donderdag 29 juli 2010


Yesterday I got a big surprise in the mail! The mailman rang the doorbell and had a package in his hand, I hadn't ordered anything though! Then I saw the sticker of airmail on the package and the name Debbie B., I recognised the name as a member of the ILCSgroup. Inside I found a nice card, and two very cute and beautiful outfits!

and here's another piccie of the cutie that's going to be wearing them :)

Princesje would like some attention too, so she got a new haircut :)

dinsdag 20 juli 2010

Egypt: the promised pic

The Egyptian Empire by Maria Van Scharrenburg got started on 01/01/2009 and finished on 18/07/2010, so I've been working on it for a longtime. I'm so happy (and proud) to have it finished. Especially the backstitches were a challenge. Egypt is a cross-stitch kit from Lanarte.
Finished size: 47x56 cm
Stitched on 27ct evenweave

And because I'm a proud mommy, some pics of my cute daughter :)

maandag 19 juli 2010

A big finish!

I've been saying for about a month that Egypt was ALMOST finished, almost to my frustration, lol, but since yesterday, I can say, it's FINISHED! A pic will follow as soon as it's cleaned up a bit and ironed.

Can't believe my daughter is already 3 weeks old, and boy does she have a strong grip, she really seems to enjoy pulling my hair! I guess it will be ponytails from now on for me :) When she's on her belly, she can push up enough and lift her head and turn it from one side to the other.

maandag 12 juli 2010

Cindy's giveaway

Cindy is doing a blog-giveaway in celebration of her 100th follower. Interested? Go check her blog

zaterdag 3 juli 2010

Stitchy update
I was working on Egypt, as previously said, hoping to have it finished before baby came, and I was becoming sooooo close. (un?)fortunately baby decided to come about a day to soon to have it done. But here's a pic of the last part I was working on:

So the big news
On the 27th of june (just a few days after my last check-up in which there were absolutely NO signs labour was going to start in the next days), my water broke at 3.45 AM. So off to the hospital I went. I had before hoped to have an underwater delivery, but the new hospital forgot about the waterpipes for the bath, so no underwater delivery was possible. I did want to do everything without any pain-meds, and once again, it wasn't possible. At 12.30 the doctor came in and decided for me I would need an epidurale, because the labour wasn't going as needed, and they were going to stimulate it. At 18.30 hours, my daughter was born (with a lot of pushing on my belly by the mid-wife, OUCH!). Call me crazy (every one does), but I had so hoped she would wait until it was July to be born :(
She measures 50 centimeters (19,68 inches??), and 3540 grams (7,80 pounds??), she recieved the name Jelena.
Here's the cutie at 4 hours old

and yesterday