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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

....this & that.......

First, i'd like to show these ornaments which one is left here for me and the other two were sent out. I love how they turned out. These were actually stitched up a few months ago and was able to complete them lately. The flat ornament still on the way to the new owner...

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The only exchange i signed in this Christmas and here is what i received from my partner. Love the sea shells design stitched unto the towel and look at all the cute goodies enclosed plus the stitched santa x'mas card-lovely finished! Thank you so much Wendy!!


Last weekend, we had 'Ouwe Sunderklaas'. This tradition is celebrated here on Texel every year on December 12. The children go out on the street in the afternoon, the adults at night, all dressed up and with masks to expose certain matters that have taken place on the island in a humorous way. For this, signs with text are used and voices are disguised to prevent recognition. Every villages have their own acts as it pertains ussually to what happened in that area. We stayed or Chris and i stayed here in our village while Grace went to a couple of other villages as she wants to see her friends for their acts. Hubby is away, in ITALY for his work.
These were some pictures i've taken... Chris played with a couple of his friends and won second place of group category.

These were the adults!

After this so-called 'speulen' (playing) the party is continued to the small hours in the pubs--the adults! The small kids ussually till around 10pm.


Progress is being made of the ongoing renovations....



Hubby's 8 weeks off was over, he left thursday last week, so he won't be able to see the upcoming progress. The kitchen was put back yesterday and tomorrow the workmen will start on the floor tiles and expected to be done by saturday.

Thank you all for stopping by and all the kind comments. I have't visited blogs lately, i am sorry...just that been quite hectisch lately. I hope everyone's having a goo week!!

36 comments:

Joke said...

Hi Mylene, what a great pictures compiled in one. Looks like you had fun on the island! Progress on the house is great, I can imagine you want it to be done much faster, but considering winter time...
Love your ornaments too :) Have a nice Christmas, hugs,
Joke

Annie said...

Glad you had time to do some cute ornaments. Stitching can be such a great stress reliever.

Looks like a really good time for everyone at the celebration.

The new floor will really make you 'feel' the progress. Hope it all continues to go well.

Vinniey said...

Looks like everyone really have fun at the celebration. Thanks for sharing all those happy pictures. Beautiful ornaments you have make and beautiful gifts from Wendy. :) Merry Christmas, Mylene.

Patty C. said...

Great Pictures - looks like you had a great time
Your ornaments are wonderful :)

Lisa S said...

Love the ornaments Mylene!

Great pictures too! I enjoy seeing them and learning about the different customs & traditions from your country. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time!

The house is comming along nicely!

Hugs

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous ornaments and lovely photos both of the celebrations and progress on your renovations.

Barb said...

Simply love the Merry Skaters and the pictures of your plays. You certainly seem to have some different customs over there.
Hope you get some progress finished before the Christmas break.Enjoy your time with family and friends hope your hubby will be home for Christmas.
Hugs

Elaine said...

Great photos Mylene, it looks like everyone is having a wonderful time.
Beautiful Ornie finishes too!

Maggie said...

Hi Mylene, looks like everyone had a wonderful time celebrating.

Your Merry skaters look lovely, and what a great exchange too!

Hope you have a great Christmas x

Wendy said...

you´ve made some really nice ornaments !
I´ve been trying one to, with some help from your tutorial, but I´m not quite there yet..........

seems like Chris had a lot of fun !

D@isy said...

Friend, but I have been pretty decorations, I love that design, does not hurt that I have to stitch ..

Beautiful photos that show us, we see the joy.

That it is remodeling.

a big hug

Christine said...

Lovely ornaments Mylene. The plays look like fun!

Annette said...

What a beautifull ornaments you have stitched and finished...

Ouwe Sunderklaas, I never heard of it before, sounds like much fun... The photo's are lovely, congratz to Chris, with second place...
Nice vloerverwarming.... is zo lekker...
To bad Hubby is gone, but it will progresses good.
Have a nice week!!!

♥ Nia said...

Fun pictures! Thanks for sharing, I love reading about other countries traditions :)
Your ornaments are always so pretty :)
The remodeling is going well! Soon it will all be done ;)

Amarins said...

Wat een prachtige foto's. Zo te zien was Sinterklaas super gezellig. Je huis vordert ook lekker gelukkig. En je borduurwerkjes zijn prachtig mooi.
Liefs,
Amarins

Carol said...

It must be wonderful to have a close group of neighbors on the island to have fun and party with, Mylene! Everyone looks like they're enjoying themselves...

Pretty skater ornaments--glad you were able to keep one for yourself :)

Ellen said...

Beautiful ornaments! Great pictures of the celebration on the island!

The progress on the house looks good. You should be able to move back home soon.

Happy Holidays!

Dee said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh...you are going to have radiant floor heat! That makes tile so much nicer.

Looks like your holiday celebration was a lot of fun.

Sorry your husband's time off was so short. I'm sure you'll be missing him!

Erna said...

Hello Mylene, Love your ornaments and uhhh I didn't know about you Sunneklaas hahaha Never too old to learn
Hugs
Erna

Debra said...

Congrats on all your stitching finishes, wonderful! Love all the pictures, it looks like a lot of fun. Your house is looking great! I would love to have heated floors. Hope you get everything done in time to move back in.

Anonymous said...

Your finishes are great!!!! I am sure whoever gets them will love them. You got a great exchange package. Looks like you all had fun at Ouwe Sunderklaas.
The renovations look like they are coming along. Are you putting in radiant heat? I would want that if I lived in a colder climate.
Have a wonderful Christmas & have a Happy Birthday.

Bev C said...

Hello Mylene,

Oh your celebrations look so much fun, I am sure you had fun washing Chris's shirt. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Bev.xoxo

Sue said...

Hi Mylene! Great to hear from you; the house is coming along fabulously! I know you miss DH; when will he return?

Your ornaments turned out just beautiful, as always!

I am busy gathering up some DMC for you! LOL.........talk soon!

Edit said...

Your ornaments are lovely Mylene. And the celebration for the kids looks like a biiiig fun! Good luck with the house, it seems to come together really nicely.

Shari said...

again, beautiful stitching....you amaze me with what you are getting done, despite the house renovations! The stitching is gorgeous, the gift you received looks great, the get together looks like everyone had a blast & the house is looking fantastic!! Won't be long now!!!!!

Doris said...

lovely ornies Mylene!.

Kay said...

I love the ornies! The celebration on the 12th looks like it was interesting and fun! That is a shame that Kees had to go back to work those 8 weeks flew by.

Lisa said...

Wow, stitching three ornies the same, you have more discipline than I, I don't think I could even stitch the same design twice lol. They all look gorgeous and I bet the recipients love them.

Jackie said...

You've been having fun and have been very busy! Happy Holidays to you.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous ornaments!

Siobhan said...

Great pictures of fun on your island! What a neat tradition. :)

Wonderful progress on your house! It must be so fun to see it coming together.

Lovely ornaments!

glenda said...

Your ornaments are wonderful!

Minet said...

Love your ornaments. They look beautifull. Your home is making progress.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Mylene,
Love your ornaments, as always you've made an amazing job!
And what great progress on your home!
Thank you for sharing the pictures from 'Ouwe Sunderklaas', sounds like a very interesting tradition.
Have a nice weekend!
Olga

Barbara said...

Your ornaments and stitching are always so wonderful! We've hung up the sweet Christmas tree card you made for us last year just because we enjoy it so much!

Sally said...

Gorgeous ornaments Mylene and lovely photos.