Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Our fun, relaxing Easter Sunday in Pictures...

...but first the HOE package i received from Michelle. Such a lovely lovely ornament she made and yummy goodies enclosed. The ornament was very neatly finished and such a great design. I really really LOVE it. Thank you so much Michelle!!


Easter Sunday started with me and friends to the church for the morning mass and afterwards since it was sunny we head out to the Tulip fields to take some pictures as sure in a week all will be gone. Such a pity that the flowers can't stay that long.
And then i went home and pick up the guys and went to the small forest for lunch, some some french fries and had a walk afterwards for more than an hour, had promised Chris for ice cream afterwards. We shouldn't have all those fatty foods as we are going to have 'gourmet' for dinner...oh well, it's a special day.
So instead of starting dinner at 5pm we had move it hour later.
It was a fun-filled Easter Sunday.

These are scenes from our walk this evening. Today started foggy but around 4pm the sun came out and no wind so it was such a lovely evening.

Probably the last gathering with friends for a while as everyone's busy now with work...see the huge Lobster...that was yummy. Not good for my cholesterol as i have high on that so have to keep off from now on...
 Thank you all so much who visited and took the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate it! Hope everyone have a good start of the week.



Monday, April 14, 2014

What a hectic week it was!!!

Absolutely no crafting for the last week...was been busy working, socializing and preparing...
Yesterday, was quite sunny and i had promised some friends to take them and have a look around for fields of Tulips or Daffodills here on the island...wasn't much compared to years before. I am sure in abundance somewhere on the mainland especially around Northern part of The Netherlands. Below picture was taken from the camera...looks much better... than the one from my Iphone.

This one was taken from my Iphone. I think it's because it is old as i've seen some taken from the boys phone(new ones) were looking much better.
Hubby should be the one standing here as it was for his birthday...saturday! But he's been busy going back and forth to the ferry picking up friends or chatting with friends. Was quite an organization for me to prepare everything for his birthday as i had been working too wed.-till friday so i only have the time for grocery and cooking in the evening...but i did and sure happy to hear all the lovely compliments after the meal. Kind of a challenge as well as i love cooking and wanted to see what i can...About 30 people joined us for the meal, didn't expected it myself..so glad the food was just enough otherwise there are quite some i've made for small bites too.
I've made tarts/cakes, small bites and the main meal.
 Friday evening..Chris with his band had a competition with different students of the Music school they are in for their lessons. From the 22 groups that joined in they ended up as third. So proud Mum here...
 
 Wednesday the 9th was hubby's birthday, it's during weekdays and he preferred to celebrate it with family and friends during the weekend so after work we head out for a meal just the two of us. Kind of a special restaurant and Chris being very choosy with food we've rather made what he wants at home. Grace away during weekdays at University.
 
Wish you all a happy week!!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Lizzie Kate, April..

Another small finish to share! I started these monthly series of Lizzie Kate the beginning of last year but as you can see, i ended up till March. So i am trying to continue and hope will able to complete it by the end of this year.
 These are a few of my Spring collections...i know i have more but just don't know where i hide a few boxes of stitching from previous years.
 

What a lovely compliment... Annie!  about my personal pictures associated with foods. I love cooking and trying new things as well as gathering with friends are always foods included. Either i or we do make it at home we do love to go out as well and we've heard a new Restaurant open in town earlier this month so off we went last friday evening...
 
 Been to a birthday at the mainland yesterday and whew...more foods and yummy's..
...to compensate all the food intake i do a kind of sports almost daily...from walking, jogging and Zumba. Honestly, i am having difficulty maintaining my weight compared to when i am in my 30's! Thus, really need to take small portions daily except during especial occasions.

 Thank you all so much who visited and took the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate it.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Spring pinkeep!

Seems like i am posting once a month...days just flew by so quickly! This pinkeep is the only piece i completed for the month of March..shame..shame. It is for an exchange at HOE...do hope the reciever will like it. On impulse i took these pics during my walk earlier this evening. Such a privilege living nearby the sea! Always lovely to go out for a walk when the weather permits which we are really having right now...a very early SPRING. Compared from last year March has been on and off SNOW. This one was taken the first day of Spring, was such a sunny day though a bit windy and after that been cloudy for days but in all we've had quite a good weather for the month of March. Been out or meeting up with friends almost twice a week. Work started now for (seasonal work) us so i'm afraid wouldn't see each other as much as we want. Wish everyone a happy month of April!!

Monday, March 03, 2014

Pickle Barrel Designs...& winner of the giveaway.

Another ornament from the JCS mag. 2013, "Peace on Earth" of Pickle Barrel Designs. I do have a few list to stitch from the magazine last year, i find this magazine better than the one of year 2012. Might try to do one each month.... Chris picked the winner for the giveaway...congrats to ~~~ Dani!  Please send me your address info and it will be on it's way to you later this week. THANK YOU all so much to all who enetered for the giveaway and all the lovely comments.

 As usual been out and about after work last week...just the two us headed to the beach for dinner, unfortunately the menu's wasn't to his liking and he wants to move to another place but i was quite tired from work and half hour drive for the next venue...i said next time will be his choice for a place. And this was last weekend dinner at one of our Asian friends here, where she'd prepared Japanese and Korean dishes. Oh was yummy and good company we ended up till half 3 in the morning..chatting drinking red wine, and i had to work the next day... Glad i drank many glasses of water so i haven't had a hang-over!!! Whew! What a night. Have a lovely week to all!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Peace...Blackbird design

This design was already stitched just after i received the issue JCS 2013 but wasn't able to make it up into an ornament until yesterday. A couple more to go...i am progressing but haven't done any stitching for nearly a week. Kind of busy socializing and facebooking/chatting with my family and friends all over the world. It's a week vacation here for the kids so a few parents organise an indoor football for teens..12-14 years. Every village come up with their own group so 7 villages in all. Quite intense activity so they only play for 10minutes per game. It took the whole afternoon today and was fun to watch them play. Chris group end up the 4th place. Got some mangoes from home brought by a couple of friends who got back from their vacation, i know my asian friends here loves it too so had called them up to share. Was sure yummmmmmy, especially the ripe ones. A pity we cannot buy or they are not available here. Many many thanks for stopping by and leaving me comments. Really appreciate them all. The giveaway still open until the end of February...for anyone who wants to join in. Happy week to al!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A biscornu giveaway!

I've been browsing through the box with lots of started on projects as well as stitched but not completely like these two biscornu. Both were stitched around Spring last year and just put aside...Now, these were first of many that i completed this week and since they are two of the same design, thought will do a giveaway. I haven't been much following blogs for quite sometime now as well as groups so i don't know if 'biscornu' finishes still popular...I do still love this kind of finishes and would love a collection of them. Everyone's allowed to enter and please leave your e-mail address with your comments. Saw these tiny beauties during my morning walk yesterday. Haven't expected them this early as it has been quite bad weather recently, wet and too strong winds though it wasn't cold as previous years or snow. We have't had snow this year though we could still get it until the beginning of April. But temperature recently is quite high about 9 degrees celcius... Had an early morning stroll through the forest with a friend today since i don't have to start early at work. Feels wonderful! It sure a perfect place to go for a walk when itś windy and we could choose a path where no cars allowed as my friend have a dog. Thank you all so much for stopping by and leaving me comments on my last post. Very much appreciated.