The only think I dislike more than a head cold is a summer head cold.
Hot, humid, stifling weather + a sore throat and running nose.
These do not compliment each other. Not in my world, anyhow.
The last few days I have been writing the patterns for Issue 9 of Elefantz HOME magazine, and today I am attempting to finish all the articles...not easy when your nose insists on dripping like a leaking tap. However, I am living on freshly juiced vegetables and plenty of fresh fruit salad, plus organic apple cider vinegar in water three times a day, so I am hopeful of a swift recovery.
The culprit who passed this head cold on to me is my own beloved son, Sam, who was the recipient of many fierce mother-hugs last Friday when I was visiting Kezzie, so I will not complain any longer. Hugging my lad is far more important than the prospect of catching his head cold. ;-)
All three of my kitchen themed designs for Issue 9 are now complete...
I've shown you the first two designs over the last week or so, but today I can show you the third one.
This is my Kitchen Prayer hanging. I have loved this prayer for many years, and finally decided to stitch it!
I thought the wooden spoon as the hanger was rather cute, too!
(Perhaps I should have called this the 'wooden spoon issue' as all designs now sport one!)
You can find more kitchen prayers HERE.
**Blossom will finish her gorgeous design over the weekend and we can share a photo with you on Monday. It's really cute!
The other day I promised I'd show you how the birthday lampshade Kezzie made for me looks on my vintage lamp base. This base was purchased on an op-shopping trip with my friend Janelle earlier last year...
It was perfect to show off Kezzie's gift!
I also wanted to show you the gifts I received from my two grandsons. 11yo Cal gave me a beautiful double display of lavender, and 4yo Dee gave me the sweetest little notebook...
Blossom had been waiting for a week for me to tell her what I'd like for my birthday, and I had no answer. Last night, after I picked her up from work, we went window shopping to see if something caught my eye, and something certainly did!
You all know by now that I LOVE English tea parties. You should also know that I have quite a thing for birds in many of my designs. When I saw this tea cup and saucer set in a gift shop Blossom knew it was the perfect gift for her mum...
(*and it's pink! My favourite colour!*)
Let me also show you how I've been spoiled by friends.
Angela is a blog follower and Elefantz HOME subscriber. When we moved here to Townsville in January, she emailed to let me know she lives not too far from me, so I assured her we would catch up in March for a cuppa. (February was one very full month in the Elefantz household so I made no plans!)
Bless her heart, she sent me a surprise birthday gift in the mail this week!
I had only just mentioned that I needed to make myself a loyalty wallet (there is a wonderful tutorial HERE on Joy's blog!), and then Angela's gift arrived and my prayer was answered! Thank you so much, Angela.
Today another parcel arrived, and this time is was from my sweet friend, Peg!
Peg and I have never met in person, but we've been online buddies since 2009 when we did a paper-bag swap with each other. The design I made for Peg in that swap ended up published in "Creating Country Threads" magazine Vol 10.4
I called it "Hearts for Peg".
This is the original I made Peg...
...and the one I made for the magazine.
If you are a free newsletter subscriber, start smiling, because I am going to share this design with you in my next free newsletter, sometime over the weekend!!!
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Now to that birthday parcel from Peg!
She knows me well. Wrapped in shabby rose fabric and a lace bow...
A beautiful journal, and more shabby fabrics. I am in love.
Thank you dear Peg! You made me forget all about my cold. xxx
In case you are wondering what Peg made for me in the 2009 Paper-Bag Swap, it was this gorgeous needle-book!
Well, I'd best brew a nice cup of lemon and honey tea, and get back to writing the magazine.
The pets are keeping me company, though offering no help whatsoever. They live a cushy life, don't they?