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Saturday, December 19, 2020

Advent Calendar Blog Hop

 Hi friends! Welcome to the 19th day of the Advent Blog Hop. So glad you stopped in. If you are not familiar with this, you can check out all 18 prior days of the Hop, over here at Serendipitous Stitching. Jo will be updating the entries daily. You can see how everyone celebrates, and enjoy some seasonal stitching and discover what everyone's favorite Christmas reading material is.

Every year I stitch my Mom a Christmas ornament. I usually do an angel. Every once in a while I do a cat.

🐱💖💚Mine! by Brittercup Designs Stitched two over two with DMC on 35ct Lambswool Linen

Here is our own Cally cat messing with the tree skirt?, I mean sitting pretty under the tree.

As for Christmas reading, I know I have many fellow Jan Karon fans out there! I did not discover until very recently that there is a book, this book:

It is a sweet, short book. And if you are like me, you have to read it, because you want to read EVERYTHING BY JAN KARON!! She is THAT GOOD!
My Christmas wish for you is that you are filled with the real joy of what this time of year is all about. My hope is that you recognize your need of a Savior. Let’s celebrate that God sent His Son to save us from our sins! Advent is the preparation for the arrival of the Messiah in the birth of the Christ Child.

I do have a chart to give away. I stitched this last month. So the charm is not included.
This giveaway is open to everyone. All you have to do is be a sidebar follower of this blog, and leave a comment on this post stating you want the chart. I will draw the name of the winner on Saturday, December 26th.

“Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men’”  Luke 2:13-14

Stitching and praying,



MartinaM said...

Oh what a cute ornament, how cute the cat is holding onto its candy cane. Your tree is beautifully decorated.
Ours is not up yet, we traditionally put it up on the 24th, and we adorn it with gold and red balls.
I wish you a nice 4th Advent, stay healthy.

butterfly said...

Really cute ornament ,so sweet .
Your tree looks great and yes your cute cat sitting under the tree .
My daughter has two cats and her tree comes under attack every year ha.
Enjoy your weekend hugs .

Clare-Aimetu said...

A lovely cute ornament for the Advent Blog Hop. Thank you for your book choice, there have been many new authors I've found through this hop.

Carolien said...

Dear Vickie,

Your tree looks perfect, especially with the furry friend under it ;) Love your stitches too, great finish.
Oh, Jan Karon! Jenny gave me one of her books and I loved it. Maybe I'll start in it after my (annual) read of The Willows at Christmas and a few others. O yes, must read it again!!!
Have good preparations for Christmas, dear friend!

Hugs and love across the ocean, Carolien

Elfie said...

I love the ornament you stitched for your mom. It's a lovely tradition to follow. I also love your decorated tree. It is quite beautiful. Christmas blessings.

Manuela said...

Hello Vickie,
a lovely little ornament with the cute cat. Your mom will love it.
Our tree is not stand up. On December 23th I will decorate our tree with lights and silver christmas decoration.
Have a nice weekend. Manuela

Marilyn said...

A very cute ornament, I've always loved Brittercup designs.
Cally Looks so mischievous, I mean cute, by the tree! :)
Wishing you a happy, healthy Holiday season.
Hoping next year is better.

Robin in Virginia said...

Your tree looks fabulous even with Callie Cat playing with the tree skirt. The cat ornament you stitched your Mom is adorable, Vickie. Wishing you and yours a joy-filled holiday season.

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

Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. You ornament goes so well with Kaye's from yesterday!
Beautiful tree too, hope it survives Cally's attentions.
I would like to be with a chance for the chart, I did the Hallowe'en one a while back.
Thanks for your book choice too, it's been very interesting this year as many stitchers are also avid readers.

beadgirl said...

That's a lovely picture of your tree; the light hits it perfectly! And I'd love to win that chart :)

Merry Christmas!

Barb said...

Love your Advent ornament. Your tree looks beautiful.

Christine said...

What a fabulous ornament

FlashinScissors said...

Lovely ornament Vickie!
Naughty Cally! I hope the tree survives.
I’d like to be in with a chance for the LK pattern.
Thanks for the book review, I’ll look out for this one!
Merry Christmas!
Barbara xx

Barb said...

The ornament is so cute! Bless you for the Jan Karon suggestion. I have read or listened to the entire series. I had never heard of that book. All the blessings of Christmas to you and your family. I hope your DIL is doing much better by now!!

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie. Your tree is so lovely. I have two small trees up, less that two feet tall, each with about a dozen ornaments each. I'm not really in the mood for more. LOL Your kitty is just too sweet. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

jocondine said...

What a nice pose for the photographer, very wise look, bravo Cally! Lovely ornament love the candy with the cat. Joyeuses fêtes de Noël ! xxx

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

It's a lovely ornament, Vickie.
I hadn't come across this author before.
Your nativity scene is beautiful.

Vicki said...

Your Nativity is gorgeous! What a sweet cat ornament for your mom. Merry Christmas!!

Carol said...

Such a lovely Nativity set, Vickie! I have one my mom gave me and it is one of my biggest treasures :) Such a cute ornaments, too! I stitched one of those black Brittercup kitties for my sister one year (the one with the tree) and she loved it. I'm sure your mom will love yours, too. Cally looks so innocent there by your pretty tree--I do miss having a cat in the house, but with my husband's allergies, that probably won't happen again. Enjoy your day ♥

Denise :) said...

Your kitty-cat ornament is very cute! Your mom's tree must be such fun to see in its glory! Jan Karon is one of my very favorite authors. When we made the fulltime move from our house to our RV, I had to part with my library of books. But I kept *all* of the Mitford series, including Mitford Snowmen! It's a sweet story! Merry Christmas to you! :)

Astrids dragon said...

Such an adorable ornament, what a sweet kitty! Lucky Mom. I know I have some of those charts, I really should look for them.
Your tree looks lovely and I'm sure Cally was just fixing up the skirt for you. Our kitties are fine with the tree, it's Chewie who takes off with the skirt, darn dog!
Thanks for the reading suggestion, I was able to find it as an audio version and I'm listening to it now.
Your Nativities are beautiful, Happy Christmas to you!

Mary said...

Your ornament is so sweet and your tree is stunning with all your stitched ornaments. I will look for the book, I thought I have read all of Jan Karon's books but missed this one. I am putting up my tree today, just the lights and ornaments as a new cat adopted us this year and he is into everything! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Ooooh - that's a Jan Karon book I haven't read!!! It's going on my wish list right now. I love her books!! (as a little aside - have you read any by Jeff High?).
I love your wee kitty ornament - might have to get that pattern & make it for our friends who just got an adorable wee black kitten. Seeing your kittie under the tree reminded me of our last cat who simply couldn't wait to have the tree up so she could climb up inside. She never once knocked off an ornament luckily.
Merry Christmas!

Kaisievic said...

OH, my goodness - your ornie is adorable and matches mine! I am going to look for the design right now! A very belated Merry Christmas from me. ❤️