Friday, October 8, 2010

Under the Weather

Hello bloggers,

Thank you for all the encouragement for my pet portraits. I hadn't thought of listing them in Etsy, but am definitely going to look into that!

I've been wanting to post for a few days but have been bitten by some viral bug. I am very fortunate to have good health and rarely get down, but this week I caved in. I finally broke down and went to the doctor yesterday because I was sure I had strep throat, but alas, it's "just a virus". Well, that doesn't make me feel any better. All I can do is wait it out. It hurts to swallow and I'm forcing myself to sip some hot tea as often as I can.

Before going to the doctor's yesterday, I had an interview (yes, sick and all, I went). It was with a new (to me) staffing agency and they've submitted me for an interview for a great position. I'm scheduled to interview Monday morning and will go no matter what.

Of course, I'm scheduled to work at Lowes and they are already unhappy b/c I called in Wednesday with this virus. I'm sure they're be really happy when I tell them I'll be late Monday. Oh well, I've got to take advantage of every opportunity I get.

The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous, but I've felt too bad to do much. I'm losing so much time outside so have been stitching as much as I feel up to it. I completed this little free design from the Pattern Bee, which I downloaded last year. I think I'm going to make a small table mat and give it to a loved one.

I don't order many things on line, but when I discovered this beautiful pattern, I ordered it immediately.

I've been working on it and want to finish it as a gift. I have no idea how I'm going to use it once it's completed. I've never done the feather stitch before and had a hard time with it. It's not uniform but darned if I'm doing it over.

I haven't even begun to get my fall things out due to feeling so rotten. There is so much to do and so little time, even when I'm well. Don't you just hate feeling bad knowing you've got so many things you want to do?

It's time for some more hot tea, so will say ta-ta for now. I hope you have a great day!


T's Daily Treasures said...

Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. You certainly are managing to work on some lovely projects. I still haven't tried my hand at embroidery yet although I found a really cute pattern set at Michael's this summer for only $3. I will get it out soon. Love how your little Autumn stitching turned out. Makes a great pillow. And your bird quilt is just gorgeous. Good luck with the job prospects. Rest as much as you can so you are ready for that interview. Wishing you all the best, Tammy

StitchinByTheLake said...

Phyllis I'm sorry you're feeling so bad - I know you must be miserable. I've done that pumpkin pattern from CrabApple Hill and made it into a pillow. It was a fun one to do. blessings, marlene

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Phyllis,
So sorry you aren't feeling well. That is awful when you are alone!! Your work is beautiful, even your feather stitch!!!
I miss you.
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

Laura said...

Take it easy so you feel good for your interview on Monday! I hope it turns into a nice job for you! Take care!

Anonymous said...

Phyllis, gosh, you don't need the flu right now, or anytime really, with everything you have on your plate. Hope you are ALL better by Monday's interview.

I'll be cutting the fabric today for our swap. :-)

Crabapple Hill patterns are beautiful! She's very talented.

Hugs and be well!

Anonymous said...

Hi Phyllis,

Oh my I am sorry to hear that you are under the weather. Please get lots of rest and hope you will be better soon. Good luck with your new interview and job.
Take care.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey again Phyllis, I forgot to say that your pet portraits are amazing. Truly a gift to be able to draw like that. Hope you are better and better. :) Tammy