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Friday, December 03, 2010

"My Little Heart" SAL & more updates on the house!

After dinner last night while both kids took turns on the computer i stitched on the december block. Finally this SAL is completed! Thanks so much Sylvia for your generosity in sharing this lovely design.

More pictures of the ongoing works at the house...((pictures can be click to enlarge))



Today, all workmen are free due to "Sinterklaas celebration" we decided to go to the city(Amsterdam) for some shopping but after half an hour driving after the ferry we decided to turn back as the roads weren't really safe, wasn't cleaned at all and we were driving very slowly. It will take us hours to arrive to the city and back.

I am feeling guilty here... although i bought a few boxes of Christmas cards a few weeks ago but haven't had the energy and time to write on and send them out. It is too late now to send out....i am so sorry NO cards this year!

As always, i really appreciate your visits on my blog and THANKS so much for taking the time to leave me a comment.
HAPPY WEEKEND TO AL!!!

42 comments:

Dee said...

I know snow can really make a mess of your plans, but it sure is pretty!

Annie said...

Congrats on the SAL finish. That is such a cute piece.

Glad to see progress is still happening despite the mean weather. Hang in there and hope you can get some rest!

Shari said...

the house is looking great!!!! I know you are exhausted, but it won't be long!
The SAL looks great....wasn't it a fun stitch?!?!?!
Yuck about your weather....that is worse than here.....we are suppose to get hit this weekend thou.

Lisa V said...

Your SAL has turned out lovely Mylene, such a great finish to be proud of.
Hugs
LISA V

CalamityJr said...

Your SAL finish is beautiful. Are you planning to do another next year?

Daffycat said...

Congratulations on a really sweet finish, Mylene!

Lisa S said...

Love your SAL finish!!
The house is really looking great!

Love seeing the snow but I am so glad I don't have to deal with it here lol

Hugs

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on finishing your SAL. It is really gorgeous. Glad work at your house is progressing well.

Smily said...

I do understand you with the house, we had a reconstruction last year - much work in fact!
Nice finish, congratulations!

Annette said...

Wow what a really beautifull Sal you have stitched!!!!
The workmen have done a great job!! Ze verdienen een extra dagje vrij!!
What a weather we have so early in the year.
Enjoy Sinterklaas and the lovely weather, maybe it's gone by Monday!!
Hugs

Bonnie said...

Your My Little Heart is beautiful.It is always exciting to do home improvements and see the progresss.
You made a good decision to turn back in the snow.

Sue said...

Mylene, your SAL is gorgeous! I am anxious to stitch it now...LOL...

The house is coming along fabulous. I know it will be wonderful when finished.

I love snow!!!!!!!!!! We are supposed to have some this evening and I will be in Maryland visiting Laura....LOL

Erna said...

Your finish is gorgeous Mylene and you have taken the right decision to return.The weather was pretty bad last night and still is today.
Hope you won't have much delay on the house.
Hugs
Erna

Amarins said...

Je borduurwerk is prachtig geworden, heel mooi. Mooie foto's van jullie verbouwerij en wat een weer hè, bij jullie dus ook genoeg sneeuw. Hier niet minder, genieten voor de kids, want die spelen maar raak.
Groetjes,
Amarins

Terry said...

Stitching is lovely as always! House renovations are coming along nicely.

Sorry you missed out on the celebrations due to the weather but it was very smart to turn back. I would hate to drive in that weather.

Have a wonderful week and don't stress the Christmast cards. I'm sure everyone understands the work that is involved in renovating and everything else you have going on.

Alice said...

Your SAL is so pretty Mylene! The work is progressing at your house too. I agree about the snow, unless it is life and death, don't risk going out.
xxx

Deb said...

Your SAL is looking so nice Mylene. I'm surprised that you can get things done with all the activity around your house. The snow looks so nice, but I can't believe that you're getting it. It seems early this year.

Carol said...

What a fun finish, Mylene--you did so well keeping up with it for the entire year. The whole piece is so bright and cheery...

That looks like a bag storm--glad to know you turned around and stayed home. We have about an inch of snow now which I love to see at this time of year.

Don't worry about the cards--everyone knows how busy you've been this year!

Elaine said...

Your SAL finish is so pretty Mylene. Your house is progressing really well. Hope you get a chance to de-stress soon. Take care. Hugs.

Irene said...

Glad you turned back, those roads didn't look very safe. Love your SAL finish.

Joanita said...

Congratulations Mylene! Your sal is SO beautiful! =)

Angela P said...

Congrats on your SAL finish, it's just lovely! I haven't even thought about cards this year, let alone putting up my tree yet and I haven't even started Xmas shopping!

Christine said...

Your SAL is beautiful, congratulations!
I don't blame you for turning back, those roads look treacherous

Debra said...

congrats on your finish it turned out so cute.

Julie said...

Thje SAL looks wonderful Mylene, such a lovely design and so beautifuly stitched.

I'n sure the people who usually received a card from you will fully understand with all the work that is going on with your house.

Justflo said...

Congratulations on finishing you SAL. It looks great. Shame about the weather. I haven't written my cards yet.!!

Anonymous said...

Your SAL is beautiful!!!! It sure looks like you are getting alot done on the renovation. Those roads look dangerous to be driving on. Don't blame you for turning around. As for the cards to worry about them. You already have so much going on.
Have a great day & thanks for sharing all the happenings with the house & your stitching.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Conny said...

Lovely finish, Mylene. I was planning to stitch this one but no time left. Today the weather is friendly than the last few days. We even have sunshines but what a mess on the road. So sorry you couldn't have a nice day out in Amsterdam. Your home is going to be nice.

Lisa said...

Well done on finishing your SAL, it looks lovely.
The weather here in the UK has been terrible as well and we've been confined to the house for a few days.

♥ Nia said...

It's done!! Congrats on your SAL :D Really pretty :)
Do you know what wou'll be making with your finish now? (Frame? pillow? something else?)

Don't feel bad! I'm sure everyone can understand how much work you have on your hands this year :)

Edit said...

Your SAL finish is really beautiful! I enjoyed watching it month after month and now it is so great to see it finished.

The works on the house seem to progress nicely, I hope the weather won't delay it very much.

And don't worry about the cards, there will be Christmas next year too :) (This is what I always say to myslef if I cannot finish something that was supposed to be a Christmas present for someone.)

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on finishing this wonderful SAL. The finished piece looks so serene and bright and summer-y, just the perfect thing to look at in the winter.
The streets just look the same here, but with high snow walls at each side. Yesterday it was more sliding than driving on them. Hopefully the renovation works aren't affected too much ba the snow.

Sally said...

Your Little Heart SAL is gorgeous! I have all the charts saved and hope to stitch it sometime.

Your house is coming along really well.

We've had the snow here and it's still not gone yet. The temps are staying below freezing so it's just like a sheet of glass out there now.

pat said...

is beautiful...very much !
Pat

D@isy said...

I have been beautiful embroidery.
I hope that soon your house back to normal, but more importantly that you like the changes.

Greetings

Doris said...

Congrats on the SAL finish!!
amazing progress in the house work! so hard to do with this weather.

Tama said...

Wow, you are really working hard on that house!
Your SAL finish is lovely!!! Will the pattern be available anywhere, do you know?

Kay said...

Congrats on getting the SAL done! It is so very beautiful! A lot of work being done in the house, in the end it will be worth it.

Wendy said...

your SAL looks so pretty !
and the work on the house seems to be going good, I can see a lot of progress !

did you not celebrate Sinterklaas yourselves ?

too_busy_to_stitch said...

What a gorgeous SAL finish! I have done something similar to you with the Christmas Cards - left it until after my exam, then the snow fell and the whole of our area was paralysed for a week - now I'm too late for the overseas cards too :(

glenda said...

It turned out beautifully!

Siobhan said...

Wow, lots of progress on the house, Mylene!

Your hearts SAL is GORGEOUS!!