Advent Calendar Day 15…Heirloom Nativity Update

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Today I am representing Day 15 for Jo at Serendipitous Stitching’s Advent Calendar, sharing this day with Ariadne from Greece’s blog.

During this fun blog hop, Jo opens a “door” to a different blog each day of Advent and we post some Christmas stitching for all to enjoy!

For my Christmas stitching I want to share with you my progress in The Victoria Sampler’s Heirloom Nativity which I started just about 2 years ago!

For you regular readers you can see that I’ve met my goal for this month of making it down to the last section, the hardanger decoration at the bottom!

This section is so beautiful I want to do a learning piece first so I don’t mess it up! I aim to do that in January and any further stitching I do in this this month will be to get the Kloster blocks done in preparation for that.

Jo has also asked us to answer “What is your favorite Christmas song?” Oh, do I have to pick only one? I just can’t. For more secular carols I love White Christmas and The Christmas Song. And for hymns I am always moved by O Holy Night and What Child Is This. This one goes well with my stitching sobI’ll link to it for you, a really pretty version by Josh Groban.

If you just stumbled on my blog I invite you to now visit Jo if you want to see all the bloggers of the first 2 weeks of the Advent Calendar! And if you are coming for the blog hop, thanks so much for stopping by!

To all, Merry Christmas!

26 Responses

  1. Beautiful stitching! Good luck with the Hardanger part ….. that would be new to me too!
    Lovely music from Josh Groban! Lovely to read about your music choices.
    Hope you’ll visit my post tomorrow, just hope I can take some pictures in time ….. it’s a really dark day here today!
    It was nice to meet you Mary!
    Barbara x

    1. Thank you! I will try my best! πŸ™‚ Come back in February and hopefully it will be done! Or at least started! πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

  2. Joanne Perry

    Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. I love this Victoria Sampler design and hope to see it completed for the next year’s calendar!
    Lovely song choices too. I’m enjoying listening to them all as I update my blog post.

  3. What a beautiful sampler. I do learning pieces too, although it’s more like a scrap of fabric with random stuff on it haha. Lovely song choices~ Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  4. RJ

    Mary this is beyond gorgeous. I love this stitch so much. Your stitching is perfect and will be wonderful framed. Great job! I also love all the songs you picked. Have a blessed and happy Christmas with your family. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

    1. Thank you so much! Yes it is a beautiful project and I really enjoy it! When it is framed it will be out all year. Happy New Year!

  5. Wow, what a beautiful piece to stitch. And you finished the perfect part just in time for this post!
    All lovely songs, it is so hard to pick just one.
    I wanted to respond to your comment on my blog, but can’t find an email for you, can you please send it to me?

  6. DJ

    Oh what a lovely Sampler!! I love Nativities so this one is right up my alley! And your stitching is lovely. I enjoy the same songs you do!! Have a Merry Christmas!

  7. dragonsluver

    Wow what a beautiful piece. I’ve done hardanger before and just didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped. I wish you all the luck with it. Great songs! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

  8. love your stitching and good luck with your hardanger bit … remember to count to five …lol …and love your choice of song .. the tune is actually greensleeves .. love Josh Groben btw .. happy Christmas and hope to bob over soon to see your progress .. πŸ™‚ love mouse xxxx

    1. Thank you very much! All the VS designs are so pretty and elegant! She’s one of the first designers I really loved and collected! And they are not too hard to stitch!

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