We thought we would try a new Asian eating place the other night. The meal was delicious. Then we went to a movie. Next day I wasn't to well but after a lie down felt a bit better. Next morning my blood pressure was through the roof, combined with a bleed in my eye, stroke territory. So, a trip to hospital where they thought it was stroke territory as well. After some medication and a night in hospital I was sent home. (I had a "go to the loo quick" attack that morning.) That day the blood pressure was out of control again and another visit to the Doctor but I had a normal reading by the time I got there. After all that it turns out there was MSG in the food and that was responsible for everything. It will take a few more days to get it out of my system. I love Asian food but will be very careful where I eat in future.
As a result of this I am behind on my stitching. The Embroiderers' Guild has asked me to design some embroidery work for sale to their members and that is to be finished. I did get my tablecloths sewn and they are now in the draw.
But today a parcel arrived. A quite large box for Inspirations.
Inside was a smaller box with my Medici kit. (This looked like pass the parcel.)
Inside this was a smaller parcel.
And this contained a ball of thread a small piece of fabric and a needle.
The fabric is 16 threads to the inch count. (My Kogin fabric is 18 count.) So a rather open linen fabric.
I have just been able to source some open weave linen fabric from a friend. She got it from someone that said their parents had brought a number of bolts from Finland to Australia when they came here some time ago. It looks very open weave, and not all together even. I was surprised to see that the thread count for this fabric was 24 threads to the inch.
Not nearly as open as I had at first thought. I was going to experiment with some blackwork on this. I will give it a go and see what happens. The linen thread in this piece is very strong. I had also thought about working with wool on it but I think the linen thread would shred the woollen thread. I have no idea what this would have been originally used for only where it came from. Something to research.