Still alive and kicking!!

Hi peeps. Been a while since I’ve been on here. Those of you who have been reading my blog would know I was sick sometime ago. What a mysterious illness it was. Well I’m glad to say the good people at the NHS found out what was wrong with yours truly, and I am being looked after…..not properly all the time…..but most often they make me feel happy.

So, about this illness. what exactly has kept me from you all? ahem!!! Lets say i’m suffering from one of those conditions that make you go through 3 stages. Each stage lasts approximately 3months. The first and and the last stages being the worst. I am in the second stage now, having gone through a horrible first stage, which made me so ill, as you all can testify.  I have not made anything sewing or crocheting related since July. Shocking non?

The second stage is really treating me well. I am almost certain I am enjoying this stage. Then again, thoughts of the last 3 months of my “illness” fill me with dread!!

All of this, will of course have a direct impact on what I will be sewing in the coming months. I’m already going crazy just thinking about all those projects.

1 thing that has been puzzling me about this “illness”, is its inability to help me loose weight. You’d think being sick for the past 4.5 months would leave anyone stick thin right? Apparently not. If anything, I have piled on a couple of pounds in places which can’t be hidden. I kid you not. I am fast running out of clothes.

I have not taken any pictures of myself……too concious of the extra bulges here and there, but suffice it to say I look somewhat like this

maybe not that black, but still……….

A shout out to Debbie of Minnado’s House, who I know is going through the same “illness” as moi.

Enjoy your weekend everyone.



  1. October 28, 2011 / 11:11 pm

    Haha I don't know whether to say 'congratulations' or 'get better soon'. Glad you are back and feeling better though.

  2. October 28, 2011 / 11:13 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! I was starting to get a little worried. Now I know I should be. (ha ha ha. Seriously, sleep now while you can.)

  3. October 28, 2011 / 11:20 pm

    hahahahaha. Camelia both are in order i guess.
    Adelaide I've already given up on sleeping. does it get any worse? seriously?

  4. October 29, 2011 / 2:02 am

    See I did better than Solange keeping this baby bump a secret!

  5. October 29, 2011 / 7:40 am

    Aw welcome back Dibs and many, many congratulations. x

  6. October 29, 2011 / 7:44 am

    Congrats Dibs! I was also getting a little worried. Hope you continue to feel a bit better.

  7. October 29, 2011 / 7:54 am

    KMQ you are right. I need to get cracking. Off to buy knit fabric, lol, they seem to be the way forward.
    aww Shawnta, you were great. lol

  8. October 29, 2011 / 7:56 am

    Thanks Jane and Tamsin. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things quickly. I need clothes. lol

  9. October 29, 2011 / 9:00 am

    Welcome back and Congratulations Dibs! Think of all that "small" sewing you could be doing…

  10. October 29, 2011 / 9:05 am

    Wow, congratulations Dibs!!!! I'm also really sorry to hear that this is what's been making you unwell, but hopefully you're over the worst now and it will all be worth it ;o)

  11. October 29, 2011 / 9:09 am

    Glad you're back and congratulations! Fingers crossed for the third trimester.

  12. October 29, 2011 / 9:30 am

    Aw congrats Dibs! Now you'll be able to explore a whole new world of crafting projects too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. October 29, 2011 / 11:32 am

    Glad to see you back online. Congrats! Hope you start feeling better soon so we can meet up!

  14. October 29, 2011 / 3:47 pm

    Miss Dibs, great to have you back. I just discovered your blog and was beginning to enjoy your posts and then u were gone. Great to know u are doing fine and already in the second stage of your illness :-)) Congrats dear and I am very happy for u. Iยดm keeping my fingers crossed you sailed through the last stage successfully. Enjoy every minute of your illness and I do look forward to seeing your new projects. Stay blessed dear.

  15. October 29, 2011 / 8:21 pm

    Congratulations! You had me worried for a bit lady! So happy that your "illness" will result in a sweet new addition to your family! Welcome back!

  16. October 30, 2011 / 7:54 am

    Yay! congratulations to you both. What fabulous news. So sorry to hear you have been so sick. I have a friend who suffered much the same. Doesn't seem fair somehow but just keep thinking of your wonderful prize and what gorgeous 'diddy' outfits you will be forced to make! xxxxx

  17. October 30, 2011 / 1:56 pm

    Congratulations!! I did miss you, welcome back!

  18. October 31, 2011 / 12:17 am

    *lol* And here they try to pound into our heads at medschool that pregnancy is decidedly not an illness… ๐Ÿ˜‰


  19. October 31, 2011 / 10:34 am

    Tnx for all the warm words ladies. It does feel good to be back.
    @Alessa, lol. It DEFINITELY is an illness.

  20. October 31, 2011 / 11:05 am

    Hooray – she's back, she's back! And I foresee a lot more maxi dresses with billowing waistlines!
    Aw – congratulations! And good luck! ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. October 31, 2011 / 7:36 pm

    Congrats to you and mr dibs! Had been concerned, like everyone else, but hope you're over the worst & looking forward to making a whole new wardrobe !!

  22. October 31, 2011 / 10:26 pm

    congrats!!! I'm so happy for you, can't wait to see the beautiful teeny tiny outfits ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. November 1, 2011 / 8:36 am

    YAY!!!!! That is sooooooo exciting!!!! I'm bummed the Scotland trip didn't work out (which is my fault–all those weekends were booked up!) Can't wait to see the maternity sewing!!! You should visit some vintage patterns for maternity wear…they definitely had the office chic down well!

  24. November 7, 2011 / 9:31 pm

    I'm so glad to see that all is well and that your "absence" was for such a happy reason. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. November 29, 2011 / 11:30 pm

    I've discovered your blog some time ago and of course when I've been too busy to follow Mrs D.'s adventures,I've missed the most important news! what a shock when I saw the picture at the end.

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