Monday, 13 December 2010

Time has just run away with me again, i suppose it has something to do with the time of year but also to do with the fact that i have been a lazy blogger!
I owe a long over due thank you to Mylene, i won a give away on her blog a while ago and this is what arrived in the mail....
A Give Away Win From Mylene 2010
...My very first pyn keep! It is stitched and finished so beautifully, thank you so much Mylene, it will always have a special place on my tree xx.
My own stitches have be few and far between, i have managed to finish another LHN ornament and put it together at the weekend
LHN Under The Tree
Only one more of these ornaments to finish off now and i can proudly say that i kept up for the whole 12 months (that's a first for me!!) The little angel is almost stitched and the two little houses are stitched up but i have yet to finish them into anything (forgive me for not giving the charts their proper names, i have a mental block when it comes to remembering chart names!)
Daughter #2 had a birthday while I've been absent, she turned 23 on 2nd December
She took her driving test last Thursday but unfortunately didn't pass, she managed to get a cancellation this morning for January 8th, so lets hope she has better luck 2nd time around.
Today has been one of those horrible dark, cold and damp days, but for a couple of weeks we did have snow and ice causing havoc on our roads (if you know the UK then you will know how what little snow it can take to cause havoc, and keep us talking about it forever!! LOL) Personally i would rather have the snow and ice back, to me there is nothing better that a lovely crisp frosty morning :-) I took myself and my camera off to the park after work one afternoon last week so I'll leave you with some of the results.
The Cold Seat
The guy in the red coat and the bike just happened to walk up as i was taking the photo, how lucky was that!
Man in Red
The Kissing Tree
I didn't realise until i looked at the photos on my computer that there was a couple sharing a kiss under the sweet.
The last two photos are of a couple of friends i made that day ;-)
My blog header photo is also at the park that day.
I owe quite a few of you blog visits and comments, i will be trying to catch up this week.
Thank you for stopping by today, and have a great week whatever you may be up too xx


stitchersanon said...

Lovley pictures...and a great gift. I have stitched that one and it was great fun to do.

Cath said...

Gorgeous pics . Good luck to your daughter for her next attempt . X

gracie said...

Thank you for sharing such nice pictures....

Lainey said...

Lovely give-away piece from Mylene and your LHN Ornie is really pretty Maggie.
Fingers crossed for DD2 on her next test.
Those snowy pictures are stunning!

valerie said...

Wow, beautiful pictures! Your header is gorgeous...doesn't even look like a photo you took.

Great pinkeep and ornie. It looks wonderful on your tree!

Anonymous said...

The picture of the couple kissing is frame-worth - as are ALL of the photos. But, the couple shot is just SO sweet.

Enjoy the beauty of the season.

Sally said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I'm with you I'd rather have the snow or frosts. So much nicer and seasonal than rain. I think we may just get our wish towards the end of the week.

Your pinkeep from Mylene is beautiful. I was a lucky winner too :)

Your LHN ornament is so pretty.

Good luck to your daughter :)

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

A very lovely WIN from Mylene :) GORGEOUS! And I love your under the tree ornie too! Happiest of Birthdays to your gorgeous daughter....those eyes! And the photos...could win a contest!

Sherry said...

Your daughter is lovely. Wow, look at all that snow and ice! What a lovely setting in nature.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Happy birthday to your daughter and better luck on the next exam!

The gift from Mylene is lovely as is your ornament finish!

Awesome pictures. The one with the couple kissing should be a greeting card. Beautiful! I bet they'd love to have a copy of it...

Merry Christmas, Maggie!

Heidi said...

Hi Maggie! What a fabulous park you have to walk in. The photos you took make a winter wonderland.

Congratulations on winning the pinkeep. It is so pretty as is your ornament hanging on your tree. I love seeing stitched ornaments in a tree. Humm...what do you think? Should I do that on a smaller tree since this is going to be my last year for the large Victorian one???

I am having my Christmas party for my quilt group here tomorrow night so very busy with things and decorating but hope to finish a Christmas quilt in time for the holiday.

Hugs from Holland ~

Roberta said...

Hi Maggie, glad to see you.

Love the pictures in the park, so beautiful and how nice that you had some wonderful models that helped you set the mood.

Enjoy the Season.

Kathy said...

Love the finishing on the LHN ornament. It looks perfect on the tree. And what a beautiful piece from Mylene!

Your photos of the snow in the park are breathtaking. They make the park look enchanted.

Thank you for your comment on my blog.


Lynn said...

Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing them. I love your ornament finish. You've done better than I have. I didn't manage to keep up with these. I only stitched 5 of the series.
Your daughter is a beautiful girl. Happy birthday wishes to her and I hope she gets her license on the next try.

Mylene said...

You re welcome, Maggie and i am glad you like it.

Your LHN ornament looks lovely- i think all the serie this year are great.

Belated Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!

Amazing winter pictures, thanks for sharing them.

Siobhán said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! Best of luck to her on her second driving test. I swear these driving tests on this side of the pond are rigged to keep driving school instructors in business!!

Lovely photos of the park and the snow. I love the snow and ice when we get it over here, just hate that the roads aren't plowed or sanded/gritted!

Beautiful stitching!

Brigitte said...

Your pictures are really beautiful. Although I don't like snow, ice and the whole wintry season I love to see pictures of it and I love to stitch snowmen and wintry things, lol.
What a lovely give-away gift you've received from Mylene. And your ornie is very pretty, too.

Cheryl said...

Oh wow, your pictures are really great! I was admiring your blogger header picture before reading this post. Lovely!
Thats so impressive you kept up with all LHN ornies....i managed one LOL Im glad i didnt subscribe to getting the charts each month! im rubbish!

TinaTx said...

Beautiful pinkeep and beautiful ornament too!
Love the snow/ice pictures - makes it look like Christmas - unlike our 84 degree temps today. Nothing like Christmas cooking with the a/c on!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I hope you will come back soon.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Unknown said...

Beautiful stitching, and fabulous photos!
Merry Christmas

Kathy A. said...

Gorgeous pinkeep.
Your winter photos are stunning. What wonderful shots you took.

MysteryKnitter said...

I hope your daughter will succeed with her driving test in the future.