Thursday, 5 December 2013

Finishing...

Last night's blog post heralded the famous last words on getting things finished.  No sooner had I put the Mac to bed, and buried a few threads, than I began to feel rather ick, and not long after, I was hugging the toilet.  I remained that way for much of the night.

So an unscheduled day off for me; with boy-child for company.  Fortunately his feeling sick did not amount to anything.  So we watched The Hobbit, well it was on; I slowly stitched away, until I was done.  I also managed to put together a couple of key fobs on top of yesterday's starts, and I have just finished the final non-family present, but that missed out on the photos today.

So here's what we'll be giving...


Reindeer brooches for one of the Rainbow's leaders, (aka Reindeer) and the other for the Cubs leader...


I used a template from the Plush Addict bunting, and the girls chose the heart; sleepy eyes copied from the Mollie Makes foxy brooches.

Key fobs for the two Young Leaders at Rainbows...


Quick and easy with ribbon, the YLs go by the names Ladybird and Butterfly, so it seemed apt.

Covered notebooks for the Teachers and TAs, and one of the Robot ones for my Dad's birthday...


And a retirement gift for the Headteacher...


My original plan was for a laminated cushion, to keep his butt dry when he was out and about doing the artist stuff he is planning on filling his time with.  The laminate was basically pants; the corners started to crack and split no sooner than I had turned the cover through; trust me, the swearing and stamping of feet closely followed.  Hey ho, live and learn... not to use that again!  So a covered sketchbook will have to do.

And finally I stitched closed the 2 Valori Wells/AMH voile infinity scarves, one for me, and one, well, come back Monday.

So how's that for productivity in the face of adversity.  Typically, the MacBook is working absolutely fine again, whilst I don't have the energy left to look at anything more today.  So love you and leave you, with a less anxious look on my face, but hoping the lingering ickiness goes on its merry way really soon, I still have loads to do!

27 comments:

  1. You made some wonderful presents despite it all, I hope you feel better soon!

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  2. You're doing well on the making front considering all you've got to deal with. Can you now make pressies for all my friends and family I have no idea what to get?!

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  3. Wow you've got lots done despite hugging the toilet in the night!! I feel guilty now, I've not done much at all. Hey ho tomorrow's another day. Sarah

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  4. Oh dear, my husband has been struck down with the same thing- nasty! You have made so much today (he has spent the day asleep, not making presents) xxx

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  5. Beautiful makes, even when you feel awful, you're such a clever lady! x

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  6. Hope you feel better soon missus! Lovely makes as always, those reindeer brooches are so cute! R x

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  7. You got a heck of a lot done for someone who feels like s**t!

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  8. I can't believe how much you finished even as a healthy person, but being sick!?!? Goodness me! Don't forget to take good care of yourself, too. Take the time you need to heal, Hadders. xx

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  9. gosh that bug is working its way round you all. well done with all the finishes

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  10. Lovely makes, especially the reindeer. I hope you've stopped communing with Huey...

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  11. I think you need another day to recover from the ick if you're going to be that productive! Lovely lovely makes indeed x. Now take good care of you!

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  12. Some lovely studs, but you are lurching from one malady to the next - look after yourself please!!!!

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  13. A big fat BOO to sick! I wish I could get as much done as you when you're sick! Jxo

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  14. My, I hope you are better soon/now. Lovely stitching, despite it all.

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  15. I hope you are feeling better! And I am impressed-you have been quite the busy elf!

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  16. Hope you are back on top form soon. Love the reindeer brooches will have to check out those templates, they would be perfect for my Christmas Market trip next weekend :)

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  17. Is there a pattern for those covered notebooks? Also, how do you get your top stitching so PERFECT!?

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  18. Is there a pattern for those covered notebooks? Also, how do you get your top stitching so PERFECT!?

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  19. lovely things. Sorry about the vom :-(

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  20. My goodness you are so productive even when you're under the weather! Some gorgeous, gorgeous makes there, you will have lots of delighted recipients I'm sure. Especially the headteacher, what a wonderful idea to cover a sketch book, it's beautiful. Get well soon x

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  21. So sorry that you have been sick. I hope that you are feeling better now. Take care. Di x

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  22. Hope you feel better very soon. You are storming through those gifts. Love the reindeer brooches!

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  23. Green at job done! Sorry to hear you succumbed to the bug and hope you get a good nights sleep tonight x

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  24. There are some great presents here. As an ex teacher I would have loved a covered notebook instead of yet another box of chocolates.

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  25. Totally love the reindeer!!! Feel better soon sweets x

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