Sunday, January 14, 2007

All four done - yippee!

Well thank goodness for that - all four of the borders completed at around 9.45 this evening. Nothing like as fast as I was stitching at the beginning but still got there in the end. Now I have to add them to the scrappy centre along with the light coloured corner stones. Finally a heart at each corner to complete the top. The four borders are a little uneven with varying numbers of flowers and arrangements of leaves but I like it like that and think it adds to that random scrappy charm. I will bow in the quest for balance and put the two with the most flowers on opposite sides and the two with the least on the other two opposing edges.

Probably very wisely I've decided against machining them onto the quilt centre tonight as I'm too tired not to mess it up.

The children and Nigel are still under the weather - we've had a bit of a run of it lately. Nick was sick yesterday morning and hot but shivery all yesterday and today which meant he didn't play in his football match yesterday morning. Nigel keeps thinking he's shaken off the horrid cold and chesty cough he had and just as he thinks he's rid of it it rears it's ugly head again which is cheesing him off somewhat.

Sarah seemed to have improved yesterday and came home from her job at teatime announcing that she felt better than she had for weeks. We all decided on that good old English tradition - a fish and chip supper following which she had to phone us to collect her from her boyfriend's house earlier than expected as she felt awful with stomach cramps and shivering.

One of the other mums at rugby is a nurse and told me that often, after a nasty gastro-enteritis bout, the body can become temporarily lacto-intolerant and struggle with fats too. She thinks this might be Sarah's problem and advised us to try some yoghourt with 'friendly' bacteria to reset the balance in her gut. It probably wouldn't do any of us harm to follow the same route. I think the fact that the weather has been so mild so far this winter isn't helping any by killing off all the nasty bugs and viruses doing the rounds.

I honestly thought Sarah wouldn't be fit to play in her match today but she was a lot brighter this morning and we headed for Clevedon to play a team we narrowly beat at home at the beginning of the season. Today we won 22-5, a more resounding victory and Sarah put 7 of those points on the board with one try and a conversion (in the picture)

This was the first match her boyfriend Dan had seen her play in and he won't ever be tempted to mess her about (not that he's that type you understand) - I don't think he could believe how scary she is once fired up :o) Mind you I don't think it's put him off thankfully!

It's my day off tomorrow and the conservatory fitters are due back to (please, please, please) finish the job once and for all!!! Nigel will be at home for part of the morning to get them started so I can sneak off to my quilting group and to do the school banking while I'm in town. If Nick is still the same I may have a poorly little chappie at home for the day too.

It never rains but it pours!

13 comments:

quiltpixie said...

your borders look great -- and yes probbaly a really wise decision not to push ahead tonight...

hope hte family gets better soon

joyce said...

Your borders are beautiful. I can't wait to see them attached. I hope your family all soon get over the flu and colds.

Angie said...

Oh Anne, your borders are soooo pretty!!! I do hope all of you are feeling better soon!

Libby said...

Your borders are just beautiful -- you have done a great job with them. I will be thinking positive thoughts for you tomorrow that the workers will come and everything can be completed.

Elaine Adair said...

My word, girl, your borders are so clever! I LOVE that they are different, yet similar backgrounds. You have given me a great idea for a current WIP, that I cannot seem to get finished because of the border.

Thanks for the visit - I'm adding you to my Bloglines! Don't want to miss anything.

Lois R. said...

Congrats on the borders. they look great!

We have had the same bug here in our house since the week after christmas. No surprise, it is Eric who has been down for the count for most of the three weeks.

Hope all goes well tomorrow!

Patti said...

Crossing my fingers for a finished conservatory tomorrow. You've waited a long tim for it! Sure hope all the nasty bugs go away soon!

Helen said...

What a fab achievement. I can't believe how quickly you got these done. It would take at least 6 months in my house!

Fiona said...

Those borders look beautiful on their own, they'll be stunning once they are attached to the top. I would never have spotted that they are uneven - and if I had I would have thought it was deliberate, because I like them like that too! Good luck with the conservatory.

Clare said...

Those borders are wow! Hope the conservatory people turned up and that you are not playing Emergency Ward 10 LOL. Sarah doesn't half look fierce!

Clare said...

Those borders are wow! Hope the conservatory people turned up and that you are not playing Emergency Ward 10 LOL. Sarah doesn't half look fierce!

Clare said...

Those borders are wow! Hope the conservatory people turned up and that you are not playing Emergency Ward 10 LOL. Sarah doesn't half look fierce!

Clare said...

Those borders are wow! Hope the conservatory people turned up and that you are not playing Emergency Ward 10 LOL. Sarah doesn't half look fierce!