Posts uit december, 2007 weergeven

Some updates

It's been a bit quiet from my side, but I'm still here. And although I didn't blog much (DH is at home and spends a lot of time at the computer), I did get some stitching done.
And there was an exchange arrived:Birthday exchange for Marc, who loves penquins. The top penquin is made with paperpiecing method, the other one is a design of Brittercup Designs. Stitched on 28 ct. white Jobelan, with DMC. I finished it into a wall hanging.Design: "Reindeer Sampler", JBW Designs
Fabric: 32 ct. Dublin Linen
Floss: DMC
Finish: Flatfold
I finished the stitching of the Stitchers' tray from Maryse. Which I now have to finish into a tray.And I made this cute little Gingerbread wallhanging from Atelier Bep. It's hanging in my kitchen, and I think I'm going to leave it there for a while! I also stitched part 8 of BC's Red Thread serie. You can see the progress here.I'm still waiting for my Christmas exchange from the Crazy exchange group, to arrive in the UK... I&…

My wishes for you!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

What Holiday food are you?

You Are a Gingerbread House
A little spicy and a little sweet, anyone would like to be lost in the woods with you.What Holiday Food Are You? What a coincedence, that I made this little Gingerbread man (by Tilda) yesterday!

SBEBB Christmas Ornament from Chris

Today I received this gorgeous Christmas Ornament from Chris for the SBEBB-exchange! Chris even stitched SBEBB on the back of the ornament ;) The ornament got a place in the tree right away. Love the little bells attached to it. Chris also made me a wonderful Christmas card! And she sended me a great piece of linen, some ribbon, a skein of Carrie's Creation "Joy Noel" and a box of chocolates which DS ate right away.
Thank you Chris for this great exchange!!!


Design: "French Country V Reindeer", JBW Designs
Fabric: 28 ct. Zweigart Cashel Linen Antique White
Floss: DMC 115
Finish: pillow ornament

Christmas ornament from Leena

Haha, my third post for today! There was more nice mail on the doormat this morning... I also received my Christmas ornament (for the Xmas ornie exchange) from Leena. She stitched me such a pretty ornament! It has an unusual color-combination, but - like you wrote Leena - I love it! This ornament is getting a good place in my tree (which I'm going to put in my living room this weekend) Leena also added some nice gifts: a piece of quilt fabric, a transparent blue ribbon, some Atalie-floss (my first one!) in "caramel" and a bar of chocolate, which I just ate!
Leena, thank you so much! I love your gifts!!!

Christmas mailart from Verona

Today I received this beautiful mailart from Verona. It's from an exchange
of our Dutch Borduurhoekje. Verona knows I like birdhouses and also spoiled me with some Christmas goodies!
Thank you Verona!!!

First ornament received

On the SBEBB-board I read that Hitomi has received my Christmas Ornament (Hitomi has far better pictures on her blog!).

Design: "2007 Merry Christmas Pinkeep"by Brightneedle, JCS Christmas ornaments issue 2007 Fabric: 32 ct. Zweigart Lugana "Bone", stitched over 1 Floss: DMC Finish: tin / Christmas ornament I really liked this ornament myself and found it hard to send it away... But I know it has a good home in Japan ;)

Noël finished

Design: "Noël" by Tiens Donc
Fabric: 28 ct. Graziano Riviera linen
Floss: DMC
Finish: Christmas Ornaments
I finished "Noël" into 4 ornaments. Nothing fancy, but I think they look
cute the way they are.

Ready for Sinterklaas

Tomorrow - 5th December - we're celebrating "Sinterklaas" a typical Dutch feast. Sinterklaas (or Sint Nicolaas) was a Saint for the poor and homeless people. Nowadays we're celebrating his birthday with gifts, poems and surprises. It's a real children's feast!
I just finished all the wrapping and filled the large bags. Tomorrow my parents are coming to join us for Sinterklaas, so there will be twice as much packages then! Can't wait to see the excitement on my son's face!
To all my Dutch and Belgium readers: Fijne Sinterklaas!!!

Little christmas wall hanging

Yesterday I went to a package club-members day at Atelier Bep's. And while outside it was storming and raining, we've made this cute little wallhanging in Bep's cozy country-kitchen! We really had a great day.
Bep, thank you for your warm welcome, the workshop and your delicious soup!

Crazy Christmas Exchange

Today I received this Crazy Christmas Exchange from Mel. Thank you Mel for this lovely exchange! And I stitched myself this Noël-design. Which I'm going to finish into four
Christmas Ornaments.