Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bye 2014!

Hi all,

Just taking a little time to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy, prosperous and lovely New year!

I leave you with a picture of the x-stitch piece I did plan to end this year ... and which will take more then a couple of weeks into 2015! 😉


Enjoy and stay safe!

Xxx


Ann

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy birthday to ...

... me!

Today I'm not switching the last but the first digit ... ;-).


And a couple of interesting things that happened in my year of birth:

 
I'm not really thrilled because it is a cape that has to be taken. On the other hand ... it's just a number! In my mind I'm still 21 - no make that 25 ;-).
 
I still need to work today but starting from tomorrow I'm on holiday for two weeks (only returning on Monday 5th of January 2015).
 
Guess what I'm going to do? Embroider, quilt a little bit on my Dear Jane, stash shopping and doing some excursions (to the sea, Bruges, the zoo in Antwerp, ...). And enjoying the festivities of course (eat and drink to much).
 
Have a nice day!
Ann
 

Monday, December 15, 2014

She's finished!

I have stitched and stitched and stitched to get it over and done with and yes ... she's finished ... "Asian Beauty" by Lanarte!

I hope mom won't be reading my blog the next couple of days, because I want to return this stitched beauty on Christmas eve. Isn't that a great gift? ;-)

Here are a couple of pictures. Sorry if they're a little bit dark but the weather is grey and dull for the moment.

 
 
I adored stitching on her. It never became dull due to all those splendid colours on the black background.

I'll miss her but on to something else (new)! Who knows ...

Friday, December 5, 2014

Advancing well

with moms "Asian Beauty" (by Lanarte).

I soooo love her on the black (can't imagine stitching her on 32-ct - or higher - linnen though :-).


In the meanwhile I've already filled in the empty spaces in the "balls" and I'm advancing to the front of the "headdress".

And because it's so lovely ... a close-up of the crown:


Have a nice weekend!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Libelle Winterfair 2014

Hi all,

I neglected my blog the last two weeks due to a lot of different things happening - not bad ... just being busy :-).

First there was Halloween, followed by some activities at school and at home, etc, etc ... Sinterklaas came to our town on Saturday 22nd, he also came to my husband's work yesterdag (30th of November) and he'll be coming to our house this Saturday (6th of December) :-).

One of his helpers - a "Zwarte Piet" :-)

I also decided to go to the "Libelle Winterfair" since it was already 3 months ago (or more) that I visited a fair.


It was lovely: lots of stalls concerning fashion, beauty, cooking, ... but a little bit meager on the creative side ... two stalls with wool and one about Pixel Hobby (similar to "Ministeck" but a lot more expensive and for one single use), two about painting and polymer clay and that was it. No cross stitch at all! But I knew that because last year it was the same kind of "mixture" :-).

 
Some painting and "Klazien's Creaties"
 
One of the few Belgian resellers of the Stylecraft DK yarn (Lucy of Attic 24 is very positive about it). According to the vendor, all of the ladies that buy with him only swear with this yarn after they've started using it. Look at that lovely afghan!

The reason why I enjoy the Libelle Winterfair each year is their styling of the entire venue. It really has that frosty, wintery aspect to it and you already feel the Christmas spirit and holidays arriving.

 
 
 
 

 
 And no excursion can be complete without some purchases right?! ;-)

Here's mine!

Zauberhafter Winterwald (Enchanted Winter Forest) by Bradford Exchange
 
Hope you liked the tour!

P.S.: This week I'll show you some pictures from my Asian Beauty (she advanced well)