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Friday, 7 December 2018

Online Advent Blog Hop - 7 December

I'm taking part in Jo of Serendipitous Stitching's advent blog hop. This link will take you to all those taking part.

The Christmas design I wish to share with you today is the one that got me back into cross-stitch when I stopped working full time. It is Victoria Sampler's Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm. I fell in love with this design and had to have it. It was stitched quickly as I wasn't busy with other craft projects as I am now.

Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm - Victoria Sampler
Fabric: Zweigart 28ct Smokey Pearl linen
Threads: VS Accessory Pack

The theme of this year's Advent Blog Hop is "My favourite Christmas Song". It was hard selecting one but in the end I opted for a more modern song. I use the word 'modern' loosely as 'Fairytale of New York' from the Pogues featuring Kirsty McColl was released in 1987, reaching number 2 in the UK singles chart. My favourite lines from the song are:
"I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true".
which I think captures the hope that many of us feel at this time of year.

I hope you enjoy listening to it.






12 comments:

  1. As soon as this song ism on the radio you know it's Christmas. Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm is beautiful, it looks so intricate

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  2. What lovely stitching! I just love her designs!! I've never heard this song before, thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  3. Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm is truly beautiful. I never heard this song before!

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  4. Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. The Victoria Sampler is just beautiful on that fabric.
    I was hoping that someone would chose this song too, I love hearing it. It's so bittersweet.

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  5. Gorgeous finish. That design went in and out of my basket many times when it came out, in the end I didn't get it... good job otherwise it might still be in the folder unstitched lol.

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  6. Beautiful stitching and I do love your choice of linen!

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  7. No wonder you fell in love with it, it's beautiful!
    I think I've heard my older brother play that song before, but it's been a long while!
    Happy Christmas

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  8. What a beautiful piece. I don't blame you for falling in love with it. What a song. I had never heard that before. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Beautiful stitched piece. I love the song you have chosen, never heard it before but fantastic.

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  10. This is such a beautiful stitch...and you have done such a wonderful job. I can see why you love it. I have not heard the song yet but I will listen to it later and I know I will enjoy it. Happy holidays. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  11. Wow! I love EVERYTHING about this one, Mary. I bought a similar Victoria Sampler piece a few years back. Seeing yours makes me want to pull it out and get it stitched!

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  12. Your sampler is beautiful, I love the sleighing scene at the bottom. Merry Christmas!

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