Monday, May 11, 2009

Spring Buzz!!

A big THANK YOU to all the lovely comments on my previous post. Hope everyone had a wonderful mother's day yesterday. Mine was great, the kids presented me with their gifts before breakfast, it kind of surprise me as DH isn't around for three weeks now, so it's really their own. Chris made something from school and with the help of his sister he bought a necklace, while Grace bought a nail polish and some bath products. I was really touched and a HAPPY mom!!!
It was around 12 pm when we arrived at MIL's place, thought we were the last but we came in together with the youngest sister of DH with her kids. Her hubby is also at sea this week. After half an hour came the eldest sister and the only brother with their partners. We had quite fun catching up. When the eldest and the brother left, i and yougest SIL were really surprised to see it's nearly 4pm and no mood to go home and prepare dinner so we decided to take her MOM and the kids out to dinner. Our kids are on the same age and they get along very well so they really had fun. Really a pity i forgot to take pictures as this outing doesnt happened often.

After a wonderful day and kids are in early as school begins, i printed this new freebie from
OakHaven Designs. and start stitching. I didn't expect i will finish it at once last night though. I change one of the colours and the recommended colour fabric. Now i don't know how to finish it off, thought at first into a scissor fob but it's bigger than i had expected. Any ideas????

Here's Grace and Max. We took some pictures yesterday morning at the dyke, since Max is coming with us to MIL's place we had to take that route.

ah, my first picture without my glasses. It's more than a month now since i started wearing contact lens again after about 8 years. It feels fine, only i have to remove it if i am going to stitch and coming online.

I hope you all have a wonderful week.


Joan said...

Sounds like you had a great Mothers Day.

I've been investigating your blog and see all the beautiful hardanger pieces you have done.

Do you know of any other bloggers who do a lot of hardanger? I love it myself, but find not a lot of bloggers who do!

Joanie R.

Kathy said...

I'm glad you ahd such a nice Mother's Day.
I love the photo's of Max. He is a gorgeous dog.

Annie said...

You look so glamourous in that bottom picture. And Max looks like he could be a handful!

Cute little piece on a nice fabric. Needlecase maybe?

Natalija said...

Thanks for stopping by :) I love your dog, he is gorgeous.
Maybe you should make a coaster?!

het lieveheersbeestje said...

Wat een gezellige moederdag heb je gehad! Heerlijk! (hier ook hoor) Grappig, die foto op de dijk; want mijn ouders, zwager en zus en hun kinderen zijn vandaag ook naar Texel vertrokken...Heerlijk lijkt het mij om op een eiland te wonen!

Suzanne said...

I am glad to hear that you had such a great Mother's Day.

The stitching is really cute, you could finish it into a little hanging pillow.

I haven't worn contact lenses for several years. After my first pregnancy my eyes improved and my script had to change and I have never gone to get refitted. Dosen't it feel great to get around without glasses?

Angela P said...

Sound like you had a great Mother's Day too :) The finish is too cute and I think Max is one gorgeous puppy!

Jackie said...

Hey there,

Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day.

wow, Max is huge - quoted my girl.

she wanted to "sayang" him very much. how lucky for your kids to have him.

Ellen said...

Glad that you had a great Mother's Day. You are quick, love your spring finish.


Jan said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day for you, Mylene!:)

How about a pinkeep...doesn't seem to matter the size of these, and it will be cute.

Dawn said...

I love the freebie you stitched!!

The pics of you and Grace are wonderful!

Jeanie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
You really had an enjoyable Mother's Day ! and you are such a quick stitcher too !
You look great ! I have not put on contacts since my eldest was born ! LOL
Oooohhh, Grace is such a sweet and charming young lady :)

Cindy said...

Glad that you have a wonderful Mother's day.
Grace is a beautiful young lady!

Annette said...

What een leuke freebie, ik ga hem zo ook opslaan op mijn laptop.
Fijn dat je zo'n leuke moederdag gehad heb, mijn schoonmoeder heeft samen met mijn zoontje ook een lief kaartje geschreven en kodootje gemaakt, echt leuk.
Wat een mooie foto's.

Liefs Annette

Lillie said...

A lovely pic of you and DD, you looked great. Good to know you had a wonderful Mother's day. Cute freebie thanks for the link. Thank you for your wishes for Diane.

Maggie said...

Glad you had a great mothers day, the best presents are the ones the kids choose or make themselves i think.
Cute little freebie you stitched too :-)

Chiloe said...

Like all mixed children, you daughter is truly beautiful ;-)

I want to go back to contact lenses as well. I stop using them when Pierre got his leukeumia (tears and contacts don't match very well !!! lol)

mainely stitching said...

I wish I could return to wearing contacts. I HATE my glasses. I'm happy for you, though!

Julie said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Mothers Day.
I am so behind at blog reading, your hardanger is lovely, and the little finish is super.
Nice pics of you.

Edna Melo said...

Olá minha amiga!
Não tive tempo de traduzir sua postagem mas, posso afirmar que seu cão é lindo!
... e seus trabalhos também.

Doris said...

I am glad that you had such a great Mother's Day.

The stitching is really beuatiful and cute, you could finish it into a needle case.

your daughter and you look wonderful.

i dont know why,but i can stitch with the eyes contact lenses, so i need to remove it, and put my glasses..(????)

Ranae said...

I am glad to hear that you had a nice Mother's Day.
I think the freebie would make a cute little hanging pillow.
Nice photo's of you's and of course... max
Take care!!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Mylene
Last time I visited this post I couldn't comment because every time I clicked comment nothing happened!! Looks like I can now. Good to hear you enjoyed Mother's Day. I enjoyed seeing the beautiful pictures of you and your family. It must be lovely to walk by the sea everyday (we live 2 hours from the nearest beach). Good luck with the contact lenses -I wear them too.

Jackie said...

Hi thee,

How is your today with your beloved DH and kidos ? of course not forgetting Max (my girl wanted me to ask)

Karan said...

Sounds like a lovely day. Cute finish - maybe a pillow ornie? Great pics with Max - he always looks so very happy when he's out with you all. :0)

Louisiana Momma said...

your hardanger is so beautiful.. that's one needle skill I haven't tried.. but it looks so interesting.. please include me in your giveaway too :-) I would love to see it in person :-)

Max is such a beautiful dog.. I would love to babysit him :-)