This week has been a bit grim. I’ve basically been in bed feeling lousy and battling bronchitis – that was a new one on me and it rather knocked me for six. To those of you who suffer regularly, or even occasionally with bronchitis, my condolences – it’s really not a nice experience. Anyway this week was one of this weeks where there was nothing for it but to take to my bed and stay there and let myself be driven to the doctor’s by my husband (who must have been concerned to have taken the morning off work), sleep, drink tea, try hard to breathe….
It was also the perfect time to prop myself up and watch small doses of the boxed sets that I never had time to watch before. So this week was ‘The Killing’ in Danish (please don’t tell me who did it, I still have a good long way to go!) accompanied by a little sporadic sock knitting, but of a very plain vanilla nature because I had to be able to knit without looking so I could read the sub-titles (my Danish not being up to much – although I can pick out the odd word or phrase that is closely related to German). That was the nicest part of being sick and just being quiet and cosy at home with Pablo the cat curled up at the bottom of the bed.
I had rather forgotten how nice just being at home is. Since I went back to work my life has been at fever pitch and my days off are generally pretty planned out with appointments, jobs and seeing friends, so doing nothing has been very nice indeed. It would have been nicer if I hadn’t felt lousy of course, but then you never get everything in life, do you?
I had also been meaning to show you this for a while…… (apologies for the darkness of the photo – we have descended into the foggy November gloom where sunshine and good daylight are hard to find)….
This is my the finished quilt from my first ever bee – Stitch Tease. I put the final stitches into the binding at the weekend. It’s taken years to finish. I really don’t know why – dithering over a border is up there, but finished it now is and I’m really happy with it. It’s so full of memories and friendships. Stitch Tease is a wonderful bee – still going, but sadly without me – and I made some lovely friendships and have met almost everybody who was involved in it from the start – Di and Di and Annabella and Susan and Katy and Hadley. I never did meet Danny, but maybe one day our paths will cross!
So that’s it then, back to the socks…or perhaps I’ll just have a little nap.
Life is good between the coughing!