Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Wednesday work in progress

Morning everyone.  I'm at home today.  I think I mentioned on Monday I'd had a migraine, well it never really went away.  It'd lapse, and I went to work, but then it came back so I went home.  Same again yesterday except it struck after lunch and I was in a real mess.  There was no way I could drive so my boss got someone to drive me home, but I couldn't travel by that point as I felt so sick so I ended up lying down in the medical room at work for 2 hours before going home.  I've never slept at work before (apart from a few minutes in a meeting or two!) so it was strange.  I got home and another migraine hit.  I've never had such a long-term migraine and this morning, although I don't have a migraine, I still have a headache and feel sick, dizzy and woozy. 

I thought it would be a good opportunity to show you what I'm working on.  Remember the cross stitch I started last week?  It looked like this:

I've been working on it a lot, it's so relaxing and a great thing to do when you're tired, it now looks like this:

It may not look like much, but there are a LOT of stitches there!  A while ago I bought some Hoopla Yarn and a giant crochet hook, intending to make a rug.  I thought it would take forever so I've been putting off starting it.  I finally got started the other night and it's going so quickly! 

I probably should have put my foot in the photo for scale, it's quite large!  I'm using this excellent doily tutorial and it's working very well.  I'm on round 6 and there are only 9 rounds to the doily, but I think I can keep the pattern going for a few more rounds.  I might run out of yarn though!

Finally in my WIP roundup (though these aren't my only WIPs!) are these babies.

I showed you these a few weeks ago but no-one guesed what they are. They're going to be another set of counting bean bags for my friend's little boy who turned 1 a few weeks ago.  It's his birthday present and it's late!  As he has no idea what a birthday is, I don't think it matters too much!  I just need to put the beans in and sew them up and they'll be done.

Right, I think I'd better go and have another lie down as I'm having a bit of a dizzy spell.  I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine.


Amy L said...

I hope that you are feeling better soon. I've only had a couple migraines in my life, but they sure wiped me out.
Love the bean bags.
~Amy @ Permanent Kisses

Mindy said...

Oh man, sorry about those migraines. Ick, they're killer. I feel your pain. I hope you find some relief soon.

Your projects are great! I've been wanting to make a t-shirt yarn rug. I hadn't thought of doing it with a doily pattern. That's great!

quilt happy said...

hope your head aches get better

The Dotty One said...

Sorry to hear you are suffering so badly with the migraines at the moment Wendy - that sounds like a nightmare. I hope you feel better soon!

You are right - we are in sync! I bought some hoopla yarn a few weeks ago, I've jsut finished a doily rug and I'm doing a lot of cross stitch at the moment!!

The rug looks great so far. How big are you going to try to make it?

Looking forward to seeing your progress on all your WIPS xx

PS. Do you find the square frame much better than the hoops? I have been struggling with my hoop today and remembered you mentioned something about this ages ago..

Allie said...

Oh no Wendy - I hope you feel better soon hon, it's no fun having a migraine! Especially one that goes on and on. Your projects look great!

Sandra :) said...

I hope you're feeling better soon - just don't overdo it!

Your cross-stitch is coming along nicely - I know how much work goes into even finishing a square inch of work! The beanbags are cute - maybe you could make a little matching drawstring bag to hold them - that would be cute :) Loving your crochet rug too!

Nancy Lee said...

Migraines are horrible! I hope you are better now. Your lovely handwork is coming along very well. Hugs and good thoughts!