woensdag 30 december 2009
Someone asked what was wrong with my fur-baby, she had an infection of the uterus. It was already that bad, that there was a little hole in it, and the infection had spread in her tummy. The vet wondered how we didn't notice before, but really one day she looked perfectly fine (still coming for cuddling, eating normaly, going outside when she needed, jumping in the sofa by herself) and the next day, she couldn't walk anymore. But she's all fine again, as you can see in piccie below :-)
Still no stitchy updates...
maandag 14 december 2009
On the positive note, my little fur-baby has made a great recovery! She was really shaking when she had to go back to the vet to removed the stitches out of her tummy, and she was really weak for about a week, but now she's back playing with her toys (and that at almost 13 years old!) I'll try to get a pic of my little one up next time.
zaterdag 28 november 2009
dinsdag 10 november 2009
maandag 9 november 2009
I was working on lanarte kit The Egyptian Empire by Maria Van Scharrenburg. I did a look of work on Toetanchamon. This Farao demands lots of work, because there are tons of backstitches in it, and most of those backstitches are in DMC gold metallic, and that's not always fun to work with.
So let me know what you think of it so far.
and now it's back to bed for me...
woensdag 28 oktober 2009
It's not because I haven't been stitching though :-) I've been working on the mystery SAL, this time with a print-out. It seemed my printer was hungry for more ink, silly printer not telling me such a small detail! So after feeding the printer, I got a very nice print out of it. That did help a lot to get the stitching done faster. And this is the result...
I've also been practising my culinary skills, by making a vegetable quiche and a clafoutis for dessert for a dinner party, but well that hasn't got anything to do with the subject :-)
Anyway, can I also interest anyone in an update on the Great Empire of Egypt?
And a stupid question, what do I have to do to get a notification when someone leaves a comment on my blog?
donderdag 15 oktober 2009
I finished the third part of the mystery SAL, and the mystery is starting to get revealed :-) I even did the backstitches this time for all the parts! I did have trouble with this part, because my printer seems to have taken a dislike to me, and decided to make it al quite unreadable, so I had to follow the pattern on the computer screen - which made me lose my place in the pattern often times. So I was very glad to be done with it! On to part 4...
dinsdag 13 oktober 2009
This post is about the exchenges I sent out.
I didn't really have many small Disney patterns, so I had no other choice (yeah right!) but to go stash-shopping. My LNS unfortunately seems to be diminishing their cross-stitch section, but I did find one pattern-book from Winnie the Pooh, the ONLY Disney one they had. I chose a silhoutte-pattern with Tigger, Winnie and Piglet.
Made on 18 count Aïda.
The Magnet - does it look familiar to you - yes, I chose the same pattern as Nel, who sent me a Magnet. Luckily I didn't have to send back to her :-) The pattern comes from Borduurblad 33. It was a fun quick stitch. Also made on 18 count Aïda.
Next update: Tommorow - Animal SAL part 3
I participated in two exchanges on the Dutch forum of the EMS cross-stitch board. One was a Disney Bookmark and one was an magnet with Autumn as the subject. I recieved two gorgeous exchanges. The bookmark was from Margot. She stitched Kwik, Kwek and Kwak.
The Magnet came from Nel, she stitched up a very cute magnet. It's in a protective plastic coaster, so it won't get dirty.
But I also had a few surprises in the mail. Evalina's blog give-away arrived, she gave me a pattern called 'Happiness' and a book of patterns 'Critter Careers'. And another surprise, I recieved my very first RAK. Lisa Nicholson send me three Winny The Pooh patterns.
Annette is doing a blog give-away to celebrate her 6th blog anniversary. Check it out here: http://www.annettesacre.com/stitchblog/
zaterdag 26 september 2009
I've been a good girl, and have been working on part 2 as soon as I recieved it. Last time I barely made the 'deadline', so I decided to do better this time! I still have a week left now :-)
Still haven't done any of the backstitches though.
For the rest I have been working on two exchanges on the Dutch EMS board: a Disney bookmark, and a magnet with the subject Autumn. No piccies until everything has been finished up and recieved by my partners.
Last weekend, I went away on weekend to the Ardennen. We visited the castle of Veves. It's an 8th century castle, with other parts build on the original castle later on. It was the stronghold of the Lords of Beaufort, and the residence to their descendants, the Counts de Liedekerke Beaufort.
On the way back to our staying home we made a stop in Dinant.
In the afternoon we had a guided walk, we passed the Belgian borders into France. We went all the way up a look-out tower
It was quite a climb, but the view was definately worth it.
Had a lovely brunch on sunday, and then back home (with first some sightseeing) we went.
woensdag 16 september 2009
As promised last time, this time I bring an update on my BAP Egypt. I've been working on one of the pilars and I also did some of the border. The backstitch of the border is in gold metallic thread. This pattern uses a lot of the gold metallic. For now, the thread seems to be cooperating :-)
I've also been working on a mystery animal SAL for the CLS-group. This is the first part. I'm still lacking two colors, so it's not complete yet, and I also haven't done the backstitching yet.
donderdag 3 september 2009
I finally managed to finish Tiger's Chick! All those fractional stitches on the Aïda made it take a longer, but it's done! :-)
The last weekend of August, it's a bit of a tradition to go to the flower corso in Blankenberge. This year the theme was art. The flowers of Van Gogh, Magrit, Picasso... all made in flowers. These are two examples. More can be found at my webshots-page. (http://community.webshots.com/user/Katrien22)
I also have my own vegatable garden (tomatoes, beans, lettuce, potatoes), but this is a big example of a potatoe! It's about 24 cm long. It's too big for me, lol!
Next update will (hopefully) be about the Egypt-WIP!
dinsdag 25 augustus 2009
zondag 23 augustus 2009
donderdag 20 augustus 2009
First of all, those finishes I promised in my last update! I made two small X-mass ornies. Both are made on 16 count Aïda. They're mostly try-outs as I never made any before. Don't know if I'm entirely happy with them...
I also made the same snow-man motief on a smaller count (18) Aïda, for a X-mass card, and made a card for my best friend who just bought a house.
Just as last year, the neighbourhood had a small hobby-expostion during the anual festivities. I had my own stand again this year. As you might guess, the Monopoly was a huge succes :-) My mother also had a stand this year.
and last but not least: since we were expected to stay at the exposition and do some work, I took a smaller piece with me (the Egypt is just to big to take to such places): Tiggers Chick
vrijdag 14 augustus 2009
I have not been stitching as much as I would have liked - I used the month off from the IUI's for a thorough house-cleaning - but I did stitch some on my WIP. The pillars in backstitching are done, as well as the Hator Temple. The pillars were quite complicated, as sometines it went over one, other times over two but the pattern was not always very clear about it. I'm happy with the result though.
I had a few small finishes as well, but I forgot to take a pic. Will put them in a next post.
In a previous post, I showed the bookmark I made for Lila. I recieved a very beautiful bookmark from Lila in return, as you can see here: Thank you Lila!
I bought new sofa's several weeks ago. They finally arrived. It was quite an ordeal getting them through the door. Thanks to a dose of manpower, my seats are were they are supposed to be. We did find three (!) needles after we removed the old seats (hangs head in shame)
donderdag 13 augustus 2009
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vrijdag 24 juli 2009
After my failed 9th IUI-attempt, I went back full of courage and hope to my doctor on the 12th of my cycle for the check-up, turns out I now have a cyste, so I'm out of the running for a couple of months :-(
I have wished for a baby for years, it took 7 months to get the acceptance for the IUI-treatment, and that for 12 treatments, I'm already panicking because I only have approval for 3 treatments left, and then I have to start the whole procedure up again (and of course pay it all again too). So yes, I'm stressed about it :-(
woensdag 8 juli 2009
I also got another finish: the small Kit I recieved from Rene. It's a pattern called Welcome. My father immediately wanted it for his house!
vrijdag 12 juni 2009
I also won a blog give-away from Rene a couple of weeks ago, she sent me a cute little kit 'Welcome' and have already started on it (bad quality pic!)
That's it for now.
woensdag 10 juni 2009
I'm an avid cross-stitcher and proud mama of a furbaby Princesje. This blog will mostly contain updates of my stitching and stash-shopping. Not much happens in my regular life, so don't expect much from that, lol.
what kind of patterns do I like?, Anything Native American (before I discovered the wonderful world of online shops, those kind of patterns where veeeerrrryyyy hard to find for me), wolves, fantasy, Disney (especially Winnie The Pooh), dollhouses, horses and much more, lol!
Piccies of my work (and a wishlist) can be seen at Webshots: http://community.webshots.com/user/Katrien22
What kind of other things do I like?, I have lots and lots of books, and I love miniatures and dollhouses.