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.