Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Angels Wings and Sparkles

Hello............  I make no apologies for today's post it's going to be photo heavy and all about colour and sparkle, with a tiny public service announcement. I am now five weeks into a horrible lurgy here at the summerhouse and I'm feeling terrible, so it's colour therapy all the way today.

That's the trouble with chronic illnessis a healthy person gets ill with a cold or virus and they bounce back in a week or so, not so much people like me with a complex chronic illness, yes five weeks on my cold has now finally broken but for the first few weeks my immune system just didn't have a clue what to do, it had immune response's just not the right ones it attacked my joints it made by ME/Lyme disease flare to the point I couldn't get out of bed and has probably put me in a relapse that will take months to recover from, it also decided to attack some of the nerves in my face leaving me in awful pain and it disturbed by autonomic nervous system, so much my heart spent 11 and half hour in tachycardia one day last week.

So this is a very polite ask on behalf of all the people you may know with a chronic illness, please if you have a virus or a cold or any other bug, please please think before seeing them and stay away as it could make them very ill for a long long time.

OK sorry rant over.. back to the colour


Isn't it lovely

I think I mentioned in my first post I'm using Rico Creative Reflection for my shawl

and I'm loving how it's turning out.

It's a fine yarn so it's taking me a while but it's a real pleasure

to work with these sparkly colours

they make my heart sing, one very happy Clare

Still a long way to go, but here's where I'm up to so far...........

Happy Crafting

Clare xx


  1. Sorry to hear you are not well, hope you get some relief soon. The shawl is a delight, such beautiful sparkly yarn.

  2. Its gorgeous Clare - you've reminded me that I have some of that yarn and need to decide what to do with it!

  3. I've been enjoying seeing this grow on Instagram. It is so beautiful. I'm very sorry to hear that you're still so ill. Believe me I understand better than I would like to! I also understand the sentiments of your "rant" very well. And I agree. Take care. Try to relax. And try to enjoy your yarn as much as possible.
    Blessings, Betsy

  4. My OH has a compromised immune system.He has had his spleen removed and has Rheumatoid Arthritis and other health problems.Our friends and family are amazing in keeping away from him if they have even a hint of a cold/ infection.I hope you feel better soon and regain some strength.

  5. Such a pretty project, Clare! I wish you well xx

  6. Your shawl and the colour are both beautiful!!! I liked seeing this actually because I have often looked at balls of this yarn and wondered how it would work up, so it is great to see it. I agree about your little request, and it doesn't just apply to those with immunity issues - although it is obviously very important for them - if only people kept all of their bugs to themselves we would have a lot less of them going around in the first place and that makes a difference to all of us doesn't it. After all, they used to say that coughs and sneezes spread diseases didn't they and it is true

  7. I totally agree with your rant as I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis . Your shawl is utterly gorgeous