Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas!

Before i get caught up in Christmas activities i thought I'd stop by and wish you all a very Merry Christmas, i want to thank you all for your visits to my blog over the last 12 months, i know that i have enjoyed visiting you all and seeing your wonderful stitching, finishing and getting getting to know you. I have a few things to share, namely the last of my LHN ornaments, i have really enjoyed these, i can't believe it's been 12 months since we started this SAL! The only one i didn't get finished into an ornament was the Pear Tree, i cut the fabric too close when i finished stitching and the only thing i think it will finish as is a pinkeep and as yet I'm not brave enough to try that finish. Any how here are the last two:
My favourite out of these two is definitely All is Calm, so cute!
I did one last trip into town today and there was a half price sale of Christmas decorations, amongst other things i couldn't resist this metal tree
Isn't it perfect for stitched ornies :-)
It will hold 15, so I'll have to get busy for next year, but I'm also thinking it could be used for seasonal ornies too as it's not a Christmasy looking tree, what do you think?
Last but by no means least is a lovely gift i received from Elaine, such a pleasant surprise to receive this lovely stitched and finished snowman ornament (there were also some chocolate Santa's that got eaten right away :-) and some lovely hand and body lotion which is now in my treatment basket in my bedroom:-)
Thank you so much Elaine, everything was appreciated and your snowman will always have a special place on my tree :-)
Well the presents are all wrapped and ready and i will be heading of to bed soon, tomorrow i have the day off preparing food as we are going out for Christmas lunch this year, Yipeeee no cooking, lol. My mum, sister and brother in law and my Niece and her boyfriend and their daughter are coming too so hopefully it will be a good day. After lunch we are going to my eldest daughters for more nibbles and present opening.
Boxing day will be my day to sit and stitch and play with my presents :-) and then the day after will be my birthday! 2011 will be my last year in my 40's ;-)
Have fun whatever you may be getting up too - Until next time - have a good one!


Jan said...

Maggie...hope you have a most wonderful sounds like you are going to have!

I love all of your ornament finishes, they are beautiful!!

Kathy said...

I just love your ornament tree. And all the LHN ornaments! Fabulous! Love them all. Your finishing on them is perfect.

I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas. And that you have an even better Birthday!

Jeanne said...

All of your ornaments are just lovely! Don't be afraid to try a pinkeep, they really aren't that hard. :) Have a wonderful Christmas and new year!

Lynn said...

Really lovely ornaments! Your tree is perfect for displaying ornaments for all seasons.
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Devon said...

I hope you and your family had a very Merry the pictures and what a great find the wire tree..looks lovely with the ornaments on it..I also LOVE the park pictures wow you got lucky with the extra subjects in them..well happy stitching and reading into the new year...

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a lovely day!
You're right, that metal tree is perfect for your ornaments (that are gorgeous by the way!)

Siobhán said...

What beautiful ornaments, both stitched and received! I hope you had a great Christmas & Boxing Day, Maggie!

Mylene said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Maggie. I hope you have had a wonderful day.

Beautiful ornament collections!!

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2011!

Julie said...

Belated birthday wishes to you and also your daughter, wishe her good luck for her driving test next month.

Love the ornament tree, its brilliant and i agree, it would make a lovely seasonal ornament tree, what a great find

TinaTx said...

Ohh - I love that metal tree! It is perfect for stitched ornies!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Hi Maggie
It's my first time visiting your blog and hope you don't mind me asking about your ornament tree. I love the fact that it isn't as clumsy as some I've seen around. Do you remember where you bought it - if it's a shop with branches around the country then I might be able to track one down. I live near Edinburgh. Thanks.