Friday, February 27, 2009

Holiday almost over!

Our week free from school is almost over! On Monday they went to the movies with grandmother and my DH. (sob, I had work to do).

Tuesday there were very creative. Painting the rolls from the toiletpaper!

Wednessday we went to a children's farm called "het Geertje". There are allways young goats who you can give milk. So lovely to see all the little ones. On the way back home, Emma got sick. Headache, coughing and sneezing. So... in her pyama's on the couch for the last few days.
Dorine, not to high girl.
Mam, it's almost empty.
Lunch time!

In the meanwhile I had a very busy workingweek. I did some more stitches on Doll House, but keep it a secret for now. I will show a picture later this week, when I've finished something. :)

For now Happy Stitching and a very great and healthy weekend!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I received an award! And my new stash from the fair!

I was totally surprised when I read the blog from Terri. She had given me an award: the Special Friends Award and "Love" Pendant. The description for this award reads:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These Kind bloggers aim to be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propogated. Please give more attention to these kind of writers. When you pass this award along please include these guidelines. I am to choose eight friends to share this with".

Thank you Terri for this wonderful award.
Now I'm going to pass this award to seven people. Although it's very hard to choose from all the lovely people I met here. Everybody have a special place in my heart!

I sent the award to:

1. Annemiek
2. Annemarie
3. Mylene
4. Barbara
5. Conny
6. Anne
7. Lisa

I've promised you a picture of my new stash from the fair in Zwolle. I'm very happy with it.

Thank you for looking, lots of hugs!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Dressed up for Carnaval!

Today, my kids had a party on school. In Dutch it called Carnaval and it will last a couple of days in the south of the Netherlands. They got fully dressed up to school this morning. Emma as a Indian girl and Dorine as a "sweet" witch. Dorine hates make-up on her face, so she haven't any. Emma had a couple of lines on her cheeks and there were ready to go.

Aren't they sweet like this?

Now, we are gonna enjoy ourselves with one week vacation. No alarmclocks in the morning and taking it easy the whole day. Hopes that the wether will cooperate a little.
Sunday I will go to a fair in Zwolle: "De Handwerkbeurs" and I really hope that I can buy some great stash there. I will let you know afterwards.

Great weekend for everybody with a lot of stitching time.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A finish and an "old" WIP.

Yeah, last Sunday I finished the ABC Pinkeep from With Thy Needle and Thread! Yesterday I've been shopping in the city and on Ebay (I found a Singer oil can), so I can finish him the same way as the picture from the designer mentioned. I will show a picture later this week.

I also took an "old" WIP out of my WIP box: Doll House. I'm stitch it over one on 32 count of "something". Yesterday evening, I finally finish the wallquilt on the left. The ABC Pinkeep was stitched over one, so I had to do some more. The progress is slow, but it's worth it.

Thanks for looking and your lovely comments about my father.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Secret Needle Night de-stash! SOLD!

I've decided to de-stash my Secret Needle Night Kits from the Silver Needle. I could never make all my stash in this lifetime and some kits I'm a little disappointed about.

You can found them on Ebay, sellersname jannadesigns69. I have now a PayPal account also. (wow, I did it)
So please check them out!

I've started the ABC Pinkeep. After a little symbol alert I'm using the colorchart to stitch it. Some symbols are not responding with the instructions. After contacting by email, the designer will sent me another one. It is stitched over one, with one thread on 25 count. Maybe someone could give me a hint, to make a closer picture?

And... yes, my father is home again! It's his 76th birthday today and I wish him all the love, joy and happiness on this rainy but special day. Keep up the fight against Parkinson desease! Lots of love, daddy!
My mom and dad

Big hugs and love for everybody who read this!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

ABC Pinkeep

I bought this "little" bird two weeks ago. And because it's wednessday I allowed myself to start this one. (My Baubles February is finished, so I can start a new one today.)
The piece in the family is back again (yesterday the hospital made a huge misstake to say that my father died on February 6th, even he's well alive and still staying in the hospital), so I think I need some rest and piece and I new start.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Another finish!

This a great stitching weekend for me, with a second finish. I've started this one yesterday evening and put the last buttons on 5 minutes ago.

Sorry for this bad picture, the wether outside is really grey, with some snow and rain.

This is Baubles February from Samsarah, with the recommended Gentle Art en Weeks Dye Works floss. I used Chalk from Gentle Art to put the buttons on.
It's the first "Valentine" chart that I have ever stitched and I'm planned to do this more often.

Thank you for looking!

Friday, February 6, 2009


Almost one week later than planned, the Necessities Sampler from Little House Needleworks is finished!!!!

I really love the colours and it was a quick stitch after all.

And now.... I'm going to start with Baubles February from SamSarah. :)

Thank you for your lovely comments, have a nice weekend!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Swimming with clothes and a little progress!

Dorine was going to swim for the first time with clothes on this morning. She never realized how heavy it is. Me, DH and her big sister watched her when she jumped in.

Do I have to save her? This was really crossing my mind on different times. Hardly with her head above water.

Pff, she was still laughing about it. I got a few years older in 35 minutes.

And as promissed, a little progress on my neccessities sampler from Little House Needleworks. Maybe I can finish it this evening.

Thank you for your lovely comments earlier.