Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Advend Calender Blog Hop

Welcome to the 18th day of the Advend Calendar Blog Hop and all thanks to Jo for arranging it. :)

Let me start with this years Christmas stitching:

 Merry Christmas to Eve
Designer: With Thy Needle and Thread
Recommended WDW and Gentle Art threads
Linen: 36ct Lakeside Linen Vintage Sand Dune
instead of music paper I used fabric with a musical print 

Noel Sampler
Designer: Primitive Needleworks
Linen: 36ct Lakeside Linen Vintage Sand Dune
Recommended DMC

Also started, but only one finished: 
 Prairie Schooler - Songs of the Season
32ct Belfast from PTP in the color Fog
recommended DMC 

And then there arrived a Christmas Spider at my door, who resides now in the tree. Gracie sent this little friend and I'm delighted to welcome him in our tree. Isn't it a gorgeous little thing? Thank you so much Gracie.

The theme for this year's blog hop is  "Stocking, Sack or Something else?"
Something else would be the answer for me.

As a child I wouldn't see the tree no earlier then Christmas Day. With the gifts under it. When my kids were little, we would set up the tree together on Christmas Eve  but no gifts to be seen until Christmas Day.

These days we set the tree up  up early December. And shortly after that I start adding the gifts under the tree. The presents give it a festive look, which I love.  Somehow it's a bit of a pity that they will be unwrapped on Christmas.  


When seeing today a picture of a beautiful sunset, a memory came alive  that I would love to share with you. Every time when the sky was showing those beautiful orange colors,  my mother would tell me: Look Gabi - the angels are  baking cookies for Christmas. And I truly believed that and I LOVED those skys. I told my kids the same story. And they too stared in admiration to the sky. Cookies!!!!

Wishing you and your loved ones a very blessed Christmas

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Susan Singleton and Emma Miles

As most of you have already heard, Nicola is celebrating a for her special year with making it a Scarlet Letter year.  What a fantastic project. Like lots of my fellow stitchers I couldn't resist and join the fun too.

And seen that I started with several friends Susan Singleton, it fits the bill quite well. Susan is just lovely, although I made some changes to her, by adding a pink for example. She is such a colorful girl - a pleasure to spend the evening hours with :)

The fellow stitchers for Susan are: TerriDeb, Sandra, Marsha, Margaret  Suzanne and Evelyne

Susan Singleton
Designer: Scarlet Letter
Fabric: 36ct Zweigart Linen Summer Khaki
Threads: Avas and NPI

I also worked a bit on Emma, before I tossed her to the side to start some other Christmas stitching.
Emma Miles
Designer: The Scarlet Letter
Fabric: 36ct Vintage Cornsilk by Lakeside Linens
Threads: AVAS silks
I'm busy with several Christmas pieces. Having a bit trouble to keep my concentration on one thing at the moment. Hopefully I will have to show more soon. :)

I want also to thank everybody who send me good wishes for our little dog Ashley. Sadly she lost her fight last month. She was happy until the last 2 days of her life. Which is a comforting thought.
Hopefully everybody has a great week and is good, so that Santa will bring a lot. I heard last week a song for the very first time, and can't get it out of my head anymore:
So you better be good. I'm giving it a try, hoping nobody snitched on me :)