Monday, December 24, 2012

On the 24th Day of Advent

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.

Merry Christmas to all of you!!

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!!



♥ Nia said...

Merry Christmas sweetie!! :)

Vickie said...

I have my stocking from my childhood too. My mom fills it every year for me still.
We are off to church in less than an hour. God bless you Anne.

Mouse said...

we normally have stockings out but haven't had time to put them or decorate the fire place as normal this year .....
gorgeous stitching and sorry about the snow ... Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a very merry stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop.

Love the cat stocking too. How nice that Titus is not forgotten! One year we wrapped a catnip mouse up for Mum's cat. There are some great photos of Fee ripping the paper off to get at the mouse!

Margaret said...

Oh sweet Anne, doing your Advent Calendar post in the midst of your sorrow. I love your stockings, and Titus' too. I need to find a good stocking for Mia. I keep using random ones from our collection. Sorry about the snow and your pulled hamstring. Ouch! Love your two finishes. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

rosey175 said...

Your stockings look so neat hanging on the TV stand! I put ours by our computers this year, LOL. I think our kitties will be getting some treats this time too, but only after the holidays when the stuff goes on sale! They would be crazy all day otherwise~

We're set for some snow too. I look forward to it 'cause it means ICE CREAM YAAAAAAAAAY. I can't wait. :D :D :D

Merry Christmas to you and yours and Mr. Titus!

Nicola said...

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through

Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely Christmas stockings and finishings! :D

Topcho said...

Oh sweetie, writing this beautiful post even in the hard times you're having! Thank you for sharing all those wondeful pictures. I wish you many bright days ahead!

Rita said...

Anne, i really hope you had a great christmas with your family:)