I’m out!

So…a visit to the doctor on Tuesday morning decided my participation in KCW. Another course of antibiotics with a side order of steroids. Both in bigger doses than before.  Eugh! I started taking them immediately and by Tuesday afternoon was feeling even more out of sorts than before. The lovely side effects of dizziness and insomnia meant that by yesterday morning I was fit for nothing but sitting on the sofa knitting and hand sewing.

It does mean that I’ve made progress on some mitts I’m knitting as a favour for a friend:

IMG_9443_edited-1and the hexie quilt is coming along nicely, thank you very much.

Hexie quilt in progress

But the sewing loft is closed for the time being.  I’m fine with that.

And whilst I knit and stitch and watch movies, I’m dreaming of our wedding anniversary weekend in November, because Alice-who-isn’t-a-cat and Ma and the Stitches-in-law are treating us to dinner.

But not any old dinner…nooooooooooo!  Dinner at the scene of the original crime!

Northcote Manor

Northcote Manor

I may have wept with joy when I opened the envelope.  It’s such a wonderful treat and a complete surprise.

We are very, very, VERY excited…as you can imagine. And, with a fair wind and a bucket load of drugs, I’ll be feeling fine by then.

In the meantime, I’m off to the sofa.  I have mitts to knit! But…I’l leave you with cute cats.  Just because I can.  And they’ll make you smile.  Which is a good thing, no?


30 Responses to I’m out!

  1. Clare says:

    Your quilt is looking beautiful. It’s inspired me to get back to making mine (my first!). Hope you’re feeling better soon x

  2. sewbusylizzy says:

    *hugs* feel better soon.
    I often think we are lucky to have a hobby that can be challenging one day – or perfect for a quiet few days as we recover. Hope you are up & about again soon.

  3. Linda says:

    so sorry to hear you’re so poorly Evie. May you have a speedier recovery now the big meds have been brought in!

    Happy anniversary – enjoy your evening at Northcotes xxx

  4. hope the meds kick in quickly and you feel better soon. feet up and knit gently!

  5. Andrea says:

    Oh, no, I’m sorry to hear you are still under the weather. However, sounds to me like you have the perfect recipe to get better. I’m not talking about meds: I’m talking about quiet stitchery (i.e. sans electrical motor) and a celebratory date with family and friends. Me thinks you’ll be better soon, and until then, I’m sending sunshine your way.

  6. Jane G says:

    You’re doing well to do anything at all. Make sure you get yourself better

  7. Sorry you’re unwell. But your projects look great. The knitting project is so cute. Whoa the dinner sounds fab. Looking forward to hear how it feels to be back to the crime scene;)

  8. dokucug says:

    Ooof, this bug has really got you by the horns! I hope this cocktail wipes it out 🙂 If I were you I’d use it as an excuse to do as little as possible (except stitching, of course!).

    That manor house is beautiful. Is that where you got married?

    • It has indeed…last time it was 3 months, but they didn’t throw steroids at me that time.
      We were married at our church and had our reception at the manor. It is as wonderful as it looks.

  9. Brigitte says:

    Oh dear, so sorry to hear that you are poorly. Get better soon and enjoy a fabulous wedding anniversary treat. Reminds me that it was your lovely wedding photos on a blog that first got me to take a peek at your blog 🙂 xxx

  10. K-Line says:

    Oh, it is wretched that you are still under the weather – but I’m confident (if you sit on the couch and knit as much as possible) that you will be in fit shape for that amazing dinner. It’s concerning and depressing to be sick for a long time. And so challenging with a young (extremely energetic) family. Remember those days when you could have recovered in peace??

    • The good thing about this is that a) it’s not pertussis, for which I’m eternally grateful after the horrible timeyou had of it, and b) my doctor is as determined as I am to shift it. I’ve had chest x-rays and they are clear…also good.
      I think it’s just a shot across my bows to slow down and take a little more care. So I am!
      As for peace…you can obviously hear the banshees howling in the garden from where you are!

  11. Claudia says:

    I hope you feel better soon! Sit and knit and drink some hot tea and dream of your wedding anniversary!


  12. Pooh to not feeling well but hurrah to anniversary dinners! (We’re in November too and are off to Jersey for a few days – can’t wait). I think sitting on the sofa and knitting and hand sewing should be prescribed on the NHS. Sending you healing hugs and happy thoughts 🙂

  13. Shar says:

    Make sure to take it easy and don’t try to rush back into anything too quickly. Knitting and hand sewing sound about the right speed. The dinner will be lovely! I hope you feel better soon :).

  14. Sometimes the treatment can seem as bad as the problem. I hope your little ones are being kind, and allowing you to recover gently. Knitting and non-mechanical sewing are well known for their restorative powers.
    Enjoy your wedding anniversary treat – it looks wonderful!