Five months of "time off" was great but it is back to work now and I fear that stitching progress may slow down :-(
After finishing the panel for the Sampler Casket I felt the need for hardanger so stash provided linen and thread.
The Christmas Tree is laced and nearly all the ingredients for completion are sourced so I am ready to go. The ribbons for the base and a clipping of fake holly may have to wait until nearer Christmas as they aren't in shops at present. Photo to follow.
Today is Girls Day in Japan and with impeccable timing my friend Sonoko sent me a package containing appropriate goodies. What's more, the courier brought the package just before I left for work so I was able to wonder all day what the contents would be. Tonight I have opened up and taken photos to share. Thank you very very much Sonoko.
Chocolates - special Girls Day chocolates!!!
I have shared with the HD3QBEM - a consolation for her first day on her own!
Also a cute box shaped like a Japanese sandal and filled with sweets and some other items I neglected to photograph.
And very necessary Ohinasama dolls. I will keep these carefully to display each year.
Wasn't this a wonderful surprise. I have had a good day.