dimanche 17 décembre 2017


Hi! Welcome to day 17th of the Advent Calendar Blog Hop

Jo organizes this event, here you can find all the links to the bloggers


Here is the stitching I have done for this Calendar, I'm in a "skating" mood for some years looking for some charts, I found this one in an old folder of my Mum, I think it's from "Modes et Travaux" magazine.

It's stitched with two threads of white DMC and one metallic thread on red Aïda.
The back will be done with the fabric I bought during holidays, lovely skaters.

This is the 2016 skating stitching

you'll recognize the N° 1
of free Brooke's Book Animal Advent Calendar

I'm not far from the end of the "Pattini d'Argento"  from Cuore e Batticuore,

I stopped stitching the characters because as I changed the red colors now I  don't like the colors of the scarf.

I'm stitching the string at the top of the chart between the two white stars on trees and the girl's hair.

No Boxing Day in France, on the 26th we used to rest at home (when we are not working), taking the opportunity of sharing time with kids playing with their new toys, now they are older and we are very happy when the family can gathered for Christmas.

This year will be different, as we will be in holidays in Alsace, a well known aera for Christmas markets. We will share this time with DD1 and her family and DD3 back from highschool.
How many sleeps to wait is the recurring question (today is 6).

Now, you're lucky because you'll have to visit Tiffany my "twin stitching sister" for this Sunday.


                                                            Joyeuses Fêtes de Noël !

13 commentaires:

  1. Gorgeous stitching! Great that you were able to use your mum’s pattern! Love all the skaters!
    Wishing you a wonderful time in the market at Alsace! Thankyou for sharing your Christmas plans with us!
    Happy Christmas!
    Barbara xx

  2. Les marchés de Noel en Alsace sont vraiment un délice. J'en connais quelques-uns, particulièrement les petits. Mais cela fait longtemps que je n'en ai plus visité un. Bon voyage en Alsace.

  3. ... et j'aime bien les patineurs et patineuses brodés.

  4. Thank you for wonderful message, and great post! You have so much wonderful Xmas stitching! Well done. :)

  5. What lovely Christmas stitching! I lived in Europe for a few years, and loved their Christmas markets. I'm so happy for you that you will get to enjoy visiting them with your family. Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. I love all the skating stitches, so cute! And the embellishments are perfect.
    Have a very Happy Christmas with your family, it sounds like you'll have a great Boxing Day too!

  7. Great stitching Nadine, pretty Patini d´Argento design. thank you for sharing your plans with us. Have a good time in Alsace.

  8. Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. Love the skating theme to this post, such pretty designs.
    The Christmas markets sound great, a wonderful way to spend your Christmas money!

  9. I'm hopping by on the blog hop. What a beautiful set of pieces you are sharing. They all look beautiful. Thanks for sharing your traditions too.

  10. A whole piece in metallic thread, how wonderful! And the little birds on the string are so cute. I'm envious of your Christmas market; that looks like a lot of fun.

  11. Such beautiful stitching! I love the Cuore e Batticuore design, so pretty on the spotted fabric. It's lovely that you could use your mum's stitching pattern too.
    Joyeux Noel!

  12. I hope you have enjoyed a lovely Christmas.
    Pretty skater designs.

  13. Sorry to be visiting this bloghop so late. I like your red skaters and the fabric you have chosen.