Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Day 104-Dale's Royal Beddings

There is a Chinese saying that goes something like "Big illness is unfortunate but little illness is fortunate" because you are pampered and you get to stay in bed. I have been in bed since Sunday and today is already Wednesday. It's small illnesses. A flu that would not go away, caught it since before I left for Bangkok on the 12th. And hives. Big, angry, red, itchy hives that are finally fading after 3 days. I just read on Wiki that hives sometimes accompany cold. 1st time I got them with a cold.

Anyway, with all these small illnesses, all I did was stay in bed, watch TV, sleep. Very, very fortunate although I could not keep awake thanks to the antihistamines that caused drowsiness.

I am feeling much better today and thought this an opportune moment to introduce a set of beautiful beddings (plural because although it is only one, it is reversible so it's like having two!!) I had won from Dale's Dream Dip. I actually won a US$20 voucher to Dale's Etsy Shop. It's a beautiful shop with many wonderful hand crafted miniatures, all made by Dale. I was however unable to find anything Indian enough and dear sweet Dale went through her collection of exotic cloth and came up with 2 pieces of blue and red paisley silky cloth which she made into the front and back of 1 bedding, 1 bolster and 2 pillows. Her parcel arrived on the day I returned from Bangkok, the 16th and I can now swear by her great craftsmanship. The bedding was sewn on all 4 sides and I could not tell which end was handsewn and which were machined. So Dale, if you need a reference, I am it!

If I have these royal cloth for beddings and pillows, I betcha I won't be getting any hives! Thank you, Dale, thank you very much!

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are those hives localized on one side of your body? Could be Shingles; weak chicken pox caused by stressed immune system.

Hope you get better soon!

rosanna said...

Fabolous, I really love them. nd I feel so sleepy that the simple sight of beddings makes me yawn :o))) I'm happy you feel a bit better. Best wishes and hugs Rosanna

Norma said...

Hey, I'm so glad to see you posting again - blogland has been so quiet without you. I was getting a bit worried as I figured the only thing that could possibly keep you away was illness. Great you are feeling better, hope you are very soon back to normal :) Love those fabrics!

sylvia said...

They are lovely!
Get wel soon!!!

Love Sylvia

Sans said...

Hi Anonymous, I had Rubella last year and the doctors here thought that was a phenomenon and promptly declared me the oldest Rubella (German Measles) patient in Singapore...kidding but one doctor actually said I was the oldest she had ever known. Double whammy. To be sick and oldest! Anyway, I think it is hives or that's what my doc told me. Not localised and at one point spreading to my "trunk", thighs, shoulders and horrors, a bit on my face as well. So I locked myself in the room, take my antihistamines and sleep and I am getting better.

Sans said...

Thank you, Rosanna. Ya, they made me yawn too! Or maybe its the antihistamines. Last one left. Hope I will be well enough for Christmas eve. Will really like to meet my friends :)

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Sans said...

O Norma, that's real sweet of you. I am trying to catch up with everyones' posts tonight but my firefox kept crashing every 1 minute. I have to type my comments in a separate word document and then cut and paste it quickly! LOL. I see you have made many posts on your blog. Can't wait to read em.

Sans said...

Sylvia, thank you!! You have completed your antique house??? OMG! You are really fast , on top of being exceptional! I must go read all about it!

Snowfern said...

ack. well, least you're getting better. ^ ^ dale's work is lovely isn't it? i'm still saving up in order to get at least 1 item from each of my taemmids members....it's a monumental task for something so small XD

happy holidays!

Texas Belle said...

Ooooh, very pretty! Now you'll have to build a bed for it.

I often think that a "little illness" would be nice every once in a while for a break, but in reality, I'm always too sleepy from the medications that I can't get caught up on reading or anything else; it just ends up being wasted time. Glad to hear you're feeling better!

Pubdoll said...

So nice to hear you're feeling better Sans, hope you're fully recovered tomorrow! Love the beddings and pillows!

kathi said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog today. Hope you are feeling better very soon. Hive are usually an allergic reaction to something.
Could even be the antihistamines you are taking? Or some other medication you took for the flu?
Enough unsolicited nurse thoughts...
Love your new bedding! Especially the blue side! It's beautiful!

Sans said...

This is crazy, 4th time I am trying to reply to Cindy!!!

Boy, do I know what you mean by the smaller, the bigger. Dale's work is exquisite tough. You must try and get something from her for your little cafe

Sans said...

Yea, Belle. I will make a bed cos Indian beds are not available for sale. I did start one. Still trying to perfect the stool :).

If you sleep like me which is hardly (except when I run a lot) then sleep is great fortune I guess. But yea, fortune is when you have time to do things, not sleep. I think sleeping is a waste of time ..haha!

Sans said...

Helene, thank you! Small illnesses they are, so no big deal. Today I am well enough to research on perfume shops, read (pg 100of My Name is Red), post, stitch, email a bit and catch up with all your posts. Great fortune!

Sans said...

Kathi, thank you :). I saw left a comment on your last post and here you are:). I played Enya's Christmas Secrets over and over from your post :). Could you feel your blog spinning?

The antihistamines were given for my hives. I did take some antibiotics for my toothache and then promptly lost them after 2 days..sigh..I hate antibiotics. Told the doc I don't want them but I was participating in a race and did not want to be sick that day and he said antibiotics were the fastest way to heal my bad gums.Right after the race, I got sick till now. So no antibiotics henceforth! :)

Love your last post by the way :).

Lize said...

Ah Sans, happy to see you are back... hives and all!
Hope someone pampered you while you were sick, and they did not just feed you chicken soup and noodles through the locked door. I love your reversible duvet and I'm sure the royal couple will adore both sides. I was worried about you and I'm glad you are better now. Hope your trip to Thailand was successful and we are waiting to hear all about your adventures there!

Tallulah Belle said...

Hi you

The bedding is lovely....I need something like that for my real life guest bedroom which will be all Indian style...ready for your visit my dear.

hope you feel loads better soon....hives on your 'trunk' is no fun

xxx

Eva said...

The bedding is so beautiful!!
Welcome back!

Sabiha Barkey said...

Dear Sans,my pc is broken and it will take 2 weeks i have a new one...unfortunatlly i can't sent emails! So,I have to ask it you this way...have you received my package...it is more than 3 weeks ago i sent it to you?

X,sabiha

contar said...

hola soy un aficionado reciente a este mundo de las miniaturas, y encontre su blog por casualidad. Tengo que decirle que , quede muy impresionado de sus trabajos, y aunque no se mucho ingles no pude resistir poder hacerle un comentario.
desde españa un saludo.

Hola I am a recent fan of this world of the miniatures, and encontre his(its) blog accidentally(casually). I have to say to him(her) that, he should remain very impressed of his(its,her) works, and though not I could not resist be able to do a commentary to him(her).
From españa a greeting.

Sans said...

Jayne, I am squealing with delight! Your guest room's gonna be Indian??? Ok, let me see if I can dig out some souvenirs for that room in preparation for the arrival of Sans!

I am so lost now with my new Mac. Never used one before. My comp crashed this morning. Graphics card gone kaput and now I have to wait 1-2 months for a new one. Can you imagine that? All I have is a hard disk with no cover so I can't use it. I have no email addresses and nothing I can use. My MacBook is a virgin! So, when I can my data back, I will email you and then you must let me know if you are really doing an oriental room for your beautiful new home. I will so love to see it real life, Jayne. Yours is a house I will buy too.

Sans said...

Thank you, dear Eva! I hope you have a most wonderful Christmas. I am truly having a most fantastic Xmas Morning 5am moment :).

Sabiha, my next post will be about you :). You really made my day. I am glad I went back to the office today (we are closed today actually). The gifts from you and Rosanna cheered me loads especially as I just sent in a spoilt laptop!

Sans said...

Lize :). Sorry I did't get your message earlier about MBK. People are bored with my stories on Thailand already ..lol! That was my 3rd trip this year. Thank you for a concern :) and merry christmas, my dear.

Sans said...

Contra, I have visited your wonderful world and intend to keep watching your progress. Thank you for your interest in mine! :)

Katie said...

So pretty!! I really love the fabric on the red side!! It Is perfect!

Katie

Sans said...

It is quite perfect, isn't it, Katie?

dale said...

Oh, (((Sans))))!!!!

I have not been keeping up. :(

But, so delighted to see this, more than you know, you precious dear. :)

I didn't have that in my stash, but enjoyed shopping for it. :)

I hope you still don't have hives! I've had them for fifteen years. ;)

They are awful!

I'm still looking forward to pics from your trip. :)

Love you dear. :)

Sans said...

O shucks, Dale, I have given you more trouble than I wish! You had to go out and buy those fabric? They are so perfect. You truly have a good eye for this! Thank you, sweetheart! I love you too! :):)

I am planning to make this royal bed befitting of its bedding and pillows. I swear I will throw every piece of those not up to standard away and settle only when you give me your nod of approval!

Meli said...

Sans, It is really a lovely bed!!!
I love it!!
Warm regards,
Meli

Sans said...

You and me both, Meli :)

miniaturist59 said...

OMG, that bedding is amazing!!! Could I please have some for my own full-sized bed? It's just PERFECT!!

Tallulah Belle said...

yes...squeal away. I really am doing an Indian /oriental bedroom for the guest room...mine will be more Japanese :-) And I'd love your help.

email me when you get back home...have a safe trip xxx

dale said...

LOL, I am still behind, but, I will catch up with everyone, all, in the new year. :)

Sans, I've been thinking about your bed. Brainstorming for ideas.

I went to our local import store and I was thinking if you used coasters or placemats you could make the head board. Or upholster a head board... I have some black and gold fabric that would be neat for that.

I found some bamboo woven placemats and coasters made that look like glass mosiacs. There is so much out there to gather inspiration from.

Anyway, just thought I'd share my ideas with you, even though, I'm like two days late and a least a couple dollars short as they say, lol. ;)

Lemme know if any of that sounds good to you. :)
dale

Sans said...

Haha, Kiva :) They are perfect!

Jayne, am back and will email you soon.

Dale, those are darn good ideas.In fact, I just went out today and saw some incredible plate mats that will make great flooring for one of my rooms. I will post pics soon! :)

Ara said...

Sans, these are beautiful!!! And the fabrics she picked are perfect!! It'll be the lucky doll that receives these to sleep on! hugs, ara

Sans said...

Ara, you sure got me thinking! Which doll? We'll have to see who's been good then..or maybe it belongs more to a naughty doll??hmmm..

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