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Wednesday, 26 March 2014


Hi friends.  It's a quick post from me today from off my sick bed.....yes I'm not a lot better and Monday saw me paying the Dr a visit for some antibiotics for my chest infection.  :-)  I am feeling pretty shaky still and as I've not slept properly for a week and a half because of my cough I'm feeling pretty washed out.  I've not been able to have my little twinnie munchkins to look after so am really missing normal life....if there ever is such a thing here at Sewing by Annie's!!!

So what do I have to show you today?

I've now sewn together into 2x2 blocks most of the stress busting, house moving knitted squares I've made so far and Jo and I decided they would look best with a crocheted border in the same colour to tie them all together so I've made a start.

On the left you can see the stack of blocks I still have to crochet round and on the right are 3 more piles of squares now ready to be sewn into blocks.

These are 3 odd knitted squares that I have to knit extra squares to make blocks out of but search as I might I can't find odd balls of wool to go with them as yet....I just might have to buy some more wool!!   ;-)

Well folks, I'm sorry there is not much to show you today but I have had to find crafting I have been able to do on my knee whilst resting and hopefully getting better....it's taking it's time!!!

House moving update for all my blogging friends.....
Yesterday saw 17 weeks from the day we accepted the offer on our house....It's been a looooooong wait.  We were told yesterday that all the contracts have now been signed and we are all ready to name a moving date....that is apart from our buyers who at this late date have now told us they are unable to get their mortgage! As they say if it can go wrong it has gone wrong.....watch this space.

Thanks for popping in.  If you leave me a little hello comment to say you've called in I will do my best to pay you a return visit later.

Annie x


Twiglet said...

That stress blanket will be the size of a carpet by the time you get moved! Hope you are feeling a bit better today. x Jo

Judys Fabrications said...

Soo glad you went to the doctor Annie. Chest infections are serious, and I used to get them all the time when I was teaching( Bronchitis).We all want to get better without drugs, but there comes a time.I'm almost finished my course of antibiotics, and feel almost my old self again.Hope you can pick up very soon!See you for Friday Smiles.
Judy xx

Gill Edwards said...

Oh Annie, im really sorry to hear you are still poorly. I hope the pills do the trick and you are your old self again real soon. Meanwhile keep on knitting/crocheting and before you know it you'll be in your new home. It will be worth the wait im sure.
Gill xx

Ann B said...

Oh Annie, what a bummer on the house front, hope it gets sorted soon and that you beat those bugs into submission. Always seem that colds and other bugs get the upper hand at this time of year.
Chin up and keep crafting.
Happy Wednesday
Ann B

Kate said...

Feel better soon Annie. I have to say we have been plagued with illness here, one thing and then another with the arrival of chickenpox this morning for my eldest son.

~Kate~ (still catching up from last week)

Lynn Holland said...

The first panic came on the sale of my mums house yesterday when the buyer dropped the price by £2k because of damp and timber decay. Fingers crossed and lots of prayers that it is resolved.
And lots of the same for you too. Hope you feel a bit better by the day as well.
Lynn //43 x

Neet said...

Oh Annie, I am so sorry about the house. Can any more go wrong with you moving? Just hope this is a slight hiccup and all gets sorted.
Not surprised you are down with a bad chest and all that accompanies it, you must be so down in yourself. Get well my friend and then those munchkins can come and cheer you up.
Lots of love
Net xx 40
Remember - Rest!

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Hi Annie. Oh how I empathise with you over the dreaded chest infection. I am now in week four and have been able to do a little around the house for the first time. I normally have the constitution of a horse but this bug has completely floored me. Do take the antibiotics and as much rest as you can, cos it won't get better without. I have my fingers crossed for you for your move as well. What a catalogue of troubles it has been for you. Hope it gets resolved soon. Hugs Jenny x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my, there's a clutch of chest infections - every other friend seems to be poorly! Poor you - am in no doubt that stress has played a part in knocking you off your feet - honestly, the buyers are now causing probs. You couldn't make it up could you. Blanket, carpet...keep stress busting gal. xxx

okienurse said...

Sorry to hear about all the buyers issues. I had that to happen in 1982 when we sold a house! Always something huh! Hope it settles soon. I love the stress quilt and the way it is turning out. I look forward to seeing the finished item.
Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a crafty week! Vickie #49

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Let's hope the antibiotics are kicking in now and will help get you back fighting fit.... meanwhile keep making the squares. I love the one on the left in the first pic, it almost looks like tie dye!
Houses...pains in the butt. Keep the faith girl xxx
Hugs, LLJ 27 xx

JoZart said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear you have been unwell and I've been away from all the news. The best thing for a very quick recovery will be a definite moving date and I hope it comes soon, my friend.
The blanket is an epic one and I have just started a handmade quilt which will be a long run. I had to have a hand project whilst looking after my sick friend.
Get well soon and hope things sort out well,
Love Jo x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh Annie, sorry to hear you're so poorly. Hope those ABs hurry up and do their job. Your house moving saga is almost beyond belief. You would have a lot to chat about if you ever met our neighbours. Their house sale just fell through because somebody in the chain had added an extension to their house without planning permission. The council are due to tear it down and he hadn't mentioned this small fact to his buyers!!!
Fingers crossed it all falls into place very soon xx

Fiona #47

StampinCarol said...

Hope you get healthy soon. And so sad about your house. Hope that also gets straightened out. Your blanket is really coming along nicely. Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #71 (so far)

BJ said...

Gentle hugs get well soon - BJ#70

BumbleVee said...

awwww poor you! Please do try to do not much of anything...and, DO rest and try to get better Annie. This sounds like Pneumonia and Bronchitis...and, it does take an inordinately long time to get rid of it... trust me!

House buying and selling ....pagh!! What a royal pain... where the hell is my magic wand? ... if only I could help....

BIG hugs from afar...


Andrea said...

hope you feel better soon and get a normal life back sorry to hear the house move is not moving I hope it gets resolved ...your blanket is looking ace..I love al those green squares ... have a good week ahead crafty hugs Andrea #20

Caro said...

So sorry to hear you are feeling so poorly still and to hear about the house stresses still going on. I am praying for you. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#55)

fairy thoughts said...

Oh dear Annie sound like we have had a similar bug mine turned to bronchitis ..... Not nice I hope you are resting it's the only way. Terribleness about the house I hope you won't loose your new bungalow because of it.
Sea air is working wonders ... That and a nice bottle of red!

Helen said...

oh my giddy aunt!! Hope a) you get better really quickly now, and b) your buyers get their acts together with their mortgage.. the stress blanket is coming alone a-pace and I love the crocheted border, it's perfect! Good luck... Helen 11

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Hope you are feeling better soon and that all the house moving legal/financial stuff gets sorted. Love the blanket. Ali x. #42

glitterandglue said...

Oh Annie. I do hope you atart to feel better soon - and as for the house sale - well.... just know that we are all frustrated for you!!! The purchaser of my father's house pulled out a few weeks ago - for... wait for it.... the garden had had Japanese knotweed in it - treated professionally - but he reckoned he wouldn't ever be able to sell it with a history like that!!! Oh boy!
Trust all comes together soon for you.
Take care my friend - and keep adding to the blanket - or will it be blanketS by the time you move do you think??
Margaret #85

Anne said...

Hello Annie. I'm so sorry to hear you are still not well. You've had a lot of stress though which I'm sure is not helping. Can't believe that your buyers are now having problems. It's never ending. The squares are looking good. I'm not joining in WOYWW this week just having a peek at my favourite desks. Things not good here either. Hope things get better for us both - soon. Anne x

cockney blonde said...

Sorry to read you are still not feeling any better, hope you start to pick up soon. As for your house buyers!!!! Bit late in the day for that sort of announcement!!! Hope it gets sorted for you soon and what have the Estate Agents and Solicitors been doing all this time, surely someone must have known. Feeling angry on your behalf, x

voodoo vixen said...

Hope the antibiotics kick in and you start to feel a bit better soon... and that knitted blankie is gonna be in the Guinness records if you keep going!! :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Don't worry about visiting me. I'm not playing this week, as I've just gotten back from my trip. Please get to feeling better soon.

It seems the adage, when one door opens, another closes, fits you, but not in a good way, especially since I accidentally turned the saying around. Unintentional as it was, it fits. I can't believe the luck you're having with this move. I'm sure we'll all look back on it in a few years and laugh, but right now, getting better is YOUR priority.

peggy apl said...

Hi, Annie! Aww, I'm sorry to hear that you are sick and I hope you will be well soon. Sending a prayer that you will be restored to full health as soon as possible. And I hope your house concerns will get fixed too. It's taking quite some time!
Thanks for visiting me!
peggy aplSEEDS@3

MaggieC said...

I am looking forward to seeing your finished blankets, and I hope your move will not be held up too much more. It sounds as though you need a blanket for yourself to snuggle into until you feel much better. thinking of you. Hugs xx Maggie #8

Eliza said...

Annie I am glad to hear you are on the mend, you have been productive regardless good for you. Sorry to hear about the sale going pear shape my hubby and I had the same problem quite a few years ago and it is so stressfull, hang in there good things can happen. Sending you some cyber hugs I hope it helps.

Hugs Eliza and Yoda 19