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Sunday, November 29, 2009

November x'mas ornament!!


Winter Sampler ornament
LHN designs
JCS 2009
28ct cashel linen
DMC threads







I would like to say thank you to everyone who sent birthday greetings to our son, Chris. He sure has a wonderful birthday weekend. Supposed to be only saturday celebration but one of our friends couldn't make it so they came in this afternoon.
As always, can't make any pictures during birthday celebrations here as i am always too busy especially in the kitchen. It became a tradition for us that we serve buffet during birthdays here at home but this is not common here at all.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

.....and the winner ...

.....is Lorraine!!!
Congrats!!Please send me your address info. and will send it to you on monday. THANK YOU you to everyone who entered and stopped by!


Here's a couple of my finishes recently.


Quaker Sampler
Cindy Mae Designs
32ct. linen
DMC thread #816





Thanks to Cindy Mae for sending me one of her designs. I've promised her to finish it off in a month but i did it in about three weeks. It's now on the way to her.


Autumn pincushion
Designed by: Christine
32ct linen
DMC threads

Last autumn stitching and finishing for a while...

I love this one, featured on the last issue (December 2009) of Cross Stitch Crazy magazine. But it's a bit late now to finish it off for x'mas.


Will have to wait for next year.



oh well, better be off here, i have lots to do as we are going to celebrate Chris b-day tomorrow. Actually, his birthday is on the first of December but he prefers to celebrate this saturday.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

December giveaway! x'mas ornament!!

I know it´s not yet December but since this is a x´mas ornament, i would like to send it out before the end of November, hopefully it will reach the new owner in time for Christmas.
Christmas Angel Ornament
Midsummer Night Designs
JCS 2007
32ct linen
DMC Threads

((you can click on all pictures to enlarge if you want))


As always, everyone is welcome to enter, but please indicate if you want to be added for the draw and if possible to leave your e-mail address so i know where to contact you.
It will be open until thursday, 26th of November.

With this i completed the whole year for my monthly giveaway. Did try each month with different finishing and i really really appreciate everyone who sign/or enter the draw. That really motivates me to continue till now. I do hope you will continue to visit me even if without the giveaways.
I am willing though...that is; for next year 2010!! to grant anyone's wish with a stitched piece finish into what they'll like either a scissor fob, pinkeep, floss ring tag, biscornu, mattress pincushion, needleroll, needlebook, hanging ornament or a flatfold. If anyone's interested PLEASE send me an e-mail: mboekel@yahoo.com , with your info of what kind of finishing, favorites color or designs (i don't have much choices though in my meagre stash and rely mostly on freebies).

Oh well, i went to picked up hubby the other day and i was feeling a bit nervous of his reaction over the dent of the car. Parked the car infront of their ship and went in for a cup of coffee and then i heard that i have to move the car but i gave him the key instead so he went to park it on another area. When he came back, i asked how he thought about the dent but he hasn´t even had a look at it. We left the shipyard after an hour going back to the island but stopped elsewhere for lunch before taking the ferry back, still he hasn´t had a look at it. Till we are parked at our garage and i told him to have a look and he said it looks worse on the picture i´ve sent than it really was. We will see over the repair later but not so soon...

Here some pictures of hubby and Max last night. These two are really close!!

Since hubby is home for two weeks this time i might not be online much. I´m sorry if i´m late visiting everyone´s blog, and i know I owe a few friends email back and will try to answer soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by and all the kind comments. I am not yet over with therapy but atleast it is getting better. I do hope everyone will have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Autumn pinkeeps!!

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Finished stitching these a while back but haven't had the inspiration to finish them off. Now, i can't put them off any longer or else they will end up in the drawer. Atleast, i can still display them for a while now since i can't put up the christmas tree until after the 5th of December because of "Sinterklaas".


Autumn has come pinkeep
Helga Mandl designs
32ct linen
DMC threads





October pinkeep
Les grilles de Maryse
32ct linen
DMC threads






Picked up Max last week for his trimmings and asked the owner that i will keep him for a while. Especially that hubby is coming home soon, hopefully this coming wednesday. He miss him too!

For the Nov. giveaway...the winner is Jeanie!!
Please send me your address info. and will send it to you hopefully later this week. THANK YOU all so much who entered for the giveaway.

My shoulder/neck is much better lately except this evening, been for therapy at 5pm and to my ZUMBA class at 7pm. Half way through i really feel the pain on my shoulder so i didn't really joined in. The therapist said it's fine as it need exercise anyway but right at this moment...it's not a fine feeling. Hope it feels better to morrow!

Thanks so much to all of you for the kind comments and i sure appreciate your visits. I hope everyone's having a great start to the week!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I am mad and feeling depressed!

Mad at myself over the car accident and why is it so expensive to repair it. I went to two different car repair shop last week for opinion over the price, the first i went too said around 700.00 dollars and next one i didn't get the price at once but they send it after a day and imagine my surprise when i look at it and more than the double price of the first one, it is around 1600.00 dollars. I wonder...is it because living here on a small island where they are the only one who could do the work. I ask hubby if we will try to have it done at the mainland. Hopefully, he'll be home next week.
Feeling depressed because of all these cost especially as the holidays coming up. Wish, i haven't given up my part-time job but with hubby's change of job being away for a few weeks, it will be very difficult for me and the kids.
And my neck/shoulder isn't better at all. Been to therapy for the second time this afternoon and she said still the same as last time so i asked if she can treat me twice a week and glad to hear she has space for an appointment for twice next week. As i heard, mostly it's ussually full that it need a few days to wait.

At least something cheer me up abit today ..., received the package from Olga, my prize for being the first to send her a picture of her latest complimentary design. The pumpkin biscornu that i posted earlier. Thank you so much, Olga. Your fob and pins are really beautiful. I soooo Love them!!

Home is where the heart is
Freebie by: Barbara Ana Designs
28ct. Lambswool Jobelan
DMC Threads

Stitched it for Karen's RR.

As always, thank you so much for all your visits and kind comments. I deeply appreciate them all. I hope you're all having a great week!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Nov. giveaway, a simple needlebook!

I messed up the earlier post of this, hope it comes out alright now.
((you can click on all pictures to enlarge if you want))
simple needlebook
Freebie by: Les grilles de Maryse
32ct linen
DMC threads
Everyone is welcome to enter, but please indicate if you want to be added

for the draw and if possible to leave your e-mail address so i know where to contact you.
It will be open until wednesday next week, 11Nov.



Can't get an appointment for therapy last monday as it was already full, but glad was able to get in yesterday. She was busy for half an hour, which actually the shoulder pain is due to problem on my neck. After that, the pain eases a bit and today is getting better. I am scheduled to go in again on monday.

As you can see i got a dent in our car! Happened last night when i went to pick up the boys(4) after their football training and just dropped one and driving through a norrow road followed by a curve to the right and i didn't noticed i was very near the fence on my right side. It was very dark and raining quite hard. I went back this morning to check out the damage and let the owner of the place know i was the one who did it. Glad it wasn't bad, only a small scratch. They appreciate it that i had tell them about it. oh what a scare it was last night!! I thought aside from the car damage i'll have to face more payment to let the fence fix. I really hadn't sleep much last night thinking of it all.

Hope you are all having a good week. Thank you for visiting my blog, I really appreciate all your visits and lovely comments.

Nov. giveaway, a simple needlebook!

((you can click on all pictures to enlarge if you want))
simple needlebook
Freebie by: Les grilles de Maryse
32ct linen
DMC threads
Everyone is welcome to enter, but please indicate if you want to be added

for the draw and if possible to leave your e-mail address so i know where to contact you.
It will be open until wednesday next week, 11Nov.



Can't get an appointment for therapy last monday as it was already full, but glad was able to get in yesterday. She was busy for half an hour, which actually the shoulder pain is due to problem on my neck. After that, the pain eases a bit and today is getting better. I am scheduled to go in again on monday.

As you can see i got a dent in our car! Happened last night when i went to pick up the boys(4) after their football training and just dropped one and driving through a norrow road followed by a curve to the right and i didn't noticed i was very near the fence on my right side. It was very dark and raining quite hard. I went back this morning to check out the damage and let the owner of the place know i was the one who did it. Glad it wasn't bad, only a small scratch. They appreciate it that i had tell them about it. oh what a scare it was last night!! I thought aside from the car damage i'll have to face more payment to let the fence fix. I really hadn't sleep much last night thinking of it all.

Hope you are all having a good week. Thank you for visiting my blog, I really appreciate all your visits and lovely comments.