A pig of a virus….

Yep, we’ve been confined to quarters. The week before last, Barry developed a cold, he was unwell but kept on working, then he developed a hacking cough…a few days later I had a sore throat and a temperature of 40.5 and could not get warm!! I went to the pandemic website, filled in the questionnaire and was prescribed Tamiflu. I had Swine Flu and felt a bit alarmed….The next morning Barry filled in the questionnaire too and he was prescribed the same. How on earth were we to pick up these prescriptions? Barry phoned Tesco’s pharmacy and they gave us the number of a flu friend, someone from social services came and delivered our meds with a long arm and quickly left! I recovered quickly after taking the Tamiflu but Barry was a bit too far down the line and needed anti biotics for a chest infection. His GP came round to see us at home, she came nowhere near me for some reason lol. We are both fine now thank goodness. No side effects either. It feels strange to have had the flu and not have either a sinus infection or something.

Since then I have been sewing, lots, my trusty sewing machine gave up the ghost and I now have a new one. A gorgeous machine, a Janome Dc3050

It feel like I can’t sew fast enough, an amazing feeling and I am so happy that you all like my bags as much as I enjoy making them! Just wish our post was more reliable as I have got some purse frames on order and want to get on with them!

Here’s some of what i have been up to:



Most of these bags have sold but if you see a bag you like, do please get in touch, I can make more in different colours

Hope you are all well and managing to avoid the lurgy…

oh and if you’re on Facebook I am having a little competition, when I get 
now I’ve got 30 members for my Fluff-n-Stuff group, I will be holding held a ballot for either a bump of hand dyed by me fibre or a boxy project bag. Click here
Well done Puddytatpur, you won!

I did manage to get out at the end of last week though and had coffee and cake with Michel Roux, he is such a charming man!

About picperfic

I dye luxurious fibre blends for spinners and felters, and sew beautiful bags, project bags and needle/hook organisers to a very high standard, using designer fabrics and then I photograph them!
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9 Responses to A pig of a virus….

  1. Monika says:

    I'm glad you are O.K. again! I liked your blue/red bag! I always hesitat to buy sewn bags, since I could make it myself, but I don't like sewing much. Thank god it was gone already. :o)We've got the Flu in our house as well, but all are on the mend now.

  2. Thimbleanna says:

    Oh My! I'm sure happy you and Barry are on the mend! You've sure been busy — love all the cute bags you've been making — especially those little clasp purses!

  3. Rani says:

    Despite your illness, you've managed to finish quite a bit of sewing. Very cool projects. I love the colors you chose.ps. The h1n1 is flying through our schools. It's a matter of time but I'm overdosing everyone on vitamin C!

  4. silverpebble says:

    Oh no! So sorry to hear you've been so poorly – it does sound awful. My mum and dad had it a few weeks ago. What beautiful sewing – that pale blue bag is especially gorgeous.

  5. CG says:

    I'm sorry you've both been ill but at least it is behind you now! I'm still dreading us all getting it. Your bags are adorable!

  6. Nalamienea says:

    Those bags are really pretty! I love little metal clasped purses. πŸ™‚

  7. I am very proud of my london bag, comments have been made πŸ™‚ and I have pointed them in your direction… thank you so much…

  8. jayne says:

    Sorry to hear you've both been so poorly – hope you're all better now! I can't believe how productive you are – so much sewing done and you were ill as well!!

  9. Glad to hear that you are feeling better now. I really must get my machine out – thanks for the inspiration!

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