Merry Christmas to all of you on this 24th day of Advent for those who celebrate the 25th as Christmas!! As you all know, I celebrate Christmas on the 7th of January, so I will be doing another post on the eve of my Christmas!!
Thank you to Jo from Serendipitous Stitching for hosting this fun blogging event!! You are always full of brilliant ideas Jo!!
The theme for this year is "Stocking, Sack or Something Else." I've chosen Stocking! Our family have the common tradition of hanging up our stockings on the fireplace mantlepiece and filling the stockings with chocolates, oranges and little gifts. My sister, brother and I were always the first up and we were allowed to open our stocking gifts without our parents. It was very exciting!! We often put gifts that we bought/made for each other in our stockings to open on Christmas Day. Since I'm no longer living with my parents, my husband and I hang our stockings on our TV stand thingy. We don't have a mantlepiece but this suffices. We've added a cat stocking that we usually fill up with treats for our cat, then Lucy, now Titus. My husband's stocking I made last year and my stocking is kind of funny looking. It doesn't look very Christmasy at all, but I love it because I've had it since I was 4!!!
We had some snow last week and I was not a happy camper traveling in it! I pulled my hamstring and spent around 3-4 hours a day on transit. If I wasn't working and was able to stitch, I would've been enjoying the snow from inside. But leaving the house in that wet stuff in this silly city is a miserable experience to say the least. So glad it's gone!!
As for something stitchy, here's a photo of my first Christmas finish and my most recent finish.
I would love to visit all of your blogs but I have another post after this to tell you why I have not been around. Love your family and thank God everyday for the breathe he gives to you.
Many blessings and hugs to you all!!