Wednesday, 19 September 2012

A Little Bit To Report

When Emily started feeling poorly on Thursday night I obviously made the decision to keep her home on Friday. As she wasn't a happy bunny I thought it best I ignore my plans to hoover - as you can imagine this was a difficult thing to do - and get some hand sewing under way so I could sit by her side. I had been kind of craving a new epp project to do anyway.


I cut and I tacked. Then I ended up accompanying Emily to the hospital. That night I asked Helen if she could put together a zippy pouch with the epp items in so I could do that while there. I wish I had cut and basted a lot more because then I would have a lot more to show now. As it is, I do rather like the block that I made with the bits I did have. I still need to turn it into a square block, because the future I have for it requires that, but this is what I accomplished so far. I am happy to be doing epp again because I once again am left with the impression that something I thought would be tedious and time consuming is fun and goes rather quickly.


When Emily checked into the hospital ward we realised that she did so without one single soft toy. Now I don't know about your's - if you have children - but  mine do not do anything without at least one of their favourite soft toys. The more stressful the situation the more the necessary the comfort the toy brings. I remedied this lack by nipping over to the Sainsburys that was near by and getting a new, special, take care of you in the hospital friend. He got named Basil.

On request, Helen packed up my epp for me. She also put some yarn and a crochet hook in the pouch. I was a happy hooker, and when the yarn ran out (one ball does not go far) I pulled it all out and did it over again. Eventually I decided to stick to the block I made and it became a blanket for Basil. He was doing such a good job of comforting Emily he deserved it.


And that is what I managed to make over the weekend.

Susan

42 comments:

  1. Haha I just read your last post and then this one popped up. Love your EPP a LOT! and am very impressed that Helen can put together an EPP pouch! Hope Emily is feeling better, and Basil and his blankie are just too cute x

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  2. Aw well done Basil... and you for being such an ingenious mum.

    I love your fussy cut snowball EPP.
    Please show me how you are going to finish it off. My snowball has been a hexagon without its corners since June. I am just so stumped about how to finish it.

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  3. It sounds like a bit of a rough go! I am so sorry and hope your daughter is on the mend. In the meantime your hand sewing is lovely. Love the little dog blankie.

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  4. Stuffies are always a priority, especially for an unwelcome hospital stay and Basil appears to have settled right in to comfort Emily, he's very regal in his purple blanket!
    Your blocks are beautiful.
    Wishing Emily a speedy recovery =)

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  5. Love your EPP :-) it does go quicker than you think doesn't it! I too am impressed with Helen putting together your EPP supplies AND including some crochet too. Well done Helen :-)
    Glad to hear that Emily is on the mend with the help of Basil and his rather lovely blanket xx

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  6. Basil looks very spiffing in his blanket! Well done for Helen putting together the EPP pouch for you. I had a horrible feeling this was going to be a post about what happens when you get your children to pack your sewing stuff and end up with some completely random stuff or no needles...

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  7. Hope Emily is feeling fine soon and that Basil has settled in his new home. I think Helen did a good job of packing too. Love the EPP choice of fabric and fussy cutting.

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  8. You are the cutest mama ever keeping Basil warm.

    Love, love, love the EPP!

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  9. Basil definitely deserves a blanket (and possibly a medal?!) for services to sick children. Helen did marvellously well at packing an EPP kit (and crochet, too!) - you've obviously trained her well! Love the new project!

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  10. Sorry to read of your awful weekend - how horrible for you all. I'm amazed that you got anything done at all, and I'm so glad your daughter is on the mend.

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  11. love your EPP, and Basil's blanket is really cute!

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  12. Bless Basil and his blanket! The EPP looks fab, love the colours

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  13. Well Basil's definitely one of,the family if he has his own hand made blankie! Great job on both counts! Love your EPP, gorgeous missus!

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  14. Love the Epp, especially the colours. And the crocheted blanket suits Basil down to the ground

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  15. Glad that Em is doing better - it sounds like you've had a heck of a week. Thank goodness for Basil!

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  16. Sewing can pass the time in hospital so good thing you had that and crochet. Basil looks very cosy. Di x

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  17. How cute is Basil and his sweet little blankie! I'm sure he bought Emily great comfort as your sewing and crocheting did for you! Trusting everyone is feeling better and better each day!

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  18. Aww Auntie had a Springer called Basil... happy daft memories! Hope Em is starting to feel a bit better. Your HR block will be fab too :-)

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  19. Love the EPP, and fab blanket for Basil :oD

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  20. Love your hand work. Hate that your dear girl is feeling yucky. Must be an allergy to school.

    Hope she is feeling better.

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  21. Fab impromptu makes! Basil is cute! Hope Em is feeling better! Jxo

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  22. Awe! I hope your baby is feeling better! You are such a nice mommy to get her a new toy and then make him a blanket! And, as well as everyone else, I love your EPP block. I just ordered some of that HR to split with Laura (QuokkaQuilts). I'm hoping I end up with enough of it to do something fun like that!

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  23. Sorry to hear about Emily's stay in the hospital. I had a brief stay (a week)in hospital 2 years ago, and wished I had my favourite teddy with me, even though I am in my 30s.

    Hope Emily is feeling better.

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  24. I hope Emily is better - sounds like a rough weekend!

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  25. Basil is adorable in his wee blankie. Great fussy cutting for your EPP, look forward to seeing what you do with this.

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  26. I hope Emily is feeling better (and Mum and Dad too). Your stitching and crochet Is lovely, all the more special because it kept you sane.

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  27. I LOVE that wee unicorn block!!
    How gorgeous!

    And yes Basil is well deserving of his wee blanket :)

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  28. I hope Emily is on the mend. You are a good mum giving up the hoovering to be by her side, ha, ha!

    When I was little and had an operation the staff let me take my favourite doll in to the theatre with me and when I woke up she had a bandage on her tummy just like me. That was nearly 30 years ago and it still makes me feel warm and fuzzy. It's amazing how much having a soft friend to cuddle means to you as a child.

    PS. Your paper piecing looks awesome. x

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  29. I almost always have knitting in my purse, I am trying to remember when I was stuck without it. I am glad you are both home and that Emily is better.

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  30. That's just waht I would do - unravel it and make it again. Basil looks very happy under his blanket..hope E is making a good recovery.

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  31. Seems like Helen has the project know how to pack for you. Basil is very cute as is his blanket. I hope Em is feeling up to par by now.

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  32. Poor Emily... hope she is feeling better and Basil likes being at home with her... I did that block with Tasha at FQR and have finished it into a cushion front.. just the back and piping to do now... eek! Love your Unicorn.. I've started to humm that song...... it will be with me for the rest of the day now..

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  33. All's well that ends well! Glad for all concerned and hope it's all good news from here - wink!

    Great block and blanket!

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  34. I hope your daughter is ok and that she is out of hospital now. I love the epp project so far! And what a gorgeous blanket for Basil, he certainly deserves one. I wouldn't have a clue how to crochet. His is lovely. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to your daughter x

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  35. Basil is a cute puppy and I hope gave some comfort. He looks all snuggly under his blanket. Lucky puppy:)

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  36. Cute Basil! Love the fussy cut EPP.

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  37. I'm just reading your news! Blimey poor Emily!!! I hope it is nothing serious and that she is on the mend soon. Do let me know if I can doing anything...I'm not too far way!

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  38. lucky pup to come to your house hope he will get on with the gerbils !!!

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