Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Wednesday Worktable - 25th July 2012

Another looong break!  I have been suffering with the after effects of the heavy cold I picked up (and complained about!) two weeks ago.  My asthma got going with a vengeance and I have had two weeks of feeling exhausted, breathless, coughing etc, interspersed with "ok" days where I felt a bit better. 

This morning, I saw my osteopath for a regular checkup.  I sat there wheezing... She recently attended a course about dealing with trauma injuries - stuff like car accidents, falls etc.  Part of the course dealt with chest issues and this morning she put some of her new-found expertise into practice and worked on my chest and breathing. 

All I can say is, "Yay for Ostepathy!".  I went in to see her feeling squashed, breathless, rather ill; I came out breathing normally for the first time in at least two weeks, with my back no longer aching either, able to stand up straight (hadn't even realised I wasn't until it happened!).  Talk about a sudden recovery.  So long as I keep up with my inhalers and don't overdo it, I think I will now recover - hooray!

Soooo.. what has LizzieMade been up to in the past fortnight, other than wheezing and coughing? 

Well, there's been plenty of "mummy-sitting" to do, as my mum has still had problems of various kinds.  I hope she is going to be ok now, as I'm very busy with preparation for the Children's University workshop week, which I will be teaching in August, plus packing and preparing for our holiday next week. 

I thought I'd pop a few photos up, to show what I'm doing just now.  I also finished the two recipe books that I posted about last time, plus a couple of other books, but I don't have photos yet, so these will follow asap.

Today I'm joining in with Julia's "WOYWW", which you can find at her blog, "Stamping Ground".  When you've finished looking at my desk, why not pop over there and follow a few links, to see what else is going on in the Blogosphere? 

Lots of reference material and notes...

Collecting possible materials...

Typing the Course Plan...

Making and collecting Examples and Sample Books

There's a meeting tomorrow evening, for tutors, at the place where the course will be held.  I need to have my Course Plan and materials list all prepared...  So back to work for Lizzie! 

PS. Just wanted to clarify something about the photo of books.  I didn't make all these myself.  The yellow folded mini-book/card with stripes was made by Mel (of ISpeakMelsh), the yellow and green folded book beneath it was made by a friend, Carolyn, the deep burgundy-red palmleaf book under those two was given to me by Mia Leijonstedt when I attended her workshop day in June, and the wine coloured little suede journal was made by the fabulous Katie of Linen, Laid & Felt - one of my Etsy bookbinding colleagues.  Just wanted to set the record straight, as I never like to deceive anyone and my friends deserve recognition!

21 comments:

  1. Glad you are feeling better...nice work area. #102

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  2. Sorry to hear u were under the weather but hopefully things will be looking up now. popping in from woyww. Thanks for sharing your work area

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  3. So glad you are feeling better and hope the recovery continues.

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  4. So pleased your starting to feel better. lovely work desk with plenty going on. love the mini albums you've done , jill #32

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  5. Sounds like your timing was perfect with the dr, glad she was able to help you!

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  6. So sorry to hear you've been so poorly and glad things are improving for you, and for Mum. I know you do a lot of caring ... A tutor at the children's university? How exciting! and I bet they'll love whatever you teach. :)

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  7. Glad the Osteopath was such a good help Lizzie..and I bet the mini-book project goes down well!
    Alison xx

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  8. Glad to hear you're feeling better - it's amazing how non-medicine medical help can make such a difference!
    Rinda

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  9. busy booky desk! love it! hope you feel better, jenx 61

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  10. Sorry to hear you've been unwell Lizzie, hope you get on the mend soon. The books look wonderful, as always! Amanda x

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  11. Sounds like you need a holiday. So glad the Osteopath was able to give you some relief..arent they amazing. Like the book idea that you're planning to teach..good luck with that!

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  12. So glad you are finally on the mend Lizzie :o) Asthma does make getting over things that bit tougher. Hooray for the osteopath! Good luck with your course xx

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  13. I'm so glad that you are feeling better. The strange weather probably hasn't been helping the breathing either I'll bet

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  14. Wow that's a great improvement! I'm sure lots of other people can be helped by such a technique. I'm intrigued by your course though - it sounds fun!

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  15. I hope you continue to feel better! Looks like it's going to be a fun class. Hope your mom continues to feel better too. Have a great day!


    Katie (109)

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  16. Hope you continue to feel stronger!

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  17. All the best Lizzie for a full recovery! So glad to hear the Osteopath was a success too! Sue x

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  18. Glad to hear that you are feeling better Lizzie! Have a speedy recovery! It looks like you have lots of nice things to work on. xx

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  19. Hi Lizzie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  20. Thanks for all the lovely comments - and thanks to Chris for the friendly message; I'll drop by your blog asap!

    I'm fine now thank you, but very, very busy - news to follow as soon as I can post!

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