woensdag 31 maart 2010

First finish of the year

A finish!
Last friday I was happy dancing because I finally have a finish. It only took my 3 months in the year :-) As you probably guessed my finish is the Animal SAL from the CSL group. This SAL actually finished a while ago, but I was way behind.

Emily sent me a pattern she had recently finished, in case the little one I'm expecting is a girl. She even sent some floss! I still don't know it's gender but strangely enough everyone (except for my mother) who has taken a guess to the baby's gender thinks it's a girl.

Not really a RAK but a very nice gift from one of my co-workers who knitted a blanket

Egyptian Empire
I've been stitching a little more on Egypt, the stitches on Toetanchamon are finished, but he still requieres a lot (really a lot!) of backstitches, most of them in the so loved gold metallic.

dinsdag 23 maart 2010

A bit of this and that

Animal SAL 9/10

Part 9 is finished!! Well, almost finished actually, because the white you can see between the pinks/red/purples, still needs to be filled with purple, but I'm out of DMC 553 for the moment. Will fix it when I'm doing part 10. I'm still hoping to make this one my first finish of the year by the end of the month, let's see if I can make it!

Winnie The Pooh year calender

I mentioned before that I had started the Winnie calender, but had a problem with it. This is what I had stitched on it, but I had a problem with the fabric (my own fault), and the stitches didn't really want to stay where they were supposed on one spot. I did get them fixed eventually, but I was soooo not happy with it. I e-mailed vervaco and explained them the problem, they immediately told me they would sent me a new piece of fabric and the thread I had already used. Two days later I already had it in the mail-box. And now to restart with it...

Blog winnings

As some might remember, I was the lucky recipient of Mel's blog-giveaway. I recieved this a couple of weeks ago, and remembered to let Mel know, but forgot to post here. Sorry about the bad pic.

The Egyptian Empire

While I was waiting to recieve the next part of the Animal SAL, I picked Egypt out from under the dust it was collecting. First piccie is where I left of somewhere in october/november 2009. Second pic is a detail of the work done on it, and last pic is a complete view of it. As you can see, I worked some on the statues behind the Pharao, also did some backstitching on the Pharao, with the much loved DMC gold metallic.

Pregnancy update

So, this is me, about one week ago (at 24 weeks pregnant), big belly no?; My father thinks so anyway, he asked me if the doctor had prescribed me candy instead of meds. I'm starting to feel it in my back though, so I bought a support band, hope it will help. The furniture for the room has been ordered, yay! Will be delivered in about 6 weeks :-) The little one is stubbornly keeping its gender hidden from mommy, but it's healthy, and that's the most important. It does prevent me from going wild in clothes shopping though, but that's a good thing, right? :-) It is a bit hard missing my work collegues though.

Hoe gaat het met mijn baby?

zondag 7 maart 2010

Animal SAL 8/10

I've managed to reach my self-set goal and finish up the 8th part by the end of the week, only two more to go now! Sorry nog pic of the Pooh-kit yet, I had a little problem there, but I'll write more about it, when I have a pic to share.

Other news, I got a bit of a shock when I wanted to know how much I weigh now, but it turns out the scale doesn't work right, so it's wait and see untill I had my doctor's check-up. It's also been quite an emotional week, with me crying for no reason, but well, it's hormones you know! The blood-pressure is under control for now with the meds and the home-stay, although I'm worried now because I think I forgot one of my four daily pills :-(