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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Advent Blog Hop Day 19

Greetings, blog-hoppers! It's time for Jo's annual Advent Blog Hop.

As is usual for this time of year, I'm focused on finishing some handcrafted gifts, so I haven't had as much time to stitch. I did finish a pillow, using Jedi Craft Girl's adaptable "I Love Cats" pattern:
My quilting is not great, probably because I didn't use a hoop (the small size of the project and the decision to use perle cotton size 5 tricked me into thinking it wouldn't be necessary).

I also made a couple of felt ornaments by Betz White. A Christmas pie (kind of liked what I baked for Thanksgiving!):

A festive llama, using DMC's new, sparkly Mouliné Étoile threads which I received as a birthday present:

I have done a bit of cross stitching, specifically StitchyFish Design's "Partridge in a Pear Tree" pattern from the 2018 Christmas Ornaments:
 It's working up quickly, and I hope to finish it after the 25th.

Jo asked us to pick a favorite holiday song, and hoo boy is that tough. So I'm picking three!

One of my favorite religious songs:

One of my favorite secular songs:

One of my favorite Puerto Rican songs:

I hope you all have a lovely, peaceful holiday!


  1. Beautiful crafting, and great song choices. Merry Christmas!

  2. Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. Love the Christmas Cat, the delicious pie and the lovely llama.
    How nice to have multi-lingual songs too - Latin, English, Irish and Puerto-Rican Spanish!

  3. Oh I love everything you have made to celebrate Christmas. I hope you and your family have a very blessed and happy holiday. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  4. Love, love, love The Christmas Cat! And the lovely llama!
    I enjoyed listening to your Christmas songs too, especially The Poges, I hadn’t seen this video before. The medieval babes was interesting too!
    Wishing you a Very Happy Christmas!
    Barbara x

  5. What cute projects! I LOVE the Llama! That version of Gaudete is beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  6. Cute projects. The Llama is too adorable. Thanks for sharing the songs.

  7. I make felt ornaments too. I loved the llama! Happy holidays. AriadnefromGreece!

  8. The felt pie is cute and the llama is awesome!! I have seen that cat quilting square around the great Internet but I don't think I've seen the one with the ornament, how neat. Love the multi-language Christmas songs too!

  9. think I have seen your work on Sewing quarter ?? love Gaudete … used to sing this one many moons ago and the descent too …. hope you have a lovely Christmas and that the stash fairy is good to you :) love mouse xxxx

  10. Such a sweet quilted Christmas cat! I love your felted pie, now I'm hungry for it! Your llama is adorable, so very colourful.
    Thanks for sharing your songs!

  11. I love your crafting, the llama is so cute! I also enjoyed the songs, although I'd never have guessed the Puerto Rican one was a Christmas song just by watching the video.