Dad is well on the way to recovery now, and this morning he even got up, showered, dressed, downstairs and had his breakfast on his own and is intending to do his own lunch too, so I think he's on the road back to independence. I have recovered from my laryngitis, and also from the bronchitis which followed it, so I think I too am on my way back to what passes for normal around here. Thanks to people who have emailed me to check on me since I've been so quiet. Talking of quiet, there was a funny side to Dad being ill and me losing my voice. Dad is pretty deaf and wears hearing aids in both ears usually, but not when he's in bed, so just imagine the fun and games we had trying to communicate when he had no ears and I had no voice. Also, one day, I had to go round to Mrs Nomad and forgot to take my mobile phone. When I got there, their front gate was locked although I could hear them in the back garden, but I couldn't make them hear me. I went home and sent her a text that went along the lines of "why the bleep, bleep, bleep is your front gate locked?" She rang to say it wasn't locked, but I needed to have pushed harder, but why didn't I just shout? Hmm, ever tried shouting with no voice?
On a different not altogether, remember this quilt, made by Vicki when she was pattern testing Tubix for me?
Well, just look at it now
all bedecked with pretty ribbons. Vicki decided to enter her quilt (now called Orange Slices) into her county fair and won a blue ribbon and also Reserve Champion award for it. Well done Vicki. In fact, she entered 13 items across various categories, and won 10 blue ribbons, 2 red, 1 white, a Grand Champion, 2 Reserve Champions and an honourable mention. Obviously a talented lady. If you go to her blog you can see all the items and loads more eye candy too.