Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Oct. x'mas SAL ornament, lovely RAK & other pics.
Happy Holidays ornament
Little House Needleworks design
32ct linen & DMC threads
Received these lovely RAK goodies from Shari last weekend which prompts me to stitch the above ornament for my october x'mas SAL ornament. Love it! Thank you so much, Shari! It was really a great surprise to see the magazine enclosed as i know over the fabrics.
Thank you all so much for the well wishes for my father, recent news he is improving and i really hope he contineus.
I am way behind on blogs and groups and hope to catch up the coming days.
The next pictures more for hubby as i know he visits my blog when he can in some areas where they are working. But i better attach a short explanation about the said special birthday celebration. It is one of his friends who turns 50 today!
"Abraham & Sarah tradition when somebody turns 50. When somebody turns 50 in Holland people say that they have seen Abraham or Sarah. If it’s a man who turns 50 they say he has seen Abraham and when it’s a woman they say she has seen Sarah. To celebrate b0th birthdays the Dutch decorate the front yard of the house of this person and put an Abraham or a Sarah doll in their front yard. These dolls represent something that the birthday person is attached to or does. Like when somebody is a carpenter they dress up the Abraham doll as a carpenter. The front yard is mostly decorated by family members when the person who’s turning 50 is not around so it’s a surprise."--((source: TravBuddy))
In the case of this friend he has no big family so friends who made the doll and all.
We were there 15 minutes before midnight and silently place all the things infront of his house as you can see on the first pictures. And then exactly midnight began to sing Happy Birthday...
We went in and had a drink before heading back home.
Took another picture this morning... the friend next to the doll.
There will be lots of our friends celebrating this next year so there will be quite some parties/celebration.
Again, many many thanks for stopping by and all the lovely comments. All are very much appreciated. I hope you are all having a good week.