Sunday, December 17, 2017

2017 Advent Blog Hop

Here is is, only a week to go until Christmas Eve! This is a big day in our household as well since DH's birthday is coming up as well. Hello to everyone hopping over from Jo's blog and a Merry Christmas!

This year Jo's question is: How do you plan to spend Boxing Day?  Do you have any traditions associated with this day?

When I was younger, on Boxing Day we would go around to all of our local relatives and see what they had received for Xmas, eat leftovers, etc. I had 2 sets of aunts and uncles to see and 5 cousins total, so there were always lots of things to play with. I don't think we did another big family meal with our grandparents since we spent almost the entire day at their house on Christmas Day. Some years my parents would go out to the Boxing Day sales, but not that often. 

Now that I'm working full-time, and living in the US, a lot of times I've had to work on Boxing Day. I don't this year, we're going to take it off, so it will be nice to have a day to relax. Perhaps we'll think of something to do as our own tradition? We've already made up one for our tree and put it up on DD's birthday in November. She gets a kick out of it, so we'll continue as long as she's happy with it. 

On to stitching! I'm sad to say I really haven't had much time lately, much too much going on in the house, but I'm still aiming to get a few things done for local friends and maybe DD's teachers. 

However, I will get this in the mail and hopefully it will arrive on time!

Palko-lap December:

I stitched this on Phlogiston by Chromatic Alchemy with DMC 4520.It was a fun little stitch and my first time stitching with the Coloris line. I think it was pretty easy to stitch with, typical DMC issues, and worked well. 

I hope you all have a very Happy Holiday season, however you celebrate it! DD was very enamored by Santa this year. :)

Happy Stitching!



  1. Such a lovely December piece with bright traditional colours. Looks really good.
    We don't have Boxing Day either but we have two Christmas holidays, the 25th and 26th. And as all the shops are closed we have always spent these days in a very relaxed way.

  2. Hi stitching sister (as we share this Sunday Blog Hop), lovely DMC color, must try it one day. Wish you a Merry Christmas for cute DD and family. Joyeux Noël ! xxx

  3. A pretty design for the 17th December.It is lovely that you get Boxing Day off this year

  4. Your stitching is very pretty, I love that colour!
    Cute picture of your daughter! She looks very sweet!
    It was nice to read about how you spend your Christmas, and I’m glad you will have Boxing Day off this year to be with your family!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Have a very Happy Christmas!
    Barbara xx

  5. What lovely stitching! I haven't tried the coloris line yet, but hope to soon. Thank you for sharing your Boxing Day memories. I hope you will enjoy your day this year. Your daughter is adorable!

  6. Congrats on the pretty finish Tiffany. Your daughter is adorable.


  7. Merry Christmas! What a lovely finish. I love the picture of your DD with Santa. How sweet! Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday!

  8. Congrats on the finish! Your daughter is so cute and growing up fast:)

  9. Cute stitching, those colours are great!
    Such a cute photo of your DD, it looks like she's given Santa something to think about!
    Have a very Happy Christmas.

  10. Your December stitched piece is very pretty. Happy Christmas.

  11. Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. Love the thread for the little ornie. Such a nice photo of your DD with Santa too. He came to our Toddler Group last week and some children were all over him and others hid!

  12. Life is crazy busy here too. Love your December piece and your DD looks very happy indeed.

  13. Oh, interesting, I think your piece is the first time I've actually seen someone use something from the Coloris line! It's interesting to see how the colors worked out. Life was insanely busy last week but I think (hope) I can see the end of the insanity this week. Merry Christmas to you and yours :D

  14. Ooh I like your finish with the Coloris thread! Interesting to see how it works.
    Love the photo of your DD with Santa, she looks like an angel.
    Merry Christmas to you all!

  15. Cute little stitching finish! Your dd is so sweet, what a beautiful picture.

  16. I love the idea of forming a new tradition. Please let us know if you come up with something good! Your daughter is very cute, I bet she got Santa wrapped around her little finger!

  17. The thread really is lovely on this little finish

  18. Sorry to be visiting this hop so late. I really missed out being sick during advent. That is a wonderful tradition of putting up the tree on your daughter's birthday. I wonder if I could convince the dude to do it in October? LOL


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