Friday, September 9, 2011

Lurgies, infections, and life changes...

Mr E has been battling a chest and throat infection for many weeks. Just as it started to improve he awoke on Tuesday with conjunctivitis, declaring he felt worse than he had in many, many years.
Last night I succumbed to a bad throat and conjunctivitis. Tonight it is Blossom's turn for the eye infection. Sam's eyes are fine but he has a dreadful head cold and has now lost his voice. I think we all need a nice cruise somewhere. 
Enough of the woes.
Time for something cute.
My sweet 'Ellie' has become a mum, and I am enjoying playing with her little girl. You can too if you're an Elefantz HOME subscriber because she'll be in the next issue. 
I love adding to my Oopsie Daisy designs, and I thought it was about time for a new one...
I'll bring it to life with needle and thread over the weekend. You'll love it!
If you are a subscriber to my free newsletter you would have downloaded my free 'Hope' design a couple of weeks ago. This is my original...
Sherry has made her own 'Hope' and sent me the link to her blog post. Isn't it beautiful?!
Have you made 'Hope' yet? 
At our local Woolies supermarket they sell gourmet Raisin & Oat cookies that are simply divine. The catch, though, is the price. $3 for 5 cookies. I only buy them when they are marked down to $1.50, but still, that's a lot of a handful of cookies! 
This morning I wrote my own recipe and made them. YUM!!! I was able to make 27 cookies and as everything I needed was aleady in my pantry it was win/win all the way. 
I'll share the recipe in my next newsletter later next week. 
It's Friday and because I like offering you special weekend deals, I thought you may be interested in an Oopsie Daisy bundle?
Included in this PDF pattern bundle are:
Three Oopsie Daisy Stitchery & applique designs...
 One Oopsie Daisy wallhanging pattern...
...and one Oopsie Daisy Table Runner pattern!
All this for $5!
Five Oopsie Daisy designs, plus two complete projects, as a PDF pattern set!
This special offer only available till Monday. 

Now to rest up over the weekend, and hopefully all of us can recover in time for the new working week.
I have news to share soon about major changes in our family. Just need to get our heads around it first.
Have a relaxed and peaceful weekend, won't you? I hope so. 


  1. Sorry to hear you have all been unwell Jenny. Take care and hope you are all feeling better after a restful weekend.

    Your cookies look delicious - I will be watching out for the recipe!

  2. Oh Not good that you are all feeling horrible. You could be right Jenny, a cruise would be good. Somewhere in the sun.

  3. Ugh. Conjunctivitis is soooooo contagious. Hope you all are well rid of it once healed.

    Despite being sick, you continue to be creative! Amazing!

    Feel better soon whole Elefantz family.

  4. Bummer about all of you being sick. :( Take good care of yourselves and get better soon!

    The new designs look lovely. The baby elephant~~Adorable!

  5. Oh dear - hope you all are feeling better ASP.

    Thank you for the kind comment on my blog.

  6. Hi Jenny,
    I hope you all feel well again soon!! I would love to buy your oopsie daisy pattern. Is it available for download?(see I live in Sao Paulo - Brazil - and it takes such a long time to get here...)

  7. Hope you all feel better soon, plenty of rest - you, too!

  8. Vanilla, the patterns are PDF downloads. Once you purchase them using the Paypal button I will email them off within a few hours. :-)

  9. Hugs to all of you and hoping proper Spring arrives soon as you guys seem to have had an illness filled winter. Maybe warmer weather will mean the end of the bacteria.

  10. Oh sweetheart I wish I could pop on over with some chicken soup and nurse you all....I'm so sorry to hear that you're all unwell! Mine is STILL lingering, I hope yours leaves faster.
    ELLIE IS A MUM!!! Did you hear my squeal of delight? How adorable! And of course your new Oopsie Daisy looks adorable the snail!

    Sherry did a lovely job with "Hope". Love that blue lace. Hope you're feeling better soon, ALL of you!!

  11. Sorry you are all feeling poorly Jen, I hope you get better soon. I love the look of the cookies and I enjoyed my magazine.
    Take Care
    Love Jillx

  12. My goodness, you all have had a nasty dose of the lurgies. Look after yourselves and get well soon. I can't believe that you have still found the energy to cook and create new designs. Take care.

  13. Sending you all get well hugs. Hope you feel better soon. Miss B is trying to fight lurgies here too. Love Fee x

  14. Well, are ya'll feeling any better? Goodness gracious!
    xx, shell


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