Monday, 21 November 2011

Time 'Flu!




My world of late has mainly consisted of work: sewing, cutting out, packaging of orders, website maintenance.... I am not writing this to impress merely to make myself understand why I am so very tired. Oh, and I forgot to mention three weeks of 'flu and I mean real 'flu which renders you weepy & pathetic. Well, it did me anyway. Yep,I have been a delight to behold with eyes sunken in deep pits of grey, a particular shade matching my general pallor BUT I am finally over it! Hurrah! Now I can catch up on the world and work with a zest missing for a long while.






Though the weather in 'sunny' Cornwall has mostly been gloomy there have been some beautiful sunrises which Isabella and I watch from the front door step before the mad morning mania is truly underway. The criss-cross of lines quite please me here for some reason.





Yesterday I collected the ornamental (pah!) crab apples in from the garden to dry out for decorations in the weeks to come. Did you know Christmas is almost here? Oh yes, even ill I am ahead of the game and at the forefront of news. I only wish I were also at the forefront of tidying the garden and clearing the leaf litter!






I have left plenty of these little golden apples scattered around as I am sure there must be some creatures who make use of them. Our garden is full of wildlife from toads and frogs, newts and shrews to slow worms and many varieties of birds. My love of all this is shared by little Isabella who often tells me she 'loves the nature Mum'.






But for now I must end this short post and attend to business which is wonderfully, fantastically busy, a fact I am so grateful for and humbled by. The idea that in these very straitened times people choose to part with their precious funds on something I have designed and created makes me feel very proud.





And I know Babbit agrees.

Have a lovely day x

21 comments:

  1. I am sorry to hear that you have been unwell and glad you are better! I love the photo with the golden sun - and I 'loves the nature' too Pip! x

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  2. That 'nature Mum' is some lady, I love her too.
    Sorry you've been poorly.
    Babbit is gorgeous. :)
    Vivienne x

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  3. Dear, dear Pipany,

    MOST IMPORTANTLY (cough, cough) I am so glad you are on the mend (stitching pun fully and shamefully intended). Being ill simply gets i the way of it all.

    Second, your golden apples strewn across the ground is a delight and pleases my fairy tale mind. Do you know, incidentally, the children's book "Our Apple Tree" illustrated by Kristina Digman?

    Third, I have fallen in love with Babbit. I am obssessed with making rabbits these days and would LOVE to see a full blown picture of yours....

    Happy stitching, dear Lady.

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  4. So sorry for the mistakes (your golden apples ARE a delight, etc.. My excuse? A delightful toddler running around me as I type.

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  5. Sorry to hear you've been lacking in zest - plenty of it in the lovely pictures though. Lovely Babbit too. xx

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  6. Happy to hear you are feeling better. Don't work too hard and take your time to recover!

    Happy new week,

    Lieve groet, Madelief x

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  7. Such beautiful pictures Pipany! Make sure you don’t over do it, nice to know you’re feeling a bit better.

    Lou xxx

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  8. Glad to hear you're feeling better, proper 'flu is a nightmare.

    Glorious golden crab apples, and Babbit is a very natty gent :D

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  9. Sorry you've been so poorly, Pipany. Your photos are very beautiful, and I 'love the nature too'!
    And Babbit.....how sweet! Looking forward to seeing more of her, I love bunnies so much myself and just can't stop making them!
    Hope you feel much better this week, and try to take things easy and not work too hard.
    Helen x

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  10. So sorry to hear you've been unwell Pipany - I still don't feel 100% after my stint back at the end of October. A little each day though - a little each day.

    That sunrise is amazing and captured so perfectly.

    take care and wrap up warm. Lots of tea and sympathy.

    Nina x

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  11. I am glad that things are going well on the business front - it must have been a nightmare for you being ill, though, and flu washes you out for so long. I hope you pick up soon and manage to keep up with the stitching.

    Pomona x

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  12. Lovely to catch up here, it is a real treat. Sorry you have been so poorly but glad you are on the mend.

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  13. Lovely images. Hope you are fully reovered. Did you by any chance come to Portscatho yesterday?? Lizzie

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  14. Lovely criss cross photo Pipany - good enough for a competition! Glad you are feeling better, Please can I persuade you to come back to Purplecoo? - we are back at the old skool again, and getting ready for Chrstmas x

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  15. These apples... I love their colour! Very nice images and Babbit :)

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  16. The sunrise picture is amazing. You are right the lines are so interesting and really make the image perfect. X

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  17. Dear Pipany,

    I just wanted to check up on you and see if you are well and happy. Are you totally snowed under with stitching up your Christmas magic for lucky customers?

    I am sending many happy thoughts to you and your family this Christmas. Have a lovely time and I hope you are zinging with health once again... despite the usual stress at this time of year.

    Stephanie

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  18. Hope you are feeling much better Pip. Have loved your postings this year (as usual). The year seems to have gone so quickly and I didn't get done half the things I wanted to like setting up a blog etc. Hope you and your lovely family have a wonderful Christmas and a bright and creative 2012. Lots of love Karen X

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  19. I hope you had a happy Christmas and that you are feeling well again. I always enjoy popping past to see what you are up to. I notice a lot of people are lying low over the Christmas period, us bloggers need a rest too! See you soon xo

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  20. I hope you had a good Christmas!
    Happy New Year Pipany.....

    Lou xxx

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  21. Pipany, I do hope that all is well with you and yours, and want to wish you a very Happy New Year.

    xo

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