zondag, januari 18, 2009

Shame on me...

Shame on me for forgetting to mention other birthday presents that are beautiful. From my dear "little" sister I got my very own cauldron/fiktor & dolf-designer handbag (designer as in Victor & Rolf, the more famous ones ;) ). She's really talented when it comes to paper and sticky glue. The cauldron is boiling as you can see and she also added a few ingredients... (can you believe it? She molested a toad for my present! LOL) This is ofcourse a really funny way to wrap your gift. She and her fiancee bought me this book, Nanny Ogg's cookbook. It's soooooo me! My blog is called "Welkom bij vrouwe Nack", and that's a derivative from Ootje Nack. Ootje Nack is a caracter in my favorite book series (discworld by Terry Pratchett). Her english name is.... Nanny Ogg! Great gift.

Than I also forgot to mention that my Belgian friend Iris sent me a beautiful gift. She stitched me this cube and also put in the package a beautiful card. I guess she know's of my love for coffee. It's still in my windowsill, across the place where I sit to eat, stitch, drink coffee... I see it all day long (and still love it). 

You might be wondering "how come she wants to tell us all now?". Well, first of all I didn't want you to miss out on these beauties and second, I'm currently working on some Barbara Ana designs myself. (The coffee I got from Iris is also a Barbara Ana design.) I proudly present a finish , it's a bookmark I made for Teun (my son) and I'm currently working on "I love my dog", for Paul (my youngest).

Stitchy notes:
"Love you to the moon bookmark" by Barbara Ana, freebie from cyberstitchers
Started in 2008 (?), finished 13 januari 2009.
Fabric: eavenweave with a sparkle from stash.
Floss: as indicated.

This isn't the only finish (yes, I'm on a terrible stitching rampage  and I'm enjoying it so much!) I also got Marion's RR in the mail. I stitched a part of LHN's Acorn Hill on her RR. I'm glad I could sent it when we were supposed to. No more 712 picket fence's for me! (Traditionally they would have to be white picket fence's, but that made the colours to bright.)  

Stitchy notes:
"Acorn Hill" by LHN.
Started december 2008, finished 4 januari 2009.
Floss: I substituted cresent colours for DMC 
(434 -680 - 712 - 581 - 977 - 816 - 3799)

And I had the intention of stitching on a WIP. The bookmark I showed you earlier was a WIP and I also finished the WIP of SMO's Sugar Cookies!

Stitchy notes:
"Sugar Cookies" by SMO, only for boardmembers!
Started in 2008 (?), finished 8 januari 2009.
Fabric: aida from stash, ivory colour.
Floss: as indicated.

I guess this is enough for today ;) (the saying "when it rains it pours" comes to mind.....)

vrijdag, januari 02, 2009

Happy New Year!

First of all I want to wish you all a very happy new year. May 2009 bring you and your loved ones, happiness, good health and perhaps the fulfilling of a dream? Did you make any new years resolutions? I didn't..... I haven't made those in a long time because I think if you want to change something you should just do it. Don't wait for something silly as a date (in this case jan 1st). 
That being said I do want to make some little changes (hey, come on, it's jan 2nd! LOL).
On many blogs of befriended stitchers and quilters I've seen posts about monthly goals. I think it's inspiring to be able to cross things of your (ever growing) "to-do-list". Besides, thinking about your goals will give you a clear idea of what to do. 
I'm gonna give it a try, it might work out fine.... here we go....

January goals:
1. Mail out Marion's RR.
2. Start stitching the januari pinkeep from Maryse.
3. Finally continue some stitching on the Snowbuddies Afghan.
4. Finish the Dragon Dreams christmas ornament.
5. Do some stitches in a WIP (work in progress) 
6. Make a WIP list.

Well, if I get this done I'd be very happy.