Friday, February 19, 2010

No really... back this time ;)


I can't really believe another month has gone by {more than, even!} since my last blog post... every day I have wanted to pick up my camera and photograph little bits of my day and what I have been tentatively doing - and every day I have not managed.

This horrible flu has knocked me way harder than I thought, and even more than six weeks on/in... I am still having bad days.

It's all terribly BORING. Bless poor Mister Bell who has to put up with me going all weak and grey at regular intervals, and... sounding somewhat surprised, saying "God, I really don't feel well" for the umpteenth time that week. I think he deserves a prize!!

Still - as I said, it's all terribly boring, so I won't yap on much longer. I would be surprised if anyone is still checking in with this little space... no-one loves tumble-weeds! ;)

However - I picked up my camera today - so I hope the spell is somewhat broken!!

We are currently obsessed with these amazing bread buns we found frozen at the Chinese supermarket... we steam them every morning and have them plain or with some fruit jam and they are absolutely divine. I am hoping those + red bean mochi + miso soup + lots of fish will cure me. It's certainly a diet I would be happy to die trying, anyway ;)

The lovely orchids are left over from the Botanical Illustration class I am teaching just now on Tuesday nights - I thought they looked sweet in my little pebble vases from Paris, atop the pink granny square Mister Bell crocheted a few weeks ago...my toast catalogue arrived this morning too.

In other news, I am having a big clear out in the workshop {as a BIG MOVE is coming very soon!! :D} - I am going to be offering up some more one off gallery pieces from previous years {think statement necklaces and brooches with carved ivory and juicy smokey quartz!} over the next week or so. They are going to be massively discounted as many of them are one off items, and discontinued designs {like the carved pieces!}... so it's your chance to pick up a bargain. More details to follow...

We also have some fantastic draft excluders coming at abigail*ryan... because, I don't know about you - but it's still damn chilly here!

Okay... heading into the workshop soon, so I will go for today. Planning to be back very soon... maybe sharing more sweet treats if nothing else!?

xo Abigail

11 comments:

island sweet said...

welcome back! i've missed your exquisite aesthetic! hopefully the growing spring light will bring you good health - if the dumplings fail...

shari said...

i bet your botanical illustration course is the bees knees. ;) i am truly hoping you'll feel better soon..and i'm excited for you in regards to your big move. xo

ps: just the other day, tom, while fiddling with his wedding band, said, "have you heard from abigail?" ;)

Jane Flanagan said...

Yay you're back! And moving to Belfast! So exciting - congrats!

kelly said...

welcome back! you have been missed!

hope that spring brings you good health...it certainly looks like you have exciting plans afoot : ) we are off to ireland for the first time as a family in may...can't wait. wow i bet you have so much to organise! Xx

Katherine said...

Hope you feel better soon, very exciting moving news! The Toast catalogue is gorgeous.

kosmimata@gmail.com said...

Hi Abigail,

This is Sophia from Greece. I hope you are better now...I went through something similar myself before Christmas. It lasted for about five weeks on and off. Congratulations on your move to Belfast. Will be looking at your shop. I need graduation presents for my daughter and her friends!!!

mav said...

oh! poor you. xoxox
and the big move?!!? WOWOWOWOW

seesaw designs said...

welcome back.

Trish said...

Welcome back Abigail! It's always nice to see updates in this space. I do hope you're able to kick the lingering cold once and for all. :)

A huge congratulations regarding the move, wow!

All my best,
Trish

lisa s said...

having been sick for the FIFTH time this winter... i can relate.

we are always happy to see you in this space. always

natalie said...

wow just seen you are moving to Belfast! congrats love

N x