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January 12, 2009

Winter pictures and some progress

Last week it was freezing cold in our country, and I just wanted to show some beautiful pictures, especially for my friends outside the Netherlands. This is about half an hour by bike from our home, and we love taking a walk by the canal.

Stitch-related I have three finishes for this year already, and can't show any of them yet, because they are all exchanges. One is sent abroad last week to a friend as a belated birthday gift, the other two stay in the Netherlands.

I managed to do quite a lot of stitching on Mystery XI, mostly eyelets, that took a lot of time. If you take a good look, you can see them between the arches of the trees.

I also made a new beginning. It's a HAED, Vibrant Vista, there not much to show. Due to internetproblems I can't post a picture, it will be there nex time!

** updated Here is Vibrant Vista :)


icelandmom said...

I just love the pictures you posted Joke. Lovely landscape to take walks in. Well done on the progress you are making with Mystery XI. And congratulations on the finishes already. :-) Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Debra said...

Nice pictures and your wip is looking good.
Debra in Indiana

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Just love the photos so much - reminds me of our holidays, can't wait for next August!!

Vonna said...

Vibrant Vista! I'm stitching that too :) You ought to join our HAED sal that we have every Friday...there's a few of us that stitch on Fridays on our HAEDs :)
Good Luck!

Giovanna said...

Lovely photos! And your Mystery XI is gorgeous too - you're almost done!

Becca in MD said...

Beautiful landscape! Vibrant Vista looks like it will be lovely too.

Nana's Quilts said...

Wow - you have been a busy girl. And what lovely weather. I don't know whether to wish for nice weather and cold or grey/rain and a bit warmer. I'll keep following weer reports to know what kind of clothes to bring. I'm so excited.

Cindy F. said...

OMG! Love the eyelets on Mystery!!
Beautiful work!
How exciting you're also stitching an HAED!!! WOO HOO!! You need to get in our, Vonna, Shari, Terry, Laura and Kim & Vickie may join us! Great progress on it!

Lisa said...

Love your mystery - I have the pattern but have I started it yet? Course not - maybe next year.

Joke said...

Hi girls, just a little message from work: no internet at home right now. Marne: ask for dry sunny weather, it's the best for seeing the beauty of our country!
Vonna and cindy: I'd love to join you, where can I find your SAL?

Vickie said...

Your WIPs look fabulous!!! Your HAED is coming along nicely!

Janaina said...

I love, love, love when you post pics of your country! It´s so beautiful!!!!!! =)
Great progress!