As the year began I tried to make as much progress as possible on Efteling before my surgery.
By the day before I went under the knife, this was as far as I'd reached.
I wrongly figured that during the planned 6 weeks sick leave post surgery would see me complete Efteling. Unfortunately shoulder surgery and stitching are not good bed fellows. I ended up having 10 weeks off work and it wasn't until week 8 that I was able to stitch for longer than around 20 minutes at a time.
Eventually, some 16 weeks after my shoulder operation I have finished Efteling!
It needs pressing of course and framing. I'm very chuffed with it.
My work colleague is a very special lady. Nothing is too much trouble. For her birthday I made a couple of items for her desk.