Monday, May 31, 2010

I've made it...

...finishing my May x'mas ornament SAL. Weather was dark, wet and windy yesterday so it was really a good time to sit and stitch.

He's a flake ornament
LHN design
32ct light green linen
GAST and DMC threads

Here's the last picture of all the ornaments 2010, will be packing them all soon and hope we can display them on the new house this x'mas.

Sylvia was early with her June block so i finished that one too yesterday.

It was sunday and ussually i sleep in but i had to take back Chris at 7:30am to the football field. Sleeping in the tent were cancelled early saturday evening as it was been raining continously and very cold so all the kids had to go home for the night. Still they had fun for both days even if the last day had to be indoor activity beacuase of the bad weather..they all went to the cinema.

Saw a few pictures of Grace while she was working on her computer last night and ask if she can send me a couple and if i can put it on my blog, was ok. I have to ask permission as she doesn't want to see pictures of her here. This was taken just recently with one of her friend.

These were taken during their performance earlier this month for the Liberation Day in town.

I hope everyone is having good start to the week. Thanks so much for visiting and all the kind comments. I really appreciate them all.

I've added a few pictures of some old issues of Anna magazines on this blog: trade items. I prefer these to send locally as the postage will be very expensive for outside Holland. They are free for anyone who wants to have it except the postage.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

some flower pics. & aren't i the lucky one!!

I am sure spoiled here lately. Winning a couple of giveaways and a RAK!! A huge THANK YOU to Lisa, Cath & Kay.

Here's the stash i've won at Lisa's blog. Now, how i wish i don't need to sleep and just get on with stitching!!

Look at these lovely goodies from Cath. The design of the floss holder is a freebie at GOS for anyone who is curious for this lovely design.

And finally the RAK from Kay.
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Took some pictures of my flowers here yesterday while the weather is still bright and sunny!
Aren't the peonies lovely!!

These another kind of peonies, i think still a while before it blooms and i do hope they will not break soon especially with the weather now-very windy!

I am not so sure right now if this bush name 'Weigela'. I've planted the new one last april on Max's grave. Thought i've bought the red color one then but it looks like the same with the older one. oh well, both are blooming beautifully!
It's a pity we can't go and sit outside to enjoy the view. Sure looks rainy right now.
Took Chris to the football field this morning as it's their camping weekend. Put up the tent and we are waiting for a message if we are going back to break and take the whole package back home. That was the last e-mail note this morning, they will try perhaps the weather will change and it will stay dry but looking outside now it is dark and windy- it is now 5:30pm.

As always, i really appreciate your visits on my blog and THANKS so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. Wishing you all a happy weekend!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

floss ring tag & other updates!

It's been over a week since my last update, been crazy-busy over here lately. Still haven't much improvement over the upcoming renovation, though we did start packing a bit. We had also booked a summer house for 2-3 months starting the end of August, we had too before it gets fully booked for the season. What a price each week but we need a place to stay. We just hope all papers and other stuff gets settled soon.

Not much stitching done the last weeks except this one that was completed the beginning of May.

Floss ring tag
PS Garden Alphabet
Book No.61
32ct line and DMC threads
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Remember the wedding sampler i've finished last April and the girls stitching small pieces for the quilt which will be given for their teacher's wedding. The wedding is over so i can show a few pictures...One day last april when the teacher was out for a day, with the help of a few mothers the children got a piece of cloth to draw/write something on to be put into a quilt.

There should be four of these pieces where a stitched piece attached but it seems i haven't seen the other one to take picture of it.
The children did a wonderful job on each are a few pics.

The couple was really surprise to see her class when they got out of the city hall. They are a beautiful couple!

Here's the quilted piece.

A few a months ago, Chris move on to electric guitar with his lesson. We borrowed one from the school and now he does wants to continue so we bought a new one for him as they needed the one back for school.
Here's the new one just arrived a few days ago.

Will returned back the brown one on thursday when we go for his lesson.

Thank you all so much for visiting my blog and for all the kind comments. I really appreciate them all. I hope everyone is having a good week!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

small finishes & last tulip pictures!

Just finished this "I" butterfly alphabet, love how it turned out now but i wasn't happy with all the backstsitching. So glad it is now done and will be on it's way to you Betty by next week.

Also completed the month of May of Sylvia's SAL on her blog.

Again, we've been out for a drive last sunday, probably the last...not much Tulips flower to see anymore. Lots were already cut off! As you can see here on a couple of pictures.

I truly appreciate all your visits on my blog and THANKS so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. Wish you all a happy weekend!

Friday, May 07, 2010

"Rozen Alfabet" is done!!

Finally finished the "Pioen Rose" alphabet. It's a SAL with Tinna(no blog) which we started last january and should be finish end of April. I know Tinna made it for the end of April and i....a few days late.

I had used 2 different camera and taken at the same time... see the different of the picture.

Rozen Alfabet
from the magazine "Borduurblad #32"
25ct evenweave
DMC threads

Taken a couple of pictures of my two different pioen roses this afternoon. Can you see the many! I think the red one won't take long and they'll start to open up.

Also completed a couple of biscornu scissor fobs for the monthly prizes at ILCS yahoo group.

These will be the choices for the month of April, was late with this one as well. I just hope the winner still would like to pick one.

Thank you all so much for visiting and all the lovely comments. I really appreciate them all. I know i am behind on blogs and groups, kind of busy here as we started packing though we still haven't decided who is going to do it as the third contractor haven't showed his prizes yet. He said end of next week but hubby is going away the middel of next week so we are on a difficult situation at the moment as we have to reserve a house for three months(sept. to Nov.) and container for all the stuff....ah, headache!

Hope everyone will have a wonderful weekend and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all mothers out there!!!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Tulip fields!!

It has been our planned to drive around this sunday in search of Tulip fields, what a dismay when we got up quite late actually and it's been raining. Still we went out as i know soon all the flower heads will be remove. And yeah, we've seen a few that was already started removing the flowers as you can see below. (( you can click on all pictures to enlarge if you want))

Growers top the tulips about three weeks after blooming for two reasons: First, they must remove the flowers before the petals fall in the foliage. If they were to ignore this step, the dropping petals would cause the tulip plants to rot and die down before the new bulb(s) had a chance to grow. Topping also removes the seedpod from the plant, which if left would rob some of the energy that would otherwise go to the new bulb. Six to eight weeks after removing the blooms, growers usually dig the tulips and the process of drying, cleaning, grading, and temperature treating takes place. ((copied from

I am really glad we went out...aren't these AMAZING!!

Isn't it appropriate to stitch tulip designs....a very small finish lately. I am working on the Rose alphabet which should actaully completed last month. Too busy with other things though...

Thank you all so much for your continued visits on my blog and for taking the time to leave me a comment. They mean so much to me! Hope everyone's having a wonderful weekend.