Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Advent Calendar!

Hi everyone and Merry Christmas!  Okay it's not here quite yet but I'm taking part in Jo's Christmas Advent Calendar blog hop!  The wonderful Jo from Serendipitous Stitching is hosting again this year and this is a great Christmas blog hop where we showcase some Christmas projects and talk about special Christmas things :).

First off here are my Christmas cross stitches that I've completed:


Please don't pay attention to the matting job.  My mat cutter didn't work like I was hoping so I need to get a better cutter.  I painted the mats so they matched well.  I love how they look except for the mats being uneven.

This is my current project:


And my progress:
This is my first 3 colors and is pretty true to color.  I was actually able to snap a pic while the sun was still out.

Our question to answer this year is:

Decorations - do you have a favourite decoration you must have on display every year, maybe an heirloom, one the children made or something with a special story behind it?
 
I actually don't have my favorite decorations with me.  They're my mom's and she displays them at her house.  One is a giant stuffed snowman that we always display that my grandparents bought in (I think) the 50s.  It has a striped hat and scarf and a big red nose that squeaks when you squeeze it.  My other favorite is a music box in the shape of a house.  In order to make the music play you have to pull Santa out of the chimney (just like the old pull string see n says) and he slowly climbs back up again while the music plays.  I'll try to get pics of these when I finally get to go home for Christmas.  It'll be my first time back in 6 years I'm so excited!  I could never go before because of my job being the busiest on Christmas.
That being said, I do always have to have up my Christmas tree and stockings with my big jingle bell candy cane on the front door.  All of these can be seen above :)

Thanks for stopping by and for Jo for hosting another great hop!  Merry Christmas!
 


23 comments:

  1. Beautiful Christmas pictures, really lovely stitching! enjoy your trip home this year.

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  2. Wow your two christmas pieces are beautiful. I am excited to see your current project grow.

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  3. Love seeing your masterpieces on display! Another great one to add to next year's, wonderful progress!

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  4. Lovely stitching! The mounts look fine to me

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  5. Lovely stitching Heather.

    Linda

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  6. Fabulous stitching and I can't wait to see that Santa climb and the 1950s snowman. Enjoy your family Christmas, my dear - how exciting for you.

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  7. Lovely stitching, wish you Merry Christmas with family, joyeuses fêtes de Noël. Amitiés.

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  8. Great Christmas pieces!

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  9. Beautiful Christmas stitches. Enjoy your trip home this year!

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  10. Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. I love your finished Santa piece and the new one is going to look amazing!
    Looking forward to seeing the special ornies later in the month.

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  11. Your Christmas finishes are beautiful. I am so excited you will be home for Christmas. Have a wonderful holiday

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  12. Your framed stitching are beautiful! I thought the mats were made that way! I think if adds character to the whole picture. I noticed the boxes up against the wall; is that for your kitty? I used to bring boxes home from work for my cats to play in! The newest project is looking great! Merry Christmas!

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  13. Love your completed Christmas stitches! Your current project looks wonderful and very ambitious.

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  14. Lovely to see your festive stitching,have a happy Christmas.

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  15. I had trouble seeing the letters and reading your blog with all the DMC colours behind. But anyway the pictures look lovely!AriadnefromGreece!

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  16. che bella la tua casa piena di ricami

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  17. Hi Heather, My what beautiful Christmas stitching! You painted your mounts very neatly, and they do match the pictures very well!
    Nice to see your Christmas decorations too.
    I hope you have a wonderful time with your family this year.
    Happy Christmas!
    Barbara x

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  18. I'm watching your tenting closely...if I ever get around to a SS/MC HAED, it will definitely have to be tented or I'll never finish! I'm just not really sure what fabrics work best.

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  19. I went ahead and got the digital magazine with your interview, it's fantastic. Again CONGRATULATIONS!

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  20. Hopping by and see you joined in. What beautiful Christmas pieces you have done. Love watching your new one grow. So glad you get to go home this year. Happy Holidays!

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  21. I hope you are able to post the pictures of your favorite decoration. Love your projects and your completed ones, you are an amazing stitcher.

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  22. You stitched some great Christmas pictures indeed. And the new one you are working on at the moment will look gorgeous, too.
    Great for you to be able to spend Christmas at home this year.

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  23. I like your Christmas stitching, and I hope you have a really lovely Christmas with your family.

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