Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I wish everybody a very Merry Christmas!

Click here for my message to you!

Follow the instructions and enjoy!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Baubles December Finished!!!!!

Some days later than expected. But I did it; I finished Baubles December from SamSarah just a couple of minutes ago.

Nine pieces of gloves. And you really need them right now with all the snow outside and the low temperatures.

Now I'm gonna stitch some more on Christmas Trees II from Prairie Schooler:

Can anyone give me a hint for a good (web)shop where to buy any of this kind of wooden spools?

Lots of hugs and love, till next time...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Snow, snow, snow and two finishes and Christmas WIP's!

This morning I decided to go to my office but I went home again after 2 hours. Look at the pictures... and it's still snowing!

For all the pictures, click to enlarge, if you like.

Yesterday I've finished two (!) pieces:

Baubles November from SamSarah.

Traveling stitcher from Little House Needleworks.

And for the holidays I took one of my WIP's: Christmas Trees II from The Prairie Schooler.

Now stitching on number 5!

After this, still two to go! Great project for the Christmas holiday, don't you think?

Yesterday evening I've started on Baubles December and I hope to finish this today.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures again!

Till next time....

Friday, December 10, 2010

Some pictures to share!

As promised, I'm sharing some pictures about my latest finishes and new starts.

First one: Baubles September - SamSarah (based on the Fall)

Second one: Baubles October - SamSarah (based on Halloween)

And a new start on Baubles November - SamSarah (based on Thanksgiving)

I'm going to try to finish this one and the one for December before the year is 2011.

Last Saturday we've had our first snow. Ofcourse the kids liked it very much.

In the afternoon there was a lot more of it. Now it's raining again and the tempatures are "warm" again. I hope that Christmas will be a white one this year.

Lots of love and hugs, till next time...

Monday, December 6, 2010

Just a quick note!

Hi all,

So sorry that you haven't heard from me, for a very long time.

Carin... I'm still stitching, but not that much I really want. I'm currently working on Baubles November and I've just finished October.
For the Shores, I've finished a block, number 3 and started on block 4. I'm still stitching for my PIF-members. I won't forget them.

What happened you may think.... a lot. Lets try to explain some.

I've troubles with my business for a couple of months now. So I decided to search for a businesspartner and we are going to start a new accountancybusiness together next month. We had to search for a new office also and we have a lot of other stuff to take care off. Lots of stress and lots of headaches.

Also I had my knee surgery on August 20th, and it's still not good. I have therapy every week, and the doctor said to me: it will never be good again for 100%. My knees will always stay bad. :(

My father is going worse every day. Lots of visits in the hospital and more troubles with this body. He is getting a colostomy next Friday. The doctors decided that after removing 3,9 liter of urine out his belly.

So lots of things happened and are still happening. I'm a lot on Facebook now to play eggbuddies, just to relax a little.

But... my DH and two girls are doing great and we are now planning a pleasant Christmas with the whole family.

I will try to put some pictures soon, I promise. From december 24th till the end of the year, I won't be working, so.... I should must have the time to do it then.

You are all in mind.
Lots of love and hugs...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New progress on the Shores.

I made some progress and put the pictures from The Shores of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings on my blog.
You can see them here.

Feel free to look, leave a comment and if you want to: please join us!
I surely appreciate all comments and love to read them.

Till next time, lots of love and hugs!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Baubles August finished!

I just put the buttons on and finish this lovely one from Sam Sarah Design Studio:

Click to enlarge.

"Baubles August" is stitched over two on Zweigart Newport Natural 28 count linen with The Gentle Art and WDW floss.

For me it's a cute reminder of our last boattrip on the Greek sea, with the jumping fish and ofcourse the beautiful Caretta Caretta turtles.

Now I'm going to stitch some more on the Shores. I hope I can show you some progress at the end of the week.

So till next time...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Finally a little update!

I feel very ashamed; it's almost 2 months ago, since my last post. I even doesn't read any blogpost of you all, simply I hadn't got the time. Lots of stress with my business is the biggest reason.

I didn't stitch much, but I managed to finish this one:

We came home last monday from our summer holiday, Zakynthos - Greece. We had a great time and the weather was very hot; above the 34 degrees in the second week.

Dorine and Emma in Water Village.

Me, during our boottrip, spotting turtles. I smiled, but I wasn't really happy, because I'm afraid of the sea.

Emma, dancing on Greek night.

Robert, dancing on Greek night.

I also didn't stitch anything during our vacation; it was to hot to handle.

When we were home, I made a start on SamSarah August, with boats on it. I will show you the pictures as soon as possible.

Next Friday I will be in the hospital for my left knee, so I hope to post soon again.

Lots of love and hugs, till next time.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Little pillow made in 4 hours!

Just a quick update from me! Life can be hectic sometimes. So I'm glad today I had some time to make this cute pillow from Pine Mountain Designs: Bats in Flight.

About a week I have to go to the orthopedist. And that after 24 years with pain in my both knees. I hope he can help me! The rheumatologist sent her advice to him: operate and look inside! Mmmmm, but not before my vacation to Greece. I don't want to go there with crutches.

I'm planning to read al my friend blogs next weekend, because I missed your stories a lot.

Till next time... lots of love and hugs!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Back from the holidays!

Hi all,

I'm back again; yes, from my short holiday with DH and kids:

We had lots of fun, but we also visit a War Museum: "Liberty Park" in Overloon:

Me and Dorine, still with wintercoats (cold animal also):

I even managed to do some stitching on The Shores. I've finished Block 2 and made a start on Block 3.

Lovely mermaid:

Some days earlier I had finished my first in a row of twelve needlerolls: A Mother's Love from Shephard Bush:

And if I made so much pictures, I could'nt forget this couple from Emma's 2nd performance of Streetdance:

Thuesday May 27th, we will celebrate her 9th birthday already. Kids growing fast!

Thank you for stopping by. Till next time...
Lots of love and hugs.

Friday, April 9, 2010

A big update and an award!!!!

Life can be cruel sometimes. In my family lots of things are happening right now. I put all my energy in working, study and relationsships. So not much stitching done and also not in the mood for stitching.

The sun is shining again when bloggerfriends sent me, for example, an award, named:
The sunshine award

Thank you so much Patti for this sunny award. I needed this a lot and still do. You made my day very sunny!

And the rules for this award are:

1. Put the logo on your blog or within a post
2. Pass the award to 12 Bloggers
3. Link the nominees within your post
4. Let them know they receive this award by communicating on their blog
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award

Here are my twelve bloggers:

1. Siobhan
2. Carin
3. Kim
4. Simone
5. Angela
6. Mylene
7. Lydia
8. Mayté
9. Terri
10. Melissa
11. Irina
12. Susan

Another example for a sunny day is when I received the PIF from Irina!
The hole package: a little notebook, chocolate, magnets and a very lovely sissorfob!

Did see know I'm a big coffee addict?

I didn't stitch much, but a little. So here is my newest progress: A mother's love needleroll from Shephard's Bush:

And two pictures of the Shores could be found here! You are all still welcome to join this blog.

And at least, but not least: my two big girls, Emma and Dorine, both have a new swimmingcertificate: Emma her 4th and Dorine her 3rd.

So also a lot of good things happened. And this is what keeps me going.
I hope you enjoyd reading my post again.

Lots of hugs and love and till next time...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Lots of finished stitching pieces!

I haven't been sitting "still" lately. With a lot of work at the office, I managed to take some time to stitch. I've finished stitching three pieces. Just in time for the next month.
Two monthly Christmas ornaments from LHN and one February Floss Tag from The Needle's Content. All I have to do is to finish-finish them.

For all the pictures: click to enlarge, if you want!

The first one: Fa-La-La by LHN:

The second one: Pear Tree by LHN:

And least but not least: The February Floss Tag by The Needle's Content:

Today I went to the yearly market in Zwolle: De Handwerkbeurs. And look what I brought home with me. Lots of goodies.
A banddesign with birdhouses by UB-Design, 24(!) pieces of fabric (Romance style), a little purse to make with quiltfabrics and other little goodies (see below).
Isn't it adorable; with a tiny sewing machine.
Ribbon's and pins.

So the finishing of the 3 pieces mentioned earlier will be done the next Sunday. I hope you can't blame me!

Till next time, lots of love and hugs!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Started on my first ornament for this year!

The package with the first two ornaments arrived!

I've started on the first one: All Dolled Up! from Little House Needleworks.

I stitch it on 30-count Cappucino with Venus threads instead of the recommended DMC.

Last week I finished stitching my third PIF project. Only two to go! I can't show you any pictures yet, but I can tell you, this one is adorable. I bought the finishing stuff for it yesterday; I surely hope the PIF members will like what I made for them.

Today I haven't stitch much, because I had to do some work done at the office. I also have a lot of reading to do, on all the blogs I love. Maybe next week.

Till next time, lots of love and hugs.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Your opinion, please!

More than a month ago, I had my give-a-way for my first anniversary of my blog.
The winner never sent me her name and address. She doesn't react to messages on her blog or email. What should I do?
The give-a-way is still waiting for his next happy owner, but who?

By the way, I doesn't have any pictures to show yet. I started on my third project for my PIF-members(yes ladies, I haven't forget all of you!), and when I have enough time left I'm stitching on the Shores.
January is almost over fortunately, so I must get more time to stitch instead of working all the time.

Thank you for comments and stopping by. I appriciate them all very much.

Till next time, lots of love and hugs!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just a little progress!

I had promised myself that I had to put a new message here this weekend. Just to let you all know that I'm still here, but not very often. My work keeps me very busy this month. It even caused stomach-ache every morning. To much stress I think. Right now I also have to work on Saterdays and in the evenings.

That's also the reason for less time for my Shores unfortunately. But I managed to put some more stitches on it. So this is my progress for Block 1 so far:

And a little sneak peak...

Today I'm gonna prepare the first talk for school for Dorine. She's gonna speak about practise gymnastics. She will have it on March 30, so we have enough time to do it. Here are at least two pictures she want to show to her classmates:

and one with here coach:

When I have more time, I will read all your lovely blogs again.

Till next time, lots of love and hugs!