Christmas for us was a peaceful and quiet time spent with family or stitching and the New Year too was spent with family.
On the 7th January 2010, almost a year from when I started, I eventually put the last stitches in Water Tiger, and here is a picture I took - unwashed and unpressed.
He has since been washed and pressed and given to my brother who was thrilled with him. When I get back from my holiday I will get him framed and let you see him one more time. I was so relieved to get him done in time and though I love the finished picture I am really, really glad to say goodbye to this one.
What next, well I have sorted out a few of my WIPs to take with me to Goa (in India), The Blackwork House, Friends of the Forest, and Cup of Tea. I am also taking a new stitch but as this is for a gift and I am not sure if the recipient reads my blog I cannot tell you much about that one. I would certainly hope to get at least a couple of these old WIPs finished within the month I will be away for so hopefully there will be more finishes to share with you when I get back.
It has been so cold and slippery under foot here for the last weeks that I cannot wait to get away to the sunshine and feel warm again.
Sherry asked about my Gracious Era (which incidentally is my UFO piece in the stitching group I belong to) and asked if she could see a picture of what it would look like when it was finished - lol I would add if it ever gets finished as I have been working on this for about 5 years now.
Anyway just for you Sherry this is what it should be like
I will try and put up a picture of my latest update before we leave, either on Thursday night or Friday morning.
For all of those in need of a hug - I send you lots. I hope Karan is now recovering well from her Op and that the rest of you are all well and busy stitching. Now that Water Tiger is done I am hoping to have more time for once again reading and writing in Blog Land. I feel like my life has been on hold for the last few months as every second I had to spare was stitching on him. I am not the fastest stitcher in the world at the best of times and when panic sets in - lol well just be glad you were not in my house.
Bye for now,
May your frogs stay in their ponds.