A tale to tell......

....as always in my life (and I know it will be the same for everyone, but as this is my blog, so its my life LOL!LOL) when it runs smoothly its wonderful and to be honest and fair I don't have many non smoothy type things happen, and as all people I have the usual illness and colds etc, BUT what I didn't expect was to go on a much much needed break to Tenerife for a week and the day after I get back end up in hospital at home with a suspected irritated pancreas - Now that really isn't fair is it??? Its not to much for to ask, to come back and feel rested and tanned not go away and feel a bit rotten and then get worser and worserer, having had 3 very overcast days in Tenerife 3 glorious ones too I must add and of course the company and holiday was great. Hospital, well thats not so great, I got out yesterday and spent the first proper night in my own bed - yippeee, I'm still fragile and I seem to have lost some weight somewhere - not that I am looking for it back again, no no - so if you find it you can keep it I don't want it back, I might loose some more along the way to recovery you never know!!


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So not much on the stitchy front - my exchange arrived safe and sound to Edgar , and I was pleased to hear that he liked it very much - I liked it too, and now I want to stitch it for myself. The design is by Ewe & Eye & Friends (EEF) and is stitched using polstitches pearl thread for all those french knots and WDW/Gast for the grass all on 40ct lambswool linen (to keep with the sheep theme).

I also received mine from Valerie and my oh my its a real stunner, I'm charging up the camera so I can take pictures for you all to see - Mark, bless him has been run ragged this last week, with washing, hospital visiting and phone calls (I think we should have another holiday really) and never thought to charge up the camera, but I know when I opened Valeries parcel it really made my day, so when the pics are up at the weekend its'll make yours too.

35 comments:

Vonna said...

Su, I've been thinking of you and hoping that all is well...so glad to see that maybe you may be on the mend. I believe I found your pounds... :)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Ewe to Edgar it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

Take care my dear, sweet friend...

Nicola said...

Sorry to learn that you've not been well Su. Hope you'll be back to full strength soon. Your sheep is lovely, but all those french knots.... I don't have any problems with doing them but don't envy you that amount! LOL

Stitchingranny said...

So sorry to hear you have been so ill Sue and glad you are now on the road to recovery. Love the "wooly" sheep.

Nancy said...

This is just beautiful! I love all the French knots, and they really do make the sheep.

I'm so sorry to hear that you were in the hospital not feeling well. I hope you are recovering nicely and back to normal very soon!

Angela said...

Oh dear Su,
What a terrible shame you felt so ill during your holiday. There's nothing worse than feeling miserable when you're away from home. I 've been thinking of you for the last few days. Sending you lots of healing hugs. How nice to have a cheery package from Valerie. Your little ewe for Edgar is just gorgeous - so cuddly and woolly. I bet he was thrilled to get it - phone you later :>)
Hugs, Angela

Marjean said...

Hope you feel better soon. That sheep is sooo cute!

BeckySC said...

Su, sweetheart...I am so glad to hear from you and I HOPE you are doing better. I was worried!!

I love your exchange for Edgar!! WOW!

Take care my friend :)

Susan said...

I *LOVE* the gift for Edgar. It's gorgeous!!

I'm sorry that you got sick on your holiday. How awful - didn't you get sick last year as well? You don't have much success with stressfree holidays, do you? How awful!

Kim B said...

So sorry to hear you've been ill! That's just terrible! That is a beautiful finish for Edgar though. Get well soon! (And I sure hope I don't find that missing weight)!

Lee said...

I hope you're feeling better as each day goes by. Take good care of yourself!

Katrina said...

Su I am so sorry you haven't been well, especially after vacation, not fun at all. Take care of yourself!

Love, love, love the finish it's so pretty :-).

Julianne said...

Su,

I'm so sorry to hear that your vacation was spoiled by illness. You've had more than your fair share of that lately. I hope you are feeling better.

Your exchange to Edgar is just precious. It really is a true keepsake. The finishing is superb.

litlaskvis said...

I am so sorry you have been ill Su! I hope you are doing lots better.

I love your exchange to Edgar, so pretty!

Romy said...

Oh, Su!! So sorry to hear that you were ill! I thought you have wonderful holidays!! Glad that you are a little better now!!
Your exchange stitching is beautiful!! What a lot of French Knots, gorgeous work!!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Those pancreas's can make you feel plum awful! My hubby can tell you that! Get well soon!

Sally said...

Oh, Su, I am so sorry to hear you've been ill and in hospital. You've had a real rough time of late so I hope things improve for you.

Love your exchange piece for Edgar:) It's gorgeous.

Barbara said...

Oh, Su! That's just rotten luck!!

Please take care, and take it easy as you continue to recover.

staci said...

What a terrible way to end a vacation! Hope that you are soon all better :)

That is a STUNNING exchange...all those french knots~~the sheep looks so real!!!

Nicole said...

Su, I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well! I hope you get to feeling better soon! Your pillow to Edgar is beautiful!!!

CraftyT said...

Sorry to hear that your vactaion ended on a bad note. Hope you are feeiling better soon.

The piece you atitched for Edgar is BEAUTIFUL! Wonderful job!
Natasha

CraftyT said...

I am sorry to hear about the illness you suffered after you got back. I agree, you need another vacation :)

You stitched piece is amazing. I can see why Edgar loved it. Superb stitching. And you go girl with those french knots LOL
Natasha

Redwitch said...

Really sorry to hear you've been unwell, hope you get well soon :)

Lovely stitching, supercute sheepie!

Yuko said...

Oh dear Su, I'm so sorry to hear that you were very ill...
I do really hope that you will be better than before soon.

Your sheep for Edgar is absolutely beautiful and so cute!
Did you count how many French knots is in there?? lol
Perfect finishing as always!

Take care of yourself, dear friend!
((warm hugs))
Yuko

LaDiabolik said...

Sending you big hugs for a fast recovery.

TeresaB said...

Su, sorry to hear you've been so sick, hopefully you're on the mend and will feel great really soon. Love the sheep!

Dianne said...

I'm sorry to hear you weren't well and hospitalized! Take it easy please.
The is the cutest sheep I have ever seen!

Nicki said...

I'm so sorry you've been ill. What a horrid follow up to a holiday :( Get well soon!!

Hazel said...

Poor you Su. Hope you're right as rain soon. Love the exchange you did for Edgar. All those frenchies wow! Nice effect though. xx

xstitch.nl said...

That just sucks, Su!! I do hope you're feeling much better now. Your exchange for Edgar is simply stunning!!

Carol R said...

Sorry to hear you have been ill - I hope you are fully recovered now?
I love your exchange for Edgar - all those French knots - I try to avoid these wherever possible lol

Carol said...

Oh Su, I'm so sorry to hear you've been so unwell - hope you're feeling much better soon!

Your exchange for Edgar is gorgeous...just love all those french knots! Think I would want to stitch it again for myself too!

lena-lou said...

Great choice for your exchange with this one which has turned out great :)

Carol said...

what a relief to see you are out of hospital now - I hope you recover quickly! Your exchange for E is gorgeous!!

Von said...

Just look at all those french knots! Su, that is simply stupendous!! Edgar must still be picking his jaw off the floor each time he sees that exchange. :D

So sorry that you weren't able to fully enjoy your holiday and then to end up in hospital is just awful. Do not rush yourself during the recovery period now. We want you back to full strength and heartiness!

NIKY said...

Take care of you,hope you're fine now. keep going in stitching and giving us your beautifull finishing like this sweety sheep.

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