Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Advent Calendar

Hey everyone sorry about the late post.  This is day 10 of the advent calendar hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching thanks Jo!  I've been at universal all day with the hubby enjoying the Christmas celebrations.  We saw grinchmas and saw the Macy's parade and enjoyed all of the Christmas lights.  We even got hot butterbeer.
It was a lot of fun and our first time seeing the parade.  It was pretty cool they had a bunch of the balloons from the thanksgiving parade as well as some of the floats.

I also got some stitching done.  
This is a present for DH's friend for Christmas.  All of the crosses are done I'm just finishing the back stitching and then I'm putting in a quote.  We got the frame for it today.

I'm not currently stitching any christmas designs but I have two that are hanging that I've finished previously.  

We're supposed to talk about our best Christmas present but I don't just have one.  My biggest gift I received last year was from my hubby.  He bought me a new car!  My old one was on its last legs and had no air conditioning.  (We live in Florida) it was horrible.  We share a car so things are still a pain but it's a nice car.  My mom gave me another of my favorite gifts which was a trip to Disneyland when I was in 8th grade.  And my best friend got to go as well.  We lived in Colorado at the time so it was a big trip.  My most meaningful gifts were when I was a child my grandparents would give us a music box and engraved ornament every year.  My grandma passed when I was 11 so anything that reminds me of her I treasure.  I no longer have the music boxes because they broke but I do have most of the ornaments.  I think my sister has the rest they got mixed up in our packing boxes.

I hope everyone has a happy holidays and merry Christmas.  Hopefully my next post will be a finish as I should be done tomorrow.  My next post may include some Hanukkah festivities since it starts in 6 days.


  1. Spunds like you had a very fun time. Oo and I'm looking forward to Chanukah!

  2. Hi Heather

    Gorgeous festive stitching and Tinkerbell looks lovely.
    Lovely gifts too x

  3. Lovely stitching. Sounds like you had a great time at Universal. Merry Christmas!

  4. Thanks for taking part. I bet you had a great day today!
    A new car has got to be the biggest present so far this hop. And presents from dearly loved grandparents are featuring alot too. It's nice that so many people have the Christmas spirit.
    Love your Santa stitching too.

  5. Lovely stitching Heather.


  6. Tinkerbell looks fantastic! Your finishes are beautiful.

  7. Beautiful stitching ") Tinkerbell is so sweet.

  8. my mom bought me the aurora kit for Christmas this year can't wait to see it!

  9. Lovely stitching. Merry Christmas to your family, Joyeux Noël ;)

  10. Amazing Christmas designs, look a very lot of work

  11. Just doing the Advent blog hop and popping in on you :)
    Oooh Disney!!! Never been, will one day! How lovely to celebrate there :)
    And WOW!! A new car!! :)
    Merry Christmas :)
    Smiles :)

  12. I love the Tinkerbell finish! Universal is on my must do list one day soon. You must live close to my favorite place on earth? Walt Disney World :) I had a small taste of a hot,humid Florida summer and I can't imagine it without air conditioning. It was great to visit your blog :)

  13. Oh I like Universal's Christmas tree!

    I can't imagine Florida without A/C. I suppose one could eventually get used to it but ick! A new car sounds much better. :D

    Fabulous stitched pieces; the northern lights one is beautiful.

    1. The coolest thing about the Universal tree was that it changed colors. The star on top and all of the other matching stars on the tree would change colors every 30 seconds or so.

  14. Heather, it sounds like you had a great day today. I love all of your Christmassy photos and how lovely to still have the ornaments which your grandma gave you.

  15. Lovely stitching, what fun to go to Universal!

  16. Your Christmas stitched pieces look wonderful

  17. I love the cabin one. Its on my wish list this year.