Sunday, March 15, 2015

Been back a while...

...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

Going home for a visit!!

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

Sampler & BRD ornament

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

...more red finishes into scissor pinkeep/pocket!

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

I am on a roll....!!

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!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Unbelievable...2 finishes??

I think it's kind of New Year's resolution...take more time for stitching and hopefully reading too. Still low season here for work so have more free time till probably April unless weather starts to warm up in March then we will be out working at the terrace. Here's a design i pin off through Pinterest last week of December but just now i can' t find who the designer is. I finish it off into a Mattress Pincushion....since it's my first finish for this year, it will be added to my personal collection.... ....same as with this Christmas ornament. As i've already stitched this one before but sent it out as gift. It is from JCS 2007! I think this issue of 2007 is one of my favorite so far! Looking back at the designs, i had made a few already but mostly sent out either for exchanges or for gifts so i will pick more from here for my own collections or for gifts too. This lovely view greeted me this morning when i came out at the dyke for a walk. It was chilly as it was a bit windy but just like stitching and reading i do want to get back to walking if not jogging. I opted out for a walk as i had a heavy Zumba lesson last night so my legs aren't into jogging. Do really need exercise after all the lovely, tasty foods we had during the holidays. Hope everyone having a good start of the week. Many many Thanks to all who had stopped by and leave me a comment.Really, really appreciate them all.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

New Year's Dive!!!

Crazy folks we cold cold weather, sea water temperature is about 6 degrees celcius and windforce 6Bf! Kind of tradition now if we are spending New Year here in Holland...though i wasn't really positive to join as it has been very windy which makes it so cold at the beach and our daughter just got home after the party she've attended at 7am but she still does wants to join just kept my mind go blank and ran to the sea! Happy New Year and wish you all a great start for 2015!!