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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Apologies to NOTY members.

I was invited by NOTY (North Of The Yarra Quilters) to give a show and tell talk on my linens today, but I had to back out at the last minute.  Ken has been quite ill this past week with a cold (with COPD it becomes more than 'just a cold'), but I usually manage to avoid catching viruses from him.  This time I was out of luck.  On Friday night I was feeling a bit tight in the chest, but I determinedly selected the linens I planned to show, and packed them in my car ready for the morning.  I woke up feeling awful, to put it plainly, and took two cold and flu tablets, which usually see me through a few hours.   But after phoning Christine from NOTY and telling her I would be late, I had to call her again and say I wouldn't be able to come at all, as I ended up feeling quite sick, and as well as that my throat was on fire, so I knew I wouldn't be able to do much speaking.

I've NEVER had to back out of a speaking engagement before, and I feel very bad about letting down the organisers and members who were looking forward to seeing me.  Still, apart from that, it would not have done the NOTY ladies any good to be exposed to my germs if I had to cough and sneeze my way through a presentation, so I am hoping they will understand, and perhaps invite me back again at a later date.

8 comments:

Melody said...

Poor Gina, That is such bad luck.

Annie said...

Ugh.. hard to be sick and be the caregiver at the same time. Hope you feel better soon. And I'm sure the quilters will understand.

Christine M said...

Of course everyone understood Gina. There will be another time for you to come along and show us your gorgeous linens. Take care of yourself. xx

Sharon said...

Hope the both of you feel a whole lot better soon... x x

DIAN said...

Gina I am so sorry to read you and Ken have both been unwell. Get well soon.

I hope we can catch up for some opping again soon.
xx


Gina E. said...

Thank you all for those sympathetic comments.
I feel {{{hugged}}}

Jane Galley said...

Hope you'll both be feeling better soon. Sometimes these things happen, and I'm sure everyone will understand

Linda Steele said...

I hope that you are starting to feel better now. It must have been horrible to cancel.
Linda