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.
Hello Sheryl. Good to see you here again. I love your header picture - just my sort of colours. Your tray looks very festive and is a great way to use those lovely Christmas motifs. I have been looking ut for a tray like that for some years to no avail sadly. Anyway your sweet treats look delicious but you cant beat Christmas pud on Christmas Day! Have a lovely Christmas. xxReplyDelete
Your tray is lovely. Thanks for explaining about Spanish turron, it's always lovely to discover new things. Merry Christmas 🎄ReplyDelete
Lovely stitch Sheryl . Hugs June.ReplyDelete
I love how you composed your Christmas decoration with the different patterns and the nice finish with lace is very elegant. Nougat can be on our table with the chocolates too. Joyeuses fêtes de Noël ! xxxReplyDelete
Sheryl, I love your Christmas stitchery and how you used it to decorate your tray (which is pretty and unusual in and of itself!)!! Your "afters" all look delicious and full of yummy calories! LOL! I like that you take care of your English side!! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. I love your tray, what a great way to display a variety of designs and fabrics.ReplyDelete
The desserts sound delicious too. I am really enjoying finding out what everyone likes to eat! I am glad that you get your pudding too!
That's such a beautiful way to show off some smalls!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Love your pretty tray cloth Sheryl and I like that you have your own Christmas pudding, although some of the other treats look delicious too! Happy Christmas! Hugs Christine xxReplyDelete
Your stitching in the tray is beautiful. The desserts look marvelous! Merry ChristmasReplyDelete
Beautiful stitching Sheryl. Absolutely love your finish in that gorgeous tray.ReplyDelete
Lovely to see a post from you, hope you are keeping well.
Barbara (The Flashing Scissors) xxx
That tray is pretty. Those goodies all look terrific!ReplyDelete
A stitching collage! What a lovely idea.ReplyDelete
A Christmas tray, brilliant. And a pud all of your one that's the way to do it..ReplyDelete
The tray is a great success!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful finish for all your stitching, it looks amazing!ReplyDelete
I've done that before, a mini one for me since DH and our boys don't appreciate it. All of your afters look delicious.
Oh, these treats bring back memories. My father always got a big turrón every Christmas, and until she died my aunt sent me bags of mantecaditos from Puerto Rico. ¡Feliz navidad!ReplyDelete
What a lovely tray! Not only the stitching (which is so pretty) but the tray is beautiful on it's own! I wish the internet had smell-o-vision and a taste sampler....so many yummy looking treats I would really love to try a taste of them all! Your blog entry today was a feast for the eyes! Have a Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
That is such a clever finishing idea for those lovely stitches. Beautiful work! Oh my goodness, they have some store-bought Torrone here which I always get. So delicious.ReplyDelete
What a lovely tray. A sweet idea for having the snippets you love all together! I like hearing about the treats enjoyed in Spain. I have never had turrone but I think I would love it as it has many ingredients I like!ReplyDelete
Hey, it looks so super;)ReplyDelete