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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It's Day 4!!!!


 It's the fourth day of Jo's 2012 Advent Calendar Blog Hop...and I'm so happy to be participating for the first time!

I've chosen to share a piece I stitched several years ago...the patterns are from Lizzie Kate...the Christmas Blessings Flip-Its. Sorry, but I can't remember what year they are from! I decided to stitch them all on one piece of fabric...it's hard to tell from the picture, but the fabric is a very pale peachy beige color with lots of gold flecks. I used the called for sampler threads from GAST and Weeks.  I chose this design because I think it looks really festive and covers all the things we love most about the holiday.


The theme question this year is "Stockings, Sack or Something Else?".
We do stockings...ours have not be unpacked yet this year, so I can't show a photo, but I can tell you how our stockings evolved. When our oldest daughter celebrated her first Christmas, she was just shy of three months old, and I had sewn her a beautiful red satin quilted stocking with lace and bells and her name cross-stitched on the cuff. It's about a yard long...much bigger than she was for sure! And, of course, when her sister came along 3 1/2 years later, she got a stocking just as big.
We still hang those stockings every year, and I can tell you that both girls look forward to seeing them even now (they are 34 and 30 years old!) There are also stockings for the rest of us (hubby and I, and now our grandson), as well as the dogs and cats, and usually one or two assorted "partners". I can't tell you how many stockings I have made over the years! (and actually, saying they are hung on the mantle is a bit of a fib...they usually weigh so much that they end up stacked against the walls and chairs!)
Please go here to see everyone else who is participating in the blog hop this year!
And thanks so much for taking the time to visit!

18 comments:

  1. your Christmas Sampler looks great!
    And i love the story of your stockings and hope that you will put a photo of them on your blog one day.

    Hugs Yvon.

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  2. Love that Christmas Sampler. The story of your stockings is wonderful!

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  3. Your sampler sums up Christmas sentiments so well. I look forward to seeing a photo of your stockings when you unpack them.

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  4. Great piece.... thanks for sharing your stocking story.

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  5. That is a great seasonal piece. I am amazed by the size of the stockings!!

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  6. oh how lovely! I do love Lizzie Kate designs and you've done this one justice

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  7. I love your finish of the 12 Blessings of Christmas. You did a great job! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  8. I love your Christmas Blessings piece, and love the story of your family's stockings!!

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  9. A beautiful Christmas sampler - LK is one of my favourite designers as they are so cute.

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  10. That's a really lovely piece you showed us today. I stitched stockings from the old Cross Stitch & Country Crafts magazine for my husband and some years back and this year I'm doing our 2 dogs. It's about time they had nice ones and not those awaful furry red ones from Walgreens!

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  11. Oooh what a pretty Christmas design! Love it Lynda!! Yay for overfilled and heavy stockings! Those are the best! I'm glad that the animals get one too :D

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  12. Adorable! I don't think I've ever seen the Christmas Blessings before.

    One is never too old for a stocking! Please post a picture of them once you get them out, I'd love to see them.

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  13. Thanks for posting. The Blessings piece is lovely.
    I also liked the idea of the stocking bigger than the child!

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  14. That is a lovely Christmas piece thanks for sharing.

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  15. Love your piece for the Advent callendar! I think this is my first time seeing his design, and I love it - it so cute! But even cuter was your Christmas stockings story! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  16. Now I get it. You have 2 daughters and 1 grandson. I've always pondered, if that's so, and now I know that for sure.

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