Tuesday, July 06, 2010

While everyone's watching the World Cup...!

Edited:! are they really winning!! Chris is here screaming.... 3-2, "oranje team" made it! Congratulations to all our players!!

Finished this ornament a while back, only forgot to add picture with my last update.

"Noel" ornament
Olenka's stitches design
28ct linen
DMC threads

The July block of Sylvia is done! A pretty quick stitch while watching the serie "Bones" last night after a long day drive at the mainland.

One of the new built platform supply vessels has arrived from India and the captain of the vessel had invited hubby to go and have a look, hubby hesitated at first as it's too far away from us but his curiosity wins so we went yesterday. This is the first of the four series that are built in India, another on the way and the last two, they are still working on it. Afterwards, he said it's worth the long drive which took us the whole day.

As you can see my eyes closed. I cannot count how many taken pictures of me that my eyes closed. The flash wasn't even used in this one!! Oh well, any tips on how can i stop my eyes being closed on photos??

Last sunday, we were able to go to the beach. It was bright and sunny but it was a bit windy. A cousin of Kees with her family joined us. The boys went in for a swim, on the picture below you can see hubby and his cousin's husband swimming. The water temperature is about 16 degrees celcius. Way tooo cold for me, although i did thought of going in too but because of the wind which was getting stronger i really find it toooo cold!

Right at this moment is the World Cup semifinals between Netherlands-Uruguay. It was just 1-1 so everyone's tense for the next round.

Thank you all for visiting and for taking the time to leave me all the kind comments. The missing stitch is the red bird's beak, I think only Carol had noticed it. MIL came home end of last week and recovering well. While our renovation issues....we've asked another two contractors on their opinions and hope to hear more from them in a couple of weeks.


Wendy said...

not me, I´m not watching, lol !
on the other hand, there is not much to see on tv in summer..

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Mylene
My husband is watching. I am sure you know now that Holland have scored again. Yippeeee. We are supporting Holland now that England are out!
I loved seeing your new stitching, it looks great. I enjoyed your beach pictures and also the new boats.

Lindsay-ann said...

3:1 now Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Annie said...

Gorgeous ornie... that's a tricky finish to get so perfect!

Looks a like some fun times - even if tiring!

Deb said...

Oh my goodness, your ornament is so pretty. I'm always blown away by the beautiful things that you do.

And I have to laugh at your pictures with your eyes closed. I do that all the time. I don't think that I have more than one or two pictures with my eyes open.

Looks like wonderful time at the beach and we've been watching the World Cup games too - at least my son is - but then I get caught up in it too.

Shari said...

the ornament is gorgeous as usual! You do such wonderful, beautiful work!!!!
Love the SAL piece!!! I worked on mine last night too & finished it this am!!!!
I have no answers for the eyes going closed for pictures!
The vessel looks beautiful...looks brand new!

Meari said...

Wonderful photos, and your finish is just gorgeous! How did you make such neat edges on the star?

Gerda said...

Hoiii Mylene.... wat is je ornamentje mooi.... zo prachtig afgewerkt ook.... trouwens àl je werkjes zijn altijd zo hebt gouden handjes!!!


Jackie said...

What a gorgeous ornament! Your finishing is always so beautiful - even on this unusually shaped piece. You truly have a gift for it.

I'm supporting the Netherlands because I have so many blogging friends that live there! :)

Patty C. said...

I like you ornament from Olenka's designs looks fabulous :)

Sandra said...

I was very disappointed when Ghana lost, really had my hopes up. Now I'm not watching the games (except for the last three minutes of this one).

Love your SAL, it's so cute!

Kay said...

I love the ornament, it looks beautiful and I am so loving how the Sal is coming alone as well!

Jeanie said...

Your ornament is soooooo pretty !

My husband supports Holland but I was the one who got up at 2.30am to watch the semi-finals :)

Debra said...

Great pictures and I love the star shape ornament.

Katri said...

What a lovely ornament!

I watched the match last night (it's such a good stitching time :-), and was happy to see Holland go to the final.

Sabine R said...

Well done Oranje!!!
I love your seaside photos - they make me want to pack my bags and jump in the car so I can have some fun on the beach as well!
And don't worry about your photographs. My gran had her mouth open in each and every shot that exists of her ;)

Lesleyanne said...

Your ornament and SAL are both gorgeous. Love your photos.

Erna said...

Watching, stitching, well done Oranje and now....Great pictures Mylene, thanks for sharing

Jackie said...

you ladies sure have the patience and love to stitch....sure it will complete beautifully :)

we havent been to the beach for quite a while, due to the very humid weather - not good day to spend on the beach !

Christine said...

I watched the match last night. Exciting stuff, specially the last five minutes. Good luck for the final.
Thats a beautiful ornament, and I', loving your my little heart sal

Annette said...

What a lovely star, I love how you finished it up.
Lovely pictures of you in Rotterdam and the one on the beach...
Enjoy the lovely weather....

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a beautiful ornament! I love how you finished it!

Your SAL is coming along beautifully!

Carol said...

I'll be cheering for the Netherlands in the final, Mylene--how exciting!!

Love your ornament and its perfect finishing and your little July block--so cute!

Julie said...

What an unusually shaped ornament, its really lovelt and beautifully stitched and finished

Well done to your team, i bet Chris was very happy with the result

Wonderful pic of the trip to the beach and you day out with hubby, you look lovely wether your eyes are closed or not

Terry said...

Lovely stitching. The only think I do with our photos, especially with the kids and their constant movement is to put the setting on sport. I think that is what it's called where you can snap pics and get them in mid movement without all the blurriness. It sometimes helps with the eyeblinks but not always. lol

Hope the other contractors have good news for you and that the renovations get back on track.

Cole said...

Love, love, love your ornament finish! It looks gorgeous!!!

Amarins said...

Wat een prachtig mooi ornamentje heb je gemaakt, super gewoon. Ook je andere werk wordt prachtig.

Irene said...

Beautiful ornament and great progress on your SAL !

Lisa S said...

Love your ornament Mylene and your SAL is comming along fabulous!
I still haven't started mine yet lol One of these days :)

Although I live about 3 minutes from the beach I haven't been there yet this summer. I like going when it is winter here as it isn't as hot and humid and not many out of town visitors. It is a beautiful place to sit and stitch under the palm trees :)


♥ Nia said...

Your xmas ornament is so pretty! :)
Great work!

That SAL is really cute! =)

I wish I live near the beach!!
Especially now, in Europe it's too hot :p

Bev C said...

Hello Mylene,
Lovely stitching, I hope the Dutch win the world cup it has been a long time for them. Only boys would swim in that cold water. Happy stitching

Sally said...

What a gorgeous ornament and I love the SAL. I think this is one of the nicest ones I've seen recently:)

stitcherw said...

Beautiful ornament, I love the way you got the points on it. Glad to hear MIL is recovering well.

Edit said...

"See you" on Sunday in the final! :) I hope our teams will have a great game, whatever will be the result. One thing is sure, there will a new world champion, a country that has never won before :)

Your new finishes are really beautiful and the photos of the beach... I would love to go to the sea so much, but it is very far from us.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Alice said...

Sorry I have been absent a bit Mylene. Now I had to catch up with two posts. : ) Love all your stitching, especially the one with the writing "This is our home, the door opens wide". My life seems to be speeding by lately as there is simply too much to do and too little time. Bear with me.

Loraine said...

Your finish is so darling! Love the pictures of family and work too. I'm so sorry I'm so behind on blog reading. You have such a sweetie, and I hope summer is going well for you.
Take care, and good luck on your home issues.

Suzanne said...

Love your ornament and the SAL. Great photos. I always get in trouble from my DH for closing my eyes or making silly faces when he takes photos. I don't do either on purpose, it's just the way they turn out.

Heather said...

Mylene would you make one of these star ornaments for me? I will happily pay you for your trouble.

Despina said...

this looks so beautiful!

Karan said...

Hadn't realised it has been this long since I last visited your blog. So sorry! Right... off to see what you've been doing & see all your lovely stitching. :0)