Sunday, December 15, 2013

2013 Online Advent Calendar

Thanks to Jo at Serendipitous Stitching, today is MY day for the Online Advent Calendar. I am sharing one of my Favorite Christmas stitches, by Blackbird Designs, called Blessings Be Thine. I love the sentiment on this piece, and am so excited to hang it in my foyer every Christmas, so everyone see it and is blessed!



I was also to talk about 'Festive Food' and traditions. Unfortunately, growing up, my family did not have any Festive Food traditions. I do remember that once in a while, on special occasions, like Easter (and maybe Christmas?), we had roast Leg of Lamb. I loved it! And my father would always say that was because when I was born, I was as big as a Leg of Lamb, so I was destined. I do not eat it now, and have not for a long time. Had it about 23 years ago, and it turned my stomach. No tradition for me! MY family usually has turkey and all the trimmings again for Christmas. Though I think this year, we will have a ham and au gratin potatoes (made by me, not a mix!), rolls, sweet potatoes cause I froze a batch, and a veggie casserole of course! Not very exiting, but it's the way we roll...

Merry Christmas everyone!

Hugs,

Maggee

26 comments:

EvalinaMaria said...

Thank you for sharing, have a wonderful Christmas!

Brigitte said...

Blessings Be Thine is a great piece and certainly draws a lot of attention towards it when it hangs in your foyer.

stitcheranon said...

I don't think Christmas food needs be exciting. It is a time for comfort and memories, and how lovely that just the thought of lamb makes you remember what your father remembers about your birth. That is pretty exciting I think! You can picture proud dad visiting his wife and newborn baby...not unlike the theme behind Christmas if you think about it! A lovely, lovely post. Happy Christmas Maggee!

Shirlee said...

Your BBD stitch is gorgeous my friend! I bought that pattern on eBay 2 years ago. I fell in love with it & had to have it despite what it ended up costing me. I haven't stitched it yet. Maybe next year : )

Vickie said...

ooOoo! Maggee that is beautiful!
We always have baked ham on Christmas eve. I no longer host the meal that evening as of two years ago. My in-laws want it at there home. Less travel at night and all that. Hey, less work for me. I just have to make the sweet potatoes. I do rather miss it being at our home to be honest.

Catherine said...

I love that BBD piece!

Robin said...

Your BBD piece is gorgeous, Maggee! I received this same piece in an exchange I did this year and need to get it to the framers.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

butterfly said...

Thanks for sharing, I also love the BBD piece .

Astrids dragon said...

I've never seen that design, I really like it!
It's never too late to start a tradition, food or otherwise. Wishing you a Happy Christmas!

Carolyn Nye said...

Hello Maggee,
I am a new follower to your blog.

What a sweet finish by Blackbird Designs. You did a wonderful stitching job.

I'm coming to your house for Christmas dinner it sounds yummy!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!
Hugs!

Melissa said...

Such a pretty sampler - the colours are gorgeous!

We are having ham too for Christmas - yum!

Myra said...

Your menu sounds delicious! I love your BBD piece, very pretty.

cheryl said...

What a lovely holiday sampler! I found you though the Advent Calendar blog hop. Happy Holidays!

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

Thanks for taking part. I love this sampler, it has all my favourite things! The Quaker motifs, an alphabet, a lovely sentiment and some variegated red!

Love your dad too, very down-to-earth. I can just imagine him announcing the birth like that rather than pounds and ounces.

Barb said...

I love Blessongs Be thine. I stitched it a few years ago. Yours looks beautiful!

Deborah said...

Beautiful!

Trace4J said...

Beautiful stitches friend.
And oh my your menu is yummy.
Woolie Christmas Blessings

Angela P said...

I love that finish too!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

A beautiful piece to share with us Maggee

Anne said...

Wonderful design by BBD!! So beautiful to display every year at Christmas time. I like how your Dad compared you to a leg of lamb. So cute!! Merry Christmas dear Maggee!!

Melanie said...

That's a wonderful design by BBD. The pattern and colors are just perfect.
I don't think I really have any Christmas 'food' traditions either, to be honest. Thanksgiving traditions? Definitely. Christmas? We go with what we feel like for the most part. I never say no to a nice glazed ham though. :)

Jan Gartlan said...

A lovely sampler

Carol said...

That is my all time favorite BBD design--just lovely, Maggee!! We'll be having turkey this year because I didn't cook at Thanksgiving and I love having all the leftovers :)

gracie said...

Lovely stitching...nice to meet you at this blog hop.

Brenda said...

I've been meaning to post a comment on how beautiful that Christmas picture is!!! LOVE it!!!

Gillie said...

Oh goodness, Maggee, thank you for the enabling, I think I might have to buy that chart!