Welcome to day 20 of the Advent Calendar Blog Hop which is hosted each year by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching I am so pleased to be participating for the first time this year and am enjoying visiting the other participants each day. We have to share some festive stitching, so here is the table topper which I have been working on for the last month.
My initial enthusiasm started to wane with so many tiny windows and doors and I was tempted to abandon it, but as it was being made as a gift for a friend, I kept on stitching.
Last year I made a couple of snowmen placemats as gifts.
and some ornaments.
Yet another table runner, this time I liked it so much I kept it for myself.
I have also made some Christmas cutlery holders which can be seen on my previous post. Jo also asked us to comment on the best gift ever received.............
Well, he appeared one cold January morning, meandering up our driveway to investigate the new neighbours he had seen unpacking. He wandered about the garden sweeping the wind scattered leaves with his vastly overgrown dirty smelly matted coat of hair, which like an enormous fringe, reached the ground and impeded a normal gait. His vision was also impaired by so much hair but he spied a couple of empty boxes and crates to which he stealthily returned at nightfall to take refuge from the cold winter elements.
The next morning on seeing us, he speechlessly inquired if we would be interested in giving him a home as his nonagenarian owner had left the village to live in town and he was tired of custodying an empty house and roaming about solitarily. He had come to the right house and we adopted him immediately, and loved, spoilt and cared for him during the rest of his life. A noble, faithful, loving companion who unknowingly helped me overcome the solitude of living in the country, who is now sorely missed and who will always be in our hearts, Mori.
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Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Christmas