Well, that’s the end of that plan. When I wrote my last post I had a bit of a headache — which at the time I attributed to an afternoon spent faffing around with fiddly, squiggly gold threads — but less than an hour later I was in bed with a fever. It came on so quickly that I wondered whether H1N1 was doing the rounds again. I missed it when it was epidemic, but Stuart came down with it and very speedily too. He also got over it very speedily and so I reckoned that it would be quite a good bargain. Whatever strain of flu I’ve got has not been so easily shaken off. This is my first day out of bed since Saturday, and by “out of bed” I mainly mean “on the sofa”. The new Theo Moorman warp is exactly where I left it and certainly isn’t going to be woven off in time for the 16th April deadline. Ah well. On the plus side, we have a new bit of hedge. Stuart dug the trench last week and the plants (hawthorn) arrived this afternoon.

They are now in the trench and being very well watered-in by nature’s own watering can.

And yes, Meg, photos of the back of the loom can certainly be provided!

scuppered” was posted by Cally on 11 April 2012 at

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5 Responses

  1. Margreet
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    Cally, sorry to read you are not well. I think when you are overloaded by work, the virus hits you harder.
    Loving your weaving. Get well soon!

  2. Lesley
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    So sorry to hear you’ve been struck down with the flu Cally. It’s just so frustrating when you are so unwell and yet know there is stuff waiting to be done. Giving in gracefully until your body tells you otherwise is the only remedy.

  3. Meg in Nelson
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    Bird, pig or crocodile, I hope your flu leaves you alone really soon, Cally.

  4. Sandra Rude
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    Take it easy, and get well soon. For now, either the bed or the sofa is better than the loom. Find something mindless on the telly and let the loom bide its time.

  5. Alice in Richmond
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    Oh so sorry to hear you have been so sick! The shrubbery looks as it if is in protective gear!

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