I've been struck down with a horrible virus all week - a fever, hot and cold sweats, continuous headaches, sore throat, you get the picture. The doctor thinks it was triggered by hayfever, which I am very dubious about. I've had hayfever for over 20 years now and never had these symptoms. On further inspection of my throat - which he said was 'raw' he's given me a strong course of antibiotics. I'm feeling a little better today - I sat out in the garden this afternoon to get some fresh air, and I did a little bit of hand sewing too. As you can imagine nothing has been created here this week (except for germs), but I can now reveal my last creation, which is safely now with it's recipient. This is the mini quilt I made for Jodie of RicRac fame: I really enjoyed making it - despite the time pressure to get it done and sent off before my holiday. This was the first time I have made anything resembling a quilt (with wadding and bound edges) as my usual embroideries are just backed and not at all padded.
Thankfully Jodie really loved her quilt - she asked for bright colours and nothing too country style. The spotty fabric I used was a cotton tea towel from Laura Ashley. If you have read Jodies blog you will know she loves selvedges and buttons, so I had to add these in to the mix. I think I am having a problem with birds though - they are everywhere - and I just don't think it's going to stop!
I'm going to spend the rest of the weekend recuperating, nothing too stressful will be happening in the Monda household that's for sure.