Saturday, June 28, 2014

My everblooming orchids...

...aren't they gorgeous! Everytime i came in from work or comes down in the morning i can't resist staring at them ...can't believe they've been blooming for so long. Below picture are sitting by our kitchen window. These big potted one in the living room. Oh, i love them so much!! Once again, everyone's home so we decided to go out for lunch...the only time we are all together otherwise one always missing during meal time due to work schedule. Looks delicious on the picture and sure they are. Today was, The annual catamaran race around Texel (“Rondje Texel”)...took these pictures from the dyke here nearby our house. These were the first to pass through after they started from "De Koog" at 9am and took these pics around 11am. I never been to the starting point of the race, so i don't have any idea how it looks like with so many of those Catamarans. Sure they are lucky the weather was great for them. The last couple of days was no wind at all and if it was still no wind today, was probably move for the next day or cancelled. It did happened a few years back and if it strong winds it will be cancelled as well. Today was really perfect for them. One of my lunch outings this week with friends. With work, we don't see each other much so if we get the chance we do like to meet up and have lunch or drinks somewhere. No stitching done at all for this week... Happy weekend to all.

Monday, June 16, 2014

ABC exchange at HOE & a week pics of here..

Both were received last month but i haven't had much time to do an update here on my blog. Kind of crazy on and off...sometimes i thought gonna be a relaxing week even after works but wasn't been...ussually had work over and sometimes on to the next event after work!! Here is what i´ve stitched and sent to my partner. It was a freebie years back and tried to find who the designer was but can't. Hope someone can recognize and share who design this lovely piece. Here's what i received from my partner. A lovely PS design, one of my favorite and finish off into a pinkeep. A wedding card for an ex-colleagues who got married the other weekend...who's now on vacation somewhere in Spain in one of the islands! We've had a pleasant afternoon at the brewery with colleagues and the owner of the 'eatery' where i worked...It was booked few weeks earlier, thought weather wouldn't be that good..unfortunately it was sunny and really good for the terrace but we had to closed after lunch. From the brewery we went to one of the nearby beach for dinner. Was sure a lovely outing..though not all can make it to join us for the event. Last friday...I do feel blessed with my dear friends, had a long day at work..on my feet for about 11 hours at work and then driven straight to their place and foods was just ready...hmmm was all yummy and afterwards watch the first WK football game for the Dutch against Spain. Honestly, i am not that fun of football but since my friends does i had to watch too...Well, since the Dutch had been winning was quite fun to watch!! Took these pics during my walk with a friend early last week. Much as we want to go atleast once a week...both have quite a busy schedule...in a week hubby will be home thus instead of walking with a friend usually i ĺl go with hubby if he's home. Above were just pics from last week...the ones taken before that better not upload as it will be a very long one with just pics of events taken place here... Anyway, thank you all so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I really really appreciate them all. Have a great week to all!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Glory Bee designs

Just noticed how bad the picture but my Iphone isn't that good anymore, had fallen a few times but glad it still works but it is now the second time the frame's damaged...for Iphone's new frame cost 75,00 euro's, it will have to wait though for a new one... This design was from the JCS 2013, i still have a few line up from the magazine i would like to stitch and hope gonna made it all in time for Christmas. I am working on this one lately...it is one of Glendon Place designs from JCS 2013. At dinner early this evening, had fun with the teenagers at the table with their talk about school and their naughtiness. Quite happy they can express or share there experience in and out school! Last friday evening, came up at the dyke for an evening stroll and unexpectedly saw these scene...was kind of race that evening. Can't stop admiring these peonies that hubby bought for me last week... really gorgeous! Such a pity they didn't stayed long, only for a week!! Had been in and about socializing with friends or out with family these last weeks. Thank you all so much who visited and took the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate it.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Lizzie Kate May & my blooming orchids!

To my surprise this May design was already stitched last year, found it on one of the maps unfinished items. I only had to make it into a pinkeep the other day and luckily have a lovely fabric for the back. Love how it turned out. Had started stitching the June design but not much for a picture... Here is my update with the freebie i started end of April...hopefully be finish soon. Just not sure how to finish it off...thinking into a flatfold or maybe frame it... Was cleaning up a couple of days ago and suddenly noticed my blooming orchids. Really lots of buds coming out. Oh...i so love them! Happy happy Mother's Day to all MOMS like me!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

CCN...snow Birds & a new start..

This piece was stitched just after i received the JCS mag last year but wasn't able to finish it off into an ornament till now. Love how it turn out though i am getting out of ideas how to finish off pieces these days. Seems like all into flat ornaments...

I was browsing through facebook this evening and saw Annie's recent finish, love it and since it's a freebie i went and printed off at once and went to find fabric and thread and as you can see started it right away... wonder how long it gets me to stitch the whole piece. Working lots these days due to Spring break and quite lovely weather so i only have a couple of days off each week lately. Hope to have enough energy after work to stitch coming days... Being busy at work we don't have much time for going out or socializing the last week. Only once last Saturday which i especially asked for an off day as it was at the mainland. Always fun to meet up with friends!! Happy week to all! Thanks a lot for stopping by and the kind comments!!

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!!