Christmas in Juli is an unofficial holiday in the southern hemisphere, where Christmas is actually celebrated in the summer. So residents from that area who wanted to have the wintry christmas feeling, began to throw Christmas celebrations in July, as that is the peak month of their winter season. We on the other side can now with 40°C in the shade today expierence how it is to have Christmas celebrations in the summer. Furthermore for all that want to gift handmade items the production time begins in Juli. Only 152 days until Christmas!Continue reading “Christmas in July”
Oh, dear, some of the other participant in the Sew-Along have done already all the blocks. It is day 7 and I have finished design 6 of 12 plus those extras, that are to come.Continue reading “Sew-along Days 5 to 7 – prolonged deadline”
I have always been faszinated with the mythos of the 12 days of Christmas, and as I have liked English since the first lesson at school, I had to fall in love with the English Christmas carol „The 12 Days of Christmas“. When in the adventscalendars 2018 was a series to the 12 Days of Christmas, I had to collect it. Especially as the designs by Jewel Design Studio are so prettyContinue reading “My first sew-along – Day 1”
There is a lot of good embracing and kissing to be had under the mistletoe. And as our real mistletoe is loosing one by one his berries and leaves I embroidered one for us (design by Individual Pieces) to use the whole year. Why only do all the embracing and kissing only during the season?
24 day of exceptional circumstances – Instead of contemplentativeness gathering fits! Advent calendars everywhere. Of course there were the sweet ones at home but also a lot of calenders online for embroiderers and sewers:Continue reading “24 little doors at a 100 corners”
Finally the waiting for christmas is at an end and the hectic preparation time is over: at the job the end of year workoad, the end of term exams of my dauther, the christmas parties everywhere, decorating, baking and of course the final gift production. But now we are celebrating the holidays – with good food, a festive tree, long sleeping in the morning, playing and watching christmas films.Continue reading “Merry Christmas”
Since my embroidery machine moved into the house we all love to give embroidered gifts. But with selfmade presents you never know how the recipient will receive it. I have learned that some people do not see any value in selfmade things. I guess it is those people who do not have a making hobby and do not know how much time and work is needed for such presents. Lost labour of love.Continue reading “It is the season – for presents”
After having had so much trouble stitching the Trim the Tree Ballerina it took longer to do the new christmas ballerinas (by EmbroiderLibrary) than I had thought. But now they are finally finsihed and can substitute the Halloween ballerinas. Which is absolutely necessary as tomorrow is already the second advent sunday!
Today is Santa Claus’ Day. Of course there was not only a plate put outside but also boots and self-sewn stockings that I made with the children 2 years ago. These are Continue reading “Elf socks for Santa Claus”
From today (not only) the children are excited. There is daily a little door to open and when the last one is open it is finally christmas. My daughter has grown out of the age of Lego or Schleich calendars. Therefore I had to Continue reading “24 little doors”