Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Online Advent Calendar 2017-December 20th

Jo of Serendipitous stitching organizes an Advent Calendar every year for stitching friends.
This is the second year I am taking part.
This year I am showing you three Christmas related things I have stitched this year.
First Winter season in crewel work (or simply embroidery) from There is a season for everything by Dimensions. This is a stamped kit of fabric and I decided to stitch it in another way as I don't love stamped cross stitch.
Here is a photo of that one.
I have already stitched Autumn too.
Then I stitched a felt ornament which was a freebie kit from Mollie makes and gifted to me by my friend Juliana from Scotland.
 Finally while taking part in the International Hermit & Stitch Weekend I stitched almost half of this runner. I had a dark blue piece of 18 count aida which I found too difficult to stitch on but I happened to find this pattern in Prima makes magazine and it is for a knitted cushion. So I adapted it and hope to finish it by Christmas.

Jo also sets a question every year. The question Jo set this year is....

How do you plan to spend Boxing Day?  Do you have any traditions associated with this day?

Boxing Day is not celebrated in Greece so there is nothing special about it. Usually shops are closed but restaurants and cafes are open and people have fun. Families walk around the city to enjoy the lights and this is what we will ptobably do that day too.Walk around the city and enjoy friends' company.
Finally I am  adding a photo of this year's huge beautifully lit tree in Aristotelous Square in the centre of my city Thessaloniki!
 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

Thank you Jo for this lovely Advent Calendar.


Nurdan Kanber said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Ariadne♥

Christmas embroideries you made are just adorable. Congrats on those great finishes ♥♥♥

All the best

Mii Stitch said...

Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year x

butterfly said...

Love all your Christmas stitching and makes .
Have a good week.

Zina Z said...

This is one of the most gorgeous ideas ever! an online advent calendar??? so great!
Merry Christmas Ariadni and my best wishes for the new year!

Christine said...

Lovely stitching Ariadne.
Have a wonderful Christmas

FlashinScissors said...

Especially love your beautiful crewel work Ariadne!
Nice to see the Christmas tree with your selfie!
Have fun visiting the Christmas lights!
Wishing you a Happy and peaceful Christmas!
Barbara xx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thank for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. Your navy and white runner is looking really nice.
Love the tree of lights, so beautiful.

Sheryl S. said...

Pretty stitching and ornament Ariadne. Love the beautiful tree in Aristotelous Square, who wouldn´t want to walk about and admire this on Boxing day. Happy Christmas to you and yours.

Lillie said...

Beautiful stitching, the white on blue is lovely.
Merry Christmas Ariadne and Happy New Year !

Rhona said...

Merry Christmas Ariadne!Love your Christmas stitching.

FlashinScissors said...

Very pretty stitching Ariadne, especially your Crewel work!
Nice to read how you spend your Christmas!
Lovely tree of lights.
Happy Christmas!
Barbara x

nikol said...

Καλές και όμορφες γιορτές να περάσετε Αριάδνη μου !!!
Σε φιλώ !!

Brigitte said...

A lot of lovely Christmas and winter stitching and crafting to be seen here. I love the seasonal piece.

Justine said...

What a fabulous tree! Your Boxing Day Sound a like fun although not traditionally celebrated in Greece.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas.

OhSewCrafty said...

Very clever idea to do embroidery on the stamped piece, it looks amazing. The ornament is cute too. The tree in your city square is gorgeous, thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

beadgirl said...

Nice stitching, and wow that tree looks great! Merry Christmas!

rosey175 said...

I like how you've adapted the knitting pattern to a stitchy one! And I'm not much one for stamped cross stitch either so your solution is brilliant (and beautiful!). Hope y'all have a Merry Christmas!

Lesley said...

Lovely stitching,especially your embroidery and great festive photos.
Merry Christmas

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely stitching.
Happy Christmas.

Christy ♥ said...

Hola Ariadne, te deseo para ti y tu familia una


Astrids dragon said...

Such lovely stitching, all perfect for the holidays.
I love the white light tree, so pretty! And such a cute photo!
Happy Christmas to you.

Ρένα Χριστοδούλου said...

Χρόνια πολλά Αριάδνη μου.
Πολύ ωραία αυτά που έφτιαξες.
Ευτυχώς που μεταφράζει αυτόματα και καταλαβαίνω τί γράφεις. Αν και καλό θα μου έκανε να φρεσκάρω λίγο τα αγγλικά μου.
Καλές γιορτές και του χρόνου με υγεία.

Katie said...

I'm stopping by on the blog hop. What beautiful pieces you have shared with us. Thanks for sharing about your traditions too.

Wen Sylvestre said...

Hello dear Ariadne, your stitched projects are so beautiful! And that tree is magnificent, wow. Sweet photo of the two of you. Wishing you a wonderful 2018 filled with lots of love, peace, and joy! Hugs xx

Gwen said...

Hope you were able to finish your table runner in time for Christmas. If not I'm sure you will have it ready for Christmas 2018.