Culture, Food, Life Style, beliefs, Travels, Hobbies
I am a 45+ immigrant, born and raised in the coastal area in the north eastern region of The Philippines, currently residing in Belgium. I am a believer and though conservative in nature, a social person and loves travelling and meeting people as well as exploring places, studying cultures and history. Whenever at home I just love to enjoy the nature and its constant changes, takes photos, writes chronicles and make myself busy either doing crafty things, tinker in my garden or enjoy cooking simple good food.
Where is the Sun? that is supposed to rise up and shine after the rains. I only see clouds and more clouds. I rarely loss inspiration despite disaster one after another but this monotonous life is finally catching up on me. I could barely finish anything without flaws. If I could only look at the bigger picture not minding the details, it would probably be less complicated. Unfortunately I am a worrisome in nature, and I worry about everything and I definitely worry for everybody. The sad part is when I know I can’t deliver what is expected of me and I can’t do anything about it.
A slow progress in time of slow motion………………………………..
I presumed a lot of people was hooked up on television lately, especially those who are forced to stay at home due to lockdowns here and there. Me too actually, I only watch circus on TV. Luckily there is also other important news than the American elections.
Life happens as it is…. but facing the uncertainties is not easy. I am thankful to my kind of diversion. It keeps me sane and inspired. Contrary to those beliefs that its an old woman’s hobby. It is something that we learned at a young age and continue doing through our lifetime. I can’t imagined an old lady starting to do such things as this. Some put it aside when they have so little time but somehow when they pick it up, they continue doing it.
I was searching over hobbies of people centuries ago and I found out that elite women in the past had embroidery and tapestry alongside reading poetry as main past time.
Nowadays, I believed that technology drastically changed a lot of our traditional values. I wonder what it would look like if we can have a glimpse of the future 20 years from now. I hope I’m still stitching..
Sleepless nights and a worrisome week keeps me very active and unusually productive. Silly, but its true. How ironic to put it correctly. First, my homeland (Philippines) was devastated by super typhoons one after another. My favourite tree didn’t make it and falls down on our roof.
It wasn’t so bad after all compared to thousands of others who lost everything they owned.
Secondly, Belgium is on 2nd lockdown starting midnight yesterday until 2nd week of December.
Lastly, I’m afraid because of the lockdowns my workmates will not be able to come back to work on time. Playing time is over, and I’m afraid its going to be a long period of waiting again. Waiting for at least some perspective. Even the health experts cannot guarantee that we can celebrate Christmas holidays with family and friends. Staying at home and limiting our contact with other people is the only way to slowdown the spreading of COVID19. Not a very interesting thought for everyone but its obviously necessary. As of today a total of 21 patients has already been admitted and transferred to our neighbouring country Germany. In a matter of days, our hospitals is going to reach its full capacity. What on earth is happening???
Wishing and praying for a light at the end of this dark tunnel and May God almighty blesses all who works hard to keep us healthy.
What is your idea of any interesting things to do when you have a 2 weeks vacation but cannot go anywhere? I made myself a to do list, which includes: cooking, baking, sewing, stitching, blogging and repeat again. I omit reading because it will definitely spoil everything. But I will add something else. I thought about doing something else for others. I WILL STAY HOME. And I’ll be doing something that can make a special friend happy. Its not on my list, but it will surely be a perfect distraction if not an inspiration. Who’s not gonna love it?
Life happens weather we expected it or not with successes and downfall alongside the constantly changing season. There is no doubt about it, but a pandemic is something that nobody can foreseen, even the experts. Although we (people) may have had contributed for making it worse from bad. We all know that the covid19 virus doesn’t walk nor fly as it is and yet it spreads and affects our life weather we like it or not. The whole country is almost in code red.
There was a lot going on in the country (Belgium) for the last 20 days. We have a new federal government coalition 494 days after the national election. We have a new prime minister and minister of health who are doing their best to address the current situation together with the rest of our political theater. We have a new princess 🙂 it was also something new. After 7 years of legal battle an illegitimate daughter of our former king was finally acknowledge by the state. Our hospitals are in full preparation of an inevitable 2nd peak of corona virus patients.
Life at home is nevertheless as usual and normal as always, though we particularly avoid a long shopping spree and other events. The best thing is that I accomplished a lot than normal. Go to work, do household chores, Stitch, sleep eat in between and repeat.
I been a busy rat and I do mind what is happening around me. I thank God for the grace of good health and the sound mind. I wish every one the same.
Hi everyone in blogosphere, I hope everyone is doing well despite getting tired of this Corona pandemic. Its so sad hearing today that there are already more than one million people who has died all over the world. And its beginning to get bad again in some countries around us here in Europe. A lot of people are getting bored and fed up about the restrictions imposed by the government and some are not following the rules anymore. I’m glad I am too busy and have a thousand reason not to complain a lot. Guess what?? I have new books, I read a lot of blogs, and I been watching a lot of floss tube. And I have a new project: Autumn scene
An easy one featuring a homey backdrop and harvest time. It will surely keep my October fly away in no time.
Autumn is literally in town and made a remarkable entry when a storm passed through the coastal area of our land over the weekend. I call it the ugly side of autumn season. I can bear the constantly changing temperature and an occasional drizzle but not when its too windy. I love the colours of nature during Autumn but I hate the weather condition, but they obviously go together.
This one below was my very first Autumn project I finished in 2014, I stitched it for about 4 months If I am not mistaken
Still on my bucket list for next year, depends on time and budget.
I’m not yet a cross stitch addict, nor I’m an old lady 🙂 I’ll be one surely but you see I have a lot to do yet, so for now I’m just enjoying it.
Where else can we find inspirations in times like this? I have been asking myself a lot. The feeling of waiting for something we don’t know when it is coming is unnerving. I been so used to having a stippled plans and now I’m having a hard time adjusting to a day to day surprises. May the coming seasons change brought hopes as much as the falling leaves.
Finally getting the tricks in this new system which I guess a lot features than the classic one, though I’d rather use the old one for its simplicity.
Since the biggest mistake I made by ditching my old creaddiction blog and starting this current home blog. I been more patient on how to do things correctly. This is what really happened. I had an issue on how to to point the domain I bought to my old blog, so I asked help from wordpress, but then I still didn’t get it right. So I just started a new one which I shouldn’t have done in the first place. I have learned a lesson on how to be patient and study new features. Its kind of entertaining in itself if we have time to do all these.
I hope to be able to use at least some of this features in a right way. Its kind of a challenge for a non tech specialist like me. Its not the same as counting stitches and choosing the right colours. 🙂
The art of creating things from a single dot or from the first cross until it shows even a vague image of anything is a joyful moment especially when we love what we do. Crazy cross stitcher’s like me will always find time to finish one piece and start another 🙂 Oh yes we do love starting a new one. There is always that joyous feeling whenever we start creating a new motif. But the feeling of relief and pride is indescribable whenever we have a finished work.
Starting a new project and creating an image gradually into a detailed subject is not only fun but also enjoyable especially when we derived inspiration in real life. Who would have thought that one of our best riders could bag two stages already on the first week of tour de France. Very timely indeed.
I wish everyone a good reason to be in a positive mood for what ever reason there is. Happy weekend
Rounding up a little bit to have a graceful summer exit into the fall, where it can be sunny or rainy any time of the day. My favourite season in normal circumstances. Even if things is different than any other year. No exciting preparation for a a winter escape or going down south. Instead making a bucket list of things to do half hoping life happens while I make other plans just like what John Lennon had in mind once long long time ago.
The weather has nothing to do with a lot people including me wanting to end this summer as soon as possible. Its merely an hypothetical suppositions that what we are going through will come to an end when the season changes. As a matter of fact there is a higher probability that it could get worse whether we like it or not.
Making a bucket list makes us focused for awhile, whether we accomplished it or not is another matter. 🙂 who doesn’t need an inspiration in time like this? I do. I could use a lot of distraction too. And colours, lots and lots of colours. For the meantime yellow and gold is my favourite.
When I get my eyes tired and opted to something pastel and pale, I’ll be working on one of the designs below plus a lot more little cuddly and sweet giveaways. When months ending with ber begins, I always had this feeling that Christmas is just around the corner. But first, let us survive the fall! I hope you all have something to look forward too.