maandag 23 januari 2012

Snow Globes part 4/8

A bit (a lot!) later than I had hoped but I've finally managed to finish part 4 of the snow globe SAL, a SAL which is organised by CSL-group This one is a cute snowman.


It was my sisters birthday, she requested an apple-pie.


Met het overgebleven deeg, maakte ik een appelflapje. Ik maakte ook briochebroden.

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And just because...


donderdag 19 januari 2012

Looking back/looking forward.

2012 is already 19 days old, so it’s more than time to look forward, but also look back to 2011 for one more time.

Stitching-wise I didn’t get much done in 2011. My little darling (my pride and joy), takes up most of my time and energy. What I did finishes can be found here.

Goals for 2012? I don’t have many of those, as stitching-time is still very limited, here is what I do hope to get done:

Finish the snow-globe SAL, organized by the CSL-group (still 4,5 globes to go)
Finish Lanarte Cultures
Start (and finish?) Jelena’s Christmas sock
Small Christmas-ornaments

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As you can see, not really ambitious, but even this might be too much, we’ll see. And of course, try not to expand the stash too much ;-)

2011 was also the year I saw the ER on the inside (luckily it wasn’t that bad: 3 stitches and some nice color in my face – and the blue/green/yellow finally disappeared after about 3 weeks), and the year I lost Princesje, she is still missed dearly.

On personnel level I have one big hope for 2012 – one I actually already had in 2011 but that didn’t get realized, so fingers crossed for the next weeks. Other than that, I want to spend quality time with my daughter, watch her development, and just love her. I also hope for good times with friends and family, no more falling :), and get some of that clutter out of my house (look of shame).

zaterdag 14 januari 2012


I mentioned on a previous blog-update that I recieved something awesome. I finally got around to getting a pic of it (sorry, Jelena just takes up all my time!). I did thank the wonderful sender of the gift immediately :)

so here's a pic of it:

I got nice stash (and doesn't she know me well, with the Winny the Pooh kits!), lovely stitched goodies, and the cutest necklace!

Thank you!!

woensdag 11 januari 2012

more give-aways

If you like mail-art, you might like this give-away as Wendy is gifting one!

Cindy is also holding a give-away.

Heather is also having a give-away.

Both end january 15th

And what's more, Nancy is having yet another give-away, this time for dyed floss! This one ends january 30th.

vrijdag 6 januari 2012

Blog-winnings and give-away's

A little while ago, I mentioned the christmas give-away from Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. I was one of the lucky winners! I recieved this beautiful chart. Thank you Nancy!

Nancy is already organizing a new give-away. Check out her post here if you'd like a chance to win a gorgeous needlebook. And that's not all, she's also giving away lovely Black Crow Spice Bags. Go here to take your chance in this give-away.

Craftymoo is also hosting a really really awesome give-away. Go check it out!

I've also recieved the most wonderful surprise in the mail, such a wonderful surprise, it will get it's own post :)

dinsdag 3 januari 2012

Snow Globes part 3/8

A day later than I had hoped for, I finished the third part of the snow-globes SAL: a cute RUDOLPH. He got finished on the first day of the new year, so he's my FIRST FINISH OF THE YEAR! :-)

For the newyears celebration, I've been baking again :-). I made cookies, a vanille-chocolate cake, biscuit with creme au beurre, cupcakes, and dessert was a combination of mascarpone, passionfruit and whipped cream

maandag 2 januari 2012

Happy New Year

Pff, already the second day of the new year! I hope everyone had a safe end of the year and a good start of 2012!