Friday, January 16, 2009

New year's dive & Jan. ornament

Grace and her friends joined the New Year's Dive for the second time this year. From left: Jolein, Helene, Grace & Merel. Chris wanted too but he has colds so i didn't let him. I should have joined them as i had promised last year but since DH isn't here to join us i opted out. The water tempearture then was 3 degrees celcius.

Here they are running to the sea. A pity it was too busy i couldn't go fast to the water front so i don't have pictures for that even when they out of the water, i have to ask one of the other mothers to share their pictures later.

I've been busy today preparing for my belated b-day celebration tomorrow. Here's a picture of the apple & pineapple cake that's just done. A couple of recipes mainly asians are also done so by morning i'll be busy for some snacks.

Country Cottage Needleworks
28ct linen
DMC threads

I've stitched the piece for my January Ornament SAL. Hopefully to finish it off into an ornament next week.

It's 7:30 pm and what a quiet moment i have right now. DH took the kids to town, (shops are open here till 9pm on fridays), i was quite surprise when they said they are going's surely a surprise what they come up with and i think they'll give it tomorrow, so my curiousity have to wait.

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


Shari said...

burr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I freeze looking at the water pictures. IT is negative temps here today. NO WAY would I want to be near water!!!
Your peace ornament looks great!!! I love that one! I have mine hanging in our bedroom.
Enjoy celebrating your birthday tomorrow!!!

Julie said...

The cake looks lovely, not sure i would want to go in the water either.
Peace ornament is lovely.

Annie said...

Those are some brave individuals! Cold is bad enough, but cold and wet? Yuk.

Now the cake is a different story. Looks yummy.

And your ornie is very sweet.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hello Mylene
Do they go in the freezing water just for fun? It makes me cold just thinking about it! Your pictures of the event are amazing.
Your stitching looks great and your cake looks delicious.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY for tomorrow.
I hope you have a lovely day.

Terry said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday and that your gift from the family is something stitchy! Enjoy your day!

mainely stitching said...

That's just so crazy! Brr! I'm all shivery just thinking about it!

Suzanne said...

I feel cold just thinkging about going into that freezing cold water. They must be brave! I love your stitching.

Happy Birthday and have a great day!

Von said...

That polar bear stuff is not for me! :D Brrrrr - not that fond of the cold.

Your cake looks so yummy - enjoy it and your special day, Mylene!

Dawn B. said...

Cute ornamnet finsh and they must be nuts to take a swim in that cold water. Better them then me is all I can say...LOL

Connie B said...

Pineapple and apple cake!!! YUMMO!

mollycaff said...

Happy birthday Mylene, hope you have a wonderful day. The picture of Grace and her friends makes me shiver!! Your cake looks yummy, I love anything with pineapples in it.

Tama said...

What a pretty ornament!
and your cake looks DELICIOUS! yum!
Happy Birthday!

Siobhan said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a great day. Your Peace ornament turned out so nicely. The run-to-the-sea looks fun--to watch! I wouldn't want to be the one in that cold water! ;) Wonderful pictures!

Christine said...

Brrrr! The sea is for looking at at this time of year!
Your cake looks yummy, and the Peace ornament is very pretty

Edna Melo said...

Hello, Mylene.
Happy birthday and have a wonderful day! Your cake looks delicious! Pineapple and apple cake...Hummmmm! Very good! Beijos.

ps. Do you speak or understand portuguese? Because I don't say English very well, but I understand a little.

Wendy said...

Ooh boy, it makes me cold already, even thinking of going in that cold water! They do this in Belgium also! And your cake looks jummie!

Gillie said...

The do the polar swim here in Lake Michigan too! Well done to Grace and her friends, don't blame you for opting out! Very late hugs for your birthday!

monique said...

I finally found my way back to the computer Ü.
I want to wish you and your family all the best for 2009.And a wonderful belated birthday!
Have a lovely weekend.

Doris said...

3 degrees !! freezen freezen! here is freesen too, brrrr!.

lovely ornie mylene!

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stitcherw said...

Peace turned out so pretty, it will make a lovely ornament. I can't imagine going into the water when it is that cold, no way could I do that, brrrrrr.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, these people are really brave to dive into such cold water - voluntarily. Just watching the pictures makes me shiver ...

Enjoy your belated birthday party!

Meari said...

Brrrr! I can't even imagine jumping into that cold water!!! Peace looks beautiful. Great stitching. :)

Olenka's Stitches said...

Brrr, I am afraid this even is not for me. Your stitching is so pretty Mylene.

Louisiana Momma said...

i agree - that sends shivers down my spine just looking at it!!

Your stitching is beautiful of course.. how will finish that piece?