Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Little accomlpishments !!

Well goodness me what a couple of weeks it's been , I have not had a fun time . After spending the school holidays in bed with what I suspected was a virus it was crowned off with a nasty ear infection and burst right ear drum !! Ouch , boy did that hurt !! So a week off work and two lots of antibiotics later I am just starting to feel human again . I am seriously deaf ! I am partially deaf in my left ear anyway and have always relied on my right ear, as I have re-occurring problems with the left ear ( two burst ear drums in the last 18 months). But now my right ear is out of action, I'm living in a very strange world . I have gone back to work and am really struggling to hear the children , I'm living in a world of white noise at work , it's very frustrating .
I have found it quite socially isolating my (hopefully temporary ) hearing loss . But I'm soldiering on with it in the hope of my eardrum healing and my hearing returning . Due to the very disorientated state I was in last week I could only focus on small project for short amounts of time so I've been working on  my sock and am nearly at the stage for the heal , I'm quite excited by this prospect and am starting to get to some lovely colours in the ball of wool .

I also finished some lacey wrist warmers as well , another little accomplishment . Which did cheer me up !!

My last accomplishment which I am really pleased with is whilst I was off work last week I vowed to work on the Quilt for school and get it finished.  Ready to hand it over to the Reception class and yes I did it . I finished the binding last night . So on Thursday we are going to hang it at school and then I will let you see the finished quilt . My youngest who has had a part in making this quilt was admiring the quilt last night and proclaimed it was " beautiful " to which I told him he should be very proud of the work he's done . I told him that lot's of people will be able to admire the fantastic sewing his class has done for years to come.
So until the big ta da moment of the quilt I will try and remain positive and crack on with the week . But thank you for popping by and I hope I haven't been too much of a whinge bag !! So ta ta for now .

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  1. Oh my goodness, poor you. Hope the hearing comes back soon. The school quilt looks good. I found a picture of Jasper at playgroup under the banner that i made for them, boy, nearly 14 years ago. Also my Mum's WI still uses the appliqué table clothe I made nearly 20 years ago!!

    You children will look back and be so very proud that their Mum helped put together the quilt.
    xx

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    1. Hello Poppy cottage ,Doesn't it feel nice to be involve in making something that is going to be see or used for years to come. I've volunteered every Wednesday afternoon for the last academic year to help the children achieve this goal and it's been fab!! The amount of times at work I've had a little pull on my clothes and there's been one of the 4/5 year old's looking up at me asking " are we sewing this afternoon Mrs P. " what a delight to be surrounded by such enthusiasm .
      Anyway thanks for popping by and enjoy the rest of your week .
      With kind regards Tracy . x

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  2. You have my utmost sympathy and get-well virtual hugs for the ear infection - they tend to be my 'thing' when I'm feeling run down, and they always knock me for six. I hope you feel better very soon and looking forward to your quilt ta-da! Sx

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    1. Hi Sonia, oh and thank you , yes ear infections suck don't they . But there is light at the end of the tunnel as we do get better !! I am feeling much better and with time things heal . Tomorrow is very exciting as it's the big quilt unveiling to reception class , oh I can't wait .
      But thanks for popping by , have a lovely week .
      With Kind regards Tracy x

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  3. I feel for you! I lost my hearing temporarily while waiting for ear syringing, and it isolates you more than you would believe. (It didn't help that I'm a music teacher - tuning instruments was a bit hit and miss that week!) I hope your hearing comes back soon, and well done for all the things you've done while you've been unwell. I love that quilt!

    Ali x

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    1. Hi Ali , Thank you for your kind and sympathetic words . But I'm on the mend and it's just as well as I have lot's of creative plans and don't have time to be ill .I'm rather excited about the quilt and the children will get to see the finished item tomorrow , I'm so looking forward to their reactions .
      So thanks for popping by and enjoy the rest of your week
      With kind regards Tracy .x

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  4. You poor person! I really hope you feel completely better very soon. I made some mittens with the same pattern as your wristwarmers. I loved making them. Yours look very good. Rachel x

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    1. Hello Rachel ,I too like this pattern it's a very simple four line repeat pattern .I've knitted it quite a few times now, out of different quality wools and it just works out lovely every time .Is the pattern you use from a sublime booklet ?
      Thanks for popping by and thank you I am on the mend.Enjoy the rest of your week with kind regards Tracy x.

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  5. A whinge bag? Though the expression sounds delightful to me (I haven't heard it before), the meaning doesn't escape me. You are NOT a whinge bag!
    I did not see this post as whining about your suffering, but simply sharing what you have been going through, and that is quite a lot!
    I have had ruptured eardrums before, and have some mild hearing loss from it while I worked with mentally disabled adults in a confined space, so I appreciate what you are going through. I pray for you right now. I pray to God in heaven, Who created the earth and everything/everyone in it, that He will re-create your eardrums and restore your hearing in both ears completely. I pray that all pain will leave you at once and not return.
    You seem to me to be a delightful person, and you have accomplished much while so sick. I am amazed at your tenacity and strength.
    I really enjoy the sight of your wrist warmers. Did you make up the lovely lacey pattern?
    Please don't be discouraged while you heal. Just drink in the happiness and delight of the dear children you work with. They must surely love you and your heart for them. They will be so proud of their quilt. Thank you for being so good with the children. They need lovely people to guide them and love them. I am looking forward to the quilt ta-da! I see it as an art of love and life, hope for this world's future. God bless you.

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    1. Hi ShelleyJo , I'm glad you like the term whinge bag ! It is a favourite saying of mine particularly if I think someone is moaning a lot (my self included ).Thank you very much for your prayers , the doctor informed me I'm on the mend and my hearing in my right ear should start to return over the coming weeks . Hurray !! ( however the left ear was damaged by a childhood disease , so no hope there but I don't mind that as long as one ear works I'm happy ).
      Tomorrow is exciting as the quilts going into school , I'm so looking forward to watching the children's reactions.
      So thanks for popping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week with kind regards Tracy .x

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  6. Love your wrist warmers, such a gorgeous colour!
    Victoria xx

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    1. Why thank you Victoria , it is a super colour for spring /summer , I think they may be destined for my eldest niece .
      Thanks for popping by and enjoy the rest of your week , with kind regards Tracy .

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  7. You were able to knit socks while suffering pain? I am in awe. AND I'm feeling very inadequate!! Brilliant quilt, and gorgeous wrist warmers. Okay, I should say I'm inspired, not feeling inadequate : -) Hope you're feeling tickety-boo really, really soon.

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  8. Hi Trudy ,Please please do not feel inadequate I'm just one of those people that cannot sit and just be . I feel uncomfortable if I'm not doing anything with my hands and this may be my undoing sometimes . In fact a friend at my Monday night crochet group said she thought I wouldn't just rest even when ill .
    And thank you I am on the mend and feeling loads better and the doc assured me my hearing should start to return over the next few weeks .
    So enjoy the rest of your week with kind regards Tracy .x

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  9. Hi Tracy, I have just returned from holiday and have enjoyed catching up in blog land. I am so sorry that you have been so unwell and I hope your hearing returns quickly. Craft just gives the perfect distraction doesn't it. The sock is looking great,
    Jane x

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  10. So sorry for your troubles - I can empathise with you completely having lost most of my hearing through Meniere's Disease and I would not cope at all without my hearing dog, Zena, and very good hearing aids - it's still a white noise world but I thank God for the blessings in my life. I do hope your poor ears heal soon; you must be in dreadful pain. Keep stitching - your crafting is so lovely xx

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  11. Hi Tracy, sorry to hear that you've not been well...I hope you are on the road to recovery now.

    Oh I am looking forward to the Ta Dah! of the quilt for school. It's such a special project that I'm sure will be appreciated for a very long time.

    Have a lovely week .... hope you're not flooded out in your part of Yorkshire as it sounds as there are many flash floods around. It's not stopped raining here in Cheshire for the last two days.

    Fleur xx

    Fleur xx

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  12. Hello Trudy, Found you via "Attic 24" and been reading with interest all that you make , and all that makes you interesting . Tonights reading made me pick up the lap top and tap buttons , rather it was paper and pen but this is quicker !!.will send a letter if youd rather ! so sad to read that you are feeling yuk but your brilliant still knitting , sewing and teaching the young ones although through a hushed world , which must be bewildering . . .hope the tablets kick in and you gain normality soon.
    I was also "eyes a pop" at your knitted fingerless gloves , I have been using the same or similar pattern for scarves for a few years , can I be checky and ask did you make the pattern up or from a published pattern ?
    Keep well Trudy ,stay warm and very dry (!) "Keep smiling your amazing". .


    Barbara x
    (This is my first time at this sort of "talking" hope it comes through ok !. B.)

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  13. Oh no I did make a mistake ! sorry Tracey why on earth I wrote Trudy I dont know . . .sorry . Barbara x

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