Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Advent Calendar Blog Hop: Day 18

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to day 18 of Jo´s annual Advent Calendar blog hop, where you can see an assorted array of pretty festive stitching each day until Christmas from different participants.  Click here to view the calendar so far and to link with others.

This year I thought I´d make a few napkin holders and started stitching an embroidery pattern  by Olga at Live, Laugh, Love.


A sprinkling of speciality stitches and lots of sparkly beads in red and green, to which no justice has been done judging by my photos.



A piece of interfacing, backing fabric, different rick rack trimmings and a length of red ribbon to fasten.


I also finished my vertical wall calendar, a fun project which nearly fell by the wayside when I could not find any narrow green cording.


I had cajoled my local needlework shop into giving me an empty wooden ribbon spool and then promptly covered it with fabric and added a couple of wooden wheels to each end for decoration.


As yet it hasn´t been hung anywhere and I´m a very behind on decorating the house this year, only my little stick men candle holders have found a place to stand.  


The other request from our hop hostess this year, is to mention a favourite Christmas song, My preferences have already been mentioned in previous posts by others, but I enjoy hearing  the song Last Christmas by Wham.  Hope you enjoy it too.


Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas.

Sheryl

32 comments:

  1. Love, love, love your cross stitched wall calendar, Sheryl. Such a fabulous idea to hang it on a spool. Love the buckle, too, which highlights the day. Very pretty tree napkin holders. You have been very busy stitching ever so beautifully. May you have a beautiful Christmas, lovely lady. 'See' you next year♥

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  2. I too love your wall calendar Sheryl - what a lovely idea. Did you get the pattern from anywhere? Your napkin holders are lovely too. xx

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  3. Lovely stitching and finishing. The wall calendar is amazing

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  4. What a lovely Christmas post , love your Christmas stitching and your table setting is beautiful , you are one clever lady .

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  5. You've made a good start on the decorations. It's probably better to have the house gradually decorated, rather than full-on glitter from mid-November, which the shops seem to think is the way to go!

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  6. Wonderful christmas decoration. I like your calender.
    Best wishes Manuela

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  7. What lovely decorations! I really enjoy seeing all the decorations everyone has made. I love your wooden bobbin - I think your local shop would be happy with what you have done with it!

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  8. Such nice decorations. We don't really celebrate christmas but I love to see other peoples decorations

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  9. Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. I love those two Christmas Trees, almost as nice as the one you sent me! Which I meant to show on my GG post this month.
    I had to smile at your song choice - I lost the Whamageddon Challenge on the very first day of December this year. The challenge is not to hear Last Christmas all December!

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  10. I have enjoyed my visit today. Your little tree napkin holders are just gorgeous, and I love your hanging Advent calendar. Merry Christmas!

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  11. What lovely stitching! Those trees and spool calendar are beautifully done!

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  12. Oh, Sheryl! I love your trees! At first I thought they were cross stitch but I’m so glad it’s possible to click on photos to enlarge them ..... it was like being there! Lovely to see your beautiful stitches! I followed the link to see the pattern and I have to say I don’t think I’d have your patience with all those stitches. The beads show clearly on the “clicked” close up pics! A truly beautiful table setting!
    I love your advent calendar too! That spool was an excellent idea!
    Your little stick men are just sooooo cute!
    Wishing you and yours a really wonderful Christmas!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  13. Gorgeous! You are so creative. The calendar is perfect.

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  14. These are two pretty trees, beautiful patterns, and great finish.
    A great post, i love the calendar,
    Hugs Martina

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  15. What beautiful pieces you have shared with us. I love the calendar how cute! Thanks for sharing with us. Merry Christmas!

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  16. Sheryl, I love your napkin holders...perfect in every way and your table looks lovely. Oh my do I like your spool Advent calendar. I'm so happy you were able to sweetly talk your store owner out of that spool. I do hope you and your family have a blessed and wonderful Christmas. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  17. Lovely work and beautiful stitching! Love the calendar! Happy Holidays!

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  18. Your trees are stunning, Sheryl--and what a beautiful way to decorate your table! And those little stick men--oh, my! I love them... The calendar is such a cute idea--great job in obtaining the spool. It would probably have just ended up in the trash anyway :)

    Merry Christmas, Sheryl!

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  19. I love all the different types of Christmas ornaments you have made! Last Christmas is one of my all time favourites too! AriadnefromGreece!

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  20. Oh Sheryl, so many lovely stitchy things! I love your napkin ring olders, they are so festive. Such a wonderful idea with the spool, I hope you've found a place for it by now!
    I remember hearing Last Christmas while in the UK, I loved it way back then!

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  21. Your little stick men are so cute! (!!!) The spool is a great idea too. Is the "counter" a belt buckle? I felt behind with my Christmas decorating too, but it all got done in the end. Your festive table with its fancy napkin holders is stunning! The little beads add a lot of sparkle which all Christmas stuff needs. :D

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  22. A lovely festive post Sheryl I love all the projects.
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year x

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  23. WOW .. what a feast for the eyes in this post. I'm loving the calendar spool, that is stunning - you are so clever Sheryl.
    Merry Christmas xx

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  24. It's looking all so festive, beautiful stitching and decorations! Wishing you a merry Christmas and sending you big hugs and love, xx

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  25. Great decorations! I love your vertical calendar. I do enjoy Last Christmas was well, it gets a lot of hate but I think it's only overused, not bad at all :D

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  26. love your decorations and your calendar is wonderful ..love that idea :) ohhh noooo not whammm ...lol love mouse xxx

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  27. Love your calendar! What a great idea!

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  28. That calendar is neat; I've never seen anything like it. I also like that last image, the smaller hoop in a larger one. Merry Christmas!

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  29. Finally, I can see the pictures on the blog and your calendar is amazing. Such a good and great idea. Happy new year! Love xxx

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  30. Oh I love how you have finished your wall hanging. Such a clever idea. And your napkin holders are gorgeous. Happy new year! x

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