samedi 13 décembre 2014


Hi, friends....

Today is     saturday december the 13 th
as JO organizes her "Advent Calendar Blog Hop"
it's my first participation
I am happy to welcome you in my Blog

I love to stitch, sew, sometimes knit or do crochet work,
drawing pencils, watercolor painting, paper, cisors in my hands and I feel well
I'm interested in all DIY,  I like cooking, gardening and photographing,

This year, I finally finished my  advent calendar
which was begun in an argentic times, last century...
took my times
beginning to stitch windows frames was easy
then I decide to change the roof which was made in wood in the pattern
then I decide to change some ornaments in the windows
then I decide to change for some metallic threads which was not the best part of it


so many years later

JO asked to speek about the best present you ever received

I was 11 years old and have had my very first doll
(as we used to have cellluloid baby doll with baby clothes first)
the gift was not a surprise but...

my mum made for my Magali some clothes :
suede skirt and jacket, a yellow pullover, a crocheted puncho and a white fur coat with a hood.

that was great!

Let me add the story of my oldest christmas gift ornaments :
this year, they are 70 years old

December 1944 my family was living in Reims,
war don't let them a lot
and my mum begun to work as a typist
for US Head Quarter Army
she made friends and Betty, Rita, Clarence spent Christmas
welcomed by my grandparents in their small flat.
They offered them these glass balls
you can imagine how much I cherish them
and the feeling when I hang on them on the tree,
so many warm thoughts of
Freedom, Peace, Friendship, Memory.

DH Christmas scene,

Thanks to JO,
It's a gift each day to visit all your blogs

Très joyeuses fêtes de Noël à vous tous et à vos familles
Have a wonderful Christmas!

16 commentaires:

  1. Your Advent Calendar post is very nice! I enjoyed seeing all your photos. I wish you a very merry & blessed Christmas!

  2. Hello!

    I love your Advent Calendar and can see just how much work you've put into it.
    Lovely memories of your doll and fantastic ornaments from such a long time ago x

  3. Thank you for taking part in the Advent Calendar. Your calendar is lovely, the changes you made look great.
    I love the photo of you with your doll and her very fashionable clothes. My Mum used to make so many dolls clothes for my dolls too, in the same fabrics we had dresses made from.
    A beautiful story about the baubles too, they must be a treasured family heirloom to you.

  4. Your Advent Calendar is great, I'm sure it will be enjoyed for years to come. One day I'll do one. I really enjoyed your memories as well, especially about the glass balls. I have some ornaments from my Grandmother's tree that I treasure, especially the small glass teapots. Hope to be able to put them on the tree one day again, but with small grandchildren around, I don't want to chance they would get broken.


  5. Your advent calendar is lovely. Wonderful story about the Christmas ornaments!
    Thank you for sharing ")
    Merry Christmas*

  6. Amazing Advent Calendar. what a lot of work, Like the photo of you and your doll, what memories.

  7. Just popped by as I am doing the Advent blog hop visiting everyone :)
    Oh I adore your post ... its lovely :)
    Your advent calendar is GREAT!
    Such a precious story you shared too :)
    Merry Christmas :)
    Smiles :)

  8. Lovely Advent Calendar and stories. Merry Christmas!

  9. Love your Advent Calendar. How prefect to count down to the holidays. Great story too.

  10. Great advent calendar and such a great story about your Christmas baubles.

  11. Thank you for your stories. Those dolls clothes sound wonderful.

  12. Your advent calendar is gorgeous, thank you for sharing it with us! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  13. Beautiful advent calendar and thank you for sharing the lovely stories

  14. Wow, your Advent calendar is fantastic! What lovely memories.