Monday, December 03, 2012

I'm leaving soon....

...for the airport. Flying home tonight to visit family, my parents especially due to their health issues. Kind of unexpected so it has been very very busy lately.

 I do feel guilty i haven't made any (ornaments) to send out for Christmas, just really haven't had the time for stitching. I am so sorry. I am back here the 21st and just me and the kids for Christmas as hubby is away for work and be back the third week of January.

 Picture below was taken this weekend, Chris and i celebrated our birthday together last saturday, his actual day & me in advance...

Hope everyone have a good start of the month! See you all in three weeks.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

...and the winner... Ruth!!!
Congrats! Please send me your address info and will post it as soon as possible.

Thanks so much for stopping by and all the best wishes. Had the colds for about a week it sure not pleasant especially when there's a lot to be done and going to work. Glad it's over, though the kids have it on and off. probably from school and they sure take it home....

No stitching done for a couple of weeks so nothing to show for now.
Hope everyone's having a good week.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

a christmas ornament...giveaway!

Just finished it off this Lizzie Kate design and thought to offer it as a giveaway. It's been a long while since my last one....

  Anyone may enter, please leave a comment on this post only. I'll pick the winner the 25th of Nov. hope it will arrive at the new owner before Christmas!!!

Lizzie Kate designs
JCS 2012
Stitched on 28ct evenweave
DMC threads

I have a heavy cold at the moment, what with the weather here, on and off rain, very windy and cold. Do hope to feel a bit better tomorrow as i am going to visit some friends at the mainland.

Have a happy week to all!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Scissor fob & a wedding card

My second exchange for this year on one of the yahoo group. It's a freebie at Plum Pudding Needleart designs. Love this little autumn one, was a bit difficult to send out, hope the receiver likes it.

Here's what i received from Lynda in return. Cute and i love it!!

A couple of days before the wedding of one of the neighbors i was wondering either to buy a card or spend a whole evening stitching, chosen the last and glad i did made it on time.

Not much stitching done this week, been working and socializing mostly after works. Last tuesday evening with colleagues at work(no pics), with a live band so had been drinking and dancing lots till after 2am. The next day, my whole body was achy especially my hips. We sure had fun!
Had met-up with the guys working at the fishing boat yesterday evening, they are usually at the harbour near my work during weekend. All four guys came from the Philippines too though very far from where i came from. Drinking and eating lots lately, way toooo bad for my DIET!!!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and all the kind comments. I really appreciate them all.
Hope you all have are having a happy weekend!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Definitely stitching...

...instead of reading the books i've posted earlier. They aren't books i would recommend. I started the first serie but couldn't get further than chapter 4. Lots of repetitive text, boring,no depth...not just my style. Glad i was able to take a few books from the library this afternoon, Cathy Kelly is one of my favorite, the other two are new to me.

So i've stitched a couple of designs from the JCS 2012, i don't know yet how to finish them off. Hope to stitch a few more from the mag soon.

I hope everyone have a good start of the week. Thank you all so much for your continued visits on my blog especially to those who takes the time to leave me a comment. I truly appreciate them all. 

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Stitching mojo is getting back!!

A biscornu finish by Olenka's stitches designs. Love it! The second time i had this one stitched. First one, was for a giveaway last a couple of years ago.

Found a few of my Autumn collections, think i have more but couldn't find where i'd put them away during the renovation a couple of years ago.

Finally completed this CCN design. Not sure yet how to finish it off. Thought of framing it or maybe into a pillow.
I heard from a colleague about these books, but i had planned to buy them in dutch version but the shop we went too yesterday, they don't have it complete in Dutch but only in English, honestly i prefer to read books in English but it affects my dutch daily so that is why i do have to read books alternately. Today, my JCS 2012 came what to do first, STITCH or READ???!

I hope everyone having a good week. Thank you all so much for your continued visits on my blog especially to those who takes the time to leave me a comment. I truly appreciate them all.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Autumn finish!

First of all, a huge thank you to each and everyone of you for all the lovely comments on our anniversary. I really appreciate them all!!

Here s a pretty quick finish i ve made last week. Had been stitching and making a good progress on CCN design, i m sure be finish with it soon. Also working on a small design for an exchange so my stitching mojo s sure is back! And hope it stays!

Here is a picture of what i had received of the very fisrt exchange i joined in this year. Was a winter/christmas in July exchange. I ve received this gorgeous one from Denise(sorry with all the changes on blogger, i haven t found out yet how to insert a bloglink). The piece i sent back, i couldn t find the picture i had taken from my Iphone anymore, i think it was deleted before it was uploaded on the pc.

I  am trying to upload a video of Chris band and had deleted the whole update a couple of times. Now, i was about to give up when it seems it does now appear...i do wonder if you can view it. Hope someone will leave a comment soon.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy 18th Anniversary to us

 Such a Gorgeous bouquet!! Thanks so much, lief!!!

Yesterday was our Anniversary, had to worked till mid-
afternoon and then home for a break before we went out to
 dinner with the kids. Had such a fun time as together!!

 Many many thanks to all who stopped by on my last post
and all the lovely comments.  I really appreciate them so much.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

been for a week's break in Turkey...

Really a much needed break! As i had been working 5 to 6 days a week due to a colleague who felt down en broke her right arm. Daughter had been working lots too, and hubby just got home from sea...Whew, we had sure a relaxing stay. Was wayyyyyyyyy toooo hot do anything, so we've just hang uit at the pool. A week of reading, relaxing, sleeping and eating....except one day when we went out for the jeep safari and rafting! An abundance of beautiful flowers around the park we stayed. Really, Amazing!! Looks like i am posting once a month...haven't expected it but way toooo busy, no time for stitching as well as visiting blogs and groups. Thank you all so much who visited and took the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate it. Do hope soon to get back to stitching and joining in on groups as well as in blogs. Have a happy week to all!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

A bit of an update...

Hello everyone,
What have happened to blogger, nearly an hour that i am trying to write and rearrange pics...i am lost here...wonder how this post comes out when i post it...
Way too long that i've updated my blog again, even if i had thought of keeping up with it, there's always things that kept on the way like work especially...
Anyway, here's a couple of finishes recently, the LHN design, i hope to finish it off into a flatfold soon.

Been to a friend's wedding last month and quite an honour to be one of their witnesses.

One of the summer festival which was last weekend at the beach,
me and my SIL attended one of the activities which was ZUMBA.
It's the second year that we've joined in and the same instructor from Amsterdam.

...and this was taken the other day when hubby got home. Quite a surprise as we've expected him yesterday. He appeared at my work monday afternoon and was to were home and suggested we go out for dinner when i am done with work so was sure fun always to dine out with the kids and that time one of Grace friend joined us.

I really wonder how this post comes out as i am trying to change  the  formation but couldn't get the right one that i like.
Hope everyone's having a good week!

Monday, July 16, 2012

I've been away from blogland...

....& yahoo groups for a while. Things have been crazy busy here even when hubby was home for 5 weeks and he's away again nearly two weeks now. It's the last week of school and all the outside activities were stopped for the summer, hopefully everything will be calming down for me soon. Off-day at work today and since it's been raining, cool & plans was to work in the garden but pick-up my stitching instead. I do hope my mojo contineous!!! I am so sorry i haven't visited any blogs for so long as well. Will do try and catch up the coming days. Hope everyone's having a good week!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Baby card and another new start...

Despite the busy schedule at work and other activities, socially and kids after school, manage to finished a baby card for my boss granddaughter.
...the beginning of May has been rainy, cold and windy so had a chance to search for some designs i would like to start, as well as books to read. With the designs, i haven't all the needed threads so hope to order it soon. Did start the CCN chart but one thread is missing too so have to wait for that as well, but atleast once i started a design it is easier to pick it up anytime.
A collage of some of the activities last week. Was really a whirlwind of activity, working at daytime & catching up on social life afterwards, not to forget the kids activities too!
I hope everyone have a good start of the week. Thank you all so much for your continued visits on my blog especially to those who takes the time to leave me a comment. I truly appreciate them all.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

A biscornu finish!

Can't remember when was the last time i've made a biscornu, wonder if i still know how to finish it off & yes after finding the buttons which were packed for more than a year now i finally made it this evening. This is a freebie but don't know from who, was printed out a long time ago.
Stitching is kind of slow, still busy with work, kids and hubby still not home. Might stay away longer than expected. Should be six weeks but probably it will take 8 weeks this time so three more weeks to go.
I hope everyone having a good week. Thank you all so much for your continued visits on my blog especially to those who takes the time to leave me a comment. I truly appreciate them all.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hardanger piece!

Hardanger is quite easy in between breaks, compare to cross stitch with all the different colours and the signs although depends on design picked up to work with in cross stitching. Been a while since i worked on hardanger, i was quite nervous doing the cutting, so glad it is a small piece. Been from one activity to another mainly for the kids, for school and out of school. Thought it will be a bit relaxing month but since hubby is away at sea again i am alone to be....everywhere for the kids! Aside from my own work, how about house chores...ohhh and the garden, totally neglected. Bought some flowers to be planted a couple of weeks ago and still they aren't planted. shame...shame!!
Thank you all so much for your continued visits on my blog especially to those who takes the time to leave me a comment. I truly appreciate them all.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Flatfold, WIP, RAK & march update...

This cute Easter design is a freebie from Vinniey.
Saw it from someone's blog last March and glad i was able to
stitched it up just in time for Easter.

Worked a little bit on the sampler....

Received this lovely gift from Cath early in March. Thanks so much, Cath. It was a such a nice suprise!
Sure miss participating in exchanges but being too busy here
i couldn't promise anything.

March was a very busy month, glad hubby was home then.
Activities for the kids to go too and also for friends
& family gatherings.

Above picture was when we were invited by friends for dinner
at school where their daughter's doing the cooking.

Since our daughter still unsure what she's going to follow for the university
we've signed here in for a 'career insight test' which was in Utrecht.
It took two days so we had to booked in a hotel, while she's in for the
test me & Kees went out a bit for sightseeing and shopping!

It's Chris second year taking guitar lessons, partly a solo lessons and a band one. As a band they've participated at one of the activities organized by the school(music) and won second place.

Thanks so much for the Easter greetings and all the lovely comments. Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.

Monday, March 19, 2012

time flies....

Can't believe it's been more than a month since my last post. Thought i was into a good start with my stitching the beginning of february but after posting those WIP's pics, honestly haven't had much time to work on any of it. Shame...shame...Oh well, it just got busy at work and with one thing and another here at home for the kids and a couple of weeks ago hubby gets home so we're trying to catch up on all things..paperworks and socializing.

Was able to stopped by at the fields on my way to town for some groceries this morning and took these pics. Lots of spring lambs around now.

Promised a cousin of mine to stitched these orchids serie last year, was able to do the first serie before 2011 ends and just started the second serie the beginning of February. It gets more complicated with all the half stitches and backtstitches which puts me off to work further but do hope to continue sooooooooon!

A very busy socializing last weekend, from one party to another! Actually started midweek, on thursday evening putting the dolls for "Sarah" & "Abraham".
The follwing midnight(friday), brought the dolls to the celebrant.

I find it difficult to say NO if we are invited for any occassion, so we are off to another friends birthday saturday afternoon till early evening....

...rush home at 7:30pm to change for the big party where we've brought the dolls the night before and partied till late hours.

Atleast the week starts quietly, hope for the whole week...

Thank you all so much for your continued visits on my blog especially to those who takes the time to leave me a comment. I truly appreciate them all.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day bouquet!

Gorgeous bouquet of flowers just showed up at the door...
..."Thanks So much, lief!!"

Have a great day to 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...