sexta-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2010

See you in 2011

OMG! Last posting of the year!  Did this year pass fast or what? Anyways, wishing all you guys out there the very best for the upcoming year. For me, it's looking like it's going to be a terrifc one. Hopefully I'll have some great news to share! Yaaay! *Ü*

Now... one of my new year's resolution is to get back on track on my readings. Right now I'm close to finish "The Passage", by Justin Cronin, and l.o.v.i.n.g it!!! Totally recomend! Next on my list is "The Men Who Didn't Love Women", by Stieg Larsson.  I ask you: what's in your list? Wich book did you read this year that you completely loved? What are you reading right now?

sábado, 20 de novembro de 2010

For the little feet

 A couple weeks ago I came across this talented girl: Erika Tricroche I'm trying to learn how to crochet and her blog is a lovely source of inspiration (she just posted a tutorial on how to make the slipers!!!!!!! Yaaaay!).  I saw this unbelievebly cute pair or home shoes at her Flickr's place.  Got in touch w/ her and asked her to make this for my niece, Ana.
Now you tell me: arent they just the cuttest ones?! My sister texted me and let me know she already got it at the mail, and that she was super pleased. Gee... I wonder why... Lol. Erika sent it dearly wrapped, with an adorable note and with some fragrance that hooked my sister's heart. *Ü*

just hope I can manage to crochet that perfect. I'm trying hard. Really hard. I learned a lot from YouTube, and the funny thing is that I know the stitches names in English, but get lost when I want to try it in Port. Lol. Plus, my stitches are way too tight. Need to work on that. Hopefully I will be good for next year's Xmas. I don't know if I can make such neat things like Erika, but... fingers crossed! =)
To all of you, a big kiss and a great Saturday night!

quinta-feira, 18 de novembro de 2010


 And here, finally, my last finishing!!!!!! Yaaaaay! I was missing actually finishing something, and this was such an easy and quick to complete project! I stitched it in around 1 week, I'm proud to say. Hee hee... Those kitties are going to be used to cover the lid of a box for my sister, as a Xmas gift. She is crazy about cats!
This design is from a Korean company named "Shiny Room": SR-P58.


Edited note: So a few girls commented on the similarity between this design and a Margaret Sherry's one. It was a surprise for me, because I didn't know about the MS one. Now that I did my research I am impressed on how much they look like! OMG. Here you can see the design I used, and here you can see the MS one.
Thanks Simone, Ana, Sue, Isabella and Nia for pointing me out! =)

sexta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2010

Pedophile's Guide - are you for real?!

Ok... I know I've not been posting any cross stitching related entries ( I have quite a few finishings, but with a broken cam I am reduced to a cell's cam and ... anyways...), and this one is not different, but I'm so shocked I can't wait to read any comment about this topic. I mean... did I just hear him saying "respectful relationship between an adult and a child"? Really?!
Is that really possible? Please share your impressions, ladies. Me? I think that guy should be put in jail, like right now... Or some mental institution. Whatever. Free speech or not, this is simply wrong.

quinta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2010

sexta-feira, 15 de outubro de 2010

sexta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2010

A fairy for Sávilla

Contes de Fées - DMC Mango Pratique
Édition Spéciale
This is the most recent square I've stitched for the Love Quilts-Brazil project I'm in. It's going for a 5yo girl, named Sávilla. Long time since I've last stitched for the project. I was missing it... I just love being part of that kind of projects.

The pic isn't the best, because I used my cell phone and it was already getting dark around here. Anyways, I just wanted to share this last finish with you guys.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

domingo, 3 de outubro de 2010

Trip to Uruguay and something else

First of all, I wanted to thank all girls who sent me good wishes on my tooth. You ladies are the best! It's really way better now, and thankfully pain-free. Big hug to each one of you who left a sweet comment for me!
 Now the news... Friday night I got in a bus, with a bunch of friends, and headed to the Brazil/Uruguay border. Rivera was the destination.
We have Santana do Livramento at the Brazilian side and Rivera at the Uruguayian side.
It's a really nice trip and the city, tho small, is cute. That was the second time I went to Uruguay - 1st time I went to Chuí, the last city down south Brazil - and again, I felt funny with all the Portuguse/Spanish mix. We speak Port here, but most ppl at the US and Europe think we speak Spanish. We are South America's largest country, and still... Anyways...
Rivera is a sweet little town, very calm and with some old really beautiful buildings.I just love all the little white and baby blue flags all around. That's something I miss at my own country... We don't really see many Braz flags around here.I dunno why... I think our green and yellow are just so pretty. Yes, I'm a proud Brazzie, but you may already had noticed it. Lol.
The weather was nice, very sunny, yet cool, with a refreshing breeze, inviting for walks and pictures, and that was what I did.
Here you guys can see a bit more of the city.
I was impressed that square was really clean and neat. One thing I really like are the trees. Since Brazil is such a large place we have many kinda diff trees and plants, according to where you are. It's really like having several countries in a big one. The more you go to the south the more European looking plants you see, because of the cooler weather.
Tho there are times I miss the NE side of Brazil, where I lived for the past 5 years, I surely am really happy I'm back to the south.

Uruguay doesn't tax imported products like Brazil does, so we can go there and buy all sort of things, for a waaaay cheaper price. This trip was all about it. My friends were all excited about the chance. As a Brazilian, we can buy anything we want, if we don't go over 300USD. Anything above it, will be charged. Girls with me went nuts about all the perfumes. Guys were all about eletronics. It's funny cuz when you go buy something, they always provide you with 3 diff currencies: "pesos, reais or US dollars?" On this pic here you can see one of the main streets, completely covered on duty free stores.Being a (really) small city, sellings play a huge roll on the economy there. It's interesting to see.                                             

I felt weird... I honestly don't get that fuss around famous brands of perfumes and all. D&G, Givenchy, Calvin Klein...Yes, they are nice, but Brazilian brands appeal more to my heart. I don't like the stronger smells European and US perfums have. Maybe cuz Brazil is a hotter place, I prefer the lighter smells. I think they suit better to our weather. I go by O Boticário and Natura, thanks. Plus, I don't buy things just cuz of their names... I got the chance to try that Ricci Ricci, by Nina Ricci, and honestly, I hated it. It's just TOO sweet. I looove sweet perfums, so, if I say it was TOO sweet, believe me: it is. The bottle is awesome. Someone did a great work on the design. The color and the ad is really eye catching, but the smell,... omg.  Just not for me.

Instead I got myself this really refreshing and light Gabriela Sabatini's, Ocean Sun. That's exactly the kinda thing I like. Simple, sweet, yest not TOO sweet, kinda floral one. You can use it by day or night. Kinda remember me the beach, some summer night dinner at a balcony, white dress, sun tanned skin, wind drying hair...You got the idea, right? Lol.
Girls on the bus were shocked I got only one bottle of perfume.Many got several. I got to think to myself  "they use really a lot of perfume, other than that they will end up with lots of bottles of stinky old perfumes",  I mean, come on! I rather use something till the end and then buy something else. I got to the conclusion I'm a man. Lmao. I like to think I'm just not that consumist. What about you? On a scale from zero to ten, being 10 = Carie Bradshaw ( Sex& The City... remember?), what are you?

We then went for lunch. A very cozy place named "Chic Parisien" (or at least I think that was the name). Homemade style food, really yummy and nice. The zuccini (kind of) pie and the broccoli salad was delicious. That meaty thingy at the left side of the dish is something I only ate at Uruguay, tho I know there are ppl here in Brazil who cook/eat it: tongue. Yes... A cow's tongue, with sort of a salsa over it. Weird enough but also delicious. Deserves a try, definatly.I'm slowly reducing meat on my diet and aim the day when I will be completely meat free. So far so good. Sodas are already out of my life for the past 2 years. Yaaay me!
A bit more of shopping (candies, shirts, socks, black pepper, wines, chocolates) later and off to the bus, waiting for the time to come back home.       

We had a Secret Santa on the way back home. I really like that game...The budget was R$10, but many over did it. I got an older guy's name, and offered him a bottle of wine. If I correctly recall it was a Chilean one and I'm pretty sure he liked it.Good! I got this precious Revlon 670 - Love That Red nail polish. I was actually debating with myself if I should or shouldn't buy it (after all, we do have Revlon products here, but their prices are just awesome) and ended up getting distracted with some girl screaming "omg!!!!! I need to buy this Channel!!!!!!!". Lol.  Women are really funny creatures, and I just love to be one of them. Hee hee... The girl who got my name wasn't very close to me, but correctly guessed what I would like to get. That's the 1st time I'm gonna try this brand. Let's see...
Arrived home around midnight, tired, but happy. It was a nice experience.


 Today was elections day here and I did it 1st thing in the morning. Off to Porto Alegre, and spent the morning at the antiques fair. But before it, on the road, I was the guardian angel of a little soul: a white and brown Shitzu girl was lost and wandering, calmly on the side walk. Twice she almost got hit by a car and a bus. My heart was in my mouth by then... I approached her, sweet talked her and grabbed the little one. She managed to escape home, while her mommy was busy putting up a kid's party. The look on her eyes when she got her baby - Shakira! Lol, what a funny name! - was priceless. I have 2 of my own, but couldn't keep myself from thinking about keeping her. Just the sweetest, lovable, cuddling little one. 
I just felt happy and proud of myself today. =)
What about you? How was your weekend?

terça-feira, 28 de setembro de 2010


Holy Mother of Jesus, I thought I was gonna die...
Last night, around 1030pm, I felt like the whole left side of my mouth was gonna fall from my head. Terrible toothache, in fact, worst ever in my life. Off to Porto Alegre - thank God by that time of the night roads were pretty empty, so we made it really really fast - I ended up at a really huge hospital that didn't have an emergency dentist on call... WHAT?!
I could barely open my eyes 'cuz of the aweful pain and off we go to the general clinic. Yes, they've a dentist on call! It was already 11pm then. It took him 40 minutes to arrive, and during this time I was in fetal position, trying to stay as still as I could, so the pain didn't come back. It was coming in waves, killing me at some points and vanishing at others.
The dentist arrives. He asks me which one is hurting. I pointed. He sees nothing wrong. Takes an x-ray. He is sure it's not the one I pointed, but the next one that is the trouble maker. The pain is just so much, I can't even point the right one?! Ok.. Just make it stop!!!!
Three shots of anesthesia (one of them right in my nerve, made me scream so loud I couldn't believe it was really happening), numb to my ear (yes, I think that was the same drug they use on horses, 'cuz even my nose was numb! Thank you, Lord, for this...), lots of pain and a temporary fix later, he tells me I need a root canal. Yaaay! True fun.... NOT!
Got home by 130am, to crash on bed. It has been ages since I had that much of good time on a Monday night. Ouch...

funny puppy pictures-i can has cuddlez nao?

sexta-feira, 24 de setembro de 2010

Seems like another life...

Oh my Godness... Can you just believe it? Over 5 months and absolutely zero postings!  Yes, I know. Not that I didn't want to... I was just living a moment in my life where everthing seemed to be in a hold. You know, when you have lots of plans and one thing after another just dont come out the way you expect? Well, it still is on the hold, and I just HATE it, but I think I'm better on managing it now.I was never good coping w/ frustrations and I dont think I will get much better doing it any sooner.  Anyways, I was really missing you guys and it was about time for the needles to get busy again, right?  Hee hee..

Recently I got the itch to stitch again and, oh boy, thanks for that. I've lots of works to show! Yaay! Let's see...Where to start? Oh, yes!

Shiny Room Designs - SR - P30

 This is the 3rd block I stitched for the Krafts Korner Charity Quilts, owned by Mary. I opted to stitch this design for the "Hearts, Bows & lots of Pink" themed quilt because I'm just as girly ! LOL. I really love all those Korean super cute mega "kawaii" style designs.

Right after the one above, I jumped on this lovely project here. I just love the final result! Dont you? Isn't it plain cuuuuute?


Since I was on the mood, I started a new project right away. Another SODA design. It was my 1st time stitching one of those, and I got addicted in a heart beat. Well... I guess you guys can tell, uh? LOL.


All blocks are washed and ironed, just waiting if I will have the time for another one, so Mary can get them all at once from the mailman. I will probably need a little truck to take all the pendant mail I have to post right now... Hee hee.

Now, changing topics... It's almost that time of the year again, and I was starting to sort out ideas for a few very special gifts. I decided to xxx a Xmas stocking for my mom this year. Untill last night I was sure I was gonna work with this one with the little angels, and though I have thought it was a bit too childish looking for a 62 years old lady, it's really lovely! I found this other one, very colorful and festive, and I think it's beautiful too! The greatest thing about this one is that it would give me the chance to use all those half skeins I have on my box. Now the cruel decision... Which one to stitch?!

I decided I could get some help from you guys and I'm counting on you for that task. Witch one of the above stockings do you think I should stitch for my mom? Please, tell me your suggestion on the comments section! I would love to hear from you!

sábado, 17 de abril de 2010

Frog quilt

Aaaand the frog quilt is done!  

You girls remember when I posted here  about the KKCQ group I'm in? Its a Mary's project and I'm just so proud and honoured I'm part of this project! Take a look on the piece she put together so far:

Is that cute or what?! My frog has some really neat buddies, uh?! Love them all! Her hubby is hanging the piece, so, as you can see, its quite a big work.

If you feel like stitching for this project, be sure your work will put a large smile on a very sick child. For any info, you can get in touch with me or Mary or any other girl in the group. Your XXX are very welcome!

domingo, 4 de abril de 2010

sexta-feira, 26 de março de 2010

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

I just watched the preview at YouTube and, OMG, so totally love it.

It is really terrifying how this same problem is quickly getting to Brazil too. For some reason ppl here tend to think everything from America is just great and they try to copy even the bad habits from there. Ok, they have really cool stuff and ideas many ppl could be inspired of, but, just like any other place in the world, they also have some problems that need to be solved... Come on... Pizza for breakfast and donnuts for lunch AND dinner? At a school? Plus all the food that's wasted by the end of the day?

No doubts Im gonna be a loyal watcher of this show  (too bad they still didnt upload the 5/5 part of this). Both thumbs up for Jamie.

terça-feira, 23 de março de 2010

Blog Award

Blu, from Therapy by Thread passed me this award!  Sooo happy! Thanks, sweetie! Big hug for you!

The rules of Beautiful Blogger Award are simple:
1. Accept the award
2. Thank the person who gave you the award
3. Add a link to the person who gave you the award
4. Put the award on your blog
5. Write 10 things about yourself others might not know about you
6. Pass the award on to 10 others

Ten things that may be of interest that I probably have not mentioned before:
Im slowly reducing the amount of meat I eat. Hopefully gonna be a vegetarian by next year .

Once I was told I have a nice voice, when I was distractive, singing to myself. I dont think so, but it was a lovely compliment.

This must be known by many ppl who know me, but... here: I care more about animals than ppl.

I believe in reencarnation.

I have a thing for gray haired men...

Im exactly like a squirl: I tend to save money on places I forget about and, then, ages later, I find it.Eventually... LOL.

Im the queerest girliest girly girl I know.Can you tell?!!!

I wear glasses since 4yo (miopic parents, miopic child) and contact lenses since 15yo.

  I believe in UFO's.

I cant stand with noisy ppl or places. Srsly, I cant. It disturbs me in a way I cant even explain.

Passing on to (in no particular order):
Lisa V.
René Louise

Also, if you are a follower or a frequent visitor, you may have noticed the layout changes on my blog. I want to publicly thank to Nia, the "computers ninja" as she is known from now on. Im such a computers challenged person! LMAO. Thanks for just being there, sweetie!

Wishing you a great Fall! Well... at least this side of the planet! Temps are getting down and I couldnt be more thankful to Mother Nature!