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Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Absence makes the heart grow fonder?

As you may or may not have noticed I haven't been around much these past couple of weeks. My flu bug got worse and I was too sick to post although I did blog surf and leave a few comments here and there. On bad days I curled up on the sofa in front of the tv and on my good days I worked on my Blue Ribbon box class pre-stitching. This is now finished apart from removing the basting threads and cutting it up into sections. I must admit I changed a bit here and there and I hope that Sherri does not mind. I'm sorry about the poor picture but it's been very dark, gloomy, rainy weather here these past few days. Click on the picture for a closer look.

Sally from Stitchy Angel's Treasures sent me a picture of her beautiful Mystery box finish. It's stitched on a 25ct fabric with an unknown Victorian Motto thread. Thank you Sally for allowing me to post your picture.

Sew a Mystery is still available *here* or by clicking on the CHARTS button on the sidebar.

Thanks for visiting
Take care

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Photobucket posted by Carol R at 11:09 | Permalink | Photobucket


  • On 6 March 2012 at 11:30, Blogger milly


    I'm a new follower of your blog.

    I love your blue ribbon sewing box piece!

    Lovely photo from Sally of her mystery stitch too.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  • On 6 March 2012 at 12:37, Blogger Susan

    So sorry to hear about your flu - it has been an especially nasty season. Hope you are on the road to recovery. Your Blue Ribbon Designs piece is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing the finished pieces. Sally did a wonderful job finishing her mystery.

  • On 6 March 2012 at 13:58, Blogger Sally

    Sorry to hear you've been ill since you got back from France. Hope you're well on the mend now.

    Thank you for posting a photo of my box:)

  • On 6 March 2012 at 14:39, Blogger Vera

    Sorry to hear you've been sick. Hope you are feeling better. Lovely stitching on your blue ribbon piece. I finally framed Sew Golden!! I need to send you a pic. Still have to finish the mystery box (all stitching done, just the box to do).

  • On 6 March 2012 at 14:41, Blogger staci

    Sorry that you've been ill Carol, I do hope you are feeling much better now.

    Beautiful stitching. And you can send that rain here...I'd rather have that than the snow that's in the forecast!

  • On 6 March 2012 at 16:17, Blogger Diana

    Hope you're feeling better!

  • On 6 March 2012 at 16:56, Blogger Terri

    Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, but I'm glad you're better!
    I love your stitching and your designs!

  • On 6 March 2012 at 17:43, Blogger Brenda

    Congratulations on finishing your prestitching for your class! I'm sure you feel better about that!

    I do hope you are finally over your flu bug too and can be back up to full speed of stitching.

    Another beautiful Mystery Box finish!!!

  • On 6 March 2012 at 18:59, Blogger valerie

    Hope you're feeling better Carol! Your pre-stitching looks great!

  • On 6 March 2012 at 21:10, Blogger Daffycat

    I hope you are feeling all better now, Carol. The flu can really take it out of a person.

    Your pre-stitching looks wonderful. I can wait to see the finish!

  • On 6 March 2012 at 21:12, Blogger Deb

    I hope that you're feeling better now. I went through the same thing for almost a month - some days I'd sew or stitch - other days I'd lay and stare at the TV or sleep.

    Your Blue Ribbon Designs piece is beautiful.

  • On 7 March 2012 at 00:48, Blogger Kathy A.

    Oh hon, I am so sorry that you have been down for such a long time. I am glad to hear that you are finally on the mend. Take good care.

  • On 7 March 2012 at 02:12, Blogger Catherine

    Hope you are feeling much better! Sounds like it hit you pretty hard.

  • On 7 March 2012 at 02:56, Blogger Mindi

    I'm so glad you're starting to feel better from the nasty flu bug. The stitching for your Blue Ribbon Box looks lovely, I'm sure its going to be gorgeous assembled.

  • On 7 March 2012 at 11:48, Blogger VALIE

    The class piece looks very pretty.

  • On 7 March 2012 at 17:34, Blogger Kate

    Sorry to hear you've been so poorly - hope you are feeling much better soon.
    Lovely pictures of yours ans Sally's projects.

  • On 8 March 2012 at 14:25, Blogger Meari

    So sorry you were feeling well. *knock on wood* I haven't been sick this winter.