Sunday, 31 August 2008


My Celtic Lady is finished, what will be my next project? one of these 2? let me know which one you like best !

I will be stitching them 1 over 1 on White Hardanger, 22 count. click on photo's for more details.
Happy Sunday to you all!

Saturday, 30 August 2008

right now !!

what goes trough my mind right now Crazy

Forget health food, I'm at an age where I need all the preservatives I can get.Spaghetti

If there is no wine in Heaven, I'm not going.Drinking Red Wine

As you get older, your secrets are save with your friends
because they can't remember them either.

I would be unstoppable, if I could just get started.Couch Potato

Next mood swing: 2 minutes.Shut Up

the quickest way for a parent to get a childs attention.....,
is to sit down and look comfortable.Mom

Wild oats have turned into,..prunes and All-Bran. Grandpa

You can't stay young forever, but you can be immature for the rest of your life.Lumpy

I live in my own little world, but it is ok, they know me here.Wooden Shoes

If you leave me, can I come too ? Lol

I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt. Grandma

Have a fantastic day !!

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Have you ever given people Computer lessons ?

Well I have !! I teach in an internet café with 5 computers , for 55 + (men and women) that's pretty hard work, but it gives me a good feeling when people are happy when they can get emails to their children abroad. Email
my oldest customer is 92, he bought a Windows XP book and is the most enthousiastic "pupil" in our room.!! Walking
but I got one lady, she is only 61 and she brings her own laptop, ok, thats fine, but she is a nerves wreck , she had to work in the Configuration window, "add and remove," she was perspiring with fear, when I said, "right, now hit that key," she answered, no I don't want to, I don't want to wreck my laptop !! Computer Smash
well what do you do then ?
any suggestions ?

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Blog awards for these people.

The rules of the award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her/his blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated.

Here are the terrific bloggers I give this award to:

Vicky and Andy

Monday, 25 August 2008

these 2 gorgeous birds visited one of my cyber
friends in Australia at her holiday address,
I think one of them,is trying to eat her
cross stitch pattern, he/she might not like it !!

the 4 new cross stitch patterns I bought
last week, I will stitch them all, but not on
black, I can not get the fabric I want in black.
I will be stitching them on white 22 count
hardanger fabric.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

visitors ?

dear visitors,

I would love to ask you a question, it's up to you if you want to answer !

You are at this moment visiting my Blog, according to my counter, you come from all over the world, and I really appreciate that very much, but what I like to know is,

How and when did you decide to visit my Blog ? I'm just curious, the people from Holland are invited to answer too, in Dutch or English, I speak , read and write both languages !!

thanks for visiting,


Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Well, My friend and I have done the discovery of the century !!!
we have both subscribed to Skype , and talk for hours and hours !
we never met, but I think I know her better than my own sister,
we used to email each other a lot, but this is so much better.
I didn't know that there were so many things to talk about,
let's keep this up Susan !!
love and hugs, from Chatty 2
Me .

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

PAYPAL troubles have been solved at long last

Sunday, 17 August 2008

trouble wit PAYPAL

we moved house last year, that means New address, I changed provider, that means, New email address, I have from the same provider telephone, so that means New telephone number, get it so far ?

I ordered 4 patterns and some other ithems on Ebay (2 different sellers) and wanted to pay with my creditcard, but PAYPAL said, NO, you can't do that because your new address, email address and telephone number are not the same as the information we've got coupled to your creditcard !! still with me ??
so I had to fax my passport, and a number what I got of PAYPAL to a number somewhere in europe, then it would be sorted within 7 days, that was on July 30 !! and cost me €4,50.

i received an email from PAYPAL , thanking me for the information, they would now put 2 small amounts of money in my bank account, I had to activate my new account with putting in the 2 amounts of money ( say 0,11 and 0,04)in and that was than sort of pincode and all would be fine ! hope you can still follow ?

I started paying my debts and what happened ? my creditcard was not accepted because the address I'd put in was not the same as in their system !! so phoned them again, 0,10 per minute, and first you get some nice music, but you hang on, than this voice telling you, sorry but it could be another 2 min, so you hang on, I've waited 17 min. and then this young man said, Oh mrs, xx something must have gone wrong, I'll sort it out now !!!! got an other email, I'd had to fax a recent creditcard payment slip, my passport and new address, email address and phone number, costs € 4,50 !!

that was the day before yesterday 14 August , I've had no conformation, nothing !!!

I keep in touch with the sellers on Ebay and they keep mailing me back, they will extend the payment time !!
that is so good of them !!

but Paypal told me that I could pay the people via them with my bankaccount number, so, I started doing this, and a thought hit me Light Bulb , how much is that going to cost me , transferring money to a seller in China and one in the UK. ??
I phoned the bank they said, €5.99 per transaction !! no way I'm going to do that !! the patters would cost me 3 x the price from the shop price !!

If you use PAYPAL, Never move house !!


Saturday, 16 August 2008

more definite news on Ali,
she is going away for a week to stay with her DB and SIL, they will look after her,
she lost an other pound, total weight loss now since mid July, 9.5 kilogrammes.
Not good !!

Friday, 15 August 2008

I can't give you the excact story yet, but I think the doctor thinks it would be better for Ali to go in a care home for a while, not good news is it ?
I hope to see her tomorrow for 5 min. she is so tired of it all !!
she needs prayers now, so please readers !!
Hi Dikkie, Marcel and Yvonne,
It's Anne Henk's anniversary, 10 years since he died!
I just wanted to say, I'm thinking about you all today,

Dikkie and Alex, I wish you a fantastic weekend.
Hugs and love, Henny. xx

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Dikkie and Alex, very good friends !!

I hereby welcome my visitor Yvonne Jagersma, currently traveling Asia.
Have a save journey home Yvonne and San.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

This is the LOVE QUILT, a present from my friends at
40 ladies (from near enough all over the world) and 2 boys (one is 11, other one is 7 years old !!) have stitched a picture each with a "love" theme , concerning Ken and Me, the beautiful Quilting was done by Kristin, North Carolina USA. When they heard that Ken was so ill, one way or an other they got together and decided to make this for us, alas, he can not see it, but he would have loved it !!
for more individual pictures please look here !!
thanks ladies,
It goes on Ken's bed, every body can see it and I'm sleeping in the bed next to it.
must be the right thing to do, I feel !!

Saturday, 9 August 2008


yes, I've had 2 surprises in one week, really it's better than Christmas !!

on August 4, I got an email from with a gift voucher for 70 US dollars, to be spend at the 123 online shop, (my favourite on line shop) and a message reading this:

Message: "From the ladies of Cross Stitch Crazy: We love you and hope this opportunity for a stitchy bonanza will take your mind off of everything that happened, for a little while."

then yesterday 08-08-08 ,we came home tired from shopping in a nearby town in the pouring rain, when the telephone went, It was Kristin from North Carolina, whom I'd asked a technical question and she said It's easyer to tell you than to explain in an e-mail, we have been on the phone for nearly 30 min. and she got it working for me.!!

then the doorbel went, and I, not wanting visitors, said, Oh, bug off,!!!! but opened the door, my neighbour stood there with a parcel , she said this is from America for you, It was addressed to me with as sender Kristin !!

when I opened it, I could not believe my eyes !!! there was a large LOVE QUILT , 42 different squares with stitched pictures and poems , stitched by 40 different ladies and 2 teenage boys ,absolutely beatyfully quilted by Kristin,

I'm with friends tomorrow and I'll ask Paul to take photos of it ,and if you keep an eye on this Blog, I'll post the photo(s) asap. and you can see for your self.

but besides the quilt, there were a couple of cards from my friends and a lovely little photo book with pics of my friends on the board, who have participated (not all the girls were in the book) .

it was a very emotional moment when I looked at all the pictures ,many with Ken's name and the words, " friends" and "Love" on it !

that was twice in one week that they'd made me sob my eyes out !!

words to describe my feelings at the moment ?? I can't think of any, the nearest I get to is:


Thank you all so much, I love you all !

update on Ali, she has come home yesterday, I went to see her this morning with some flowers,

and when she opened the door, I had to control myself , not to say, OMG you look bad !!

she has lost a lot of weight, has totally no colour in her face, looked all untidy (and she is such a proud well dressed little lady normally), she'll get a nurse to wash her once a day, she'll get a alarm necklace, she has to wear that day and night. and I'll keep an eye on her.

well, that was it for today, I'll be back soon with Photos and a
update on my Celtic Spring !! Big Hug

Thursday, 7 August 2008

A very bad hot tropical stormy day !
In Holland of all places !!

Monday, 4 August 2008

update on Ali.

We went to visit Ali this afternoon in hospital, she has shrunk !! she has had 2 complete blackouts while she was having the catherasation done, she was allergic to the colour fluid with wich they injected her !!
she felt slightly better she said, but is not coming home yet, her sugar level was far to high, the oxygen in her blood was not right, the doctor said that she could not go home before that all was sorted,
anyway, she was glad we came and we felt better when we left her !!
Oh yes, she was worried that her hair was so untidy !! Good old Ali.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

this is my friend and upstairs neighbour Ali,
she is 83 and had to go for heart catherasation
last thursday, when I phoned the hospital on
friday morning, they told me , she was moved
from the ward to the heart observation room,
I went to the hospital this after noon with a
get well card from the other girls 2 Cobies and
Steffie ,and was told I couldn't visit her,
she's in Intensive Care Unit
only family allowed !!
please ladies, she could do with some positive
thoughts and prayers.
thank you.

Friday, 1 August 2008

update 2 of Celtic Spring. 11.08.08

update of Celtic Spring