19 June 2011

slow sewing kind of Sunday

Greetings all,
Oh my aching body!!  My head feels like it has a tight swimming cap on it, eyes streaming, blocked ears, my throat tickles & the roof of my mouth itches.  You guessed it, a head cold.  Argh!!    
But that's nothing compared to a dear friend who had to drop off her daughter with me yesterday as her son had a concussion from rugby (like . . . no idea why he was in football gear or who he was) & race to hospital.   All i had was the produce from the morning Farmer's Market & empty cupboards, so i scratched together something to make us all feel better + freshly squeezed orange juice (with lemon & lime!!)
 I set myself a very basic sewing task today (in my sneezey haze) - wheat & lavendar heat packs/ bags.  I purchased 10kg of wheat on Friday & made up 10 bags today, for Shop Handmade tomorrow.  The lavender is grown locally, purchased from the markets too.
 I like my wheat bags large thanks, so i made square & rectangle versions, all neatly lined & quadruple stitched, as you don't want a kilo of wheat spilling out the sides.
 A range from my Japanese lovely heavy linens . . .
 & some in Australian screen prints - Thea & Sami, PippiJoe & Kristen Doran.
 Much to my surprise, my sweet 3rd born presented me with a picnic lunch on the floor of my studio.  It was a bit woody for a high tea but such a lovely feast & kind thought.
 So i'm spending the evening tucked up on the lounge, ready for a night of good television (seeing i rarely sit down, i have no idea what Sunday night offers) sipping orange juice & nibbling wooden painted cup cakes, while under new heat packs.  I'm not hungry eventhough my tummy feels empty, oh it aches & cramps.
Ok so i stalk my children at night & sometimes take photos of them sleeping - my little fella fell alseep on the lounge last night, i could just eat him up.  Look at that lucky complexion & i adore how he & our middle girl still sleep with their hands tucked under their heads.  Also note my son has poked his head through an arm hole on my camel wool wrap, surely there is a brooch pricking him in the back??  I hope i sleep like him tonight, love Posie
PS I have a cute paper bag giveaway too, due to it's unexpected popularity, i've increased it to a main prize & 5 runners up, you bloggie types really do like your paper, stickers & twine!!

27 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Hope you feel better soon! I am sure your heat packs will sell like crazy -love the echino fabric.

Makeminemidcentury said...

Someone recently told me that Saturday afternoon at Brisbane's Wesley Hospital A&E is full of young rugby concussions and other rugger-related injuries. So Saturday's not the day to have a heart attack!

You need to be out the front of these A&E Depts with your heat packs! You'd make a fortune.

Leonie said...

there is nothing like wheat packs in the winter!!
Hope you feel better soon!!!

The Provincial Homemaker said...

HOpe you feel better soon. The heat packs would cheer anyone up - maybe you should keep one for yourself. Such bright fabric.

Sarah B said...

Oh you poor thing! I hope it doesn't come to much and you wake up feeling a lot more chipper tomorrow :)

deux chiens et un garcon said...

looks like you have all the right ingredients for easing the pain of this nasty virus. Wishing you a swift recovery.

xxx

Mookah said...

Oh no! You poor little possum, head colds are never fun, but you've still got 4 little cherubs to look after as well. Rest up, enjoy the heat pack and get well soon.

brismod said...

I hope you feel better. I love your homemade heat wheat bags. They must smell divine when you heat them up. xx

1000 Homes of Happiness said...

oh dear, I hope you feel better soon Posie.

The heat packs are adorable...sooooo many delightful fabrics! Perfect for this time of year.

There is nothing more sweeter than a picture of a sleeping babe. Especially one as gorgeous as your little man....x

Kellie xoxox

amummy said...

Where do you get the wheat for the wheat packs from?

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

ohh hoping your feeling better soon! still cant believe you managed to craft today! can't keep a good crafter down hey! much love xx

Seaweed and Raine said...

Oh honey that is aweful! I hope you feel much better soon. Oh yeah, and I read some dr's account (SMH website I think) who said to use your hair dryer when you first feel a head cold coming on. Lean over it, breathe the heated air for as long as you can stand (couple of mins). Apparently super heating your blood (which is close in the mucous membranes) helps kill off the virus. Not much help to you this time around - but perhaps next time? The wheat packs sound wonderful... where on earth do you source wheat from?

Samelia's Mum said...

Get well soon xo

Tania said...

If you ask me, the sight of a slumbering kid makes up for ANY kid grief during the day. Hope the head clears and the morning brings a spring in the step...

Tania said...

If you ask me, the sight of a slumbering kid makes up for ANY kid grief during the day. Hope the head clears and the morning brings a spring in the step...

Posie Patchwork said...

You are all so sweet, sniff sniff. I'm just waiting for the drugs to dry my nose enough & i'm off to beddy byes. What great timing to have made heat packs, the new ones are really great, if i do say so myself. For those of you having issues with comments, i feel you!! Love Posie

Lizeylou said...

Head colds suck dont they ... they just make you feel so yuk. HOpe you are feeling better soon and that juice looks delicious!

Kylie said...

I hope that you are on the mend soon (you have a week to get over it:)
Love the heat packs and the boy - my two still sleep with there hands held:)
Enjoy your Sunday night tv - not much on at the moment(but I am a sucker for Castle on a Sunday night)

Posie Patchwork said...

From my new lovely friends at Mookah

"Keep dreaming lady.....while you sip on hot lemon drinks, sniffle in your tissue, swallow the Codral, put vaseline on your chapped lips and enjoy the warnth from the heat pack!

Litlle Mookah, otherwise known as Little Griffo in my former life."

Thanks Leisa, love Posie

Taylor Made said...

Rest up and hopefully it won't hang around long ...here's to a healthy week ahead.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hey Jennie...not good news about those sniffles!!! If you have a look on my food blog (www.dzintrasdolcevita.blogspot.com) there is a recipe for flu juice and it works!!! I just might be able to see those wheat bags in person on Tuesday...Get well soon...love and hugs, Dzintra

Oh, and I better check out the giveaway!!!

polkadotpeticoat said...

I'm a night stalker too thats when there perfect...smile!
You gave me your cold I have one to, I hate when you can't breathe...yuck!

Brenda said...

I'm sure that yummy orange juice will make you feel better momentarily, otherwise hope those cupcakes do it for you.

I have a tupperware jug just like yours, I've had it for 20 years I think, I love my jug it's so useful for many things. Found it in the chook yard last week.....guess the chooks think it's useful too!

P.S. It won't be going back in my kitchen!

rhonda jean said...

I love your giveaway, I've never seen those little envelopes before. And the twine! It's lovely. I really love your wheat packs and the moose fabric. I hope you're feeling better soon.

Tania McCartney said...

Oh my, I want those wheatpacks! And juice! and wooden tea! Hope you're on the mend. x

by marie-nicole said...

Hope you're feeling better Jennie. The dreaded lurgie has hit our home too ;-(

How is your friend's son? What a frightening experience for all concerned.

Amy said...

I am only just catching up on my blog reading now. So I hope you are feeling much better today!