My stitched bits

Friday, November 27, 2009

Back at work. YUK!!!
I just created a signature to use in my blog and I like it.
Guess I will use it as of now.
Do you like it?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I must be completely daft! Working all day, coming home in the evening and make waffles instead of stitching or relaxing. But that's what I just did and I want to share it on my blog so you all might want to feel like making some too. It's really simple!

So here's the recipe:

250g butter - 250g sugar - 250 self-raising flour - 4 eggs

First you melt the butter slowly. I used my microwave, just to make it go a bit quicker.

After that you add the sugar and the egg yolks and you mix it untill it looks smooth.

Then you add the sifted flour bit by bit. You keep on mixing it untill you have a thick dough.

You beat the eggwhites firmly and incorporate it gently in the dough.

And that's it, now your dough is ready to make delicious waffles.

Just put some dough in a pre-heated waffle-iron,

let it bake and you get this:

I baked for 1 hour and as a result I have 30 waffles.

Don't eat them straight away, even though it's tempting. They are really too fresh though. Just let them rest and tomorrow they will be DELICIOUS!!!

Hope you enjoyed my cooking lesson and I hope you'll give it a try, it's fun and it's yummie, never mind the excess calories! You only live once, so enjoy it!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I did it!

Second part of the SAL is finished!

I like what I see! Looking forward to part III!
Not writing much more at the moment, it's late and I'm going to bed in a bit. I just wanted to brag with my SAL.

Monday, November 23, 2009

I just had a look on Anita's blog this morning and the second part of her SAL is online!!!
I printed the page and I will start stitching it tonight!
I also had a look on her blog and she published the first part I stitched! Funny to see a picture of my work on someone else's blog.
Bedankt Anita!!!

I am still at work at the moment. Boss is gone and I really don't feel like being busy with graves and dead people (I still work on a cemetery), so I just write a bit more here.
I have tried putting up some other gadgets on my blog page. I do like to have that "translate" thingy on my page, too bad I can't put it right in the middle. When I put it on the left side, it's too big. Guess I am restricted in what I can do on this blog. It's not the same when you have your own website...
I put a gadget up that visualizes where visorts are from. I had one up but as I changed it, I lost my I hope they'll be back!

Anyway, see you all later! Going to surf around a bit. Maybe buy some Humbrol paint on eBay to paint my hoop for that Japanese portrait. I can't find that paint in a shop nearby and I remember it's good paint. My father used to use it when he made scale models of airplanes, boats or cars.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Finished another project today!

I am not going to frame it but display it in a painted hoop. Gotta go find some time to get to a shop and buy one next week!
This portrait of a Japanese Lady is a freebie that can be found on a French blog. The link can be found on the left of my page where I put the blogs I like. Look for: bdcouture.over-blog.
(For some reason I can't get to put the link in this message)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Seems I am having problems with my blog, but I can't figure out why.
I can't open the page from my computer at work. That's probably blocked or something, although I can't understand why I can open other blogs at work but not mine....
At home I have similar problems. I can't get to open the thing. I deleted cookies and whatever else, but I still have troubles.
Maybe I'm just writing this for myself and no-one else can open this???? I don't know. I didn't have these problems in the past, so why now?

Oh well, I am not going to try and figure it out now. In fact it gives me more time to stitch!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'm on track!!!
Yesterday after work I found a post parcel on my doorstep and it did contain the fabric I ordered to make the SAL on.
I couldn't wait to start!!!
So today I can show you the first finished part of the SAL - The Pied Piper of Hamelen.
I'll tell you more about it but not tonight. I'm watching a movie on TV and I want to continue stitching my Japanese Lady.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Can't sleep it seems.... so I just took a look at my emails. I noticed there was a comment on the previous post in this blog. It was some stupid viagra spam from an anonymous moron. I just deleted it.
As of now I'll moderate all comments. I don't want such debilitating stuff on my blog.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's November 11th today. Remembrance day of the Great War of 1914-1918.

Tomorrow my boyfriend and I are going to Ieper. We visited last year when it was 90 years ago and there were lots of people there from all over the world. Everything was so impressive that we decided to go back this year. But only for 2 days and not on the 11th as we just don't like crowds.
I'll write more about Ieper when we are back.

In the meantime I want to publish a picture of the Japanese girl I'm stitching at the moment.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Almost midnight.
Just wanted to say the SAL: Pied Piper of Hamelen started. BUT.... I just ordered my material beginning of the week in the UK and it hasn't arrived yet.
This is a picture of the finished SAL:

In the meantime I'm still stitching on another project, a freebie portrait of a Japanese Girl. Really nice!
I found it on this blog: (copy and paste to put it in your browser)
I don't have time at the moment to put up pictures but I will try just as soon as I can!
In fact, this was just a message to let you (who ?) know I'm still alive and kicking.
Hmmppppffff.... wanted to upload a smiley after my lasst sentence. That's not working properly.... yet another thing to figure out!

Guess I found out how to do it


Friday, November 6, 2009

Here I am again, and I'm still blabbering English.
I recently started stitching again and I decided to leave this blog in English. I also noticed there is another way to translate blog pages, using google. I'll have to figure out the way to put it on my blog, I'll do that in a bit...
As I said, I started stitching again, but I haven't touched my Night Queen yet. I don't intend to either. I just don't feel like stitching on that project.
I am going to try to participate in my first ever SAL! I found it on Anita's blog:
and it's called: "The Pied Piper of Hamelen". I still have to buy the material and I'm still not sure as to what colours I'm going to use, but I'll keep you all posted.
.... wondering who on earth is reading this blog.... lol
Bye for now!

Errrr.... seems I found out how to put this blog up with a possibility to translate. I'm clever... lol
The translation is not completely correct, but you do get to understand what I'm talking about. At least, I hope you do!