Wednesday, September 15, 2021

An old project "Summer Meadow" & get-away pics..

A couple of weeks now since my last post..not much stitching done as been too tired after work most days and been busy socially as well in between works.
We got back after midday today from Germany, so i was able to continue on the backstitching on this floral cushion:
Last sunday we drove to Bingen am Rhine straight from home ..we left 9:30am to the Ferry and 10:30 on the mainland ..drove on and no stop, we reached Bingen 4pm glad no traffic along the way. Catch up with BF winemaker friends just as we arrived: 
On the way to the next winemaker couldn't resist stopping by the vineyard:
Had another lovely catch up as few other friends joined us too:
The next day, was out and about in the neighbourhood:
Stopped by at friends:
And then to another town and walked up the hill to one of the Castle, we couldn't find our way with the car to the top so we opted out walking and what a climb and down too..good exercise though.
We were lucky as the weather has been sunny and warm. Returning back to holland yesterday, we had quite a few traffics along the way so it took us longer to read the border. We decided to stay the night in a Hotel and continued our travel after breakfast this morning. We've woke up to a dark and rainy morning but was only on that area as we nearer home was quite clear and the sun showed up when we reach the island.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

A couple more ornaments

Small designs are easier to pick up to work on especially on busy days at work and other commitments. These are my recent finishes.
I am not looking forward to stitching using the gold effects thread, not my favorite but think i have too.
Started a couple of Autumn designs too.
Living so close together here on the island due to the pandemic we haven't visited each other for more than a year. Glad we are all vaccinated and are allowed to mingle. We've sure miss those dinner dates, chatting and laughter.
Had babysit one evening for this little cutie while his parent's out to dine🥰
Lots of restaurants are lacking of staff, many students getting back to school also where my children's working place this summer. I offered to help out when i can during my off days. Love the location of the restaurant, at the harbour. Last week was gloomy weather but still pretty busy.
My daughter just had her last working day last weekend after working 6days a week for these two months. She's back to school..her brother will follow middle of September.
It's the last day of August..days just passes by so quickly....

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Christmas ornaments finishes

Been so busy here at work.. lots of tourist here now on the island as it's not yet open to go to other countries and lots rather not get out of the country but still wants to go out and about...here on the island they can go to the beach, for biking or walking. 

Well, i can only stitch on small projects on and off as it is easily to pick up.
Manage to finish these ornaments recently..
Besides work, stitching.. love preparing meals too especially for my love ones..even if it was unexpected, decided the evening before that they are coming for lunch. I did manage in a couple of hours to prepare a few snack bites with tomato soup filled with meatballs and veggies.

The next day one of our neighbour came joined us for dinner..i've prepared different snack bites as starters followedd by Asian dishes for the main course. It was a fun evening and a good catch up. 
This my first time to post through my phone so i hope it comes out fine. Hope to hear from anyone who stop by😊...


Monday, July 19, 2021

Homespun Elegance ornament

 Another ornament finish..that was beginning of July and now nearly end of the month again. Days passes by so quickly..Kind of busy at work so working long days, not much energy left picking up stitching at the end of the day.

My flowers outside are looking beautiful but don't have much time to sit and enjoy as recently everytime i am off is the weather not that good, rainy and windy. Well, the rain does good for the flowers that is why they are looking great.
Noticed one of my blooming orchids. I have this one now for 3 years and when it blooms is pure joy, LOVE it! These are my collections in the kitchen. Have more in the living room and most are blooming too.
Last Saturday, after a long day at work still lovely weather so been to where my kids are working, summer jobs..for drinks but ended up having dinner too. I love that place cause of the view of the harbour and the sea.
Yesterday's pic, just done working and finally have a rest and cool off. Looking forward for a few days off. We are off to the mainland visiting family, hope the weather stays good.
Happy Monday!
Thanks to all who takes the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate it.

Monday, July 05, 2021

Prairie Schooler design

 I've been stitching on and off christmas motives for ornaments for quite sometime now, finally started finishing one into an ornament being the first as the PS design. This is a freebie of year 2005. 

                                
These are a few small motives i am working on in between other projects..

A while back, i started these two..
And most after work having time meeting and catching up with friends over lunch/dinner since it has opened up here recently.
Hope everyone having a good start of the week. Thanks to all who takes the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate it.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Pots of colour!

 Having a happy dance here..just finished this stunning design! Such a gloomy day here today, was actually not my plan to stay indoor but been really rainy i am not in the mood to go out...a pity as it has been so sunny lovely days last week during my work days and i was looking forward for my off day to go to the beach especially today being the longest day of the year, 21st of June...well, so glad i am done with one of my biggest piece on my list.

Stitched and finished a wedding card for an ex colleauge who got married early last week.

A get-together with my kids and bf kids with their partners last weekend. As everyone working and living here and there, also far out in the mainland , we had to make a schedule ahead of time.

                          Happy everyone came and had a lovely catch up over a bbq and drinks. We were still outside when it suddenly started raining and thunderstorm, was about after midnight so atleast we were done with the foods.

A pictures of my blooming flowers in pots which i had taken earlier last week.  

Hope everyone having a good start of the week. Thanks to all who takes the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate it.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Chalk it up!

 Finally a finish! Chalk it up!!  Designed by Lucie Heaton and was featured at The World of Cross Stitching magazine, issued February 2021. My very first stitching on black. I can say it was quite challenging working on black and think i am not going to use this kind of colour though it looks great if i say so myself...this finish piece! 

Weather's been summery these days and restrictions open up a bit like eating in and out doors are allowed, Lots are coming to the island for vacation or to unwind... we then decided to get out of the island last weekend. 
The room we stayed looking unto the harbour, i just love it. I think and hope to go back there again next time as i love the place sorrounding it too...
....catching up with one of my colleagues over a drinks and a bites.
And lunch out with my daughter. I am out of insperations to prepare for foodies lately.
Hope everyone's having a lovely weekend.





An old project "Summer Meadow" & get-away pics..

A couple of weeks now since my last post..not much stitching done as been too tired after work most days and been busy socially as well in b...