Tuesday, October 14, 2008

X-Rays and Tonsillitis

Yesterday was supposed to be a stitching day spent with the other members of GWE but unfortunately I have come down with a case of tonsillitis. While I generally feel ok in myself I didn't really want to go and spread my germs around and my voice is pretty much lost. I did spend some time working on my Steam sketchbook and have an idea that I am happy with for my exhibition piece now I just have to get on and do it.

As my sketchbook is currently for my eyes only today I thought I'd share a picture of one of the sets of postcards that I stitched while on holiday.X is for X-Ray. I have been looking forward to the letter X almost since the beginning of this alphabet swap as I knew I had the perfect fabric to use. The wonderful yellow fabric in the background is from the parcel that I recently received from Vicki. I decided to add lots of little hand stitched X's to the background, the idea was to try and symbolise all of the X-rays flying at the kitties.

I am way ahead on this swap, and haven't done my W's yet but as I knew what I wanted to do and it involved plenty of hand stitching it was the perfect thing to take away with me last week.

Back to work today which I'm not looking forward too, fun things like stitching will take a backseat again, but thankfully I have a few more finishes from my hols to share yet so hopefully enough to keep me going for a few more posts.

9 comments:

Sue said...

So sorry you are ill - please rest aplenty and take care of yourself so you get well soon. I missed GWE, too, due to horrible traffic between London and there, so I didn't reach the area till everyone would have been going home. Oh well - roll on next month!

Sue B said...

well I'm sorry to hear that you're not feeling well :( But I love the xray piece!

Vicki said...

I'm sorry to hear that you are under the weather. I hope you are feeling better real soon. The X-ray kitty is so cute and I'm looking forward to seeing some of the others in this series.

Vicki W said...

x-ray kitty is so cute! I sure hope you are feeling better soon.

StegArt said...

I hope you feel better really soon. I love this kitty x-ray. How fun!

I also had to laugh when I clicked to come here and comment. It looks like there's a pattern going on with the names of those who comment.

janet said...

Sorry to hear about the tonsilitis - my youngest son suffers badly too so I know how bad it can be. Had mine removed in the 1960s as was the 'fashion' then. The X-Ray Kitty postcard is really great - in fact I love all your postcards!

Miss 376 said...

Love this postcard, as did my son who was having a nose! Hope you feel better soon

Paula Hewitt said...

I hope you feel better soon. that xray fabric (and postcard) is the best - i didnt see the mouse first time around.

Threadspider said...

I hope you are soon back to your bouncy self-tonsillistis is a wretched thing. The X Ray is very funny and original.