Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New start!

July and August didn't show a lot of blog activity ... I hope to speed it up again for the rest of the year! Hope I'll succeed!

Yesterday it was back to school for a lot of children (including mine)! My two daughters each received a new schoolbag (a big "Disney Princess" one for my 6-year old who passes from kindergarten to the "big school" - and a smaller "Tinkerbell" one for my 4-year old :-).

But ... don't be fooled ... I kept stitching during the summer months on a couple of projects. The most important one being Serengeti mandala.

Here's where I'm at for the moment:

The Zebra panel (part 6) wasn't finished on time but given the short timespan I had (only 10 days) I think my progress isn't all too bad :-) ... I'll be jumping back and forth from the panel to the corner ornaments.

The first corner (part 7) isn't completely finished yet and has to be repeated on all four sides. I love the red/orange of the Firelilies! (pictures taken yesterday evening)

Something else that gives me a lot of joy for the moment are the pumpkins that are growing in my garden. It's the first time I've planted them and I didn't foresee that they would climb against the hedge :-)!
Bathing in the sunlight
Look at those big yellow flowers!
Other progress pictures (stiching and garden :-) will follow shortly!
Have a nice "back to normal" week!


Yvon (jioya) said...

Serengeti isaardig gegroeid en je pompoenen zien er prachtig uit.

Zijn ze eetbaar of voor de sier?

Een fijne week.

Groetjes Yvon.

Isadarena said...

Wow Ann, ton avancée sur le Serengeti Mandala est très joli et je pense que cela doit représenter pas mal d'heures, non ???
Tes "pumpkins" ont de très belles couleurs.
Je souhaite à tes deux bout de chou une très belle rentrée scolaire,
Belle soirée,

Melissa said...

Great job on Sergenti! You got a lot done in ten days!

I love your pumpkins :)

♥ Nia said...

I always had a new schoolbag each year, it was so fun :D
I wish a great school year for both your girls! :)
Your mandala looks very pretty :)
First time I see pumpkins grow! Heheheh thank you for sharing those pictures :D

Manuela said...

It's a wonderful mandala.

Best wishes Manuela

Carol said...

I hope your girls both have a wonderful year in school! I always loved the start of school--both as a child and as a mother sending my sons off to school (and gaining some much needed "quiet" time for myself!!)...

Love your mandala progress and the pumpkins are great. We have three in our garden I'll have to post soon--so exciting to see them grow!

Anonymous said...

prachtig borduurwerk,
bedankt voor je berichtje op mijn blog

Joysze said...

Ann!!! Serengeti looks SOOOOOOO awesome!! :D

Can't wait to see pics of your pumpkins when they change color. Yummmm!!!!

Daniëlle said...

Your pumpkins look great!!! Never tried them in our garden though. Happy harvest! Hugs, Daniëlle