12 November 2010

StarZanite Webshop is Up!

After nearly two weeks of being sick, I'm well on the road back to full recovery. It started two Sundays ago with a slight fever and sore throat. Come Monday, I was pretty much down for the count. Took the day off work and visited the doctor which I was given antibiotics, painkillers and a couple other medicines for my fever and throat.
Now, for those of you who don’t know, I’m allergic to painkillers similar to Aspirin and I had specifically told the doctor that. She had even assured me that the painkillers she had prescribed me are not Aspirin. So I went home, took my medicines after eating and went to bed. I’m sure you can guess what happened next. Lo and behold, I woke up with both my eyes swollen as big as saucers – allergic reaction from the painkillers. Luckily it wasn’t worse than that.
Went back to work the next day since I was only given one day of medical leave. My eyes were still slightly swollen but not noticeable with make up on ^.^ Spent the week finishing off the remaining antibiotics and I thought I had recovered. Alas, that was not the case. Friday, Saturday and Sunday was spent sniffling my head off. I figured it’s only a flu/running nose. I can handle this. Monday was when the diarrhea started… While I was at work nonetheless!
Left work and went to see another doctor (family specialist doctor this time) and was told unfortunately, antibiotics not only kill the bad bacterial but also the good ones which resulted in diarrhea due to bacterial imbalance in my body. Yet at the same time, it had not done its job properly hence my prevailing symptoms.
That was the reason I took so long to send out my giveaway prizes. Thank you for being so patient with me. Finally, thanks to my dad who braved the post office for me, the packages were mailed yesterday.
I’ve never had so many packages sent at one time. I kinda felt like Santa Claus. Hehehe… So winners, start watching your mailboxes soon. Don’t worry, your last name and the first line of your address has been taken out of the picture to protect your privacy.
30 October was Needles n Craft (NNC) Yahoo Group’s Stitching Bee meet up. Coincidentally, it was also the group’s 4th year anniversary. The group’s founder, Nik Ainun has prepared special gifts for all who attended the Bee. This was the package I received.
I can assured you, the contents are as scrumptious as the presentation.
It’s a machine embroidered pincushion with a beautiful matching piece of fabric. Nik is very talented with her sewing machine. Do check out her blog. More photos of the day (along with ugly pictures of me :P) can be found here.
I haven’t been stitching much, hence no stitching updates… Not a good idea to stitch when sick. I won’t be able to complete my goal for the Mirabilia Stitchers Competition :'(
However, I do have more beaded scissors fobs to show :D
Prismatic Night
Caribbean Breeze
Serene Ripples
Sandy Shores
Summer Mist
Pictures of the three surprise fobs will only be posted once they have been received.
Last but not least, I’ll like to announce that my StarZanite Webshop on an alternate page of my blog is now up and running.
I’m so excited. Please do check it out. This is the first time I’ve set up something like this so please let me know if you encounter any problems. I really appreciate it.
Thank you for sticking with me through such a long post. Happy Stitching!


Anonymous said...

WOW I need to get a job lol I love a lot of these Serene Ripples looks very cool! =D

KarenV said...

What a pretty pillow! Your fobs are beautiful too, but may I ask what brand the scissors are? Dovos? They're very nice :)

Marlene said...

I hope you are now feeling much better.

Hazel said...

Glad you are starting to feel better! Love your new fobs - they are sooo beautiful. Ooooh Can't wait. x

Joasia said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. Your projects are soo cool.

Joysze said...

Holy moly, what an ordeal you had!! Glad you're recovered! Love your gift from the Stitching Bee meet. Saw the pics on Za's blog.... I'm so jealous!! Where did you guys meet up? KLCC?

StarZanite webpage looks awesome! :D

Carol said...

I hope you're feeling all better very soon, Veronica! Your gift from your stitching bee is just gorgeous as are your newest fobs :)

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

It doesn't sound like you've been having too much fun Veronica, glad you are feeling better now.
Your new scissor fobs are beautiful, I can't wait to receive mine. :-)

Karen said...

I'm sorry to hear you have been so sick. I hope you are feeling better now.

All of the ladies at your stitching bee looked like they were having a great time. The machine embroidered pillow is absolutely gorgeous.

I love your Scissor fobs. And congrats to all of your winners!

Siobhan said...

I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better! Your fobs look great. :)

Virpi said...

The scissor fob came today. Thank you so much. It looks gorgeous!

Carolyn NC said...

Glad you're feeling better - love that little embroidered pillow!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow what a gorgeous cushion you received.

Stunning fobs!