Sunday, 12 July 2009

Hurray...

I have had a good week this week stitching wise and at last feel that progress is being made, so three cheers for that. Page 4 of the Water Tiger is almost complete and as page 5 is about half done anyway that brings me to almost the half way stage. I am going to have to work like a trojan now to get the other half done in time. 5 months to go but as I will be away for one of those months it only leaves me with four to stitch in for a comfortable finishing time. Here is a picture of him taken this morning. Progress on EMS Rose Sampler was not so good but a lot better than I have managed for the last few days and I am beginning to feel back on track with that too. I have really enjoyed my stitching again this week and I am not sure if that is why I have made such good progress or whether the good progress is why I have enjoyed it, lol who cares as long as its happy stitching thats all that matters. I have been blaming my stress on the lack of stitching done but maybe the stress was stopping me stitching, I dont know but I have felt so much more relaxed this week.

I spent a day with my dear friend Colly and that always puts me in a relaxed mood - though we started off well by the time we had lunch I think the stitching was just sitting on our laps lol, neither of us made much progress but we do laugh a lot.
I do hope Karan will not mind but I have borrowed this picture from her blog as I forgot to take one myself. So here is the card and gift I sent to her.
The chart was one I had not seen before its by a firm called In The Gentle Fashion and is called Somethings are Loved. I know Karan loves things with meaningful words and could not resist getting it for her. The verse reads


Somethings are loved because they are beautiful
and somethings are beautiful because they are loved.
I was playing last week and I also made the little bookmark that you see tucked in with the chart as another thing Karan loves is reading. If you have not visited her blog then do pop over and see her as she is always interesting and amusing to read.

Now last but certainly not least, the postie put a great big smile on my face on Friday when he bought a little RAK gift from Angela in Canada. She had made me this beautiful little pin keep picture. Both the stitching and finishing are fantastic and though she stitched this because it is her favourite design she could not have chosen anything more perfect for me. I love both my garden and all my friends and I am very honoured that she chose to stitch this just for me.
Thank you once again to all who read and leave comments - you are my inspiration.


May your frogs stay in their ponds.

16 comments:

Tammy said...

wow your water tiger is looking great!! I stitched him too! (check out my photo gallery if you want to see him) He look likes a painting from far away.
So worth the time for the comments from company!!

Tammy

Patti said...

Hi Helen, Your tiger is looking magnificent. I loved your RAK too - it's such a lovely piece and so exciting to get something you weren't expecting. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Christine said...

Water tiger is looking fantastic. Lovely RAK gift too

Ranae said...

oh! The Tiger is looking great.
What a fabulous RAK to receive

Andrea said...

Water Tiger is looking great. Lovely gifts too.

Julie said...

Water Tiger has grown loads, love the little gift, i have stitched that so many times.

Karan said...

Thank you again for my lovely card & gifts Helen. It really was an extra special day this year. :0)
Glad the mojo is coming back - WT is looking fantastic & EMS is growing well too, it's so pretty. Lovely gift from Angela. :0)

Angela said...

Your tiger is looking great.

Having just stitched Friendship Grows for someone else it was great to see a different version of it.

Sally said...

Wow your tiger is looking lovely Helen.

Lovely RAK you received:)

Brigitte said...

Great, you will soon focus on the tiger's eyes. Great progress.

Maxine said...

Great progress on WT and EMS and such a lovely gift you received and a fab one you sent to Karan :)

Kathy A. said...

You have been one busy girl. Your tiger is looking stunning. What a lovely gift you recieved.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow you are stitching like a mad woman this week! Good for you, and I'm jealous! Water Tiger is progressing so beautiflly!

You gave Karan a beautiful gift and card.

Isn't nice to receive a RAK!!!

Sheilasembroidery said...

Water Tiger has really progressed well, as has your other stitching. Well done. It sounds as if you had a good time with your friend and what a good friend you are, I'm sure Karan loved opening all her presents.

Beatrice said...

Such lovely gift for Karen.
The Water tiger is stunning..I feel a finish in the near future for you!!!

stitcherw said...

Your tiger is looking wonderful, you've made lovely progress on him.
Sue