“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so,I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” John 14:1-4

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Advent Blog Hop

Hello to friends new and old! Welcome! Welcome! Today is the 10th day of the Online Advent Calendar Blog Hop hosted by our friend Jo.

I could not resist THIS ornament as the picture to share this year. For those of you who are new to my blog, this is Mabel. Our sweet Mabel died back in July this year. We still have our two other poodles.

Jo has asked us if we have a tradition for Boxing Day. Many years ago we braved the after Christmas sales. Now, NO THANK YOU! We have three young adult children who all live with us. Two of them are college students. They will be on Christmas break so I imagine they will be sleeping in on Boxing Day! Emerson who is a carpenter, has taken vacation time, so he also gets to sleep in.😉

I am sure you love freebies as much as I do, so I found a new adorable one for Christmas for all of us. CLICK HERE FOR THE FREEBIE
 
I also have a giveaway going on right now for all of my followers. New friends are welcome! You can find the GIVEAWAY HERE

I am so glad you "hopped" by today friends! Have a blessed, peaceful Sunday.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie









28 comments:

Brigitte said...

This is THE perfect picture to show for your blog hop post, Vickie. So sweet, little Mabel on the ornament :))
We don't have Boxing Day here, but we have two Christmas holidays. And since I was a child I have always spent the second holiday with books.

MartinaM said...

Hi Vicky,
I love how you keep the memories of Mabel awake with such a nice subject for the blog hop.
We do not have a Boxing Day, we celebrate Christmas Eve, and visit the families on the other two holidays.
Wish you all the best, Hugs, Martina

Ele said...

Such a sweet picture! Thank you for the freebie,
Have a lovely Sunday

gracie said...

Mabel's ornament is perfect.

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

Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar this year. Of course it had to be Mabel, I expected no less from you!
Thank you for the cute freebie too. I have only recently discovered this designer, her work is so sweet. I cannot help thinking that little Miss Santa needs a poodle on the sledge in front of the tree!

Manuela said...

A lovely ornament from Mabel.
Have a nice Sunday.
Hugs, Manuela

meghan emily said...

Hello Vickie
That is such a sweet ornament for Mabel and beautifully finished.
I'm not one for boxing day sales either now. A quiet day suits me much better.
Have a good week x

meghan emily said...

PS Thank you for the freebie it's very cute. Wonder if I have time to stitch it before Christmas (:

Robin in Virginia said...

What a treasured ornament you shared, Vickie! Thank you for the link to the complimentary design. Hmmm, I will probably spend Boxing Day with my needle and thread and/or pen and paper.

Margaret said...

Lovely to see Mabel in your ornament. Hope you all are enjoying the season!

Katie said...

Hello I'm hopping by. Nice to see you. I remember your blog from other hops. You are so right the ornament you shared is perfect for you. Thanks for sharing that and your traditions. Enjoy!

Andrea said...

A wonderful ornament. Thank you for finding the freebie.

jocondine said...

Perfect stitching to keep Mabel near to you, lovely ornament. Wish you happy Christmas holidays. Joyeuses fêtes de Noël ! xxx

RJ said...

Vickie this is such a beautiful way to remember Mabel and a great stitch to add to Jo's Advent calendar. I love this ornament. I must come from another planet because I have never heard of boxing day but I'm getting the drift of what it is about. I never go out shopping the day after. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

rosey175 said...

I like sales but prefer to do it from the safety (and sanity) of my own home! I can imagine a lot of people sleeping in on the day after Christmas haha.

DJ said...

Awww... Mabel is the perfect Christmas treasure to display. Those furry beings sure take a piece of your heart when they leave us. I enjoyed reading about your Christmas traditions, and since I have a grown son living with us, I chuckled when I read they will all be sleeping in. I'm sure my son wishes he could...but it's off to work for him on Boxing Day. Thank you for the link to the freebie! Merry Christmas to you and your family

moreofhim said...

I love that ornament. What a keepsake! Thank you for sharing the free chart - so cute!

Blessings - Julie

Elfie said...

I have enjoyed my visit today. Your poodle ornament is precious.

Barb said...

That is just the perfect ornament for you!! It is so pretty!

Carol said...

Such a wonderful way to remember your Mabel! And thank you for the freebie link--it is adorable :)

Christine said...

What a lovely ornament! Thank you for the link to the free chart

Justine said...

A lovely memento of sweet Mabel - she can share in many Christmasses to come! Beautiful.

Astrids dragon said...

Oh, sweet Mabel! I think this might be one I'd keep out all year long.
Sleeping in on Boxing Day is always a good thing, enjoy it.
Thank you for the freebie, she's cute!
Happy Christmas, dear Vickie, make memories in your new place.

Sheryl S. said...

Pretty stitched piece of Mabel and a lovely finish. Thank you for sharing the freebie.

Penny said...

What a precious little ornament, Vickie! And a sweet freebie - thank you for sharing!

Lili said...

Wonderful ornament, Vickie! Love the ornament shape!

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Vickie!
Sorry to be late commenting. I didn’t realise I’d missed anyone’s post ..... Sunday and Monday I was racing to finish a stitchery for my Advent Day (today). I have visited you before via other blog hops of Jo’s. Sorry to read that Mabel is no longer with you, but what a gorgeous little ornament to remind you of her.
Love the freebie, thank you.
Hope you have a happy and relaxing Christmas!
Barbara xx

Lesley said...

A perfect choice of ornament for the advent blog hop,Vickie.I have been away and am only judt catching up with my blog visiting.