Wednesday, July 30, 2008

July-x'mas ornament SAL

I did mentioned earlier that i've finished my x'mas ornament for July but haven't completed it off, thought i can manage it before the end of the month but i am afraid it is not yet done. Just haven't had the time to do it. Thought to post a picture of it though.

Symbol "X" Christmas ornament
The Sampler House
Just Cross Stitch ornaments 10th Aniversary Collections
32ct. linen
DMC 814

These pictures were taken last saturday. We've been there a few times before that already but it's the first time last saturday that i went into the water for a swim. I still find the water very cold, it's about 19 degrees!

As you can see Chris and his friend Mels are always together. I think it is now nearly two weeks that they are together. The last days, they've been with Mels mother as i had to work.

A couple of times they went the outside swimming pool here in town. Mels have a younger sister so his mother prefers to go to the pool rather than to the beach.

From the beach last saturday we went to Mels parents place and had a barbecue over there. We've just finished the meal when it started raining so we were not able to enjoy the evening outside, oh well inside were fine too but very

warm as we have to close all the windows for the mosquitoes!

Hope everyone is having a good week and thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Busy days....

First off, i want to thanks Beth and Heather for the awards. This means a lot to me to know that you like and enjoy my blog to come and visit and also for leaving comments.

Last wednesday, we've been to one of the amusement park at the mainland, Speeltuin Linnaeushof. It was our first time to this park so we really don't know what to expect although we had an idea through their website. It was a good park for Chris and Mels age but for Grace and her friend Helene isn't much. It's not a big park so we let the girls on their own and we stayed with the boys. In all we had quite a fun day.

The last days, we've been to the beach though almost every evening we had something scheduled, so we have to come home around five while it was still warm thus the boys doesn't want to leave the beach. Yes, i said boys as Chris and Mels have been together everyday!

Thusrday evening, we've been to the cinema for the movie, Mama Mia. Actually a ladies out with Grace, her friend Helene and her mum and sister. It was funny and a good film.

Friday evening, we went out to dinner with friends and after that, been to their place for drinks.

Honestly, haven't done any stitching these last days, i am getting worried now for a couple of exchanges, as i haven't started them yet. Atleast their due date were around the end of August.

I've just read that Debra received the Mattress Pincushion i made for the Small Finished Exchange for the month of July. Her theme was flip flops and do hope she likes what i've made.

I hope everyone have a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for visiting and all the lovely comments.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Brillante Weblog & x'mas cards

WOW! another award!! Thank you so much Christine! I am very flattered!!
Just like the previous award with the rules to pass it on to seven bloggers. As you can see on my sidebar, it is impossible to choose just only seven and i still have a few more i needed to add to the list, just don't have the time yet. So to all my blogging friends who check in here often to see what i am up to, please consider yourself tagged.

Here's a couple of my quick finishes last weekend. I did finish my July x'mas Sal too but i haven't finish it off into an ornament yet and forgot to take a picture of it.

Here's a picture of the SAL i joined in at yahoo:Borduurpaleis

WHEW! What a busy two days at work. Glad the weather is getting better starting today, everyone's are enjoying there vacation here on the island.
For us , we will take our kids on day out tomorrow. We allowed them to invite a friend to join us so we will leave the island early tomorrow and to an amusement park somewhere on the mainland.
I'll better be off here and try to catch up on a few blogs/groups before turning in.

Thank you all so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate them all.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award

Thanks so much Shari
for thinking of me.

Receiving this award comes with a few rules too:

1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.
2. Put a link to the person you got the award from.
3. Nominate 5 blogs
4. Put links to the blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees

...but since i read and admire lots of blogs i find it very hard to narrow the field to just five so i would like to pass this on to all my visitors and readers who check in here often.

The biscornu exchange at Stitch and Stash was already revealed who our partners are so i can a show pictures of both. This was what i've made for my partner using WDW sky, the pattern i've printed it out long ago from one of the freebies on the net and can't remember where or from who.

This was what i received from my partner Angie and i love it. Thanks so much Angie!

We weren't able to go to the funfair yesterday as we had unexpected friends who dropped by and the weather wasn't good too, it was raining on and off. This afternoon was dry though quite windy but we went as it's the last day. Here are some pictures taken:

Grace all alone up up up there!

Thank you all so much for stopping by. I will catch up on blogs and groups later this week as it's now over midnight and these coming two days i have to work. Hope you all have a wonderful week.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Season's SAL

Helga Mandl design
28ct. evenweave, light blue
DMC threads

Autumn is done!! The 3rd part of 4 Seasons SAL by Helga Mandl. Just don't know yet how to finish it off though. Thinking to doing it into a pinkeep or a flatfold. But have to look for an appropriate fabric backing, perhaps i can go to town tomorrow otherwise next week.

Weatherwise, not much changes, actually forecast tomorrow were lots of rain and we planned to take the kids to the funfair in the afternoon. The funfair was here since wednesday till sunday. But last wednesday Kees took Chris and his friend to the film-Kung Fu Panda and yesterday evening was girls out, me, Grace,Helene(grace's friend), Helene's mum went bowling and was great fun.

I hope everyone have a wonderful weekend! And many thanks for visiting especially to those who take the time to leave a comment.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I've started the Autumn - 3rd part of 4 Seasons SAL by Helga Mandl. I am not really happy with the fabric i've chosen for this one as it doesn't show the white colour much. I've gone this far so i am not going to change it anymore.

Since i've finished Nature's Beauty i started quaker Row of Midnight Stitching, my one bigger projects at the moment as most were smaller ones and ussually are for exchanges.

My progress on EMS baby till now, i've started this one a while back and hope to finish it soon, unless if i came across a thread i don't have which really happened a few times now and have to wait and then said projects will be out of sight...

A couple of pictures of the floss ring tag i finished recently as i haven't shown the back of it with my last post.

You all probably wonder why i did get some stitching here while it's summer. But the weather isn't summer at all, been very windy, on and off rain though not much. Lots of tourist around, actually its the busiest time for tourist now and did noticed it at my work the last couple of days..they aren't that friendly so my colleagues said blame it on the weather. They are here expecting to go to the beach but as it's so windy and cloudy, there's not much here on the island.
That includes us, if we are going to the beach i don't have or not much in the mood for stitching, i'd rather read!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and all the lovely comments. I really appreciate them all.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

LHN- "Nature's Beauty"

I've finished this one a while back but haven't posted it here at once as i was working on the two motifs taken from this design. It took me longer than i had expected as i have to complete a couple of exchanges in between.
Thought to take the motif from this design for the monthly challenge and do love how it turned out oh except the pins, i really don't have much choice with what i have so this will do for the meantime. Also taken another motif for the floss ring.

Nature's Beauty- 32ct minster linen, DMC

Scissor pocket- 36ct linen, DMC

Floss ring tag- 28ct linen, DMC

This is my first with this type of finishing and i am happy with how it turned out, i was hesitant to try as it looks so difficult to make when i've seen a few pictures on other's blog. I think if it weren't for the monthly challenge i still haven't tried it.
The floss ring tag is just an extra as i love the flower motif too.
Sorry for the pictures though as they are not that great.

Here's a couple of pictures taken last sunday during our walk with Max at the dyke. You can see one of the tourist vessel at the background and other private yachts. Quite nice weather then compare to
today's weather and the coming days where they predicted some rains.

Many thanks for stopping by and all the nice comments. I really appreciate them all.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

HoE LHN exchange

I just read that Shelly P
received the package i sent to her for the exchange. I stitched 'Night & Day' and finished it into a scissor pocket pinkeep. I really hope she likes it.

Most of the items i sent previously for exchanges i do like it too and quite difficult to send it away and i always thought to stitched one for myslef one day. Well, when i started this design(night & day) i really want one for myself too so i completed both at the same time and made both exactly the same finishing too. Except the the pins...i really ran out of pins and i am looking if i can order some here locally but haven't found any yet!

Received Becky K.
packaged today. She stitched Woodland Snowfall and made it into an ornament. Thanks so much for this wonderful ornament and all these lovely goodies enclosed.

We have company again since thursday. Max will stay until monday when the owner returns from his trip to Portugal. I always forgot to take the camera with me when i take him for a walk so i took this one while he is resting at the kitchen.

The weather started fine this morning so we decided to go to the beach, the first time for me to drive going there. When we got there after 1pm it was still fine but after a couple of hours, it got cloudy and started raining so we had to packed and go home. It was predicted that we will get some rain but not that early, should be end of the day!

Thanks so much for stopping by and all the lovely comments. I really appreciate them all.

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...