"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A virus has taken over our house...

My wonderful husband arrived home yesterday afternoon, and it was the highlight of my day/week!
I baked garlic crumbed chicken for dinner, then made stewed rhubarb & apple with cinnamon to have with custard later...
 
It seemed the night would be 'perfik' (as Pop from 'Darling Buds of May 'would say!).
But Mr E came home with some tummy troubles, and before dawn this morning a dreadful stomach flu took hold.
Our house is in quarantine from the rest of the family now, so tomorrow's 19th birthday lunch for Sam has been cancelled. My poor man is in a very bad way, and does not want to pass it along to our children or grandsons. 
Please pray for him. He only has one more day at home before he has to leave again, and I am not sure he'll be recovered by then. 
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Before Mr E came home I had finished a gorgeous project for the next issue of Elefantz HOME. 
I'll share the photos before I head back to my nurse's station. 
"Bird on Flower" runner....
  
I've used blanket stitch, feather stitch, chain stitch, stem stitch, backstitch, running stitch and satin stitch in this design.  Keeps the stitcher in me happy!
 


Hugs,
Jenny
xxx


27 comments:

  1. Hope Mr E recovers very soon.
    Your project is lovely, as always, Jenny.

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  2. Hi Jenny your project is Very pretty You are so good at stitching/I hope Mr E gets well soon.
    Hugs Mary xx

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  3. Poor Mr E - he sure does need to be better for a long trip back to work

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  4. Lovely design. Hope he is feeling better - and that you go clear!

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  5. oh sending big hugs for Mr E and for you as well_take care you don't get it and that you don't burn yourself out...love the runner them birdies are so cute,cheers Vickie

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  6. Poor Mr E. I hope he gets over this and regains his strenght quickly. It sounds like a wise move to keep the family at a little distance. Let's hope he doesn't share it with you. At least he was at home when it happened where you could look after him and didn't happen at work.

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  7. Beaut pattern... best wishes to Mr E for a speedy recovery...
    Hugz

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  8. I do hope that everyone gets better....love your runner!!

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  9. Hi Jenny!!! I hope what your husband is better, the table runner is beatiful, sorry for my bad inglish
    kisses for you ♥♥♥

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  10. Oh Jenny I hope Mr. E is better soon! I will pray for him!
    Michelle

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  11. Wish him all the best! And you strenght! LOL!! But I love your runneer! Greetings
    Lida

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  12. Sending Positive Thoughts for Hubby's Recovery.
    And that the rest of the family stays well.
    That means you included.
    hugs
    Gerry

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  13. Sorry to hear Mr E is unwell. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

    Cute stitchery

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  14. OH, poor guy! not a very nice way to spend your time together. Get Well quick, Mr. E.

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  15. Hope Mr. E is better before he has to leave again.
    Lovely stitchery Jenny.

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  16. So sorry hubby is sick and I HOPE YOU DON't CATCH IT!!! At least he was able to be home when he was sick and being taken care of by his sweet nurse! The new runner is pretty... looking forward to next issue!

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  17. I hope he gets to feeling better soon and is strong enough to travel when he has to go back to work. Sure hope he doesn't share it with you!! Hugs. Hope

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  18. Hope Mr. E. recovers quickly. I love the runner. I can't wait to get the new magazine. Stay well. Hugs, Karen

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  19. Hope your husband gets well very quickly. Your work is really wonderful! :)

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  20. Oh I'm sorry to hear Mr.E is feeling so low. He is in my prayers, and so is his nurse! I love you new project-so pretty!

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  21. Poor Mr E, not a pleasant trip back home, hope he recovers quickly!
    HUgs
    Jo

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  22. Poor Mr E, not a pleasant trip back home, hope he recovers quickly!
    HUgs
    Jo

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  23. Hi Jenny, My gosh I haven't commented in such a long time but I have been lurking. The beauty of your blog, both literally and spiritually always soothes me. I'm so sorry Mr. E. is fighting a virus. I will be keeping both of you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and blessings...

    ***Just had to tell you I am really missing your magazine. Hopefully I will be able to subscribe again after the first of the year. Warm thoughts...

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  24. Hi Jenny,
    Sending healing hugs to Mr E and hope he's well enough to leave on time without sharing those dreaded germs.
    Oh, what yummy dinner! I love rhubarb, one of my favourite desserts.
    Your latest stitchery is gorgeous and would brighten up any home.
    Creative hugs,
    Anna

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  25. Sure hope Mr. E is feeling much better and that you didn't end up with it. Love the runner, and your stitches are gorgeous as always.
    Supper looked pretty yummy.
    Prayers for you and yours

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  26. That runner is lovely!

    Hopefully you won't catch the bug. Be careful!

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Jenny
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