Sunday, 23 November 2008

to my visitors.......................

Friday, 14 November 2008

here is what just arrived from 123stitch, my present from The girls from Cross Stitch Crazy !

1 compleet kit by Janlyn "The Four seasons"

1 compleet kit by Bucilla "the Cottage garden"

1 piece of Aida 18ct white with a gold thread woven in. 30x36"

a booklet with the day and night butterfly fairy pattern in Colour.

2 round crystal disks we need for a pink fairy.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Our friend Ali, is 83 today 12-11-08

from left to right,

Steffie, Henny, Cobi, Coby, and Ali.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

we've fallen in love

Yes, my friend Coby and I have fallen in Love , head over heels !!

open link and have a look under the following buttons.
$15 large patterns from page 32-48.
$20 larger patterns still !
not everyones cup of tea, I know, but we see this as a challenge.
Oh and BTW, we ONLY need 88 coulors DMC for the free pattern !!
I let you know how we get on with it.

My dear Mum

It would have been my Mum's birthday today,

she woul have been 100 years old !!

bless you Mum and happy birthday.

Monday, 3 November 2008

so, everyone who celebrated Halloween, are now going to get ready for Christmas, we don't have Halloween in Holland although the shopkeepers are trying very hard to get the people interested, we do have something simular though, St. Maarten on Nov. 11. kids go round with lampions and come to your door singing St.Maarten songs and when they have finished singing, they get sweets, there can be groups of 10 to 15 children ,always with adults , lovely those little faces all expecting to get something nice and they always get a tangerine, but don't be surprised when one or two tell you ,thye don't want that, rather have an extra bag of sweets. !!!

and then of course there is the St Nicolaas eve that's on Dec.5th.,

St Nicolaas arrives in Amsterdam by boat from Spain with his d'apple horse and his black Peter helpers., he'll be in Lelystad on Nov. 22nd.

St.Nicolaas and his Black Pieten !!!

also in December is my birthday and 3 of my friends, (11 Monica, 13 mine , 14 Marga ,16 Tilly.).

and then at long last, there is Christmas, first one without my Ken, I'll be on my own for one day, but I don't mind that, and one day i'll spend with my friend Coby.

now I'll have to get on with my card making
speak to you soon again.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

I'm sorry that I did not tell you before, but I am busy with my own and helping others to make Christmas cards,

I did get the key for Nantucket rose and will try to finish it at Christmas.

hope you're all well ,