maandag 16 april 2012

It's been a long time ...

since my last update, shame on me. Unfortunately I didn't have much to update on. Due to some health-issues (will say more on a later update), I was on bed-rest, so stitching-mojo decided to take a vacation. He refused to return later! Even though he perfectly knows I still need to finish my snow-globe SAL. Eventually I could lure hem back with the promise of stitching on my other WIP: Lanarte Cultures. I've been stitching on this one for a week now. A before pic can be seen here, and now for the current pic:

And this is where I am on my Snowglobe SAL part 6/8:

Stitching-mojo still refuses to stitch on thise one however.

My first ever award
I recieved the Liebster award from Kate at
Thank you Kate!

Some background: Liebster is a German word, meaning favourite, dearest or beloved and the Liebster is awarded by bloggers to other, newer bloggers, who have fewer than 200 followers, to spread the word and help the new(er)bies gain wider recognition. The award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting:

1. Choose five up-and-coming blogs (with fewer than 200 followers) to award the Liebster to.
2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.
4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know about you

Here are the bloggers I am passing the award onto: (I've tried to select 5 gorgeous blogs who didn't recieve the award yet, I hope I succeded)

Elena from
Tammy from
Gretchen from
Deigh from
Denise from

5 random facts about me:
1. I followed art-class for about two years in my childhood.
2. I loved rollerblades as a child, until a had a bad fall.
3. I have way too many books in my house, and so little time to read them.
4. I love miniature-dollhouses
5. I don't wear make-up (although I probably should start to do that).

I won several give-aways in the last couple of months!:
From Mel I won this chart and floss + fabric

From Evalina I won this chart:

And Wendy made a beautiful mail-art:

Since Jelena doesn't get any chocolate yet, the easterbunny brought some toys. She asked for a horse, so that's what she got. She was really happy.

Of course, I also baked something for the occassion.

Other baking
Some pics of some other baking I did.

My pride and joy
and of course, no post would be complete without a (or several...) pics of my little darling, now would it??

oh right, I also got a new car!

virtual cookies to those who find the hidden message! ;)

Thank you for visiting my blog!

12 opmerkingen:

Meari zei

Your stitching looks good, Katrien. Congrats on all the wins!

Jelena is still as adorable as ever.

mab3500 zei

You have been busy. Stitches look wonderful and your cakes look too cute to eat.

Nancy M zei

Big update! At least you have returned to some stitching. It will come back with time (or not, since your little girl will keep you busier!) Nice wins, and exchanges. Your baby is getting SO big now! They just grow way too fast!

Vicky L zei

Sorry you have been sick and lost your stitching mojo. Cultures is very pretty and so are the snowglobes. The cakes looks so yummy and I bet they were. The pictures of Jelena are adorable!

Anoniem zei

Sorry to hear that you were sick and hope you are feeling better now. Lovely WIPs. Your cakes look delicious and just love the pictures of your daughter.


Kelly zei

Sorry to hear you have been unwell.
Your stitching is fabulous!
Those cakes look so scrummy, and you decorated them really well.
Jelena is adorable and she is growing so fast!

Anoniem zei


Just joined your lovely blog.

Your Lanarte WIP is beautiful. Hope your mojo will allow you to stitch your snowglobes soon.
Your cakes look delicious!
Lovely pics of your little girl, she's so cute!

Shelleen zei

Your stitching looks great. Congrats on the wins. Jolena is soo cute.

Annette zei

I want the virtual cookies... I'm so glad for you.... I don't say more... hihihi
What a lovely Eater yummy.. You can bake so beautifull.. wow I'm jealours......
What a cute pic's of Jelena.. she is getting so big..
I krijg altijd rare reacties dat mijn kids geen chocolade mogen, en overal waar ik kom geven ze het toch... Hier krijgen ze het niet, zo lang mogelijk mee wachten vind ik.. ze worden straks nog vol genoeg geduwd met zoetigheid

Cleejoow zei

congrats on your pregnancy, I'm in my 19th week now :)

Elena zei

Your stitching looks wonderful. congrats on all your wins.

Your baking is CUTE!


maar zo tof dat jij ook een blogje hebt! 't is nu niet sebiet aan de orde wss met nummerke twee onderweg maar als je id toekomst ooit een weekendje weg wil en gezelschap zoekt... shoot hé!