Thank you to everyone who has prayed and offered their heartfelt hope that Blossom recovers.
You certainly lifted her spirits, and mine.
Her temp was still very high during the night.
However, around 8.30 this morning the fever had broken and we can see recovery on the way. Her tonsils and glands are a mess and very swollen, but the penicillin is working now so each hour will see an improvement. She is in bed still, watching her favourite British murder mysteries (Midsomer Murders at the moment, Miss Marple or Poirot to follow...)
I am going to attempt to make some fresh orange jelly today. Karen sent me an email suggesting jelly for Bloss, so thank you Karen! I'd like to make fresh though, so we'll see if it works.
Yesterday I told you that I was going to recover an ugly lamp shade - well, I hoped I could. I haven't done this before but life is full of things I've never attempted, and I like to dabble in unknowns occasionally.
It was such a fiddly thing to do, but worth every needle prick and bitten tongue...
I removed the original shade, and cut up the sheet set to use the frill and some of the white cotton...
I measured out the old shade cover and made hems for gathering in the cotton sheet portion I'd cut. Thick cotton thread was sewn in a small running stitch around the hems and the new cover was fitted over the lamp shade frame for handsewing in place...
The gathering threads were tightened around top and bottom, and a length of white organza ribbon wrapped around the curved upper frame...
The lamp base was a $10 find at an op shop...
I'm happy with it, but it has this Easter Bonnet feel about it. Never mind, it fits our style.
The 'our' being Blossom and I. Last week she moved her desk out of her room and into the office half of my creative space.
It's lovely having her right next to me. :-)
Now that I have covered one old lampo shade, I'm ready to play with more. Just need to find some!
For those who are making my BOM, "Circles of Life", a number of you have asked where I got the fabrics to make mine.
...and I purchased mine through the Fat Quarter Shop, but they have sold out of all but 2 of the fabrics.
The lovely Di Jobbins emailed me to share the news that she has tracked down a shop in the US which still has the fabric range! You can visit the Desperate Quilters HERE and cross your fingers that they can help.
Another range that is similar and would look just as lovely is "Bliss" by Bonnie and Camille. The same store has some in stock, but if you google I think you'll find more about.
Now to go shopping for ingredients to make that orange jelly!
Have a wonderful day!