Thursday, 27 October 2011

An October I'd Rather Forget

This month has been particularly difficult on everyone, My DH was away in the US at the end of September and came home sick with some sort of virus. He spent a week at home and then both girls got sick. They just seemed to get worse and worse running fevers of 40C for over a week. Even though they were on antibiotics from the word go, Aurelia developed pneumonia and ended up in hospital for a week and Amelie was there for two days. My DH spent the time with them in hospital as the doctors advised that Felix should be kept away from the hospital because of his age. Felix seemed to get a very mild dose of whatever the girls had and I am recovering from the same bug. It has been an experience that I would rather not repeat!

Here are photos of the children the day before they fell sick.

I have not been doing a whole lot of stitching, but I did start an online class with Robin Laukhuf from Olde Willow Stitchery. The piece is called "My Favourite Scottish Sampler" and I am stitching it on 36ct Lakeside linen with Needlepoint silks. So far I have only done a small part of class one. Those Algerian eyelets took forever and now I have to start the inside border of them.

For those people who are waiting to receive something from me, please be patient. I haven't forgotten, but I may be delayed a little longer until the whole household is better.