Thursday, April 23, 2015
Due to a sprained ankle, it is exactly a week from today... i am force to stay home and not to do much, more on resting my foot. The first few days i did more on reading magazines, stitching came to mind but i wasn't in the mood for it till yesterday. I went in search of folders tuck early last year for the renovation and came across quite some unfinished designs which i thought especially these two samplers that i had already completed them off but not at all. On the LHN it shows when i had started it ...year 2011. So i worked on them today, now they'll be added to the piled up items to be frame one day. A pic of my ankle taken a few days ago. Getting better but slowly...i will start work tomorrow so i hope i can manage it. A few pics taken lately...Since Grace is at University, and has work during weekends at the city...she seldoms come to the island. Hope everyone's having a good week. Many thanks to all who stopped by and all the lovely comments.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Missing the quietness at home and the warm weather ...as well as some fruits like one of these, Jackfruits. Quite a few around one of my brother's place but none was ripe during my visit. And these corn were already dried up so wasn't able to taste fresh boiled ones. Always nice catching up with highschool friends, i do feel lucky they had made time for a meet-up as it was unexpected. Was able to watch part of an event during our visit in the city, a yearly Festival which held during the month of February called "Panagbenga"..'Blooming Flower Festivals'! The festival includes floats that are covered mostly with flowers and also street dancing, presented by dancers clad in flower-inspired costumes. Nothing to show stitching wise...i did stitched but not much to show, hopefully on my next update. Hope everyone's have a good start of the week.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
...nearly 2 weeks now and still getting back to reality..means to daily routines here, kids going to school, getting on with friends-walks two-three times a week if weather permits and other friends for chat, getting back to work which due to the nice weather we are having lately lots of tourist coming in so it got busy and had started work 4 days a week instead of 1 or 2 days a week. Hubby isn't home when i got back as he is at work in Scotland and due to be home more than a week from now. The first picture below was taken after an hour i arrived home, sunrise and looking at my sorroundings..feeling home! It took me about 2 days travel from island Texel to our town here in Ifugao, Philippines. Never known this area about 20minutes drive from our home, glad i joined my sister and brother-in-law when they said they are going to pick some papaya's. Since the road going to there were quite rough it's not easy for anyone to go and take those fruits for sale so lots are just falling off the ground. Took some pictures of my mothers flowers sorrounding the house. It sure a task to tend to them almost everyday especially as it was quite dry when i was home, some doesn't survive comes summer too. Everytime i'm home do try to have get-together with some high school friends..those who can, and had always such fun catching up on news and everything. These fruits, "Guyabano's" & "Star apple" haven't tasted them for nearly 30years, not really in season everytime i was home before. and still a lot are and can't even remember names of fruits we had during our childhood days. More pics next time...but NO stitching as i haven't touch a needle since i left here till now. Not in the mood at all. Hope everyone's having a good weekend!
Monday, February 09, 2015
In half an hour i'll be off to the ferry going to the airport and flying home for a visit! Quite unexpected decision, just booked my ticket a couple of days ago. I am going alone as kids have to go to school. Had a small finish recently, it's a freebie but can't remember who the designer right now. ...and a few pics of last weeks outings and gatherings with friends. Thanks so much for stopping by and the lovely comments. Be staying home for three and be back the beginning of March...will catch up then...
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Kind of productive month of January, stitching wise! Both the Sampler and ornament was completed before the end of January but haven't had time to post earlier. The Sampler Live, Laugh, Love is of PrimitiveBetty's design. The Ornament of Blue Ribbons Design from Just Cross Stitch magazine 2012. A collage how i've made the ornament for anyone who'd like to know. As usual lots of socializing in between work and other activities. If it is not eating out with friends, it is just at home.... Wishing you all a Happy month of February!!
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Found these unfinished piece with all the needed materials in one of the folder that was put aside a long way back which i remember i've so much love the one i've sent off for an exchange nearly a couple of years ago and so wanted one for my collection. Just took the picture with the light on and looks like not the real color red that was on the fabric. Can't wait for tomorrow's daylight as i have to work and busy days ahead of us, won't have the time to post on here. It was cold but beautifully bright and sunny the last couple of days. Perfect for a walk, yesterday with a friend along the dyke.... ...and today with another friend at another location closeby our house. Went shopping with friends last week at the mainland and stop by for a cup of coffee with a huge rice tart for each...Funny, everyone say's not to eat it all, thinking of all the calories but been busy chatting before we know it all was eaten up! Many many thanks for your continued visits and for taking the time to leave me a comment. I truly appreciate them all.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Two more...though small finishes! Weather's been very stormy here the last days so i am taking advantage of it, though i was out with friends shopping to the mainland one day last week and also had worked one day last weekend. I am staying on small designs for now, quicker to finish otherwise it will be put aside and forgotten. The first picture, a freebie and finished it off into a tiny cushion...found some of my red finishes before but i know i have more than these but couldn't find it.... Actually, i started this Ho Ho Ho design end of last year so wasn't much work for it, just a few stitches and the finishing. Been opening boxes too... slowly as we don't have closets yet upstairs. Was ordered and hopefully will be delivered before the end of this month. Finding some unfinished pieces just like this one below...hope to work on it soon. Some started projects, i think will just throw it away...i can say my taste had change and i would like to stitch or work om Samplers in the future. Weather here still on and off stormy the coming days, at my work place had been under water a few times already and had been to help cleaned up today but still expected will get high again a few times this week. Hope everyone is keeping safe and well. Thanks to all who stopped by and leaving me a comment.They are all very much appreciated!!