Sunday, October 31, 2010

Some lovely gifts..

I got a couple of lovely gifts through this week from blogging buddies. First up was a beautifully wrapped parcel from Maaike which enclosed a couple of lovely magazines. I think they are written in Dutch as Maaike is from Amsterdam so I don't understand very much but the pictures in them are lovely. The parcel was wrapped in the most gorgeous ribbon and string and crocheted flowers!

beautifully wrapped gift from Maaike

The second parcel I got this week was the Stitch and Pass on from Barb. I was not expecting this so soon as my "turn" is not till January! Anyway, the idea is to stitch the chart then pass the stitched item and the chart onto the next person in the round and so on. It's a lot of fun. If you're interested then take a look at the Stitch and Pass on blog. I love what Barb made me and can't wait to hang them on my stitching tree at Christmas. Barb also sent me a couple of additional gifts - not part of the Stitch and Pass on. She sent me some cute wooden buttons and a crochet magazine which has some fantastic patterns in them. Thanks Barb.

Stitch and Pass on from Barb!

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2 extra gifts from Barb!

Tina emailed and asked if I would like to start Shores of Hawk Run Hollow next year as part of an SAL and I have said .....YES! Ooohhhh it's getting to that time of year again where I can start planning new starts yippeee!. Anyone want to join us??

Speaking of new starts.. I broke my pledge and have done some Christmas ornament stitching. Well, I am in a couple of exchanges so thought I'd better make a start. No pics though as they are for exchanges.

Yesterday I had a turn about another local park in our area. Here are a few of my favourite pics:

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It truely is Autumn! Bye bye my lovelies. See you soon. xx

35 comments:

Missy said...

Lovely gifts. That park of yours is gorgeous.
Happy Halloween.

Maaike said...

Hi Hazel, thank you for posting so nice about the magazines! They are indeed in Dutch ;-). I enclosed a little translation in the smaller one. Have a great week ahead!

Lesleyanne said...

Your autumn photos are gorgeous. Lovely gifts received.

valerie said...

Those foliage shots of your neighborhood are stunning. Just look at those colors!? We don't get anything like that over here.

What a great RAK and the ornies for the Stitch and Pass are so cute!

KarenV said...

Nice gifts and photos :) The colours really are beautiful at this time of year.

Mylene said...

What lovely gifts and WOW! Amazing Autumn pictures. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Margaret said...

Lovely gifts! Love your autumn pics too. I think it's fine to do some xmas ornament stitching and bend the rules a bit. lol!

Ma Teakettle said...

What wonderful treats you received, Hazel :) I love your photos an it amazes me that it looks so much like our fall in CT ...except I don't have a little cutie like yours :)
Hugs and Kisses
Ma TK

Denise said...

Lovely gifts. I love the photos of the park.

Loraine said...

Such gorgeous pictures of Fall! I love the gifts too. So cute.
AofHRH is in my stash. When are you stitching it? I may want to join you after I finish a few things.
Hugs.

glor said...

Yes, such lovely gifts. Your pictures are beautiful.

Jackie said...

Your park is stunningly beautiful! I'd love to take some nice loooong walks there.

Cole said...

What great pictures! I love the colors of fall :)

A Shores SAL would be fun! I wonder if I could get BoInk done by the end of the year.... :)

I was just looking at that Crochet Today magazine in the store today too, some great looking projects in there!

Deborah said...

Wonderful gifts and beautiful pictures!

Christine said...

Great exchange gifts! Your autumn photos are so pretty

Carol said...

Your autumn looks so much prettier than ours, Hazel. We had such a hot, dry summer that it really affected the color in the fall foliage. You are lucky to leave near such a pretty park :)

The Stitch and Pass On idea sounds like a lot of fun--Barb's ornaments are so cute!

Julie said...

Beautful gifts!

AWw your little man is so cute, i bet he had such fun with the autumnal leaves in the park

manda's challenges :) said...

** oOoh what fun ** Loving the autumn pics i really must get out this weekend take my mind away snap some gorgeous pics, oooh in the meantime i'll enjoy your's xxxx

Karan said...

Don't you just love those autumn colours? Stunning.
Lovely post you've had. Looking forward to seeing the ornies. Looks like 2011's BAP will be keeping you busy... nice choice. :0)

Tina said...

Lovely gifts off Barb and Maaike,Your DS looks like he is having the time of his life in all those crispy leaves,the park looks stunning,love autumn and all the colours,
Looking forward to starting our SAL
Tinax

Erin said...

That park is lovely! Wouldn't mind spending a day there relaxing by the water.

Berit said...

How gorgeous! :D I love those ornaments and the TREES!

Sally said...

What lovely gifts Hazel. I love those ornaments.

Love the photos in the park. Such pretty colours in the leaves.

Clara said...

Great parcels and the pics are beautiful. Great post!!

♥ Nia said...

Beautiful pictures! :)
And congrats on your gifts!

Brigitte said...

Oh, great autumn pictures. I'm totally in an autumn mood myself and love stitching some small autumn designs.
You've received some sovely goodies. Enjoy them all.
And I was also looking through your last post and joined you for the little walk through Liberty.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Lovely gifts, Hazel! Enjoy joy joy!! xx

Lisa said...

You received some lovely gifts, those ornaments are so cute and I've admired the designs before.
Glad to hear you're making some cross stitching plans for 2011!

zafran said...

Your autumn photos are gorgeous.really nice collection you have done gorgeous work.gifts send to
Pakistan

Siobhan said...

What lovely gifts! Your autumn pics are wonderful. :)

Annie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment. You have some great blogging friends who gave you some very nice gifts! And your stitched ornies are quite cute.

Those photos in the park look like a fantasy land. Amazing colors!

Helen Philipps said...

What lovely gifts! I love the little Christmas ornaments. Your park pictures are beautiful - such fantastic colours.
Have a great week. Helen x

Always smiling said...

Beautiful stitched gifts...and love the autumn tree photos..
Happpy Stitching

Chris x

MiA said...

Amazing autumn pictures!

Raggedy Ann said...

beautiful pictures Hazel!
Your children are growing so fast.
Hope you have a lovely day,
Raggedystitches,
Louise xx