The mailman brought this surprise package from my friend Kazumi. A small soft Rabbit, a pretty butterfly mat, a pictorial guide of the Rembrant exhibition she had been to and this wonderful tulip "mascot" were among the contents - along with a wonderful long letter!
This afternoon was Embroiderers Guild and I finally stitched the last of the Christmas Pyramid - the top of the H will go on tonight!
I have also been stitching on a strawberry biscornu (a free chart from Gift Of Stitching). There are seven more daisies to go on this and then the back to stitch.
Last Thursday I had an assessment at the gym and was surprised to find I had lost 6kg! My reaction was one of total surprise but Patrice (my trainer) was overjoyed. He's French and was hugely expressive of his approval - apparently all the scientific measurements etc were vastly improved too. At times I wished he didn't push me so hard but Thursday night was not one of those nights. I was soooo happy (if not quite as expressive as Patrice!)
We leave tomorrow for a short break at Papamoa Beach and I will be away from all computer contact but intend to do a lot of stitching, a lot of reading and also a lot of shopping. My favourite clothes shop is near where we stay so I have already phoned Jan and asked her to look out some things for me.
Keep stitching hard everyone - I look forward to seeing all your updates on my return