Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Terschelling but first....

... the piece i made for the July giveaway which was won by.....Lisa S.. Before starting the said item i asked what does she likes and she said she likes purple colour, autumn theme or Halloween. This chart came to mind at once and she've received it last week, i am so glad to hear she likes it.

July giveaway for Lisa S.
"One Good Witch" mattress pincushion
Erynne's Freebie
32ct natural linen
DMC threads
((you can click on all pictures to enlarge if you want))
Terschelling is a municipality and an island in the northern Netherlands, one of the West Frisian Islands.

Wadden islanders are known for their resourcefulness in using anything and everything that washes ashore. With few trees to use for timber, most of the farms and barns are built with masts recovered from shipwrecks. The islands are surrounded by famous shipwrecks, and even today many containers wash ashore that are blown off the decks of cargo ships in the North Sea. Perhaps the most famous shipwreck off the coast of Terschelling is the Lutine, whose bell hangs in Lloyd's of London. Another famous ship was the Oka 18, which sank near the town of Formerum. Until recently her funnel could be seen rising out from the sea. In West Terschelling a pub was named after this ship.

The main source of income on Terschelling is tourism. There is some agriculture, but a large part of the island has become a nature reserve.

Terschelling is well-known for the yearly Oerol Festival during which theatre-performances are played throughout the island, making use of its landscape and nature.

Terschelling can be reached by ferry from the mainland Frisian town Harlingen and from Vlieland by high-speed catamaran.

source: .....Wikipedia

The back of the hotel and the next building where you can see only part was where hubby been for his DP (Dynamic positioning simulator) course.

This was our view, the harbour, every morning during breakfast.

We've been out to dinner every night and this being one of them.

Covered wagon (Huifkartocht), i've signed in to one of the arranged ride for this one but unfortunately there was not enough people to make the trip around the island. The season is over, unless somebody booked it as a group.

These are some pictures i've taken during my walks everyday, only one village but atleast the biggest or the centre of the island.

We stayed on the hotel for our last diner as it began to rain when hubby got back from his course. We had to walk about 15 minutes to go to the center and 15minutes back in the dark. The food was really delicious but quite expensive.
Well, we've enjoyed our stay and especially being together!!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog especially to those who take the time to leave me a comment. I do appreciate them so much.


Shari said...

beautiful pictures Mylene! Thanks for sharing! I love seeing other parts of the world, thru my friends pictures!

CJ said...

Mylene -

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Your pictures are great. It is always good to get away with the hubby.


Jan said...

What a lovely trip, Mylene. Know how much you must have enjoyed your time with your hubby!!

That is such a sweet mattress pincushion!

Jackie said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics. Great !

Love the design of the pinchushion !

CindyMae said...

Love the pincushion, it is adorable! Great pictures and what an amazing view to have for Breakfast and the start of the day!

mbroider said...

Thanks for the tour!! And thank you so much for being my follower. It means so much to me:)

We are all fine here. This area is not flood-hit, thanks for asking

Best Wishes!!

Lillie said...

Love the scenery. Thank you for sharing

Loved that halloween design too!

Christine said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip.
The little witch design is so sweet

Doris said...

beautiful ohotos Mylene.

Katri said...

What a cute pincushion!

Thanks for the lovely photos!

Annie said...

Looks like a great visit. Glad you had so much fun.

The Halloween piece is another perfect finish!

Julie said...

Lovely pics of your trip.

Nice design for you gift, perfect for this month

Annette said...

What a lovely photo's I have never been on one of the islands, but i looks wonderful.
Your matress is so cute, nice design

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your mattress pincushion is so pretty, so nicely finished!
Thank you for sharing these pretty pictures with us. You look very happy in them!

Kathy said...

The mattress cushion is adorable. great job.
Love the photos of your weekend away with DH. Sounds like you two enjoyed it.

monique said...

Thanks for coming by my blog. I haven't been around much because of a very, very busy time. But from now on I'm trying to make some time to sit behind the computer a bit more. That is, when I haveget rid of my kids who are on the computer all the time Ü.

What a LOVELY PHOTO'S, it sounds like a wonderful trip.

Barb said...

Cute give away piece. Loved seeing your photographs. Looks like you had a good time.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lucky Lisa!! Love the photos - I just love the seaside - I've always wanted to live by the sea, now we are only 40 miles, but that part of the UK coast is too busy. The Welsh coast is lovely too.

Siobhan said...

What a fun trip--great pics!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the informative post and photos!

Have a great day!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

The halloween pincushion is just lovely!! And what a shame having to live on an island. :)

Sally said...

What a cute matress pincushion:)

Sounds like you had a lovely trip with your DH. Lovely pictures.

Vinniey said...

The Halloween pincushion is so cute! Thanks for visiting my little blog. I'm so glad to be your 100th follower. :) Cheers.

Brigitte said...

Great vacation pictures, Mylene. I always love to follow other people's trips through their photos.
And a wonderful little witch!

Anonymous said...

Another cute halloween finish! I loved learning about your visit to this island.

stitcherw said...

Wonderful pictures, and I love the little witch piece. She and her little cat are just too cute.

glenda said...

love the pincushion!!

Debra said...

Great pictures looks like you two had a great time. Love "Good Witch"

Barbara said...

Your giveaway pincushion is lovely, Mylene. You always do such beautiful work. Loved looking at all your pictures and reading about the island. Glad you & hubby were able to get away & enjoy some time together.
Barb in TX

Erynne said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely stitching...once again little witch turned out great!!

Oh, wow, I could only dream of having a vacation like that...very nice!! :o)