyn and myself to emergency at our local hospital and luckily my doctor was on duty that night. He started making jokes about seeing all of us at once and I just told him it wasn't funny. (Not feeling very humorous at this stage). He just said it was the flu, it is going around like crazy, treat the symptoms, go home and do nothing, he gave me a week off from work.

Luke has gone to school today, we sent Caitlyn to pre-school only to get a call from them that she wasn't well enough to stay. DH took her to see the doctor and she has now developed an ear infection which is common for this strain of flu apparently. So she has had her first dose of antibiotics and should be on the road to recovery.

Through all of this I have been stitching, and here are some update pictures of Noah's Ark and Reeds Stocking.

In other work news a person resigned a couple of weeks ago, and even though my boss knows that I will be leaving eventually, I have been offered the position. So instead of my 'nice' 2 days per week, I will now be working for 4 days per week. Mondays will only be for three hours, I will have Tuesdays off, with normal length days for Wed, Thurs and Fri. I should have started these hours this week, but with being sick it was not to be.

There is nothing significant to report with regards to DH's job hunting, he has only been doing bits and pieces on the computer and phone, he hasn't been up to doing much of anything else, just like the rest of us. I am ready for us all to be well again!!! SOON!!!

I do have updates of Sampler Game Board and CdC as well, but will save them for another time.

I have had some stashy mail; I ordered a further 10 skeins of Dinky Dyes thread for CdC and also a metre of 40ct lambswool linen and have received both from Stitching Obsession. I was thinking of doing HOHRH of VOHRH, I have both in my stash, on the 40ct, using one strand of DMC.

I also placed an order with Dragonfly Dreams so that I could get my JCS orni issue, of course that was not all that I ordered, will share when it arrives.

I had better go and try and get this house sorted out a bit, I hope everyone is stitching lots.

29 comments:

Marita said...

Ugggh sick all at once! You have my sympathy. Hope you all recover quickly. Great progress on the stitching.

Barbara said...

Oh, it's awful when the whole family comes down ill at once! Glad to hear you're all recuperating, and I hope the rest of the autumn will be full of health.

Great stitching!!

Karoline said...

I hope everyone is feeling better soon, your wips are looking lovely

Sylvie said...

Great progress on your SB :)

Cheryl said...

That's so awful that you have been sick! Get well soon to everyone!
Love the wips

Dawn said...

How terrible that you are all sick but that is how it happens at my house, too. I hope Caitlyn's ear gets better.

All your WIP's are great!

Dee said...

Hope y'all are feeling better soon. However, the stitching looks GREAT.

I'll be interested to see what you think of the ornament issue. I wasn't impressed this year. I think there are only two I'll do...the Brittercup Pointsettia and the penguin. Maybe three, I might do the Shepherd's Bush ornament.

Anna van Schurman said...

Hope you are feeling better! I'll be watching your progress on the stocking, I'm working on one myself.

Hazel said...

Yuck the sickness sounds nasty. You have some lovely wips. xx

KaLu said...

wow! noah's ark looks amazing! I cacnt wait to see it finish
and cant wait to see all the new stash you'll be getting I love to drool on peoples blog and then adding stuff to my wishlist

Mylene said...

Hope you all get better soon.
Noah's ark is looking great.

Ranae said...

I hope everyone is feeling better.
The WIP's look great

Carla said...

oh my! the entire family with the flu...that's horrible! I hope you get better soon.

Lynn said...

How miserable for all of you! Hope you are all on the mend soon. Glad to see that you felt well enough to get some stitching in. Both WIP look great!

Michelle said...

I hope you are all feeling better soon! Your two WIPs are looking amazing!! I just love Reed's Stocking.

tkdchick said...

Oh no! I hope everyone is on the mend now! How horrible for all of you to be so sick!

Your projects are looking great!

Beatrice said...

WoW I hope you are all feeling better soon.
How awful to all be sick at once.
Your stitching look very nice. How are you feeling now, well enough to stitch I hope.
Thank you for the hug for my Mom. She has a sister that lives in Brisbane and thinks it pretty neat that we communicate this way. She does phone her a lot.
Take care all!!!

Squazi said...

I hope you are all better soon! We are all finally over our bout of illness.

Your stitching is coming along beautifully.

Nicole and Phil said...

hope everyone is feeling better, and you are keeping up with the washing! that's the worst part I always find!
The stitching is looking great!

Kathy A. said...

Oh, I hope your family is feeling better soon. All of you at the hospital at the same time!!! I am a big fan of your Noah's ark

Lelia said...

Beautiful stitching. Get well soon ... all of you : )

BeckySC said...

WOW!!! You have been a busy bee :) Everything is looking great :) You have some wonderful projects on the go :)

Heather said...

Many happy returns for your Birthday. We can't really make excuses to forget each other's next year!!!

Mary Ann said...

I hope everyone is well now! And, your WIP's are looking lovely!!

stitching aussie style said...

I sympathise big time with everyone ill at the same time :-( Pleased to hear that all are starting to improve though. I love Noahs Ark the colours are beautiful. I would love to see a picture of what Reeds Stocking is going to look like. It seems to have a lot of intricate work in there!!!

Gina E. said...

By the time you get this comment, hopefully you will all be completely recovered from the flu or whatever else was lurking in your home! I've seen a couple of versions of Noah's Ark, and yours looks lovely! Hope DH is luckier than I am with his work situation; I've just lost mine today.

Red said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Joanne. I hope your little one's ear ache is over with. Poor litle kids. Ear aches are the worst!
I'm pretty sure I won't be starting that Plum Street Sampler piece until January. Too many UFOs to start another big project before then.

vegetableswithlove said...

You inspired me! I went to Shepherd's Bush and got the pearl cotton and linen to do start the Jillian Stocking, and the Brett Stocking for my kids, and when I get those done, I start this same one you're doing, the Reed Stocking for my husband, and then the Elisabeth for me!

I've never worked with such a large linen before and the perle cotton is lovely! Are you doing yours on a smaller/tighter linen with regular floss, or are you doing yours on the 18ct. linen? Just curious!

Again, your work is lovely :)

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