quinta-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2009

Last posting in 2009 and a question

Ok, lets start with the question...
Must be something quite simple, but I just cant figure it out: how can I check out my follower's blog?
Mmmm... I tried and tried and ended up following myself! Lol. Anyone out there, plz, teach me! Everytime I click on the follower icon, it gets me to nowhere. I wanted to see the blogs of everybody who think I'm interesting enough to follow...
Now, wishing you all the best for 2010! Thank you all, girls, who taught me so much. Thanks for the laughs and friendships. Hope I can be more active here then I was by 2009.
Sending big hugs to everybody! *Ü*

quarta-feira, 30 de dezembro de 2009

Last giveaway of 2009!

Everybody loooooves a giveaway! Well... at least I do! Lol.
So The Teakettle Corner is offering a neat bunch of precious stash. All you need to do is follow the link, leave your entry on the post, become a follower and post a link to her blog on your blog.
Ready? What are you waiting for, girls?! *Ü*

terça-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2009

Last finish of the year

And on a crafty note, here's my last finish of the year. =)

Those towels really were a hit this year!!! I made... mmm... 4 sets with this monogram?! Maybe 5... I cant recall it! Guess it tells I have really worked on a LOT of sets, huh? Lol. This one was made for a VERY VERY VERY special friend at CA, USA.
I made it secretly and my friend had it earlier, back at November, and was kind and good enough to hold it untouched till Xmas. Oh boy... I really love the way this monogram looks. *Ü*

segunda-feira, 28 de dezembro de 2009

Hiting the road again

Hi, guys!

Almost 20 days away from blogging and so many things happened... Let me update you.

A few weeks ago Adilson got a transfer from his work and we needed to move again. Destination: Sapucaia do Sul/RS (Brazil). As usual, we went to visit our families on the way, so we took the car, and the babies and hit the road. Take a look at the map...

Exactly! Crazy, huh?! 3300km (2050.524 mi). =O

Now, I have good and bad news... The good one is that I took lots of pics to show you, guys.=) The bad news is that I only recalled to start taking pics when I had crossed the entire state of Bahia! Grrr...Anyways, let me show you a bit of my country! (very very proud Braz girl over here!)

Norte do ES/North of ES

This is the North of Espírito Santo, small state between Rio and Bahia. I love that place... So fresh and quiet.

Bebês na estrada/Babies on the road

And it wasnt just me who was enjoying the ride! Lol. Cant you tell?! =P

Pela janela/Through the window

Lots of banana trees outside the car window. Not a big fond, but it was pretty to see.

Dia de sol na estrada/Sunny day on the road

Sunny days all days... Gotta love it =)

Tunel verde/Green tunnel

The green tunnel!!! Love how fresh it's under the trees.

Igrejinha capixaba/Capixaba chapel

Lil Capixaba chapel. Capixaba is how ppl who has born at the state of Espírito Santo is named.

Ive a lot more pics to show you guys, but will leave those for later today. We are still settleing everything, so...
Stay tunned for more views of Brazil! Big hug!*Ü*

quarta-feira, 9 de dezembro de 2009

Happy Bday to me!

Yes! Its me! 34 yo... Gee... Where is time going?! =(
Heading Rio right now, to spend some time with my fam. See you guys in a few days.
Hugs from sunny Brazil!

terça-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2009

Almost finishing...

Aaaaand it arrived!
Hearther , at Canada, received my PIF gift now that she is back home.=)
I am so glad she enjoyed it! Yaaay!

As Ruth asked me to post the back side of my pieces... here we go. =P

Now, there's just one last, but very very important PIF to be delivered: Nia's, from Portugal. =) Do you think I can make it before the end of the year? Geee... Wish me luck!!! *Ü*
Hugs from sunny Brazil!

sexta-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2009

Another PIF reached its new home!

Yaaaay! So, as the (very very very late) PIF gift for Ruth has finally reached her, I can show you girls, what I sent her.

Long time since I last post a finishing! =)  Well, could show this one before she got it!
Anyways, theres still one that was sent by the same time, but my friend didnt get it yet.
Anxiously waiting to hear what she thinks of it!
See ya!

segunda-feira, 30 de novembro de 2009

Mini Mystery RR is back home!

Yaaaaay! My Mini Mystery RR is back home! It traveled quite a lot! Started with Kate, at the US, heading up to Canada to spend a few days with Sue, crossing the Atlantic till Toni's house, at the UK and then backing home to the sunny lands of Brazil. Phew! I get tired with the thought! =P
The idea here is, you stitch something on a piece of Aida or linnen or whatever the fabric is. You pass it along to a friend who must figure out what the theme is and stitch something for you. We were a group of 4 and each girl ends up with an unique needlework piece. Here's mine!!!!!!! =)


My theme was girly, pinkish animals. I was thinking on turning it into a pillow for Ana Flávia, my niece and about to be godchild, but as I already gave her one,as you can see here, Im thinking about something else... Any ideas are really very welcome! =)
I have Kate's piece with me now, and already have it all ready to start stitching. I just loooove RR's! Dont you?!

terça-feira, 27 de outubro de 2009

Some good karma is always welcome...

So I believe in ppl helping ppl.
You may think, living in a world like this, I probably need to check my pink glasses, but... LOL. Just now I found this project here: Karmawish, Help to get helped. Simple as that. and thought about featuring it here. Why dont you go take a quick look? Maybe you can help somebody, and, with luck, have a little hand on something too.
Hugs to you all!

sábado, 24 de outubro de 2009

Sarah's give away

So, I just read that Sarah, from the UK, is offering a give away at her blog. If you fancy trying your luck, go there and enter your name!
I wish you good luck, but I wish I can be luckier than you! LOL.

sexta-feira, 16 de outubro de 2009

Love you, Ana Flávia!

Ana Flávia

Was chating w/ my sister today and got this absolutely adorable pic of the cutest baby ever! Well.. of course Amanda, my older niece, Ana's sister, was THE extreme cute baby ever!!!!!, but Ana is just following her steps! =)
I know... I'm a proud auntie! =P

ps: I know she's looking like a turtle with that hat on, but... come oooon! Its cute the same, right? LMAO

quinta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2009

A rose for me?!

It was a long time since I got flowers from anybody...
Two days ago it changed, and I'm smiling till now. =)

sábado, 3 de outubro de 2009

Very proud Carioca Girl!

So the 2016 Olympic Games are coming to Rioooo! =)
Yaaay! So proud! Just hope our governants do their homework and can provide a really cool event. Dont want to be embarassed by them... I so love my hometown. Miss it sorely.
You guys are all welcome! See ya by 2016!

sexta-feira, 18 de setembro de 2009


So, as Nia asked me to update this, I thought I should share some finishings. Here they are Nia, although they aren't new for ya. LOL.

Here is the bday gift I sent my sister. I went there by June and left it hidden at my mom's. Her bday was last Thursday (Sept.17th). It's a set of tea towels. Each week day is represented on them. Domingo (Sunday), Sábado (Saturday), Sexta (Friday), Quinta (Thursday), Quarta (Wednesday), Terça(Thuesday) e Segunda (Monday).

I stitched them on linnen bands while still living at the Brazilian/Colombian border and stitching was pretty much what kept my sanity at a place with 250 ppl, 150+ of them indians who barely speak Portuguese nor Spanish, where army airplanes just got there once in a month and we prayed for God not to be sick till then. Phew... Tough years...
I had them saved all this time and earlier this year, sent them to be sewn. I just ADORE the final result!!! My sis had no idea I had this surprise for her! My mom was very proud of herself because at least THIS time she was able to keep a secret long enough! LMAO. I told her I would never trust her again on anything like that, if she had it spoiled! Yes... I am that silly when it turns about making surprises. =P
She has moved to another house, at the same neighborhood and told me she was going to proudly display her gift on her new kitchen. Yaaay! Very happy big sister over here! =D
And here the final piece! I stitched this sleeping baby by March, for Flávia, my niece and about to come godchild, as you can see here.

It took forever for me to get the final piece back. The box with it just got MIA for about 2 months!!!!! I just couldn't believe when the missing box finally arrived! I had cried a river on that! SERIOUSLY! It was such a challenge: Cibele sent me the DMC flossies, because I just CANT get DMC at here (sighs), then I sent the embroidered square to Isa and she sent me the finished piece.
I already mailed it to Rio and Flávia received it. My sis is overjoyed and I am over the moon she is pleased and have a bit of autie's love under her head every night. To Isa and Cibele, muito obrigadaaaaaaa! You rock, girls!
Sorry I'm taking so long to update things here... Things are a bit busier lately. Have my head full of some othe unexpected things and those sewing classes and new projects do steal a lot of time. =)

terça-feira, 11 de agosto de 2009

What have I been busy with...? This!!!!!!

Yaaaaaay! Finished my second piece! Need to say: it's so addicting! =)
I'm overjoyed with the final result. I got my inspiration from Mama Bliss's blog.
Showed it to my sewing teacher and we made it our own way. I added the buttons, the lace work (guipir) and the extra piece of fabric under it. Thought it gave it an extra sweet look. Flávia, my niece, is 3 moths old by next saturday, and this dress is for a 2 years old child, still I couldn't help myself from doing it! =)
*click on the image to see it enlarged.
**also thank you all girls who took some time to stop by and wish me get well soon. I'm 100% ok now and was missing you, guys! =)

sábado, 1 de agosto de 2009

First sewing project =D

So... A few Blogger girl friends already know: I got a second hand sewing machine ( Singer247 ). Started taking some sewing classes, took a deep breath and ta daaaaaa!

Blusinha da mamãe/Mom's simple top

This is my very 1st piece. My teacher's pattern. Of course it must be to my mother! Hahaha...
I hand cross stitched the upper side of the little pocket with her initial (her name is Elza) to add some personal touch.
I took the design from "Tout Une Vie A Border", by Sohpie Delaborde and Sylvie Castellano. I completely changed the colors.
I had already finished it days ago, but took the pic only today.
So... Is it too bad for a 1st project?

quinta-feira, 30 de julho de 2009


So I got this awful, awful flue... Thank God it's not the piggie one, but still. It sucks and I am sick like a dog! =/

Anyway, I wanted to share with you some great news! Two of my PIF gifts had reached their new homes! Yaaay! =D
Here's what I made for Jinger. Hope there's space for some blue birdies at her kitchen... =)

This pattern I got from Nukkay. Here you can get the design. I thought it was such a pretty design I could't hold myself from stitching it on a tea towel for Jinger.

Here's what I made for Viv, at the UK. Tried to make it as greenish and as Irish as I could! LOL. =D

Also I got Gaby's gift, by the time I was at Rio with my family, meeting Flávia, my baby-niece (ok... I know I have to update you on this too... Shame on me!), but have no pic yet. Sorry for that girl! I'm already using that lovely biscornu! =)

sexta-feira, 5 de junho de 2009

Super fast project

Ok... so I was working on my PIF's gifts. Have 1 done and enveloped, ready to be mailed. Yaaay me! =)
Then I started another one and when it was just 15% to finish it, I realised I have miscounted the whole thing and it wasn`t well centered! Grrrrr... Going to frog it all out and start again! Would like to kick myself in the head, right now! =/
After that I was so pissed I decided to start something else. This time I picked some REALLY fast project. Finished that in just a few hours.

It's a gift for a very dear Portuguese friend of mine: a small towel. Well, not for her, it's for her baby! =) I'm late on sending it to her, but couldn't manage things to make it sooner. It will be a complete surprise!
Right now I`m counting days to fly to my sis and mom's. =D Going to be there in 1 week!

sábado, 16 de maio de 2009

And she is born!!!!

Ela chegou!

Miss Ana Flávia Rogério Puga arrived yesterday, 8:13 AM, at Rio de Janeiro and made me a very proud auntie/godmother! =)
Welcome to this crazy world, sweetie!

quarta-feira, 29 de abril de 2009

Swine influenza

How it all started? Just take a look at the criminal! =P

domingo, 19 de abril de 2009

A gift for Marne

This week I got a message from Marne that she finally got my Crazy Exchange surprise I sent her.=)
So happy over here! =D I was planning to have it delivered before she was on vacations at the Netherlands, but couldn't manage it. Then I thought it would be nice to send it to Joke and ask her to hand deliver it to Marne, when all girls would meet at Simone´s, but that would be quite risky. The pack could be late and miss the secret receiver.
Following Joke´s suggestion I patiently (well... not that much! Lol) waited for Marne´s to get back home and sent her surprise.

As I got inspired and quite pleased with the final result, I just got ahead and finished my mom´s bday gift. Her name is Elza and I'm overjoyed I am ahead on this for 2009´s.

Hugs to you all!

terça-feira, 17 de março de 2009

Thank you, Simone!

I just won an award!

Thanks, Simone, for nominating me! =)
Here's what to do:
Copy the logo of the Kreativ Blogger Award in to your blog
Make a link to the person's blog who nominated you
Nominate 8 other blogs
Add their links to your blog
Leave a comment on the blogs, that they have been awarded.
These are the 8 blogs I'm nominating for the Award:

- Nia

- Cindy F.

- Joke

- Nela

- Viv

- Linda

- Pascale

- Jennifer

Hugs to all!

terça-feira, 10 de março de 2009

Sleeping baby finished! =)

Yaaaay me! I finished it! A few minutes ago!

I'm so proud of myself! This was really fast!
Now off to "hunt" a really-good-with-a-sewing-machine lady!
See ya!

sexta-feira, 6 de março de 2009


This is what´s keeping me busy lately. Well... this and finishing our apt.´s remodeling. =P
I'm stitching this design to be turned out as a pillow for Flávia, my niece. That girl is going to have a large list of cross stitched gifts from this auntie here! =D
So far it looks good to me. Sometimes it´s annoying because of all the colors changing, but it´s coming along so nice!
Off to my needles...

sexta-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2009

My niece is coming...

...and she will have a soft baby towel with a fancy hood when she arrives! =)

Flávia's baby towel/Toalha de bebê da Flávia

Flávia is supposed to born by the end of May, and auntie Janaina had stitched her this piece here. Soon I will be mailing it to my sis and hope to make her smile.
Would you?

domingo, 25 de janeiro de 2009


Yes! My 1st entry in 2009 is to answer a tag call! =P
Joke has tagged me so I have to show the fourth picture in the fourth folder on my computer.

That´s Petit, my baby boy, fooling at the beach. Its almost imposible to get him quiet enough for a good shot! It was a funny pic tho... =D
Now it's my turn to tag four people. I ask you to show on your blog the fourth picture of the fourth folder on your computer I tag Linda , Iris, Nia and Viv.