Friday, May 15, 2009

A long update

I really really should update more often. My apologies for this being another long post. That being said...can you see my happy dance from where you are??? Where should I start?

First of all...MOTHERS DAY
I got spoiled - my youngest daughter gave me golden earrings (my mouth fell open) and my older daughter a beautiful perfume called Halle (by Halle Berry). From my husband I got a gift certificate for an Australian LNS. With that all I was more then happy.

But to my surprise shortly after Mothers Day a packet arrived. It was from the US - Wasatch Needlecraft - and addressed to Mike????? Did my husband start secretly stitching? No - but even better. He got me another gift....The Garden Chair from the Cat's Whiskers...fully kitted up!!! And no ladies - you can't have him. He's all mine. Same applies to the Garden Chair!!!

Garden Chair

But there are more happy dances
Another page of "Coming to Water" is finished. 5 more pages to go.
page 11 finished

And I finished one of the hearts and started the second heart.
Heart Alphabet

Got a bit more done on Manhattan Wonderland. My plan is to finish the first page this month.
Week 06

And I received also a RAK from my dear friend Carla. She sent me a chart of some beautiful snowflakes. It's called Nordic Snowflakes and is designed be Laura J Perin
Nordic Snowflakes

21 comments:

Mel said...

So many great stitching things happening for you Gabi! Congrats. :)
They are all looking wonderful.

Donna said...

Let me start from the bottom up. I love your RAK. And you stitch so beautifully and so quickly. The heart is wonderful. Coming to water is looking spectacular.
You were spoiled but you deserve it. I got all excited when my DH bought a steering wheel cover for me so I won't get black on my hands like I do with the current one. I would fall out if he bought needlework for me!

Carolyn NC said...

My goodness - what great Mother's Day gifts! CTW is phenomenal; love the hearts, too. MW is going to be beautiful - great progress on all.

Teejay said...

All great pieces and "Coming to Water" is absolutely awesome!

dianemi said...

Everything is just so beautiful. Coming to Water is just amazing and I can't wait to see your WIPs of the Garden Chair. Congratulations Gabi, you deserve it.

Pam said...

Coming to Water is going to be stunning. Please keep showing us updates. Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Giovanna said...

You've done a lot on Coming to Water - it's gorgeous! And your DH is definitely a keeper!

Emily said...

The Garden Chair looks so cool, have fun with it. Also so snowflakes look like fun as well. Glad you had a nice mother's day too.

Kathy said...

Wow. Great RAK. And your DH is definitely a keeper! Stash AND a trip to the LNS. Fabulous.
All your stitching projects are looking lovely. Especially Coming to Water. Simply gorgeous.

Nancy said...

Coming to Water is awesome! Just look at how those animals are just appearing and coming right at you! Make sure you're chatting with me when you start construction of the chair....not because I can help, but because I'll be your support when you are ready to pull your hair out! Just kidding....you are so talented at putting those gorgeous boxes together, I know you'll be able to do the chair. DH must know you needed a good *pick me up* present! Love the hearts as always and a great RAK from Carla...I may just have to borrow that one when you're done! I love the autumn needlepoint piece I did.

5footrunt said...

You sound spoiled, lol. You have many beautiful things going on. I can't wait to see the chair finished!

Rene la Frog said...

What great Mothers Day gifts.

You stitching is looking wonderful. It just looks better and better with each update.

Siobhan said...

Wow, what fabulous presents! It sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day. :) I love your WIPs--beautiful stitching!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi, Gabi, What a great Mother's Day from each of your family! You must have been feeling like a queen for sure.
Amazing stitching on your wildlife piece. And, what a kind friend to treat you, too.
BTW, you and I are Chatelaine Designs stitchers! Isn't Martina's new "Fairies" beautiful as it progresses? I may have to have that one for my collection!

knutsel Rein said...

Wonderful stitching project, my fav is the wildlife piece!!

Carissa said...

What a nice Mother's Day gift from your daughters and WOW! Good for the hubby....I've been drooling over that chair ever since I saw it.

Coming to Water looks awesome and Manhattan is progressing nicely. You stitch so fast.

Congrats on the RAK!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on getting another page of your big ass project finished! Looking great!

What wonderful stash!

Meari said...

What a nice Mother's Day you had! Nice RAK from Carla - very pretty. Your WIPs look awesome, Gabi.

Louisiana Momma said...

ohh I like that garden chair.. I have been seeing a lot of those pin cushions and was just thinking I wanted one.. I need to keep my eyes peeled at the second hand store..

Of course I love all the work you have done on your XS :-)

Cindy F. said...

You really had a wonderful Mother's Day!! and how sweet you were still being surprised by your dh!! He's a keeper;)
Beautiful stitchy progress on your wips and love the new chart!!

Wendy said...

Wow, je hebt echt wel heel mooie geschenken gekregen voor je moederdag. Het is leuk als je zo verwend wordt hé. Ben ook verwend geweest voor mijn moederdag.

Mooie vorderingen aan je werkjes. Ik vind "Coming to water" echt wel prachtig.