September 16, 2007

Momma's sick room

Momma's sick room, originally uploaded by Cathi O'Neill.

Hello from the land of germs! The girls wanted to play outside while I sniffled and shivered, so I set up camp on the deck with laptop, quilt, kleenex and stitchery project yesterday... The lovely string quilt was a housewarming gift from Katy. Thank you very much, by the way, to those of you who joined me in sending a few little cyber hugs her way.

I don't have a lot of blogworthy shots done for the week, again just small progress on ocean waves blocks (4 done) a christmas tree skirt 4 patch (chain sewing them into pairs now) my DJ quilting (up to 85 or so now) and my secret stitcheries (one done and gifted, the other nicely underway...).

While feeling miserable yesterday I spent a lot of time following one link to another for some wonderful Australian quilting and stitching blogs. There seems to be a wonderful community of stitchers and patchworkers there! I wanted to see what shops I might be able to visit while there, and saw several people doing Dear Jane quilts and designing wonderful stitcheries, lots of creativity. Check some of these great blogs out: Leanne's House, Melly and Me, Gail Pan Designs, and Wildcraft Farms....there are so many more wonderful ones out there, I spent hours looking through them, starting to dream of a lovely trip of sightseeing and quilt shopping. Probably won't have time for any classes or retreats, but I hope to make it to a few shops and buy at least a few Aussie designed patterns to remember my trip. Sigh. A perfect way to spend a low energy day as a golf widow (DH came home late after a golf outing with his work colleagues, needless to say, today he is main food giver, fight moderator, and question answerer!!).


Tracy said...

Oh, poor you...Be taking good care of yourself and feel better soon! There's a lot of great craft sites from Down Under Leanne's House & Melly & Me are daily stops for me now...So many clever crafters out there! Get well ((HUGS))

kerry said...

Hi Cathi,
Thats very exciting that you are coming to Australia, if by chance you are heading inland between Sydney and Brisbane then you would be most welcome to come and visit me in Nundle, it is only a very small village but has a wonderful Patchwork shop, if I must say so myself. I am sure you have read about my 2 day retreats and all that we do here. I have Leanne Beasley and Rosalie Quinlan teaching a retreat here in May next year, maybe you could visit then if you are in the country at that time.
Let me know if you would like any details on things to see and do, I would be very happy to help.
Hope you are feeling better

Evelyn said...

Creative way to spend your sick time - I know the feeling - you never can just crawl under the covers and hide if there are Little Ones underfoot! Hope you are feeling well soon.



Sonnja said...

Hello Cathi,

Wil you pleas mail me you address

Kind regards Sonnja

gwen said...

Oh no, another running nose! I think the same germ is allover Europe. I hope you get well soon.
Aren´t Australian stitcheries a hit?! I love their style too and I will visit the links you mentioned and dream! Take care.

Holly said...

Tis the season, it seems, for colds. Sorry to hear one has found you. Thanks for the great links. Drink your liquids and get lots of sleep so you feel better soon!

Julia said...

Hi Cathi.
I hope your feeling better now...that rotten flu has been right through Australia as well..
Thank you for your comment on my blog.
I'm loving hand quilting my DJ, and doing it in sections seems to be getting it done really quickly.
Your Dj is looking lovely, I did see it on the frame...well done!
Julia, in Aust.

Yvonne said...

I hope you're feeling better!

Jeanne said...

Cathi, I'm so sorry you're under the weather. Sending get well hugs to you and hope you are well very soon! I love all of those stitchery things from Austrailia, too and was surfing last night doing the same thing.

nicky said...

Hi Cathi,
I have had a lovely time reading your blog and your DJ quilt has inspired me to keep stitching away at mine! I would love to do a repro swap with you- just email me (i think wordpress gives you the email address although i know blogger doesn't) and let me know what you want.
You will love australia, it is such fun here. We have lots of great quilt designers so leave lots of room in your suitcase for patterns and fabrics on your way home.
Look forward to hearing from you,

Connie W said...

I'm with you...sore throat bug here...I hope we both are back to our healthy selves soon! At least stitching can help pass the time.

Jessica said...

It seems we've all caught this lovely bug! LOL Fever, chills, runny nose...I'm right there with you. I hope you feel better soon!

I love visiting your blog and your quilting is so pretty! I've attempted it a few times, but the sewing gods like to embarrass me every chance they get. ;-)