quinta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2008

Isn't it lovely?! A song with my name!!!!!!

Yes! Finally I can teach my international friends how to say my name! =P
Honestly, I think it´s so nice to ear all the different ways my Dutch, Icelandic, American , British, Canadian, Spanish, Mexican, French, Singaporean (that´s a looong list!) friends say my name... I really enjoy that! But many of them are always curious on "how do I say your name?!" So here it´s!

This kinda song is very very popluar at the Northeast side of the country, and it's named "forró" or "xote". We dance it as couples. It´s romantic and fun at the same time.
Here the lyrics if you want to sing along:

Janaína (Estakazero)

Jana, Jana, Jana, Jana, Jana, Jana Jana Janaína
Estou com dengo, estou carente
Do teu beijo Janaína
E a saudade no meu peito como dói
Começa cedo essa vontade tão ardente
Seu corpo no meu corpo
Não suporto mais sonhar
Vem cá depressa, vem correndo
Não demora Janaína
Que o tempo não espera meu amor
Há muito que meu pensamento anda longe
Na cidade tão distante que o destino me levou (2x)

Jana, Jana, Jana, Jana, Jana, Jana, Jana Janaína (4x)

Vem cá depressa, vem correndo
Não demora Janaína
Que o tempo não espera meu amor
Há muito que meu pensamento anda longe
Na cidade tão distante que o destino me levou (2x)

Jana, Jana, Jana, Jana, Jana, Janaína (4x)

terça-feira, 14 de outubro de 2008

What would I be without my friends?

The answer for this question is so simple ... Nothing!
I have been surprised and spoiled for the past couple days.
By Sunday I got an email from darling Carol Ridyard answering the appeal I made in my previous posting. I am overjoyed with the lovely image she got me!!! She said the girl was actually wearing a black bikini but her son Justin doctored her! I am thrilled!!!! That guy is just a computers Jedi or something! Well... maybe that’s something really simple to do, but, for ME it’s something like performing a brain surgery! Only comparable to crocheting or knitting maybe! Lol. I thank you, Carol, from the bottom of my heart!
Now I need to figure out how to work with this image to make a new banner for my blog. This is going to be true fun.
Then yesterday another surprise... A large white envelope from Belgium arrived. Weird... I wasn’t expecting anything from Belgium... Couldn’t point the sender because the words weren’t very clear. Once I got it open the mystery was solved: sweet Chantal sent me those awesome calendars and magazine!
We were chatting at MSN the other day and she told me she used to be a big fan of
Margaret Sherry’s designs, but not anymore. I am a big big big fan of MS and, lucky me, I was at the right place and at the right time: she offered to mail me the issues she had and was giving away! Can you believe that?!!!! I shall start trying my luck with the lotto! I am smiling until now! Thank you Chantal, very very very much! You are an angel!
With the Cross Stitch Crazy I got a free kit. It´s a MS card and I am already stitching it. As husband was having fun with his PS II, I was stitching it. I have never stitched a kit before and thought it would be nice to have a sweet card ready for some nice friend, or maybe my mom or sis. Have been seeing so many girls talking about kits I decided to have a go. It´s a small piece, so, fast to finish, but I must to confess, I’m not liking it. The people who set the kits are not very generous with the flossies. I’m scared the green floss will run out before I finish my work. It’s stressful! Also, the cuts are sooooo short! I should have used my own skeins...
I use the loop method when I stitch, and it’s almost impossible with this short cuts of thread. I’m back to start and finish like I used to do when I was a beginner. Take a look on how it’s looking so far: That makes me wonder: are you a fan of kits? What is the thing you like the most in the kits? What you hate the most?
Well, I think that’s all for today ladies... Oh! Please, remember I still have one empty spot in my PIF list #2. Leave me a comment if you are interested.
See you soon!

terça-feira, 7 de outubro de 2008

Blog make over and a sign up

Woo hoo! I can’t believe I did it all by myself, but I did.! =)
Completely changed my blog layout! I am so in love with it! Specially because I am as smart as a chair when it turns about computers.
I think now many people may think I am a blond girl, but people! Just take a look at the little pic of me at my profile. It just happens that I could not find a brunette pinup with a green bikini!lol. (if you find any, please let me know!)
Anyway ... I thought I should do something to celebrate it and then I signed up for my 2nd PIF at Nela’s blog. I am so thrilled I'm going to receive some little piece of treasure from Nela’s hands!=D Everytime I visit her blog it’s and endless session of “ooohhh’s” and “aaahhh’s” and I admire her work for a long time now.
You know how it works, but just in case, here are the rules:the first three people that show in a comment on THIS post that they are interested in participating will get something hand-made by me, during the next 365 days. In return, you have make the same offer on your blog: Paying it forward.
I do not have any stitching to show today because all my stitchings are for gifts or swaps, and they must stay as a secret for a longer time. BUT I can tell you that I am currently working on:
- an autumn biscornu
- a very very girly mattress pincushion
- a Xmas ornament
Backing to my needles and flossies!