Welcome to day 15 of this year´s Advent Calendar Blog Hop where you will find each day until Christmas, an assortment of pretty festive stitching by different participants. This yearly blog hop is hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching and if you click here you will see the calendar so far and each of the stitchers involved.
I finished a small stitchery which I had started last year, using scraps of different linens from stash and embroidering a few seasonal motifs, mostly free ones or parts of various samplers. I added a smattering of lace between each pattern and decorated my small tray.
Apart from sharing a winter or Christmas themed stitchery, Jo asks us to talk about `What´s for Afters¨.
I always prepare a variety of different `turrones´, mazapans, shortbreads and mantecados which are typical Xmas sweet treats here in Spain. Turron is made mainly of almonds a type of nougat mixed with peanuts, candied fruits or chocolate.
We also enjoy a pudding or `cake´ as the recipe says made of turron, which is more digestible after the main meal. The recipe I use is the one seen below by Rosa Maria.. I also make some sugar cookies, not really a dessert but available to snack on during the afternoon.
However being English, I need my annual dose of Christmas pudding with custard and as that is not enjoyed by everyone in my household, I order a small individual pudding just for me J
Thank you for visiting and I wish everyone a happy Christmas.