Friday, 4 March 2016

Five On Friday

Thank you so much for joining in last week with lots of wonderful posts, and for your lovely comments of course too, especially about the shawls.  Apparently the Conservation Officer was very complimentary about them which was lovely to hear and most unexpected too!

In case you haven't read my post from earlier in the week, please accept my apologies for not commenting on your posts or replying to comments on mine.  I have been sick and am still recovering.  I figured that getting better was the more important thing to do.  I have read your posts though over the week.

On Wednesday I went to work and got sent home.  It seems that they didn't like me coughing all over the place.  Working the rest of the week for myself I gave myself the week off.  Not very productive or income producing but necessary.  I am still not 100% but am improving and hope to shake this cough off soon because it is really annoying me as well as being very painful.

Thank you so much to those of you who did read my post and left get well wishes, I really appreciate them and they did help - although I was a little emotional that day so some of you did make me a bit teary!  In a good way though.  Thank you, it was so very kind of you!!

Anyway, enough of this illness and gloom!  As I haven't done anything for the past 7 days I wasn't sure what to write about, but I have literally 100's of photos from our travels to Boston in 2014 that I haven't ever edited or shared, so I have picked out five things from those photos from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  If you are ever in Boston I thoroughly recommend visiting, it is a very interesting place, very well laid out and you could easily spend several days there.











This was a very brief tour!  If you have enjoyed it though let me know and I will sort out and edit and share more of the pictures with you over time.  It will certainly help me to look through them all and give them a good clear out.

I hope that you are all well and that those who have been sick are getting better.  I am glad for those of you who were sick and are well again.  If you haven't yet been sick, avoid it!!  You aren't missing anything!!

As I haven't been round to comment, I also wanted to say congratulations on your good news - how wonderful!

I am also so sorry for your not so good news.  Even if I haven't said so in an individual comment, I really am sorry and my thoughts and hugs are with you.

Hope that you all have a great weekend ahead and that next week will be wonderful too!  I see that there are only just over three weeks until Easter, that is scary isn't it.  It is also Mothering Sunday here on Sunday so hugs to all of the Mum's out there!

Amy

p.s. just a reminder, all posts must include a link back to this post.

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59 comments:

  1. It's lovely to hear you are feeling better, Amy!
    This is a very interesting post. Could we have some more photos of Tiffany lamps please! :)
    Thank you for hosting and take care of yourself! xx

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  2. Oh Amy, I hope you are feeling better soon. A rest is probably the best thing for it.
    Thanks for sharing your pictures from Boston. What a wonderful place to visit.
    Take care and have a nice weekend. xo

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  3. What magnificent things! I could definitely give that desk houseroom. It's gorgeous.
    Feel thoroughly well very soon. If they sent you home from work you must have needed it. So look after yourself.

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  4. Thank you for the museum-visit-sharing (would be like to see more).
    Most I like the quilt.
    Have a quiet weekend and get well soon

    (Last friday I haven't managed to make a post, I was in the hospital with my mother)

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  5. Ha,ha Amy, thank you for the get well wishes, congratulations and commiserations! Glad to hear you are recovering, just get rid of that cough now. Thank you for the Boston photos, yes please post more when ready, always interesting to learn about new places. Have a good weekend!
    Caz xx

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  6. Love your five this weekAmy. My favourite is the Tiffany light...I have a thing about them. Glad your feeling a bit better. Take it easy. B xx

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  7. I'm pleased to hear that you are getting better Amy it sounds like you have had it bad, keep warm and take things easy until you are 100%. Thank you for the tour I love the pictorial quilt, it looks like a very interesting place to visit. Have a good weekend. xx

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  8. Get well soon Amy - I would have sent you home too!
    It doesn't take long for coughs and colds to spread through the staff!
    Lovely memories of your trip to Boston!
    Happy weekend and rest up!
    Shane

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  9. At last I am back online so catching up with everyones posts, sorry to hear you have been sick no bugs up here and hope to keep it like that :-)

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  10. Loved the Tiffany lamp, what a great place to visit. Hope you are back on top, take it easy and a big thank you for hosting.

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  11. You have chosen some great items for this post. The quilt is unbelievable! I do hope you will soon be completely back to normal. Fingers crossed, we've been spared from any colds this winter.

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  12. We're going to Boston this summer as part of our US trip, so it's great to have this little taster – thank you! Any top tips? Perhaps I should email you rather than clog up your comments :-) Have a great weekend Amy. Sam x

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  13. Glad to hear you are nearly back to normal! I like the cupboard, all those little doors look great. x

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  14. Hello Amy, I certainly agree that it is most important to take the time to rest and recover and that takes precedence! I hope you are feeling better each day. I enjoyed seeing the lovely objects and art from the Boston Museum. I especially love the paintings. I grew up 30 miles south of Boston (now living 3000 miles away near Seattle). I do hope you post more photos of your trip! Take good care of yourself and don't over-do. Hugs xo Karen

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  15. I'm glad you're feeling better, look after yourself. That Tiffany lamp is something else, isn't it?

    Diana

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  16. This brought back memories of visiting this wonderful museum back in the days when we lived in Boston. Have a restful weekend Amy.

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  17. So sorry to hear that you have been ill, Amy. I did look to leave a comment on your post about being ill but I thought the comments had been taken off, I see now that they hadn't - so belated get well wishes and thank you for soldiering on and leaving us the links for Five on Friday. Hope you feel well again soon. The five items you have chosen from the Boston Museum are wonderful especially the Pictorial quilt and the Tiffany lamp. Take care:)

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  18. So glad you are feeling better and able to post your Five on Friday, Amy. I love the Tiffany lamp, it's so intricate, even though I'm not particularly fond of this style of Art Nouveau in general. How lovely to see some American art for a change.
    Keep warm, don't try and do too much until you feel really well again.
    Very best wishes,
    Margaret P in Torbay

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  19. Glad to hear that you are feeling a little better, take it easy! That Tiffany lamp is beautiful. x

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  20. That lamp is georgeous! Have a lovely weekend!

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  21. Oh Amy, I have had a very quiet bloggy week too, real life has taken over, so I missed that you were poorly. Get well soon lovely and have a peaceful weekend. I love this glimpse at your trip to Boston, we might be venturing that way ourselves this summer, so I would love to see more, when you are better of course xxxx

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  22. glad you're feeling a bit better Amy. I love the MFA, the silver teapot collection is my favourite, my husband likes the Winslow Homer's.

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  23. so pleased you're on the mend Amy, there's nothing worse than being Ill and feeling rubbish xx

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  24. and the museum looks amazing, I particularly love the painting by John Frederick Kensett, and the pictorial quilt :) xx

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  25. Ow, I hope you feel your old better self again soon dear Amy!
    I loved the crochet from your last post, and to see it in such a beautiful setting is so special!
    Thanks for this tour around the museum, I love the cleverness of the Tiffany lamp....
    Wishing you all the best and lots of love from Mirjam.

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  26. Glad you're feeling better, these bugs do tend to take a while to go completely. The museum looks like an interesting place to visit.

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  27. Oh dear, you really have had a dose of that virus - going back to work too early as well! Take care dear Amy. You have shared some excellent pieces of American art. The bookcase is divine, and how I'd love to own that! Beautiful paintings, and one very gorgeous Tiffany lamp. A veritable feast of goodies, thank you for sharing. xxx

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  28. Look after yourself and I hope your recovery continues swiftly.

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  29. Sounds like you've been doing well to even post this week Amy, poor you hope you are better soon! Always happy to have a quick trip around Boston with you!
    have a happy weekend.
    Wren x

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  30. Glad you are starting to feel better. I love the Tiffany lamp especially in this post. My eye wanders to all glass now that I have begun tinkering. Stay well Amy xxxx

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  31. Glad you're feeling better and hope your 100% soon. The museum looks an interesting place with so many different exhibits. The Tiffany lamp is beautiful. The design of the desk and bookcase is most unusual and attractive.

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  32. So glad that you're feeling better. Thank you for the museum tour; I really enjoyed it. Don't know if I'll ever get to Boston, so it's nice to enjoy it vicariously. Have a great weekend. xx

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  33. Thank goodness for our archives. Glad things are looking up. The last and only time I was in Boston was in my college days 1970ish. I'm not linking up this week because I have no time to visit participants as my sisters are arriving on my doorstep this morning for a sister weekend!! See you next Friday maybe with five favorite things my sisters and I did... Blessings!

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  34. Your prediction that you would be sent home was accurate. You needed the extra rest anyway.

    I love that quilt. Adore it, actually.

    Glad you are feeling better, enjoy your weekend!

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  35. Dear Amy, you seem to have had a pretty rough time of it, but sincerest wishes for your recovery!
    Thanks for sharing some of the wonderful artwork from your trip - the quilt is amazing!
    Have a restful weekend and be pampered!

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  36. What an interesting collection. That furniture piece is something I would have a hard time placing in my home, but interesting. I'm fascinating with the artistry in quilting now. Attended the Houston TX Quilt show a couple of years ago and was amazed!

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  37. I'm glad you are starting to feel better, Amy. I've had a similar bug, picked up while I was down in Spokane taking care of my mom. It appears we've both had a week of taking it easy, trying to recover.

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  38. Love museums, but I've never been to Boston so this is a new one for me. Glad you're getting better.

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  39. Oh that lamp! Absolutely stunning. And I really love the pictorial quilt as well, it's fantastic. Sorry you've been under the weather, I hope you're able to have a really good rest this weekend and that you're completely better very soon. Hugs, CJ xx

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  40. some lovely pieces there, I especially love the quilt, it's so different, I thought it was a print of some kind
    Jill

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  41. WOnderful images from the museum, especially the lovely lamp! I was in Boston about ten years ago, but we never had time to go here. Will just have to go back! xCathy

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  42. Glad to hear you are on the mend have a lovely weekend
    Clare x

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  43. Hi Amy, these bugs seem to be particularly nasty this year. Today at work there were only four people in. It's affecting people in so many different ways. I am glad you are recovering, but make sure you are fully recovered before you do anything otherwise it will take hold again. Keep warm and relaxed my lovely xx

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  44. Keep getting better Amy and the photos of lovely. I do like seeing about other places, but the best was the top one of the cabinet. I can just imagine using that for my cotton, patterns and other bits and pieces for my long arm machine. Wow. Take care and have a good weekend.

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  45. I really hope you are fully recovered very soon. These coughs are nasty and tend to hang around for far too long don't they! An interesting collection for your F on F, the quilt is amazing. xx

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  46. I hope your cough goes away soon, Amy. Keep cosy!

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  47. I always enjoy seeing your photos from your travels Amy and yes please I would love to see more. You do have a very good eye for things! Hope you are fully recovered very soon. My husband had a (really annoying!) cough for weeks and continued cycling in the freezing cold which I'm sure did not help.

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  48. So glad you're feeling better my Dear!! I loved the photos and have always wanted to go to Boston. I will make a note of that museum. ;) I especially have a "thing" for Tiffany lamps. So gorgeous!! Of course I just love stained glass in general. Lol
    Keep taking it easy until you're FULLY well. Blessings on your weekend. xoxo

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  49. Who cares if Friday night TV is lousy? I have the lovely ladies of Five on Friday for entertainment. I look forward to the posts every week.

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  50. So glad you are feeling better. Boston is a place I'd love to visit. The museum has so many interesting things.
    Happy weekend. Thank you for hosting Five on Friday.

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  51. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Loved seeing the Tiffany lamp.
    Bish Bash falls, what a great name.
    Lisa x

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  52. Love your Friday Five, especially the quilt and the wintry painting. Enjoy your weekend and hope your cough takes the hint and packs its bags!

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  53. Hope you can shake that nasty nagging cough and feel better soon. Thanks for sharing . lovely photos . Have a good weekend .

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  54. I hope you continue to feel better and get rid of that cough! Lots of people sick over here across the pond too, not us yet though...knock on wood. I love the bookcase! So very 50's looking! And the Tiffany lamp is gorgeous.

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  55. Thanks for sharing a little of your tour at the Boston Museum. My hubby would love seeing that shelf. And to see the Tiffany in real life ... now that must have been lovely.

    Glad you are getting better ... wishing you a beautiful weekend.
    Brenda

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  56. So glad you are feeling a bit better, boy you had a bad one! Take good care of yourself and continue resting.
    Meredith

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  57. I hope you and hubby are properly better again soon, it's rubbish being poorly! Bish-Bash Falls, what a great sounding name. I like the Tiffany lamp very much. xx

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  58. I love that desk and bookcase - how fab, and it sounds a fab place to visit. Hope you're fully on the mend, it seems there's a lot of bugs around right now. Thanks for hosting x

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