Monday, August 30, 2010

pinkeep, LHN wip's & a lovely RAK!

"Enjoy the summer" pinkeep
Romy's Cross stitch pattern
32ct. linen
DMC threads

Think i am late with this one as it looks like our summer is over..a long time over actually. We haven't had much of a summer this year, on and off rain and strong winds which is really a pity for all the tourist who had booked their vacation to here on the island. They expected to go to the beach, or go cycling otherwise there's not much here especially for young children. NO amusement parks!!
Love this simple design so i stitched one for myself after sending the first one to Shari. It's a freebie at Romy's blog for anyone who likes the design.

Here's an update of the LHN i started earlier this month. I am enjoying stitching this one and don't like to take a break but i have a couple of items i need to start for gifts. It will be a while for the next update...

Last week i've received a lovely RAK all the way from Canada! Suzanne is really spoiling me as this is not the first one. Look at all the lovely goodies! Thank you so much, Suzanne. I know you are still away on vacation but hope you've seen my note earlier.

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!
I hope you are all having a wonderful week.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

..another flatfold finish & LK stamp!

"Goodwill" flatfold
Little House Needleworks design
32ct linen
Gentle Art Sampler Threads

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I haven't stitched much these past two weeks but i had sent out a few pieces before DH came home so atleast i have something to show whenever they reached their destination. Just heard Nita received this one, actually two different flatfold finished sent to Nita but one had a mistake so i have to change that first. I am so sorry Nita. Happy to hear you like the design i've chosen.

This June block took me nearly two weeks to finish as i only work on it a few minutes in the evening while watching the news. I love how these LK stamps turning out.

Finally the renovation is scheduled to start half way of october. We would like it now but the contractor doesn't have time for it yet. So we have to rearrange everything like the place we had hired to stay and probably dh is going off to sea soon instead of waiting till october. It means we have to try and empty the house so not to be in haste when he gets back and it will be ready for the contractor to start.
In between packing, we've been visiting friends and attending parties too so instead of stitching we are out socializing. I am sorry, i am way behind on reading blogs and groups. Do try to catch up bit by bit but are all too quick in updating your blogs. Everytime i thought i've catch up, it appears several new ones!

Anyway, thank you all so much for visiting my blog and for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really really appreciate them all.
I hope you are all having a good week!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

simple flatfold & our day at movie park germany!

Schoolgirl flatfold
Little House Needleworks design
32ct linen
variegated thread DMC 115

I am glad to hear it made safely and on time for Sue's birthday this month. I love this design and hope to make one for myself & do love this red color too but don't have it anymore, think i have to ask for help for a couple of skeins.

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We left monday to Dorsten, Germany where we had booked a hotel for a couple of nights. From the hotel was about 20 minutes drive to the park which we had booked for the next you can see on the picture below, arriving at the park... so dark and rainy.

We were not prepared for it so we had to buy raincoats at the park which they have plenty! It has rained on and off the whole day sometimes heavy so a few of the attractions are closed. Most attractions were outside ones and very few indoors.

Here's one of the 5 different roller coaster were hubby and Grace were in, Chris was a bit afraid of this one so he didn't joined in. Roller Coster is not for ME!! Can't stand it--i get dizzy!!

Side Kick is the name of this one, Chris wasn't allowed in so only hubby and Grace.

I'm afraid i haven't been in to any of these attractions, i am really glad hubby can take it all, although a few the kids joined in without us.

It was after 12pm on this picture and as you can see the park looks like deserted! Here's hubby and Grace while Chris on the Jet Ski Ride.

Took a last picture before leaving the park, it was 5pm and it was finally DRY!!

The tickets we had booked for the park can be use for two days so after checking out from the hotel wednesday morning we drove to the park, thought we can go in for a couple of hours before driving back to Holland but when we arrive at the park's parking area the one who was directing the cars send us or directed us to the very end of the parking area while nearer the park was not even half filled. We asked why we have to park so far away and he said because our car is big! (It's a Chrysler Voyager). It started raining and we had to walk about 7 minutes or more to the entrance...we were angry and very disappointed so we decided at that moment to just go HOME! We really didn't expected that as the day before wasn't a problem at all with the one who was doing the job.
Oh well, that was our outing...not much of a succes because of the weather but it cannot be helped.

Many, many thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate them all. I hope you all are having a good week.

Sunday, August 15, 2010 to Germany for a few days!

Finished this LHN design for my August ornament SAL. A pretty quick stitch but i am not happy with the beads around it, don't have a better one though than this and would like to finish it off before hubby got home.

Made this Floss ring tag for Debra's, birthday this week and so glad to hear it has arrived on time. I am out of ideas to make for Debra as i had sent her quite some different finishes before but i know i haven't made and sent a tag yet and remember this freebie as I know she's collecting anything pertaining to July the 4th. It is a freebie of LindaMc and can be found on her blog.

Took these picture during our morning walk saturday morning. Chris even joined us for the first time. 'Buks' was now collected by the owners as they're back from there vacation.

We are off for a few days to Germany this one of the parks the:
Movie Park Germany

Hope it stays dry as most attractions are outside.

Thank you all so much for visiting my blog and for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate them all. To the winners, the fobs will be send out later this week, i am sorry i thought i could post it before we leave but i wasn't organised as i had expected. I am so behind on blogs and groups too but hope to catch up when we get back. I hope everyone have a wonderful week.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Scissorfobs & the winners!!

These were the scissor fobs that was sent out last month. Till now, i am still waiting for two who haven't sent a message if they receive it. It's more than three weeks now since it was sent so i hope by now all were receive or else maybe two were lost. These were all a surprise so noone were expecting it.

This is a pic. of the magazine where the designs came from.
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With my last post i am really surprise so many had signed in which i am really grateful to know that you want one of my finishes even if it's a little one. I really enjoyed making them and hope all the reciever will love it. I only feel guilty as i can only pick 4 winners as one was sent out the same day i posted the picture on my blog and one for me. Anyway, here are the winners: Terri~Boog, Carol, Margaret and Anita (no blog). Congratulations to all!! Please send me your address info. and will send it by next week. THANK YOU you to everyone who entered and stopped by!

Thursday evening, while waiting for hubby's phone call if he can make the last ferry to the island i started this design. This is an hour stitching and i am loving it but much as i love stitching i am more than happy to received the said call that he's on the last ferry at 9:30pm.

As you can see i cut a couple of blooms of the Hydrangea and took inside. It looks gorgeous on my kitchen table.

"Buks" is the name of the dog, here's a pic of where i took him for a walk three times a day. Whew! With all that walks for the whole week, sure had helped losing a bit of weight!! I think he has enjoyed his stay here with us. He listens quite well and follow me everywhere.

Only, i am a bit disappointed of what he did to my flowers. The owner doesn't have a garden so he has no idea what these lovely flowers are.

Again, i really appreciate all your visits and for taking the time to leave me all the kind comments. To all my new readers and followers, WELCOME! hope you will come back and take time to say hello.
A happy weekend to all!!

Friday, August 06, 2010

A little giveaway!

This month's block from Sylvia is so cute and thought to make one for a scissor fob but i got carried away and finished a few more. I would like to offer one or two for anyone who wants to have one of these fobs.

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Aside from these fobs and block, i have stitched a few smaller designs but will have to finish it off first and send out for birthday gifts before showing it off. I just don't have the inspiration to do the finishing i wanted like flatfold as i discover i haven't the right fabric color in my stash.

My only hydrangea is blooming so beautifully! I so love this color.

As you can see, the dog isn't happy..he was looking at the family leaving for a week vacation. I have to take care of him. It's been a while, i think last summer, when he last stayed here for a couple of weeks. It will be fine he'll just have to get use to our place.

Thank you all so much for visiting my blog and for taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate it and love reading them all.

Happy weekend to all!!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The last RR is done!

Just finished stitching the middle part! This is the last for now, can be wash and be pack away. This is one of the four series that has appeared on the World of Cross Stithing magazine a few years ago. I love it and hope i have the other three(Spring, Fall Winter) and will stitch it one day...

Completed the May block though it doesn't look complete without the buttons, but i would like to finish stitching all the blocks before adding any buttons.
Edited: Thanks Annie! I really haven't seen it till i read your comment and i remember i had put this piece aside the other day because i was lazy to find the lacking thread. Now, i had it's done!

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I hope everyone is having a good week and enjoying the summer. Thanks so much for stopping by and all the kind comments. I realy appreciate them all.

An old project "Summer Meadow" & get-away pics..

A couple of weeks now since my last post..not much stitching done as been too tired after work most days and been busy socially as well in b...