Saturday 26 December 2020

Christmas time

 Hello Everyone,

I thought I might pop in with some half forgotten stitching today as everything is calm and quiet at my house  after the hectic days of Christmas cooking and gift wrapping.  Days of continuous coronavirus restriction changes when we didn´t know whether my daughter and the grandkids would be able to spend Christmas with us or not and dithering about whether to send Amazon gifts to my house or to theirs.

I made these little crochet bags last month and somehow never got to post about them

I had been wanting to knit or crochet something, and chose these when I saw them in the magazine Labores, I was pretty sure that I would have some suitable wool without having to buy any.  

and I found these Christmasy colours in my stash and they were quick and easy to make as there was little variation of crochet stitches in the pattern.

and they were just granny squares sewn together.

I thought they might come in handy to hold  Christmas gifts, (in the end they didn´t) but anyway were fun to make.

Thank you for stopping by.  Christmas time blessing and happiness from my family..

to yours. 



Monday 14 December 2020

Advent Calendar Blog Hop - Day 15

Hello and welcome to day 15 of this year´s Advent Calendar Blog hop hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching.  Check here for the daily links to all participants in this fun hop to get us all in the mood for Christmas.

I was eager this year to start my seasonal stitching well in advance and I started several projects which would  have been finished  by now if there had been more days in November – I´m sure there were less than usual this year.

I´m sharing my efforts at doing a couple of applique hoop decorations as I´d seen some really lovely designs on the internet and thought I would use up some of my felt stash.

Using a piece of net fabric for the background stretched over a hoop. I then  cut out  felt shapes to form a picture, just making it up as I went along – mainly trees as you can see.

I outlined the trees with some Kreinik (bag of bits) sparkly thread which looks pretty but doesn´t show up at all in my photos, added some beads and sequins and then  surrounded the pattern with a piece of trim, forming a loop for hanging.

Jo asks us to mention a favourite Christmas book or story and I really haven´t got one.  I remember as a child having a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale book which I loved and in particular The Snow Queen and The Steadfast Tin Soldier.

I also treasured the book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and should still have my copy hidden away somewhere. 

This book as everyone  knows has several different film adaptations, the first being in 1933, although I think there was a silent film versión in 1917 - and the latest remake just last year, directed by Greta-Gerwig.  It will be interesting to see just how far this latest versión differs from the original story written in 1868.

Many thanks to Jo for organising once again this blog hop which I hope everyone is enjoying.

Merry Christmas to all and Happy Stitching.


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